National University of Science & Technology

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Master Of Science in Architecture Degree

This programme is a professional degree qualifying the graduate to further themselves into the various steps of professional accreditation. The programme consists of continuous assessment on issues that pertain to building design, building science, professional practice, environmental design, building technology, sustainability, urban theory, architectural conservation and other areas covered in the elective courses. The thesis design report which is supposed to be relevant to the field of architecture solving current local and global challenges brings together what has been covered in all courses completed in the duration of the programme and becomes the final requirement for the degree. Exploration of graphic presentation techniques, written work and physical models is of importance during its course. Students are provided with an intense and immersive experience in architecture with a series of exercises of increased complexity that allow for investigative, exploratory and analytical design.

Structure of The Degree Programme

The programme is a ONE YEAR OR TWO SEMESTERS Degree Programme on a full- time basis which consists of a design thesis taught courses required for a candidate to be later eligible to sit for professional practice examinations. The programme also runs on a Part-time basis over three blocks (18 months) Degree Programme on a part-time basis.

ADMISSION/ ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted to the Masters of Architecture Degree Programme, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Candidates must be holders, for at least a Lower Second Class (2.2) of the Bachelor of Architectural Studies Honours Degree from NUST; candidates with a Pass Class (3) should have a minimum of twelve months appropriate work experience after graduation.
  • Or Alternatively candidates must hold a first degree in Architectural Studies awarded after a four year programme of study from a recognize university plus a minimum of twelve months appropriate work experience after graduation.
  • Candidates with a first degree in Architectural Studies awarded after a three year programme of studies will be required to register for and be successfully examined in Part IV and V of the NUST Bachelor of Architectural Studies Honours programme prior to admission to this programme.

Fluency in English or any other language for the exchange of knowledge in the African environment will be an added advantage.

Degree Classification
Distinction:  70% and above 
Merit : 60%-69% 
Pass :  50%-59% 
Fail :  49% and below