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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.


1. Draw and Detail Architectural & Civil Engineering Drawings and interpret drawings

2. Set out buildings, Supervise construction and maintenance of Building

3. Estimate, Measure & cost quantity of materials and works

4. Prepare reports, budgets and operation plans

5. Ensure Safety, Health, Welfare of Workers & community & Security of Workers, works & plants

Course Entry Requirements

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


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


At least a National or Advanced Certificate from a recognised Institution in;

(a) block laying and concrete practice,

(b) carpentry and joinery

(c) plumbing

(d) painting and decoration

(e) any other engineering field as will be approved by the Joint Admissions Board of Ministry of education and sports


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

Subjects for Admission

Essential Subjects (X3) [?]

Relevant Subjects (X2) [?]
Engineering Metalwork
Geometrical And Building Drawing
Geometrical And Mechanical Drawing
Desirable Subjects (X1) [?]
Computer Studies
Subsidiary Mathematics
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Course Career Paths

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Where Graduates Work

A graduate of National Diploma in Architecture can be employed in the following types of Organizations’

1. Central Government Ministries (for example, Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Development)

2. Local Government Districts (for example, Lira District, Mukono District)

3. Government Corporations (for example; NWSC, NEMA)

4. Contractors (for example; Roko Construction Ltd, Zimwe Construction Ltd)

5. Consultants (e.g. Kyambogo Engineering Services)

6. Non Governmental Organisations (e.g. ADRA, UWASNET)

7. International organizations such as (WHO, UNICEF, WFP)

8. Self Employment or self created job

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