Programme: BScHons (Applied Science) (Architecture)

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Code Faculty Department
12242001 Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology Department: Architecture
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 122 NQF level:  08

Programme information

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. This degree does not lead to profressional registration. 

Refer also to G16-G19.

Admission requirements

  1. Relevant BSc (or equivalent) degree or relevant tertiary qualification at NQF level 7 (or NQF level 6 for qualifications obtained before 2009) in architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture or an associated field such as urban design, civil engineering, planning, construction, geography, visual arts or ecology.
  2. Relevant practical experience and/or proof of an extended study excursion

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)

Coursework modules at honours level (700) presented by other departments, schools or faculties (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

Refer also to G18 and G26.

  1. With the exception of quarter modules, the examination in each module for which a student is registered, takes place during the normal examination period after the conclusion of lectures (i.e. usually October/November or May/June).
  2. G18(1) applies with the understanding that under exceptional circumstance an extension of a maximum three years may be approved: provided that the Dean, on recommendation of the relevant head of department, may approve a stipulated limited extension of this period.
  3. A student must obtain at least 50% in an examination for each module where no semester or year mark is required. A module may only be repeated once.
  4. In modules where semester or year marks are awarded, a minimum examination mark of 40% and a final mark of 50% is required.
  5. No supplementary or special examinations are granted at postgraduate level unless specified otherwise in a particular programme.

Research information

Refer to G39.

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% (not rounded).

Minimum credits: 120

Core modules

The regulations and rules for the degrees published here are subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information.

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