SACAP PRESS RELEASE: NQF ALIGNMENT OF OLD 5 /6 YEAR B.ARCH DEGREE
It has come to our attention via the SACAP Education Committee that higher education institutions, in many instances, are equating the old 5 or 6 year B.Arch Degree to an ordinary first degree. This is incorrect as it would then place the B.Arch at NQF Level 7 or even 6, whereas it should be at NQF Level 8 as indicated in the table below. Note well that the table contains both the old / phased out qualifications such as the 5/6 B.Arch, the M.Tech, and the Btech Degrees, and the new qualifications as per the HEQsF.
We trust that this assists those academic persons who may currently be in possession of a B.Arch Degree.
M Arch (Prof)
B.Arch 5 or 6 years
B Arch (Prof) [4 years, 480 credits]
BAS [3 years, 360 credits]
+ 1 year Work Integrated Learning
Diploma [3 years, 360 credits]
Advanced certificate [total 240 credits + 1year Work Integrated Learning
Professional Architectural Draughtsperson
HigherCertificate[1year,120credits,+1 year WorkIntegratedLearning