Programme: BArchHons

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Code Faculty
12242005 Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Credits Duration
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 120
Prof C Combrinck
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+27 (0)124206536
Dr N Botes
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+27 (0)124204600

Admission requirements

A candidate for the degree programme Bachelor of Architecture Honours:
(1) must be a graduate with a BScArch 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 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 the 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 design journal which demonstrates the requisite level of proficiency and competency and is considered a record of their experience within the discipline;
(iv) are selected on merit.
Please Note: A limited number of candidates are admitted to this programme.

Additional requirements

Also refer to G Regulations G.16 to G.29 and G.54.


Other programme-specific information

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.

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%.

The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of students to familiarise themselves well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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