Course Information and Fees



ND: (national diploma)

A person achieving this qualification will be a competent architectural technologist who can conduct relevant routine technical research and under supervision perform architectural services in construction, detailing, design and administration in the public and / or private, sectors in the built environment."

Graduates can register as professional architectural technologists in training with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession - SACAP. After two years of candidacy a professional practice exam is written, leading to registration as a professional who may work independently.

Career Opportunities
There are two routes that a diploma graduate can follow. One is to apply for the BTech Architectural Technology (Applied Design) Btech:Architectural Technology. and the other is to enter the professional workplace as professional architectural technologist, as described above.

The architectural technologist is responsible for the application of construction technology in the architectural design process. The main activities associated with this field are the production of drawings, detailing, presentation of drawings, model making, site supervision and monitoring, elementary planning and design work, liaison with clients, engineers, municipalities, quantity surveyors and contractors. Entrepreneurial skills and experience enable the professional architectural technologist 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

Syllabus and fees

First Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
38650 ZAR

Second Year

Compulsory subject(s):
7770 ZAR

Third Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
30570 ZAR
Total number of subjects to obtain the National Diploma: 18


Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / Three years, of which the second year consists mainly of experiential learning.

Course is offered on District Six Campus. (Thoma Pattullo Building on the foreshore)

For any queries get in touch with:

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

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2021 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.