Graduates of the department play a vital role in the process of planning, designing, construction and managing all types of residential, commercial and industrial developments.

Graduates have an excellent understanding of the principles of management, economics, construction technology, and environmental engineering. They are good communicators, have well-developed planning and problem-solving skills, are able to work positively in a team situation. Their unique skills assure them of excellent career prospects. Depending on their area of specialisation, they are in great demand by employers such as: large building and construction contractors; property valuers, developers and managers; financial institutions; and professional quantity surveying practices. In addition, they are well prepared to enter self-employment as consultants in a wide range of vocations in the construction and property industries. Graduates are in high demand by local and overseas employers.

The Construction Management and Quantity Surveying honours degrees are fully accredited by the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building.

The BSc Property Studies and the honours degree in Property Studies are for those wishing to pursue professional qualifications in Property Valuation, Property Development, and Property Management. Graduates of both degrees will be ideally suited to vocations in property valuation, property broking, property development, and property management. Both degrees are accredited by the South African Council for the Valuation Profession and the honours degree by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.