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Architecture, B.Arch.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Kampala, Uganda
The objective of the Architecture undergraduate degree programme from the Makerere University is to provide students with a sound theoretical and practical base to enable them measure, value, cost and specify construction resources, and to become active players in the rational identification, utilization and control of resources within the construction industry.
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Graduates of the Architecture programme from the Makerere University are expected to gain employment in both the private and public sector. The major input of the revised programme is to train quantity surveyors with sufficient skills for the public and private sectors: government ministries, local authorities, departments and parastatals, construction firms, and private consultancy firms offering quantity surveying services. The updated and diversified courses will cross‐pollinate existing departments within the Faculty of Technology.

The short and medium term objectives are to:

  • Create indigenous capacity at Makerere University for training of quantity surveyors;
  • Reduce the human resource gap in the quantity surveying profession;
  • Incorporate modern methods of measurement, computerized billing, and alternative construction
  • Improve the gender and generational imbalances in the profession.

The long‐term objective is to contribute to poverty alleviation through training of cost management and control professionals for better and more rational use of resource within the construction industry in Uganda. Laboratory and computer training in the curriculum provide hand‐on opportunities to apply knowledge to solving practical problems of engineering. There are also practical training components

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    142 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Architectural Design Portfolio
  • Architectural Design Fundamentals
  • Theory of Architecture
  • Building Technology and Services
  • Mathematics for Architecture
  • Communication Skills for Technology
  • Design Portfolio
  • Architectural Design Fundamentals
  • Theory and Design of Structures for Architects

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Admission to First YearAdmission into the first year is through any of the three avenues, the Direct Entry Scheme, the Mature Age Scheme and the Diploma Holders Scheme.

The Direct Entry Scheme

  • Weight 3 – Best done of Mathematics or Fine Art – as Essential subjects.
  • Weight 2 – Mathematics, Chemistry, Technical Drawing, Economics, Geography, Physics and Fine Art – as Relevant subjects.
  • Weight 1 – General Paper – as Desirable subject.
  • Weight 0.5 – Any other subject as Others subjects.

The Mature Age Entry Scheme

  • Candidates may be admitted under the mature age entry scheme after passing two special mature University examinations in aptitude and specialized knowledge.
For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 636 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    822 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 411 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
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  • National: 1,527,488 UGX (Uganda Shilling) per semester
  • International: 2,360,663 UGX (Uganda Shilling) per semester

Living costs for Kampala

  • 1463786 - 1961580 UGX/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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