Having obtained this qualification, students will be competent architectural technologists/practitioners who are able to conduct independent research and independently perform professional architectural services in technology, design and management in the public and/or private (formal or informal) sectors or specialised fields in the built environment.
A Baccalaureus Technologiae: Architectural Technology with an average mark of at least 65% or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard, as recommended by a Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board.
Selection is based on academic merit and a preliminary research proposal, as approved by the Departmental Committee.
- Research and Dissertation: Architecture
- The programme is offered both full-time and part-time.
- Nature of programme: research programme.
- Minimum duration: 12 months.
- Maximum duration: 24 months full-time, 36 months part-time.
MTech Architectural Technology (Professional)
The purpose of this programme is to offer a course at the „Part 2 level, as defined by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) in terms of Act 44 of 2000, thereby preparing students for entry into the architectural profession at the „Candidate Architect registration category. Having obtained this qualification, students will be competent architectural practitioners who will be able to conduct high-level independent research and competently perform professional architectural services in the following areas: the public, private, (formal and informal) sectors; or specialised fields in the built environment.
The following minimum admission requirements must be met:
A BTech: Architectural Technology: Applied Design degree that carries SACAP Part 1 accreditation with an average mark of 60% and at least 60% for the modules Applied Design 4 and Theory of Design 4. Applicants will be required to submit a portfolio of their own design work.
A BAS or equivalent degree that carries SACAP Part 1 accreditation with a 60% average, and at least 60% for the exit level Design, Design Theory and Construction related modules.
Applicants will be required to submit a portfolio of their own design work.
An equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard, as determined by a Status Committee supported by a portfolio of the applicant’s own design work.
Registration and Start Dates
Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.
All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.
End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.