Programme: BArchHons

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Code Faculty
12242005 Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 120 NQF level:  08
Prof C Combrinck
[email protected]
+27 (0)124206536
Dr N Botes
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+27 (0)124204600

Admission requirements

  • A BScArch degree, or an equivalent university degree, or an applicable tertiary qualification that includes spatial design at NQF level 7 (or NQF level 6 for qualifications obtained before 2009).
  • The departmental Postgraduate Committee may require an evaluation in fields of knowledge (including relevant computer skills) and registration for additional modules for non-degree purposes.
  • Applicants who completed the BScArch at the University of Pretoria with a minimum of 70% average in the final year of study (including 70% for design in the final year) and completed all third-year modules in the same academic year, will be granted admission after a year of practical experience. A portfolio of visual work must be submitted.
  • All other applicants must have practical experience and/or a record of an extended study excursion, and are interviewed for selection.
  • A limited number of applicants are admitted to this programme. Refer to the departmental website for guidelines.

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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