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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,351 /year
Applications Begin:1 April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning Degree
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Campus:Doornfontein Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

*Purpose of the programme:
The purpose of the programme is to provide students with advanced planning education covering all aspects of human settlement planning and sustainable development of the Built Environment that are needed by the professional Town Planner.

The programme is designed for those who intend to become professional town planners and who possess a good matric foundation or qualification. The programme will ensure that graduates are well-equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary for them to compete with their colleagues in the profession and in allied professions as they work in tandem towards shaping the growth and development of the built environment.

*Outcomes (Exit level outcomes)
Students who complete this programme will be able to:
– Systematically diagnose and solve broadly defined planning problems by applying appropriate planning principles, techniques and methodologies
– Apply knowledge of design and theory to analyse and arrive at appropriate planning solutions to built environment problems
– Use relevant technological tools like GIS, AutoCAD, and SPSS in the design and data analysis required of professional planners
– Engage with complex issues surrounding the built environment from a planning point of view
– Manage community participation through identifying community dynamics and applying community participation techniques and facilitating a process of capacity building
– Monitor land use and development by reviewing and interpreting planning legislations, methodologies, policies and trends
– Apply knowledge of integrated development principles in all planning related work
– Apply scoping and surveying techniques to analyze sites and solve problems
– Apply communication skills in retrieving and disseminating information
– Apply ethical principles in undertaking any planning work
– Manage planning inputs within a project through the management of time, quality and human resources
– Work in a team
– Research plans, within the built and natural environment, to assist in facilitating land use and spatial planning; and
– Conduct themselves in a professional manner

Curriculum

Year One
(First Semester)
– Introduction to Computer Studies 1A
– Planning Design: Techniques of Drawing 1A
– Engineering Communication Skills 1A
– Geography for Planning 1A
– History and Principles of Planning 1A
– Measurement Mathematics 1A
– African Insights

(Second Semester)
– Architural Design 1B
– Civil Engineering for Planners1B
– Computer Application: Intro and AutoCAD 1B
– Engineering Communication Skills 1B
– Intro to Land Surveying 1B
– Planning Design and Intro to Planning Survey 1B
– Population and Urbanisation Studies 1B

Year Two
(First Semester)
– Economics for Planners 2A
– Legal Principles: Planning Law& Admin 2A
– Plan Design: Neighbourhood Design& Site Plan 2A
– Quantitative Techniques in Planning 2A
– Transportation Planning 2A
– Computer Application: GIS2A

(Second Semester)
– Planning Design: Urban Renewal 2B
– Housing Development 2B
– Land Economics and Tenure System 2B
– Legal Principle Dev Control& Settlement Disputes2B
– Rural Land Use and Development planning 2B
– Urban Land Use and Development Planning 2B

Year Three
(First Semester)
– Building Economics, Property Valuation and Management 3A
– Computer Application: Advanced and AutoCAD 3A
– Regional Analysis & Development Planning 3A
– Research Techniques in Planning 3A
– Sociology and Planning 3A
– Plan Design: Spatial Planning / 3A

(Second Semester)
– Advanced Planning Theory 3B
– Plan. Design Advance Strategic& Spatial Plan 3B
– Environmental Science & Management3B
– Management in Planning 3B
– Project Planning and Management3B
– Tourism and Recreation Planning 3B

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements For Applicants With a National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV)
For admission to a BEng degree (4 years) the applicant must have:
– A NCV (level 4) issued by the Council for General and Further Education and Training.
– Achieved a minimum of 70% for 5 of the 7 subjects – fundamental and vocational categories.
– Passed English as Language of Teaching and Learning / First Additional Language as fundamental component with a minimum of 70%.
– Passed Mathematics and Physical Sciences as Fundamental Components with a minimum score of 70%.
For admission to a National Diploma the applicant must have:
– A NCV (level 4) issued by the Council for General and Further Education and Training.
– Achieved a minimum of 60% for 6 of the 7 subjects – fundamental and vocational categories.
– Passed English as Language of Teaching and Learning / First Additional Language as fundamental component with a minimum of 70%.
– Passed Mathematics and Physical Sciences as Fundamental Components with a minimum score of 60%.

