Programme Code


Closing Dates

  • SA – 31/05/2020
  • Non-SA – 31/05/2020

Admission Requirements

  • A BArch Hons degree or an applicable degree in a relevant field (such as urban design, civil engineering, planning, construction, geography, visual arts, sociology, or any other field deemed acceptable by the departmental Postgraduate Committee; or a BArch or equivalent four-year degree at NQF level 8 (or NQF level 7 for qualifications obtained before 2009); or a three-year degree with design as major component at NQF level 7 (NQF level 6 for qualifications obtained before 2009) and successfully completed supplementary modules relevant to the study field at honours (700) level to the equivalent of 180 credits as prescribed by the departmental Postgraduate Committee.
  • Only candidates with a minimum average of 60% in the highest year of study will be considered. The departmental Postgraduate Committee reserves the right to decide if the applicant is suitable for postgraduate studies based on the academic transcript and required application documentation. The Department only accepts candidates for whom it is able to provide supervision. The applicant must intend to do research in architecture or urbanism, must determine the research focus area and a potential supervisor and confirm the potential supervisor’s availability (see departmental website for research focus areas, potential supervisors, as well as required application documentation and procedures).

Duration of study

1 year, full-time.

Faculty Notes

The Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria is a leading source of graduates in the engineering, built environment and information technology professions. We achieve this by a focus on research to drive innovative and enquiry-led teaching for educating and positioning our students to be leaders in their professions. The Faculty has extensive and cutting-edge teaching, learning and laboratory facilities integrated with the excellent suite of facilities and services offered by the University. We facilitate access to our qualifications through our extended programmes but expect our students to excel and develop as future professionals through our programme offering. We invite you to consider enrolling in one of our programmes if you share our vision of excellence and want to position yourself as a leader in the professions that we support.

The Faculty is organised in four schools: the School of Engineering, the School for the Built Environment, the School of Information Technology and the Graduate School of Technology Management. The School of Engineering is the largest of its kind in the country in terms of student numbers, graduates and research contributions and offers programmes in all the major engineering disciplines with many specialisations also offered at undergraduate and graduate level.

The University of Pretoria aims to be internationally competitive while also locally relevant.  Advisory boards at both faculty and departmental level promote alignment and excellence in our teaching and research activities. Where applicable and available our programmes are accredited by statutory and professional bodies at both national and international level.

Enquiries about the programme

Name: Rudolf van Rensburg
Tel:  012 420 3081
E-Mail: [email protected]
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