This one year postgraduate degree follows the undergraduate programme in Construction Studies and results in a professional qualification as a Construction Manager. Graduates will be qualified to identify, analyse and solve problems in the field of construction assembly and manage the construction process. The degree provides graduates with the necessary foundation to specialize further in project management, property management and housing at Masters level.

Aims of the Programme

To provide employable management graduates to the construction industry; to fully satisfy the criteria for accreditation in terms of the requirements of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP), the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession (SACQSP).

Outcomes of the Programme

Upon completion of the BSc (Hons) in Construction Management programme, the graduate is competent to:

  • identify, analyse and solve problems in the field of construction assembly and management of the process;
  • perform a number of potential roles within a constructor organisation, after an appropriate period of practical experience;
  • work effectively in teams; and
  • undertake research and produce reports.

Programme Structure

The minimum duration of the Degree Programme is one academic year.

A candidate shall complete approved courses with a value required to bring the total to a minimum of 160 credits and shall comply with all the prescribed curriculum requirements.

Course Code Course UCT Credits SAQA Credits
ACC2022H Management Accounting I 18 18
CON4030F Property Studies II 16 16
CON4033W Applied Contract Law II 16 16
CON4035X Practical Training 0 0
CON4038F Advanced Construction Management 16 16
CON4039S Integrated Management Project 16 16
CON4049S Construction Innovation 16 16
CON4047W Treatise 32 32
STA1000F Statistics 1000 18 18
Subtotal 1   148 148
Electives minimum of 12 credit from:
CON3044S Globalisation & the Built Environment 18  
CON4032F Measurement and Design Appraisal III 12  
CON4034W Professional Practice 20  
CON4037S Civil Engineering Measurement 16  
CON4056F Housing Markets, Policy & Practice 16  
  Approved Elective 16  
Subtotal 2   12 12
Total   160 160

Entry Requirements

A person shall not be admitted as a candidate for the degree unless he or she:

  • is a graduate of the BSc in Construction Studies degree from this university; or
  • is the holder of any three-year bachelor’s degree of this, or any other university recognised for the purpose by the Senate as equivalent to the BSc in Construction Studies degree of this University; or
  • has in any other manner attained a level of competence which in the opinion of the Senate is adequate for the purpose of admission;
  • a weighted average of at least 65% for all courses undertaken for a bachelor’s degree with results for deferred (but not supplementary) examinations to be taken into account.


Please contact the Department on 021 650 3443 for detailed course information.