UJ Architecture

UJ Architecture

UJ Architecture, Architectural professionals are involved in shaping our built environment. Their efforts are evident everywhere you look, from the simple construction of a low-cost housing project to the most sophisticated technology employed in the erection of skyscrapers. Architectural professionals are employed in the design, technological resolution and management of construction projects. Architecture is part art and part science, and graduates can decide where they wish to position themselves.


Diploma in Architecture (D8AT1Q)

The programme addresses knowledge fields in architecture. It emphasises the relationship between design and technology and focuses on design concepts and design development using an interdisciplinary design approach. It prepares students for further study or registration and employment as Candidate Architectural Technologists (SACAP Part 1).


Career Opportunities
The architectural profession offers a wide range of specialisations, from management to technology and design.
Graduates will be able to register with the following professional bodies or institutes:
— South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP)
— South African Institute for Architectural Technologists (SAIAT)
— Provincial Institutes of the SA Institute of Architects.
Admission Requirements — Diploma of Architecture (D8AT1Q)
— Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification with a minimum APS or M-score (as below) and degree admission.
— Submission of a prescribed portfolio once the application form has been processed.
Recommended school subjects include Art, Technical Drawing and/or Physical Science or Engineering Graphics and Design (EGD).
Average Point Score (APS)
A minimum APS of 23 is required to apply for the programme. Mathematical Literacy is not accepted for this
programme.
Min APS Languages Mathematics Other requirements

 

23
With
Mathematics
Language of teaching and learning* Other recognised language **
Maths Lit

Not accepted

4

(50 – 59%)

4

(50 – 59%)

4

(50 – 59%)

​Specified Portfolio
Applicants meeting the minimum entrance requirements (APS or M-score) for the Bachelors in Architecture will be invited to attend an entrance assessment and to submit a prescribed portfolio

*English, Home Language or English First Additional Language
** Home Language or English First Additional Language

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Apply online via the University of Johannesburg website (www.uSj.ac.za).
  • Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be invited by the Faculty to submit a portfolio.
  • Portfolios must be submitted online.
PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

Portfolio Requirements Architecture Degree and Diploma

The following documentation must accompany your portfolio:

  •  A handwritten or preferably typed A4 page declaring that the work you have submitted is wholly and truly yours.

Bachelor of Architecture (B8BA3Q)

An entry level qualification that covers the major knowledge fields in architecture. The programme focuses on a theoretical understanding of design and architecture in order to prepare students for further study and/or registration as Candidate Architectural Technologists. 

The Department’s offerings have unconditional validation from the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and the Commonwealth Association for Architecture (CAA).
Career Opportunities
The architectural profession offers a wide range of specialisations, from management to technology and design.
Graduates will be able to register with the following professional bodies or institutes:
— South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP)
— South African Institute for Architectural Technologists (SAIAT)
— Provincial Institutes of the SA Institute of Architects.

Average Point Score (APS)

A minimum APS of 28 is required to apply for the programme. Mathematical Literacy is not accepted.

Applicants meeting the minimum entrance requirements (APS or M-score) for the Bachelors in Architecture will be invited to attend an entrance assessment and to submit a prescribed portfolio
Min APS Languages Mathematics
​Other requirements
 Specified Portfolio
28
With
Mathematics
Language of teaching and learning* Other recognised language **
Maths Lit

Not accepted

5

(50 – 59%)

4

(50 – 59%)

5

(50 – 59%)

*English, Home Language or English First Additional Language
** Home Language or English First Additional Language

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Apply online via the University of Johannesburg website (www.uj.ac.za).
  • Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be invited by the Faculty to submit a portfolio.
  • Thereafter applicants will be shortlisted and either be accepted or invited for an  interview
PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

Portfolio Requirements Architecture Degree and Diploma

The following documentation must accompany your portfolio:

  •  A handwritten or preferably typed A4 page declaring that the work you have submitted is wholly and truly yours.

B ARCH HONORS-H8AT2Q

Purpose of the programme

The Bachelor of Architecture Honours programme is designed to prepare students for entry into the architectural profession at ‘Candidate Senior Architectural Technologists’ registration category
(as defined by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession [SACAP]) and for entry into either into the professional master of architecture or the research masters programmes.

Admission requirements

  • A BTech (Architectural Technology) Applied Design degree that carries SACAP ‘Part 1’ and accreditation, with an average mark of 60% and at least 60% for the modules Applied Design 4 and Theory of Design 4. For internal (UJ) candidates who have achieved the minimum admission requirements, no interview is required, although this may be requested;
  • A BAS or equivalent degree that carries SACAP ‘Part 1’ accreditation with a 60% average and at least 60% for exit level Design and Design Theory-related modules. Applicants will be required to submit a portfolio of design work and attend an interview;
  • An equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard (national or international), as determined by the GPA Admissions Committee after submission of a portfolio and/or interview of the applicant’s own design work.

Selection criteria

Potential students are required to submit a portfolio and attend an interview. The assessment of both the portfolio and interview will be done by a panel of assessor(s) appointed by the Graduate Programme of Architecture (GPA) Admissions Committee

Curriculum

MODULE CODE MODULE NAME MODULE TYPE
ADP8XY4 Architectural Design Project Compulsory
AHT8XY4 Architectural History and Theory Compulsory
APP8XY4 Architectural Professional Practice Compulsory

Duration

a) Minimum duration: One year full-time

b) Maximum number of modules per year of study:

i) Three-year modules

Contact details: Name: Mrs Adele Maritz

Tel: 011 559 1126 / Email: fadapg@uj.ac.za