|12252026||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology||Department: Architecture|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 180||NQF level: 09|
The Professional degrees are presented as a taught master’s degree for the purpose of registration as a candidate professional and is done by coursework projects, a design investigation mini-dissertation and design project.
Refer also to G34 – G41.
The topic of the final design project (DIT 801 & DPD 801) must be approved by the relevant 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.
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.
General Academic Regulation G39.12 applies with regard to the required publication.
A mini-dissertation must be submitted on a field of study as approved by the Department.
The degree is conferred with distinction on those students registering for the first time and obtaining a distinction (75%) simultaneously for both the Design investigation mini-dissertation (DIT 801) and the Design project and discourse (DPD 801) with the proviso that the degree is completed within the minimum prescribed time and all other final-year modules are passed on first registration.
Minimum credits: 180
Design specialisation and advanced professional practice.
Individual report of independent research under the guidance of a supervisor.
Research-led design project. Students may from time to time be required to undertake experiential learning/practical work, community engagement or data collection activities related to on-site research in socioeconomically underprivileged areas.
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