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COURSE: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ARCHITECTURAL TECH...

National Diploma in Architectural Technology
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Type:
N/A
Duration:
3 Years Full Time
Introduction


The programme aims to produce architectural technologists who will be competent to design at the basic level and, with the aid of the latest technological equipment, perform the technical aspects of architectural practice at the intermediate level. Construction technology, design and documentation are the main areas of focus. However, because architecture by its very nature is design-orientated and because technologists are allowed to practice independently, architectural design and design theory also forms part of the programme.


 

Admission requirements


(Please note that these are the specific programme admission requirements - the university has its own minimum admission requirements.)
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS:

  • Admission Points Score of 32.

  • Minimum NSC requirements for diploma entry must be met.

  • English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa (home language or first additional language) on at least level 3 (40-49%).

  • NSC achievement rating of at least 3 (40-49%) for Mathematics or 5 (60-69%) for Mathematical Literacy.

  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 26 and 31, may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.

  • Qualifying applicants will be required to prepare a prescribed portfolio, attend an interview and complete a placement assessment. Some applicants may be required to attend a three-week "preparation to architectural technology" qualifcation course prior to registration.


Recommended NSC subjects:

  • Visual Arts

  • Design

  • Physical Science

  • Engineering Graphics & Design


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008:


  • Senior Certificate or an N3 Certificate with English as one of two official languages.

  • Mathematics is compulsory and subjects like Art, Design, Physical Science, Woodwork and Technical Drawing are given priority during selection of candidates.

  • Learners must score at least 23 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.

  • Applicants who do not meet the requirements for direct admission, and who have an SPS of 18 or higher, may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.

  • In addition to the above, selection is based on an extended selection procedure that applicants must attend as well as presentation of a portfolio.



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