WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$2,593 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science Interior Architecture
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and IT
Campus:Hatfield Campus
Application Deadline: 31 August 2021
Programme Overview

Interior architecture is the art and science of the design of designated spaces. It focuses on the needs of the user and the harmony between architectural spaces and the detailed design of spaces and life-style products.

Graduates will have the ability to design interiors and products. Attention is given to the design process, building and material technology, building climate, ergonomics, history and visual communication within the context of society, economics, politics and technology. It is very important that students have the ability to visualise spaces, think three-dimensionally and solve problems creatively.

Students are advised to work in the offices of an architect or an interior architect during the university recesses to gain practical experience.

It is recommended that those graduates wishing to become professional Interior architects must hereafter apply to register for the BIntHons degree (one year full-time) and the MInt(Prof) degree (one year full-time).

Those candidates wishing to become interior and product designers must hereafter register for the one-year full-time honours degree programme in Interior Architecture [BIntHons].


Year 1
Fundamental modules
– Academic information management 102
– Academic information management 111
– Academic information management 121
– Academic orientation 112

Core modules
– Earth studies 110
– Digital visual communication 110
– Construction 111
– Construction 121
– Design communication 120
– Environmental theory 110
– Environmental studies 120
– Design 100

Year 2
Core modules
– Earth studies 210
– Earth studies 223
– Earth studies 224
– Community-based project 201
– Construction 210
– Construction 220
– Material studies 223
– Environmental theory 210
– Environmental studies 220
– Design 203
– Textiles: Utilities, fibres and yarns 212

Year 3
Core modules
– Earth studies 320
– Introduction to construction contract law 322
– Construction 310
– Construction 320
– Material studies 313
– Material studies 323
– Design communication 300
– History of the environment 310
– History of the environment 320
– Design 303
– Practice management 310

Admission Requirements


English Home Language
AS Level – C

AS Level – C

Physical Sciences
AS Level – D

Cambridge A-Level candidates who obtained at least a D in the required subjects will be considered for admission.

International Baccalaureate (IB) HL candidates who achieved at least a 4 in the required subjects will be considered for admission.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

UP applications open on 1 March of the year preceding the year of study.

Each prospective student must complete only one online application. On the online application, the University of Pretoria offers a first and second choice in terms of what you wish to study. All applicants should fill in both a first and second choice on the online application.

Once your online application has been processed, you will receive a student number(EMPLID).

Receiving a student number (EMPLID) does NOT imply that you have been accepted by the University of Pretoria yet. Admission is a separate process that your application undergoes after being evaluated by the relevant faculty.

It is in your best interest to complete your own online application. The University of Pretoria does not make use of representatives, agents or agencies during the application process. If you choose to make use of representatives, agents or agencies, you do so at your own risk. It is of utmost importance that you provide your personal email and postal addresses to enable the University of Pretoria to communicate with you directly.

International students need to comply with immigration requirements. For assistance and enquiries, email

The registration guidelines show you step by step on how to register successfully. In case of difficulties, contact the online registration help desk from 6 January 2020 on telephone +27 (0) 12 420 5347 or email at

Various holds may prevent you from registering successfully. Please check for holds on the UP Student Centre.

**Application Deadline for South Africans – 31st May
**Application Deadline for non-South Africans – 31st May

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Architect
– Architectural technologist
– Interior and spatial designer
– Building surveyor
– Town planner
– Production designer
– Historic buildings inspector
– Structural engineer

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $2,593
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,186

An international levy (R3295) is payable annually by all non-South African citizens as well as students who are citizens of SADC countries on these visas. This amount is payable in addition to the initial fee payable at registration.

Asylum seekers, refugees, diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa are exempted from paying the international levy.

International registration and tuition fees:
Non-South African citizens (excluding students who are citizens of SADC countries) will be charged double the tuition fee of South African students, AND the International levy will be charged. (Except for research master’s or doctoral degrees, where only the local tuition fee will be required.)

Students who are citizens of SADC countries will pay the same tuition fee as charged for South African citizens BUT also have to pay the international levy.

Asylum seekers, refugees and diplomats stationed in South Africa, as well as permanent residents of South Africa only, are exempted from paying double tuition fees and are exempted from the international levy.

International students will be required:
– to pay an initial fee before registration (R5000)
– to pay 50% of their full student account by 30 April, and the remainder by 31 July

Relevant Contact

Miss Jenny van Rooyen
Undergraduate Applications and Admissions
Samantha Adams
Undergraduate Applications and Admissions