Admission Requirements For National Senior Certificate For Adults (NASCA) Applicants:
National Senior Certificate for Adults (NASCA): The following criteria will apply for admission to all undergraduate Engineering programmes (BEng and BEng Tech).
– The following minimum subject requirements will apply for admission:
– English 60% APS 5
– Maths 60% APS 5
– Physical Science 60% APS 5
– Applicants will be required to complete a PsyCaD assessment obtaining an unconditional recommendation;
– Recommendation by the relevant Head of Department;
– Senate Discretionary Conditional Admission for applicants who have successfully completed the NASCA, provided that the applicant meets all the requirements;
– Admission will also be based on the availability of space according to the Enrollment Management Plan of UJ as approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Admission Requirements For The Amended Senior Certificate (SC(a)) Applicants:
Amended Senior Certificate (SC(a)): The following criteria will apply for admission to all undergraduate Engineering programmes (BEng and BEngTech).
– The following minimum subject requirements will apply for admission:
– English 60% APS 5
– Maths 60% APS 5
– Physical Science 60% APS 5
– Applicants will be required to complete a PsyCaD assessment obtaining an unconditional recommendation;
– Recommendation by the relevant Head of Department;
– Senate Discretionary Conditional Admission for applicants who have successfully completed the SC(a), provided that the applicant meets all the requirements;
– Admission will also be based on the availability of space according to the Enrollment Management Plan of UJ as approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

International Students
All international applicants must submit the following supporting documents:
– Final School Results
– Valid Passport or Identity Documents or Birth Certificate
– Sworn English Translation of documents (Documents issued in any Language other than English
– Provide proof of the English Proficiency where English was not used as a medium of learning and teaching.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $13
Application Fees for International Students: $13

Online Application
Please note the following:
– No application fee will be charged for online applications.
– If you have previously applied and have a UJ student number, please call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) to ensure that your cell number and email address are captured on our student database. This will ensure that you receive a PIN number to complete the online application process.
An applicant must go to www.uj.ac.za/Apply and select ‘Apply’.

Paper Application
Step 1: Select your qualification study choices 1 and 2. (Ensure you meet the admission requirements as set out in this prospectus.)
Step 2: Complete the academic application form with a payment of R200 for a paper application (no payment required for online application).
Step 3: Once you have submitted your application, please allow three weeks before checking on the status of your application. If your application meets the necessary requirements and there is space in your selected programme, you will be informed on whether your application has been successful or not. Please note that all official communication will be sent via email. You may also go to the UJ website to check your application status using your ID or student number.

International Students
International applicants follow the same application process as national applicants

Career Opportunities
Employment opportunities that exist across the Urban & Regional Planning sector and allied industries include:
– Civil Service administrator
– Community development worker
– Environmental manager
– Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer
– Housing manager/officer
– Landscape architect
– Local government officer
– Planning and development surveyor
– Sustainability consultant
– Town planner
– Transport planner
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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $3,351
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,550

*The normal Tuition Fees for South African Students is R51,310

35% of the tuition fees need to be paid by April, and 100% by July.

All students must pay at least R3,870 before they begin their studies. Students residing on campus will need to pay at least R6,470.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries and other African Countries pay a non-refundable ICT levy, registration fee plus non-refundable international levy of R2000.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the rest of the world pay a non-refundable ICT levy, registration fee plus non-refundable international levy of R17000

International Levy Amount:
SADC & Africa – R2,000
Rest of the World – R17,000

ICT Levy – R430
Registration Fee – R610

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For International Students:
***International Student Tuition Fees = Normal Tuition Fee (R51,310) + International Levy (R2,000) + ICT Levy (R430) +Registration Fee (R610) = R54,350
-An upfront payment of 30% of tuition fees should be paid at registration.
-35% of the tuition fees to be paid by 30 April.
-35% of the tuition fees to be paid by 31 July.
The University will offer a 5% discount should all fees be paid at registration.
Fees generally increase between 10 and 15 percent per year. Please contact the University in December to obtain the approved fees for the 2021 academic year.

Relevant Contact

 
Dr Trynos Gumbo
Head of Department
 
Prof Daniel Mashao
Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries