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Tuition Fees:$3,902 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS)
Start Date:10 February, 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Campus:Upper Campus
Application Deadline: 31 July 2021
Programme Overview

The BAS degree is a stand-alone exit degree which also provides for entry into a professional architectural programme or into postgraduate programmes in city and regional planning, urban design and landscape architecture. Streaming into other career possibilities, such as construction and property economics provided for in other departments, is also possible.

The assessment for this BAS degree and the entry requirements for the BAS(Hons) degree differ in as much as the BAS degree is an exit degree with a professional qualification and the BAS(Hons) is a graduate degree in architecture with specific emphasis on critical thought and a high level of competence in architectural design. As such, successful completion of the BAS degree does not guarantee entry into the BAS(Hons) degree.

Application to the BAS(Hons) is through a formal application and portfolio assessment. However, a limited number of places in the BAS(Hons) degree will be guaranteed for BAS graduates with a credit weighted average of 70% and above in the following courses: APG3000F; APG3001S; APG3023W and APG3037W.

The degree has stature in its own right for entry into the job market in architectural and other design and planning offices, interior design, landscape architecture, property development and in the building industry and can lead to professional registration as a senior architectural technician.

In the introductory year, the programme involves familiarisation with precedent, elementary design exercises and later the design of more sophisticated places, sites, buildings and complexes.

Other major areas of study are building technology (construction, environmental control, structures, etc.), representation (manual and digital), communication (written and verbal) and history and theory of architecture and related disciplines. Studio programmes absorb approximately half of student time and energy, and many subsidiary courses or projects are closely linked. Studios have formal lectures, informal talks and theory of design seminars.

Studio furniture includes a work station for each student. All students are required to work in the studios during Design Studio classes, and may elect to work in the studios after-hours. All students must provide their own books and drawing equipment. Students should be prepared to have to purchase approximately R3000 worth of drawing equipment and materials in the first year. Students in upper years should budget for approximately R3500 per year for plan prints, photocopying, graphic and other materials.

Curriculum

First Year

APG1003W Technology I (major course)
APG1004F History &Theory of Architecture I
APG1005S History &Theory of Architecture II
APG1017F Academic Development Class I
APG1018S Academic Development Class II
APG1020W Design &Theory Studio I (major course)
APG1021W Representation I

Second Year

APG2000F History &Theory of Architecture III
APG2003S History & Theory of Architecture IV
APG2009F Theory of Structures III
APG2011S Theory of Structures IV
APG2021W Technology II (Major Course)
APG2038W Environment &Services II
APG2039W Design &Theory Studio II (Major Course)
APG2027X Work Experience

Third Year

APG3000F History &Theory of Architecture V
APG3001S History & Theory of Architecture VI
APG3023W Technology III (major course)
APG3028X Independent Research
APG3034W Environment & Services III
APG3035F Theory of Structures V
APG3036F Management Practice Law III
APG3037W Design & Theory Studio III (major course)

Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate

FPS 450
English 50%
Mathematics 50%
75% Architecture Portfolio Score NBT scores of Proficient for
AL, QL and Maths

International Students

A-level

at least D in two A-level subjects and at least C at IGSCE/O-level for Mathematics or Physical Science

AS-level

at least C in four AS-level subjects and at least C at IGSCE/O-level for Mathematics or Physical Science

Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC)

at least a grade 3 pass at a Higher level or a grade C pass at IGCSE/O level for Mathematics or Physical Science

International Baccalaureate

full IB Diploma with at least Grade 4 for Mathematics or Physical Science at subsidiary level All applicants must submit a written motivation and a portfolio of creative work. Details are provided in the Directions for Applicants.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Apply online

You will need a working email address and your South African identity number. If you are an international applicant, you need your passport number.

Applications close

31 July of the year prior to study for South African and international applicants.

Application status

Check your application status online or follow the directions on your letter from the admissions office in order to log in and determine your application status. Should you not have received your login and password, you may also use your names and birth date.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Architectural Studies programme can be found:
– Landscape Architect
– Urban Planner
– Restoration Architect
– Research Architect
– Lighting Architect
– Political Architect
– Extreme Architect

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,902
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,902

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

South African citizens and South African permanent residents

An initial payment of fees (for tuition and residence) is due by January. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. You will be allowed to register if the initial payment has not been received by the due date.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment),

plus if applicable;

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due 30 June 2020.

International students from the SADC region

An initial payment of fees (tuition and residence and the administrative service fee) is due before registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment), plus

Non-refundable administrative service fee R4,000

plus if applicable

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

International Students

International students must make a minimum initial payment towards the tuition fees, international term fees and residence fees (where applicable), prior to registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

Payment due prior to registration for:

UCT full-time international fee-paying students (except Master’s & PhD students): R95,000

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

plus if applicable:

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full residence cost. Final payment is due in June.

Relevant Contact

 
Nanette Pickover
Undergraduate Enquiries
 
Miss Celeste Wilson
Undergraduate Manager