The programme is an entry-level qualification that addresses all knowledge fields in Architecture. The programme focuses specifically on the theoretical and social aspects of Architecture. It enables you to tailor your studies to your own interest and career plans. This type of qualification can be followed by additional postgraduate studies to prepare you for a career in a specific field.
Architectural professionals are involved in shaping the built environment. From low-rise public projects to multi- level private buildings. Architectural professionals are employed in the design, technological resolution and onsite supervising of the construction of projects.
The Department of Architecture is offering the following programmes:
— Bachelor of Architecture
— Diploma in Architecture
The Department’s offerings have unconditional validation from the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and the Commonwealth Association for Architecture (CAA).
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 for this programme.
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.
1. Apply online via
the University of Johannesburg website (www.uj.ac.za).
2. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will
be invited by the Faculty to submit a portfolio. The Portfolio requirements and link will be send
to students who meet the minimum requirements (APS or M-score).
Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Architecture (B8BA3Q)
— 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.
— Required school subjects: English and Mathematics (Mathematical Literacy is not accepted).
Recommended school subjects include Art and/or Physical Science or Engineering Graphics and Design (EGD).
Applicants meeting the minimum entrance requirements (APS or M-score) for the Bachelor of Architecture will be invited to submit a prescribed portfolio.