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Course Information and Fees

AdvDip: ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY (Full Time) advanced diploma


AdvDip: (advanced diploma)

The course aims to equip graduates to be senior architectural technologists capable of independently researching technological innovations, and performing professional architecture services in technology, design and management in the public and private sectors of the built environment. Graduates can apply to the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) for registration as Candidate Senior Architectural Technologists.

Course Offering:

The two-year blended programme is offered through block release. Students must be employed by SACAP registered Professional Senior Architectural Technologists or Professional Architects. Learning will be supported in synchronous and asynchronous online spaces, and students are required to visit the campus four times a year, for one-week Block release programmes, one week per term.

Career Opportunities

The Senior Architectural Technologist is responsible for the application of construction technology in the design process. The main activities associated with this field are the production of drawings, detailing, presentation of drawings, model making, site supervision and monitoring, and liaison with clients, engineers, municipalities, quantity surveyors and contractors. Once the necessary experience has been gained, the Senior Architectural Technologist is able to competently handle small to medium size work independently.

Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements



In year one, three subjects, totaling 50 credits, will be completed. These subjects are: Environmental Design 4, Architectural Literacy 4 and Architectural Practice 4.

In year two, the remaining two subjects, totaling 70 credits, will be completed. These subjects are: Architectural Technology 4 and Architectural Design 4.

A student can only proceed with year two subjects, on passing at least two of the three year one subjects.



Year one subjects

Environmental Design 4 (EMD470S)

Architectural Literacy 4 (AHL470S)

Architectural Practice 4 (AHP470S)





Year two subjects

Architectural Technology 4 (AHT470S)

Architectural Design 4 (AHD470S)


Syllabus and fees

Fourth Year

Compulsory subject(s):
18210 ZAR
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / One year

Course is offered on District Six Campus. Media City Building

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Thandiswa Madadasana
Telephone: 021 440 2237
Fax: -

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2019 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.



This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.