Programmes offered By The Department
Bachelor of Design Education Honours (BDesEd Hons) degree in:
- Applied Art and Design,
- Clothing, textile and fashion design, and
- Design and Technology Education
Admission requirementsSpecial Entry
- Applicants must have at least a National Diploma or its equivalent in the subject or skills area they wish to study.
- In addition, applicants must have an acceptable qualification in teaching or training.
- Applicants must be employed as teachers or trainers at the time of applying.
- Applicants who do not meet the basic entry requirements may be required to study prescribed bridging courses.
At least 2 A-Level passes in relevant subjects of specialisation, and five O-Level passes including English language and Mathematics.
Programme of study
- Special entry candidates will pursue a three-year programme of study on block-release, consisting of a prescribed number of courses in specialist subjects and in education and professional studies, including work-based experience and a final year research or design project. The work-based experience will be integrated into the second year of study.
- Normal entry candidates will pursue a four-year full-time programme of study in which the third year will be spent wholly on Industrial Attachment/Work-based experience in an institution or organization relevant to their degree programme.
- Normal entry candidates will study additional elective courses in education and professional studies as prescribed by the department.
Master of Design education (MDesEd) in Design and Technology Education
- Applicants must be in possession of an approved Honours degree in the area of Technical Education degree with relevant subject specialisation.
- Alternatively applicants with a relevant bachelors degree plus the Postgraduate Diploma in Technical or Technology Education or its approved equivalent will be considered.
Programme of Study
- The two-year block release or part time programme is composed of prescribed core and elective courses as well as a research project culminating in a mini-dissertation of at least 10 000 words.
- All taught courses will be assessed through coursework and examination, unless specified otherwise in the appropriate course synopsis