Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture in Africa

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A bachelor's degree is given to students who fulfill the necessary requirements given by the college or university they are attending. The requirements include three to seven years of focus on a subject, typically referred to as a major or concentration.

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Bachelor of Architecture

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The Department of Architecture offers the Bachelor of Architecture, which has unconditional validation from the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and the Commonwealth Association for Architecture (CAA). [+]

Bachelors in Landscape Architecture in Africa 2017. Architectural professionals are involved in shaping the built environment. Their efforts are evident everywhere, from the simple construction of a low-cost housing project to the sophisticated erection of skyscrapers. Architectural professionals are employed in the design, technological resolution and management of construction projects. The Department of Architecture offers the Bachelor of Architecture, which has unconditional validation from the Architectural Profession (SACAP) and the Commonwealth Association for Architecture (CAA). Career Opportunities The architectural profession offers a wide range of specialisations, from management to technology and design. Graduates will be able to register with the following professional bodies or institutes: South African Council for the Architectural Profession South African Institute for Architectural Technologists Some provincial Institutes of the SA Institute of Architects. Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Architecture Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification with a minimum APS or M-score (as below) and degree admission.​ Attendance of an entrance assessment and submission of a prescribed portfolio once the application form has been processed. Completion of both National Benchmarking Tests (NBT): Academic and Quantitative Literacy (AQL) and Mathematics. Recommended school subjects include Art, Technical Drawing and/or Physical Science. Average Point Score (APS) A minimum APS of 30 is required to apply for the programme. Mathematical Literacy is not accepted for this programme. The Life Orientation score is divided by two when calculating the total APS. Min APS 28 With Mathematics Maths Lit Not accepted Languages Language of teaching and learning​​* 5 (60 – 69%) Other recognised language** 4 (50 – 59%) Mathematics 5 (60– 69%) ​Other requirements Psychometric test and submission of a specified portfolio *English, Home Language or English First Additional Language **Home Language or English First Additional Language M-score This scoring system is used if the applicant completed school prior to 2008 or A/O levels. At least six subjects, of which at least three (including Mathematics) must be on the Higher Grade or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard, as determined by a Status Committee, and a minimum M-score of 14; at least a D symbol for English First Language, Higher Grade; or a C symbol for English Second Language, Higher Grade; or a B symbol for English, Standard Grade, and at least a D symbol for Mathematics, Higher Grade. Compulsory subject: Mathematics: HG (D); English: as above. Symbols - A B C D E Points​ Higher Grade 5 4 3 2 1 Points​ Standard Grade 4 3 2 1 0 Applicants meeting the minimum entrance requirements (APS or M-score) for the Bachelors in Architecture will be invited to attend an entrance assessment and to submit a prescribed portfolio Selection Criteria Selection is based on an entrance assessment and the submission of a prescribed portfolio, as described overleaf. The entrance assessment will be conducted by the University of Johannesburg Centre for Psychological Services and Career Development (PsyCaD). Invited applicants must make a booking to attend one of the following selection assessments (4.5 hours) starting at 09:00: Saturday 17 September Saturday 1 October Monday 3 October Monday 17 October Monday 24 October Saturday 29 October Monday 31 October Cost: R330 Venue: Auckland Park Kingsway Campus (Cnr Kingsway & University Road) Bookings: Tahir/Phumzile +27 (0)11 559 3106 or email PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS A portfolio is a collection of the applicant's work, held in protective covering, such as cardboard or rigid plastic sheets. Covers must not be larger than 594mm X 420mm (A2). The applicant's reference number (on your invitation letter), telephone number and the wording "DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE" must appear on the cover in neat block letters. The portfolio cover is part of the portfolio and should be designed as a reflection of the applicant and their work. The portfolio must contain the following: A single A4 sheet (preferably typed) providing: A summary of the applicant's most recent school results and other studies A brief outline of the applicant's work experience and the results of any aptitude testing A certified declaration that the portfolio is the applicant's own work A certified copy of the applicant's most recent school results and other studies A one-page essay (preferably typed) explaining why the applicant would like to study architecture A letter from a firm of architects confirming that the applicant has spent a full day in their office and has discussed a career in architecture with one of the senior members of the firm. Project 1: Drawing Make a pencil drawing of the entrance to a favourite public building. Use A2 paper (594mm x 420mm). Do this drawing as accurately and as neatly as possible. This drawing must be done free-hand. A ruler, compass or any other technical drawing instrument may not be used, nor may the drawing be traced from a photograph. You may add colour and or any form of rendering. It is preferable that you draw a building that you have visited before. In your own handwriting and words, describe the entrance that you have drawn and why this particular entrance appeals to you. This essay should clearly describe the building; its entrance in totality, including but not limited to, the spaces on either side of the entrance door. Where possible, indicate which architect and/or engineer designed the building. This essay should not exceed 2 pages. Project 2: Mapping exercise Without text, visually communicate a journey from your home to a favourite local destination. Any medium is acceptable. Use one sheet of A2 paper. All drawings must be done free-hand only. A map on its own will not suffice. Project 3: Creative ability Include any five other pieces of work as evidence of your creative ability. This could include photographs, essays, poetry, paintings, dance, sculpture, pottery, handicraft, etc. In the case of items such as pottery, sculpture or activities such as dance, include a clear photograph – do not include the original item. You should preferably include a diverse array, not just photographs or paintings, etc. Project 4: Three-dimensional thinking Design and make cardboard packaging that can securely hold a set of three table tennis ("ping-pong") balls. Your design must be such that it can be made from a single piece of cardboard that can be cut to shape, folded and glued together. The packaging must be "flat packed" (cut out but not folded and glued together) and included in your portfolio in its flat (unfolded form). On a separate A2 sheet of paper, provide graphic instructions on how to assemble the packaging. PLEASE NOTE The size of portfolio may NOT exceed A2 (594 x 420mm). The drawings may NOT be rolled up or put into cylindrical containers. Each item of your work must be clearly marked with your name. While we take every care not to damage items, we cannot be held responsible in any way for the loss or damage to the whole or part of your work. We look for the following in the work: Potential and resourcefulness: Note that candidates with little experience in art or design are admitted where their work provides evidence of good observation, three-dimensional awareness and careful consideration of the presentation of the portfolio, with good, hand-drawn lettering, careful paper selection and careful organisation of the pages. Motivation: This can be seen in the way in which you present your work as a whole, the degree of effort and time invested in your portfolio as well as your written motivation. Initiative: What often separates successful applicants from others is the ability to explore or record something for themselves, working because they are interested – not because they have to. This means that sketch explorations are as useful as finished works. Although supplementary work from school art or other institutions or courses is often received, evidence of this independent initiative does not necessarily lie there. Creative ability: This is an important factor. However, note that expertise in technical drawing, painting, water colours, etc. is not all that is looked at. A sense of design or composition, an ability to observe, communicate clearly, represent accurately and a sense of scale that allows for an imaginative approach to subject matter and attention to detail are all looked for in the work. Academic potential: Strong portfolios often show work that is motivated by original ideas, thoroughness, initiative, faultless grammar and spelling, vocabulary, research, etc. Details of portfolio evaluation are available on ​ PORTFOLIO DEADLINE Portfolios must be submitted within two weeks of the applicant's attending the selection testing but no later than 30 October 2016. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the assessment in an official letter. Portfolios must be collected by 29 January 2017. The portfolio must be sent via courier or delivered to the Departmental Secretary, Department of Architecture, FADA Building, Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus, University of Johannesburg, Cottesloe, Johannesburg. Contact telephone number 011 559 1115. Contact Details Department of Architecture Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) University of Johannesburg Auckland Park Bunting Road Campus Johannesburg FADA Information Centre 011 559 1115/1098 I or [-]

