1 Year Full Time / 2 Years Part Time / Full Time
This design-focused course is aimed at students who wish to either transfer to the architectural programme by continuing with the two year MArch (Professional) degree or who intend to (with some experience) practice independently as professional senior architectural technologists. The Design component of the course is run concurrently with the BAS Design III class.
Those who achieve the required 60% in Design may then register for the two-year M Arch (Professional) degree programme. Alternatively they may register for the MTech: Architectural Technology programme.
(Please note that these are the specific programme admission requirements - the university has its own minimum admission requirements
- National Diploma: Architectural Technology from NMMU with an average of 70% for Principles of Architectural Design III (final mark) and 65% as the average of the final marks for Studio Work II and III and Construction and Detailing II and III.
- Applicants who do not qualify in terms of the above requirements are required to write an entrance exam set and evaluated by the Department of Architectural Technology and Interior Design.
It is recommended that students who do not qualify in terms of the above requirements must work for at least one year after qualifying for their diploma before applying to sit for this entrance examination. Only one examination session will be held for each academic year.
Applicants who hold a National Diploma: Architectural Technology or
a first degree in Architecture from another accredited tertiary institution
must sit for the entrance examination referred to in point 3 above. The conditions regarding the number of attempts allowed also apply to this category of applicant.
Applicants who do not qualify in terms of the above requirements are required to write an entrance exam set and evaluated by the Department of Architectural Technology and Interior Design.
The qualification shall extend over one year of full-time or two years of part-time study.
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