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Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment


Department of Architecture, Planning and Construction


Successful completion of the Bachelor of Architecture will enable registration as Candidate Architectural Technologists with the Namibia Council for Architects and Quantity Surveyors (NCAQS) in terms of Act 13 of 1979, and Act 11 of 1992.

Admission Requirements

First Stage:

Candidates are to be assessed on academic merit only. Candidates apply for this stage with their latest Grade 12/NSSC Ordinary Level (NSSCO) and/or NSSC Higher Level (NSSCH) results and/or relevant INSTEM results obtained from NUST. Candidates are required to meet the following minimum academic criteria to be considered:

• At least 12 points on the NUST evaluation scale for English and Mathematics using a combination of NSSCH and/or NSSCO, provided that no symbol lower than a C on NSSCO will be accepted.

• A minimum of 18 points on the NUST evaluation scale for any three other subjects out of the following (or their equivalent): Technical Drawing, Physical Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Fine Art, Arts and Crafts, Literature, and Economics, using a combination of NSSCH and NSSCO, provided that no symbol lower than a C on NSSCO will be accepted.

• INSTEM results will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis according to NUST regulations.

Second Stage – Selection Test:

Candidates who meet the minimum academic requirements for admission will be invited for a selection test set by the Department. The selection test will assess candidates in terms of their general knowledge, knowledge of technical and scientific principles, free hand and technical drawing skills as well as English language skills. Based on the outcome of the selection test, the Department will compile a selection shortlist.

Prior learning in technical/geometrical drawing provides an extremely advantageous foundation for students entering all programmes leading to an architectural qualification. International applicants will be accommodated by distance.

Final Stage – Selection Interview:

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for selection interviews with the Selection Committee, after which a final selection list and ranked waiting list will be compiled. The results of the Selection Process are final, and no discussion or correspondence will be entertained. If the final Grade 12 and /or INSTEM results of candidates, who were selected provisionally, do not meet the minimum requirements, then final admission to the programme will be withheld. International applicants will be accommodated by distance. The decision of the Selection Committee is final, and no discussion of the results with the candidates will be entertained.

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Modes of Study

Full Time