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

Kenyatta University
Campus Full time 6 years January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

The School of Architecture and the Built Environment at Kenyatta University is projected to have its first intake on September 2015. The school aims at providing training in the planning, formulation and implementation of built forms ranging from the individual dwellings, communities and cities. [+]

The School of Architecture and the Built Environment at Kenyatta University is projected to have its first intake on September 2015. The school aims at providing training in the planning, formulation and implementation of built forms ranging from the individual dwellings, communities and cities. The ever rising demand for dwellings spaces that are sustainable and economically efficient requires training to the highest levels levels possible. Entry Requirements Applicants for the Bachelor of Architecture must have obtained the following minimum qualifications: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Obtained a minimum grade of C+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education and have minimum grade of C+ in the following subjects: Mathematics Physics English/Kiswahili Any 2nd Group II (Biology or Chemistry) or Any Group III (Geography or History or Art and Design) or Any Group IV (Home Science or Art and Design or Agriculture or Aviation Technology or Computer Studies) or Any Group V (French, German, Arabic, Music, Business Studies) A-Level Two Principal Passes in any one of the following subjects: Economics, History, Geography, Commerce, or any other relevant subject, and a credit pass in the English language and Mathematics at KCE level or equivalent. Approved Diploma Candidates with a Kenyatta University approved diploma or Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Diploma with at least a credit pass in: Building Construction, Architectural Studies, Land Surveying and Civil Engineering; or Diploma in Estate Agency and Property Management; or Diploma in Technology (Dip. Tech) in Land Administration may be admitted into the first year of study. Two Tier Programme The curriculum for the above has been structured as a six year two tier programme. The first stage consists of a four year of full time study which at the time of completion the students can make an exit and are awarded a Bachelor of Architectural studies. This is followed by another two year of full-time study where the student graduates with Bachelor of Architecture. This is in line with worldwide trends that are recognized by the Common Wealth Association of Architects. Career Options Professional development and progression of the graduates of architecture can be made both in public and private areas. In the building and construction sector, architects play a central role in the planning, designing and implementation of building projects. In the industrial field, architects can work as professionals in research and production of materials. Besides, they can join real estate management and urban design. Architects also play a crucial role in the implementation and management of national, county and city projects. Architects are key participants in the design and planning of public space and facilities. [-]