The M. Arch. aims at providing practice-oriented education to enable students to pursue careers in architecture and related fields in the built environment and to strengthen the architectural industry in Namibia and beyond. The programme covers four major cognate areas of learning including architectural design, building technology, urbanism, and professional practice. Furthermore, the programme was designed to increase capacity for applied research in the area of architecture and the built environment. The M. Arch will be completed by thesis and coursework, and is structured to be largely studio-based with prospects for skills in design, theory and practice.
Applicants holding a Bachelor of Architecture Honours degree, obtained at the Polytechnic of Namibia/Namibia University of Science and Technology, or holders of an equivalent qualification at NQF level 8 worth 480 Credits of a recognised Tertiary Education Institution are eligible for admission for the M. Arch. programme. Qualifications from other institutions will be evaluated by the Departmental Postgraduate Selection Committee to determine equivalence in terms of core competencies, acceptable to the Department.
The admission of students will be by means of an interview with the Postgraduate Selection Committee, during which candidates will be required to present a portfolio of work, which might include work from previous studies as well as practical work carried out. The results of the selection process are final and no discussion or correspondence will be entered into.