Architecture (Hons), B.A. | University of Johannesburg | Johannesburg, South Africa
12 months
3994 EUR/year
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The Bachelor in Architecture (Hons) from University of Johannesburg is designed to prepare students for entry into the architectural profession at ‘Candidate Senior Architectural Technologists’ registration category and for entry into either into the professional master of architecture or the research masters programmes.


A qualifying student of the Bachelor in Architecture (Hons) from University of Johannesburg  is able to:

  • Achieve the specified exit level outcomes of the individual coursework modules and apply these in identifying, developing and resolving an architectural design project as defined by the coursework 
  • Select and deploy appropriate research methods and processes to the architectural design project of an approved architectural and/or urban design scale
  • Analyse, synthesize and expand the research topic into approved architectural briefs which underpin the research and design investigation(s);
  • Through the written coursework develop and demonstrate a thorough, integrated understanding of the architectural history and theory. This includes develop academic writing skills, through literature survey and review and precedent studies
  • Select and apply the most appropriate means of representation (CAD; drawings; photography; film and/or texts) for the chosen project and present the project in accordance with established national and international professional standards and protocols;

Selection criteria 

Potential students are required to submit a portfolio and attend an interview. The assessment of both the portfolio and interview will be done by a panel of assessor(s) appointed by the Graduate Programme of Architecture (GPA) Admissions Committee

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architectural Design Project
  • Architectural History and Theory
  • Architectural Professional Practice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A BTech (Architectural Technology) Applied Design degree that carries SACAP ‘Part 1’ and accreditation, with an average mark of 60% and at least 60% for the modules Applied Design 4 and Theory of Design 4. For internal (UJ) candidates who have achieved the minimum admission requirements, no interview is required, although this may be requested;
  • A BAS or equivalent degree that carries SACAP ‘Part 1’ accreditation with a 60% average and at least 60% for exit level Design and Design Theory-related modules. Applicants will be required to submit a portfolio of design work and attend an interview;
  • An equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard (national or international), as determined by the GPA Admissions Committee after submission of a portfolio and/or interview of the applicant’s own design work.

Tuition Fee

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    3994 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3994 EUR per year during 12 months.

R75 470,00

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 ZAR /month
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