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Architect

Architects design, plan and decorate buildings, with a view to utility, durability, convenience and aesthetic appeal. They use their knowledge of construction materials and methods, and architectural techniques, to design and oversee the construction of safe, functional and attractive buildings.


Available Qualifications:

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS:

  • Admission Points Score of 34.
  • Minimum NSC requirements for degree 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 4 (50-59%) for Mathematics.
  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 24 and 33 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.

Selection is based on the submission of a creative portfolio of work, comprising drawings and sketches and other creative endeavours as laid out by the Department, as well as an interview with the department’s staff and a discussion with them of your creative portfolio.  Foreign applicants or applicants unable to present themselves for an interview may apply in writing for a telephonic interview on condition that the personal portfolio is submitted. The selection of applicants will only be finalised after final matric results have been received.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008: 

  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement with minimum HG=E or SG=C for Mathematics.
  • Learners must score at least 31 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.
  • The submission of a creative portfolio to the Department.
  • An interview with the Department’s staff and a discussion with them of your creative portfolio.  For more information on the creative portfolio and interview please contact 041 5042719.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Admission into the M.Arch (Prof) is limited and by application.  Applicants must submit an application to the University on the prescribed NMMU form, by the date stipulated by the University.  In addition, applicants must prepare a submission of portfolio for the Department of Architecture, the requirements of which are available from the department. 

Selection is based on an applicant's

  • design ability,
  • academic record, and
  • work experience.

Selection is at the discretion of the Department of Architecture Admissions Committee and may include an interview and portfolio examination.

SELECTION
Candidates must have obtained a degree of Bachelor of Architectural Studies or an equivalent undergraduate degree.

INTERVIEWS AND PORTFOLIOS
Applications are evaluated by the Admissions Committee and a shortlist compiled of candidates considered for admission.  The candidates may be invited to a selection interview and entrance examination session during the fourth term of the academic year.

Candidates must attend an interview.  Candidates who cannot attend will not be considered for selection.  International applicants may apply with a digital portfolio of works and interviewed over internet or video conferencing facility.

PORTFOLIOS
The candidates are expected to present a portfolio and design journal which adequate represents the requisite level of competency for admission to the Master's programme.  Portfolios and design journals are to be submitted in a bound A3 format and be clearly labelled with the applicant's name and contact details.

DECISION OF THE SELECTION PANEL
Please note that the decisions of the Department of Architecture Admission Committee are final and no correspondence will be entered into with the unsuccessful applicants.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Candidates shall be admitted to the studies for the degree of Master of Architecture (Research) only if they hold the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional) (MArch(Prof)), or if they are granted permission by Senate.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Candidates shall be admitted to the studies for the degree of Master of Architecture (Research) only if they hold the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional) (MArch(Prof)), or if they are granted permission by Senate.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Candidates shall be admitted to the study for the degree of Doctor of Architecture (Research) only if they hold the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional) with seven years' appropriate postgraduate practical experience, or the degree of Master of Architecture, or if they are granted permission by Senate.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Candidates shall be admitted to the study for the degree of Doctor of Architecture (Research) only if they hold the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional) with seven years' appropriate postgraduate practical experience, or the degree of Master of Architecture, or if they are granted permission by Senate.