Information for high school learners and prospective students

In addition to pursuing a general BA or BSoc Sc degree, students also have the option of studying a more focused or structured degree which has a set selection of modules. These degrees can lead to professional status – sometimes upon graduation with the degree itself, or more often, by providing access to postgraduate study which leads to professional qualification. 

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Contact Information

Name
Designation
Email
Telephone
Ms. Nancy Winfred Undergraduate Admissions Officer winfredn1@ukzn.ac.za 031 260 2094
Miss Nolundi Mzolo Undergraduate Studies - Built Environment
mzolon@ukzn.ac.za 031 260 2689
Mr. Kogan Naicker Undergraduate Studies - Community Development
naickerk14@ukzn.ac.za 031 260 2340

What undergraduate programmes does the School of Built Environment and Development Studies offer?

  • Three-year general Bachelor of Social Science degree (BSocSc) with majors in Community Development and other major in line with the College Rules of Combination
  • Three-year focused Bachelor of Community Development Studies
  • Three-year focused Bachelor of Social Science degree in Housing
  • Four-year focused Bachelor of Architectural Studies

    Major Subject

    Community Development:
    Community Development is a multi-disciplinary research and teaching programme which focuses on the broad areas of social development and socio-economic reconstruction. The Programme’s research initiatives address key social, economic and political concerns – social justice, inequality and poverty, uneven or inadequate economic growth, maldistribution of resources and institutional failures.

    Bachelor of Social Science (Community Development)
    Degree Structure:
    1st Year
    First Semester: Second Semester:
    Introduction to Community Development Institutions in Community Development
    1 x Second Major (1st Year module) 1 x Second Major (1st Year Module)
    2 x First Year Electives 3 x First Year Elective


    2nd Year
    First Semester: Second Semester:
    Development Theories Community Economic Development
    Or
    Project Planning
    1 x Second Major (2nd Year Module) 1 x Second Major (2nd Year Module)
    2 x Second Year Electives 2 x Second Year Electives


    3rd Year
    First Semester: Second Semester:
    Issues in Community Development Developmental Local Government
    Or
    Community Based Learning
    1 x Second Major (3rd Year Modules) 1 x Second Major (3rd Year Modules)



    Focused Programmes

    Bachelor of Community Development Studies
    Degree Structure:
    1st Year
    First Semester: Second Semester:
    Introduction to Community Development Institutions in Community Development
    3 x First Year Electives 3 x First Year Elective


    2nd Year
    First Semester: Second Semester:
    Development Theories Community Economic Development
    Facilitating Community Development Practice Project Planning
    2 x Second Year Electives 2 x Second Year Electives


    3rd Year
    First Semester: Second Semester:
    Issues in Community Development Developmental Local Government
    Community Profiling Community Based Learning
    Population and Community Development


    Bachelor of Social Science Degree in Housing:
    Housing is a constitutionally enshrined national priority. The delivery of housing projects is currently being hindered by a shortage of suitably trained personnel. Graduates will qualify to fill a wide range of roles from housing conceptualisation, through implementation. The course covers expertise currently in demand: Local and global Housing Issues, Building Construction Technology, Financial Controls for Housing Implementation, Housing Policy, project and Property Management, Commercial Law, International Perspectives, Project Appraisals, Sustainability and Infrastructural Services, Housing Typologies.

    Degree Structure:
    1st Year
    First Semester: Second Semester:
    Housing Technology 1A Housing Technology 1B
    Housing Theory and Practice 1A Housing Theory Practice 1B
    Intro to Community Development Theory Institutions in Community Development
    Intro to Economic Concepts Management 120

    2nd Year
    First Semester: Second Semester:
    Housing Technology 2A Housing Technology 2B
    Housing Theory and Practice 2A Housing Theory Practice 2B
    Intro to Commercial Law Special Topics in Business Law
    Human Habitat Construction Economics & Management 2B

    3rd Year
    First Semester: Second Semester:
    Housing Theory and Policy Housing Implementation and Management
    Estate Development & Management Project Management for Housing
    Sustainable Human Settlements Research Techniques in Housing


    Bachelor of Architectural Studies:
    Degree Structure:
    First Semester: Second Semester:
    Architecture Design & Technology 1A Architecture Design & Technology 1B
    Theory of Architecture 1A Theory of Architecture 1B
    History of Architecture 1A History of Architecture 1B
    Building Science 1 (Solar Geometry) Building Science 1 (Solar Movement)

    First Semester: Second Semester:
    Architecture Design & Technology 2A Architecture Design & Technology 2B
    Theory of Architecture 2A Theory of Architecture 2B
    History of Architecture 2A History of Architecture 2B
    Building Science 1 (Electricity & Illumination) Building Science 1 (Heat & Building)

    First Semester: Second Semester:
    Architecture Design & Technology 3A Architecture Design & Technology 3B
    Theory of Architecture 3A Theory of Architecture 3B
    History of Architecture 3A History of Architecture 3B
    Building Science 3 (Acoustics) Building Science 3 (Passive Solar Design)

    Admission Requirements:
    • A National Senior Certificate for degree studies (NSC-DEG) with a minimum of seven subjects including English Home Language/First Additional Language and Life Orientation. For specific entrance requirements, please contact the College of Humanities Admissions department
    • Closing date for applications is 30 September
    • Application forms may be obtained from the Central Applications Office: www.cao.ac.za Ph: 031 260 4444

    Contact Details:
    Community Development Architecture and Housing
    Mr Kogan Naicker Miss Sivani Naidoo
    Telephone: 031 260 2340 Telephone: 031 260 2450
    E-mail: naiker14@ukzn.ac.za E-mail: NaidooS9@ukzn.ac.za
    Location: Level 8, Shepstone Building Location: Level 8, Shepstone Building
    Campus: Howard College Campus: Howard College

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