This degree is for those students intending hereafter to pursue a master’s degree by research and coursework in applied science in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture or interior architecture or generally in the built environment.
Refer to G Regulations G.16 to G.29 and G.54.
A candidate for the degree programme Bachelor of Science Honours in Applied Science :
(1) must be a graduate with a BSc degree or an equivalent university degree;
(2) must have an appropriate recognised tertiary qualification.
Such a candidate may be required, at the discretion of the head of Head of Department to take:
(i) an academic literacy test;
(ii) a computer skills test;
(3) must have a qualification deemed adequate by the Head of Department in consultation with the Dean and obtain (where necessary) the approval of Senate, and comply with any other prescribed requirements.
Candidates mentioned in (2) and (3) above may, at the discretion of the Head of Department, be required to be evaluated in prerequisite fields of knowledge and/or register for additional modules for non-degree purposes.
Candidates mentioned in (1), (2) and (3) above
(i) should preferably have had practical experience and/or have done and recorded an extended study excursion;
(ii) are interviewed for selection;
(iii) must present a portfolio and/or journal which demonstrates the requisite level of proficiency and competency and is a record of their experience within the field they intend to do research;
(iv) are selected on merit.
Please note: A limited number of candidates are admitted to this programme.
Other programme-specific information
Students who follow modules presented by other schools or faculties must first obtain permission for such registration(s) from those schools or faculties and must familiarise themselves with the admission requirements of the specific module(s), and the examination rules and regulations pertaining to such a module(s).
(Please Note: it is the students’ responsibility to have their projects approved by the specific research field coordinator)
Course work modules at honours level (700) presented by other departments, schools or faculities (maximum 30 credits) . Students may register for other honours (700) level modules presented in the Department of Architecture with the approval of the Head of Department.
Awarding of degree
The degree is awarded to those students who have obtained the prescribed credits. Those students admitted with conditions must comply with all of these before all the 700 series module credits and the degree are awarded.
Examinations and pass requirements
The minimum pass mark is 50%. A minimum of 40% is required in the examination, with a minimum final mark of 50% to pass. If a module is not evaluated by examination a minimum coursework mark of 50% is required. If the module is not evaluated by coursework a minimum examination mark of 50% is required.
The G Regulation G.39.12 applies.
Pass with distinction
The degree is conferred with distinction if students registered for the degree for the first time, complete the degree within the minimum prescribed time and pass all modules with a weighted average of 75%.