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The National Diploma in Architecture shall be a full time programme with duration of two (2) academic years. Each academic year shall consist of two (2) semesters and a period for industrial training. Each semester shall consist of seventeen (17) weeks; Fifteen (15) weeks of teaching and continuous assessment, Two (2) weeks of Practical, and pen and Paper examination. Industrial training shall be a core module and will take a period of at least (10) weeks.

AWARDS

  • A learner scoring at least 2.00 GPs in all the modules of the programme shall be awarded a National Diploma in Architecture by the National Examinations Board.
  • A learner who has scored less than 2.00 GPs in some modules in the first year may proceed to second year but will not be awarded the certificate until he has scored at least 2.00 GPs in all the modules.
  • A learner shall be provided with a statement of results by the National Examinations Board indicating the grades obtained in each module irrespective of the grades obtained.

STUDY OPTIONS

Duration Semesters Semester Duration
2 (Years) 4 Semesters full time 16 Weeks Each

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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SPORTS

Ministry of Education and Sports’ (MoES) strategy for the provision of technical and vocational education. Technical Colleges are the highest level of training of technicians in the country. The Government of Uganda aims at providing technical, scientific and vocational skills for a majority of Ugandans, in line with its emphasis on science and technology for transforming society.

INTRODUCTION

The National Diploma in Architecture is based on a semester system. During each semester a core project or assignment is accomplished. The competence based education is based on core assignments. This starts with preparatory assignments that prepare the learner for the module and relate the module to the core task. Each module contains sub-modules and each of these sub modules will include a practical assignment that will help the learner to learn how to perform the core task. The modules undertaken during a given semester are aimed at providing:

  • Applied theoretical knowledge
  • Practical skills
  • Professional attitude
  • These modules support or make it possible to perform the core task or assignment. The learner has to carry out a real life project to put into practice the knowledge and skills acquired.

    CORE TASKS FOR NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN ARCHITECTURE

    • Draw and Detail Architectural & Civil Engineering Drawings and interpret drawings
    • Set out buildings, Supervise construction and maintenance of Building
    • Estimate, Measure & cost quantity of materials and works
    • Prepare reports, budgets and operation plans
    • Ensure Safety, Health, Welfare of Workers & community & Security of Workers, works & plants

    MODULE ARRANGEMENT

    Year Semester 1 Semester 2
    Year One
        Engineering Mathematics I
        Computer Applications
        Communication Skills and Humanities
          Engineering Drawing
        Construction Technology I
        Engineering materials and Concrete Tech
        Engineering Surveying I
      Real Life Project I
      1. Engineering Mathematics II
      1. Construction Technology
      1. Engineering Mechanics
      1. Carpentry, Joinery and Welding
      1. Quantity Surveying
        Studio II
        Real Life Project II
      Industrial Training I
    Year Two
      1. Engineering Mathematics III
      1. Strength of Materials
      1. Engineering Surveying II
      1. Computer Aided Design
      1. Building Science
        Building Laws and Regulations
        Specifications
      Studio III(Real Life Design Project I)
      1. Kiswahili
      1. Entrepreneurship Skills
      1. Site Organisation & Management
      1. Elementary Design of Structures Building Services
      1. Estimating and Tendering
      1. Studio IV( Real Life Design Project I)
      Industrial Training II

    PROJECTS FOR NATIONALDIPLOMA IN ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDING ENGINEERING

    • Main Project : 1. Drawing and Building a Non Storied house up to wall plate Overview • Look and study various plans • Site visits
    • Main Project: 2. Drawing Details of Buildings & Roofing, Installing Services, Finishes & External Works Over View: • Explanation by Expert at Classroom level • Site Visit • Show a documentary on construction of a non storied building
    • Main Project: 3. Architectural Design of a storied Building and construction of its Elements Over View: • Explanation by Expert at Classroom level • Site Visit • Show a documentary on construction of a non-storied building
    • Main Project: 4. Architectural Design of a storied Building, Estimate cost of materials, works and labour

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    MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SPORTS

    Ministry of Education and Sports’ (MoES) strategy for the provision of technical and vocational education. Technical Colleges are the highest level of training of technicians in the country. The Government of Uganda aims at providing technical, scientific and vocational skills for a majority of Ugandans, in line with its emphasis on science and technology for transforming society.

ENTRY REQUIRMENT

A candidate shall be eligible for admission to the National Diploma in Architecture on meeting any of the following minimum qualifications:

I. ADVANCED LEVEL ENTRY SCHEME

At least One Principal Pass in either Physics or Mathematics obtained at the same sitting of the Advanced Level Examinations or its equivalent. For purposes of computing entry points, the advanced level subjects shall be classified as follows: Essential – Physics and Mathematics x3 Relevant - Chemistry, Economics, Technical Drawing, Metalwork or Woodwork x2 Desirable – General Paper, any other Technical Subject x 1 Others – Any other subject x 0.5

II. CERTIFICATE ENTRY SCHEME

At least a National or Advanced Certificate from a recognised Institution in;
  • Block Laying and Concrete Practice
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Plumbing
  • Painting and Decoration
  • Any other engineering field as will be approved by the Joint Admissions Board of Ministry of education and sports.

GRADUATE ENTRY SCHEME

A Bachelor’s degree in Physical Science disciplines from a recognised institution.

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Ministry of Education and Sports’ (MoES) strategy for the provision of technical and vocational education. Technical Colleges are the highest level of training of technicians in the country. The Government of Uganda aims at providing technical, scientific and vocational skills for a majority of Ugandans, in line with its emphasis on science and technology for transforming society.

ORGANIZATIONS’ THAT EMPLOY NDA GRADUATES

A graduate of National Diploma in Architecture can be employed in the following types of Organizations’
  • Central Government Ministries (for example, Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Development)
  • Local Government Districts (for example, Lira District, Mukono District)
  • Government Corporations (for example; NWSC, NEMA)
  • Contractors (for example; Roko Construction Ltd, Zimwe Construction Ltd)
  • Consultants (e.g. Kyambogo Engineering Services)
  • Non Governmental Organisations (e.g. ADRA, UWASNET)
  • International organizations such as (WHO, UNICEF, WFP)
  • Self Employment or self created job

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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SPORTS

Ministry of Education and Sports’ (MoES) strategy for the provision of technical and vocational education. Technical Colleges are the highest level of training of technicians in the country. The Government of Uganda aims at providing technical, scientific and vocational skills for a majority of Ugandans, in line with its emphasis on science and technology for transforming society.