Bachelor of Architecture Honours At University of Johannesburg‎ (UJ)

The BArch (HonsArchitecture degree aims to prepare students for a career in the exciting field of architectural practice, placing a strong emphasis on design .

Purpose of the programmeThe Bachelor of Architecture Honours programme is designed to prepare students for entry into the architectural profession at ‘Candidate Senior Architectural Technologists’ registration category
(as defined by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession [SACAP]) and for entry into either into the professional master of architecture or the research masters programmes.

Admission requirements Bachelor of Architecture Honours At University of Johannesburg

  • 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.

Selection criteriaPotential 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


ADP8XY4Architectural Design ProjectCompulsory
AHT8XY4Architectural History and TheoryCompulsory
APP8XY4Architectural Professional PracticeCompulsory


a) Minimum duration: One year full-time

b) Maximum number of modules per year of study:

i) Three-year modules

Contact details: Name: Mrs Adele Maritz

Tel: 011 559 1126 / Email: