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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 

  • Minimum NSC statutory requirements for degree entry must be met.
  • An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Score of 370.
  • NSC achievement rating of at least 55% for Mathematics.
  • Admission is subject to Departmental selection.
  • 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

Applicants must have graduated with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) Degree and have attaned a minimum grade of 60% for Design. Students who complete the BAS degree at Nelson Mandela University are assessed and graded for the design mark as a matter of course during the portfolio review process at the end of the BAS degree year.

Applicants from other institutions must have attained the equivalent undergraduate degree as the BAS and attained the 60% minimum requirements for the subject: Design. An application should then be submitted to the University on the prescribed NMMU form, by the date stipulated. In addition, all such applicants must prepare a portfolio of their work for submission to the Department of Architecture. This portfolio will be assessed during the department’s BAS portfolio exam at the end of each year by the panel of examiners present at the review. Selection is then at the discretion of the Department of Architecture Admissions Committee on the basis of grade requirements having been fulfilled, the recommendations from examiners who assess the portfolio and depending on the number of places available. The process for applicants who have achieved recognition of prior learning acknowledged by SACAP to be commensurate with NQF Level 7 and having attained relevant expertise in the stated subject area, design, is the same as applicants from other institutions, discussed above, with a portfolio required to be submitted for evaluation.

 

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.