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Architectural Technologist

Architectural Technologists are the practical executors of the architect's conceptual designs. Their work involves drawing, site surveying, presentation preparation, detail and landscape design, preparation of working drawings and supervision of the building process.


Available Qualifications:

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" qualification course prior to registration.

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.

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.

Note
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.

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 don’t 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.

Note
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 above.

The conditions regarding the number of attempts allowed also apply to this category of applicant.