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 in a field of study approved by the Department.

Also refer to General Academic Regulations G30 – G41. 

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.

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

General Academic Regulation G39.12 applies.

Pass with distinction

The degree is conferred with distinction on a student who obtains a weighted average of 75% (not rounded), having obtained at least 75% (not rounded) 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 regulations and rules for the degrees published here are subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information.

The General Academic Regulations (G Regulations) and General Student Rules apply to all faculties and registered students of the University, as well as all prospective students who have accepted an offer of a place at the University of Pretoria. On registering for a programme, the student bears the responsibility of ensuring that they familiarise themselves with the General Academic Regulations applicable to their registration, as well as the relevant faculty-specific and programme-specific regulations and information as stipulated in the relevant yearbook. Ignorance concerning these regulations will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression, or basis for an exception to any of the aforementioned regulations.

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