Programme: MSc Applied Science Architecture (Coursework)

Code Faculty Department
12252038 Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology Department: Architecture
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 180 NQF level:  09

Programme information

By virtue of a curriculum with coursework and a mini-dissertation.

Also refer to G Regulations G.1.2, G.30 to G.40 and G.50 to G.54.

Admission requirements

  1. BScHons degree in:
    1. Architecture
    2. Landscape Architecture
    3. Interior Architecture
    4. an associated field such as urban design, civil engineering, planning, construction, geography, visual arts or ecology

equivalent or relevant bachelor’s degree in:

a.     Architecture

b.     Landscape Architecture

c.     Interior Architecture

d.     an associated field such as urban design, civil engineering, planning, construction, geography, visual arts or ecology


completed supplementary modules relevant to the study field at honours-level to the equivalent of 180 credits

  1. Comprehensive intellectual CV

Other programme-specific information

The curriculum is compiled in consultation with the relevant head of department.

It is the responsibility of students to ascertain that the lectures in the appropriate research field are on offer in the specific year of study. The attendance of lectures is compulsory.

The topic of the mini-dissertation must be approved by the relevant head of department.

Examinations and pass requirements

A minimum of 50% is required in the examination of the coursework, with a minimum final mark of 50% to pass.

A minimum of 50% is required to pass the mini-dissertation.

Research information

G Regulation G.39.12 applies.

Pass with distinction

The degree is conferred with distinction on a student who obtains a weighted average of 75%, having obtained at least 75% in the mini-dissertation and a weighted average of at least 70% in the remaining coursework constituting the required credits for RFS module of the degree.

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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