Degree Regulation Detail

Admission Requirement

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION

The Department runs a two-tier degree programme ultimately leading to the qualification needed to register as an architect. The programme has a 4 year part that earns the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (B.A.S.) and a further 2 years leading to Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch). The B.A.S. degree opens up a number of career paths but only graduates of B. Arch can register as Architects as per the relevant laws

1.0 Admission Requirements for Bachelor of Architectural studies/Bachelor of Architecture.

  1. Initial Entry Requirement

Students who register into the course are registered for Bachelor of Architectural Studies/Bachelor of Architecture (B.A.S./B. Arch.). The course itself is designated as Bachelor of Architectural Studies /Bachelor of Architecture. Candidates are eligible for admission into the course in the following categories.

  1. ‘A’ Level Candidate

Candidates must have attained two principal passes in Mathematics and any one of the following subjects:-

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Art and Design
  • and a Credit pass in English Language at KCE or equivalent examination.
  1. Diploma Candidates

Candidates must have attained the KNEC Diploma in Architecture, Building Construction or related fields with a credit pass or equivalent.

  1. Degree Holders
  • Candidates must have attained a degree from a recognized university in:-
  • Land Economics
  • Building Economics
  • Design
  • Civil Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Urban and Regional Planning or any other relevant degree
  1. In categories (iii) and (iv)

Candidates may be required to present portfolios and appear for interviews.

2.0 Application procedures for self sponsored students

The University will normally advertise for available courses usually around the middle of April. Interested students should look out for this advert in the newspapers before making their applications. Applicants will be required to fill out an application form which is available from the Faculty office on payment of a small application fee.

Information about examination results and passport photos of the applicant will normally be required. The processing of applications will take several weeks and successful applicants will be notified by letters.

3.0 Progress from Bachelor of Architectural Studies to Bachelor of Architecture

3.1 Entry into the second tier will be open to all holders of the B.A.S. degree.

3.2 Holders of the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (B.A.S.) from the University of Nairobi proceeding directly into the B.Arch. from one prescribed University calendar to the next University calendar are automatically registered students of the B.Arch.

3.3 Holders of the B.A.S. shall remain registered for the B.Arch. for a period of 4 years within which they can proceed to the fifth year. Holders of the B.A.S. who take a break of more than four years from the course shall be required to apply for re-admission. Students applying for re-admission shall submit a satisfactory portfolio of relevant work done within the period of the break in their studies.

Holders of a degree of B.A.S. or its equivalent qualification from another recognized university can apply for admission to the B.Arch. and shall submit a satisfactory portfolio.

 

 

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