60 months
1524 USD/year
914 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The objective of the Architecture undergraduate degree programme from 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.


Graduates of this Architecture programme from 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

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Admission 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
Diploma Holders Entry Scheme
  • Diploma entry scheme is available for holders of Uganda National Examinations Board Ordinary Diploma in Building Construction and Civil Engineering or its equivalent. Candidates should have credit class diploma and passed Mathematics, Building Construction and Drawing with at least credit four

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 762 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • National

    914 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 457 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • National: 1,756,611 UGX (Uganda Shilling) per semester
  • International: 2,714,762 UGX (Uganda Shilling) per semester

Living costs for Kampala

1463786 - 1961574 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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