After successful completion of the National Diploma, candidates may, subject to the applicable programme regulations, register for the Bachelor’s Degree in Technology (Baccalaureus Technologiae –BTech). The BTech requires a minimum of one year’s further study.
A BTech Degree in the relevant field of study will be conferred on candidates after successful completion of all theoretical requirements.
This qualification is intended for students specializing in the field of urban and regional development planning, working in government and non-governmental sectors. Students who have achieved this qualification will be able to, independently, and in a team, plan in both spatial and non-spatial fields, using appropriate technology, in order to critically respond to the challenges in the natural and built environment. Students will be able to apply for registration as a Professional Planner with SACPLAN, after having met specific SACPLAN requirements.
Exit level outcomes:
The qualifying student will be able to:
- Research a plan, within the built and natural environment, assist in facilitating land use planning, control, and development professionals.
- Apply appropriate technology, in the process of planning land use and development.
- Apply communication skills in retrieving and disseminating information.
- Apply interpretive skills in town planning-related matters.
- Assist in optimizing the use of resources within the built and natural environment.
Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria
- A National Diploma: Town and Regional Planning, or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard.
- At the discretion of the Head of Department, applicants may be required to register for and pass bridging subjects before admission to the BTech: Town and Regional Planning.
- Students are selected on academic merit. The criteria may be amended at the discretion of the Head of the Department if it is considered that applicants have acquired suitable approved practical experience to augment their academic record.
- Also, refer to Faculty Regulation EB3.
Conferment of the degree
The Baccalaureus Technologiae: Town and Regional Planning will be conferred on students who have completed all the prescribed modules successfully.
Registration and Start Dates
Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.
All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.
End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.