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Diploma in Architecture (D8AT1Q)

This programme is an entry level qualification that addresses all knowledge fields

in Architecture. The programme focuses on technological design development and

documentation and prepares students for further study or registration and employment as

Candidate Architectural Technologists.

Career Opportunities

The architectural profession offers a wide range of specialisations, from management to technology and design.

Graduates will be able to register with the following professional bodies or institutes:

— South African Council for the Architectural Profession

— South African Institute for Architectural Technologists

— Some provincial Institutes of the SA Institute of Architects.

Admission Requirements

Diploma of Architecture (D8AT1Q)

— Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification with a minimum APS or M-score (as below) and degree admission.

— Attendance of an entrance assessment and submission of a prescribed portfolio once the application form has

been processed.

— Completion of both National Benchmarking Tests (NBT): Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL) and Mathematics.

Recommended school subjects include Art, Technical Drawing and/or Physical Science.

Average Point Score (APS)

A minimum APS of


is required to apply for the programme. Mathematical Literacy is not accepted for this

programme. The Life Orientation score is divided by two when calculating the total APS.





Other requirements

Language of

teaching and

learning *

Other recognised

language **


with Mathematics

(Maths Literacy

not accepted)


(50 – 59%)


(50 – 59%)


(50 – 59%)

Psychometric test

and submission of a

specified portfolio

* English, Home Language or English First Additional Language / ** Home Language or English First Additional Language

For detailed information, refer to page 4 of this brochure.

Applicants meeting

the minimum entrance

requirements (APS or

M-score) for the Diploma in

Architecture will be invited

to attend an entrance

assessment and to submit

a prescribed portfolio.

Selection Criteria

Selection is based on an entrance assessment and the submission of a prescribed

portfolio, as described overleaf.

The entrance assessment will be conducted by the University of Johannesburg Centre for

Psychological Services and Career Development (PsyCaD). Invited applicants must make a

booking to attend one of the following selection assessments (4.5 hours) starting at 09:00:

1. Saturday 16 September

2. Saturday 30 September

3. Monday 2 October

4. Monday 16 October

5. Monday 23 October

6. Saturday 28 October

7. Monday 30 October


Architecture Selection/

Entrance Assessment

Dates (for late comers)


1. Wednesday 1 November

2. Saturday 4 November

3. Monday 6 November

4. Wednesday 8 November


: R330


: Auckland Park

Kingsway Campus

(Cnr Kingsway & University

Road, Auckland Paark)



+27 (0)11 559 3106

or email

Portfolio Submission

Applicants must submit

a prescribed portfolio


Submission of a portfolio

must only take place

once you have officially

applied to the university

and have been invited by

the faculty to participate

in the selection process.

You will be informed by

means of a selection

letter from the faculty

regarding submission

dates and portfolio


Portfolios can be

submitted to:

Department of


, University

of Johannesburg,

Faculty of Art, Design

and Architecture (FADA),

Auckland Park Bunting

Road Campus, Auckland

Park 2006

* Portfolios can be

posted or dropped off at

the above address.

Applicants are informed

of the outcome in an

official letter. Portfolios

must be collected four

weeks after submission,

unclaimed portfolios will

be disposed of by the