Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Management
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 master's level. Read more
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Property Studies
This programme is intended for students who have completed a BSc in Property Studies and who wish to advance their knowledge and skills and gain further insight by specialising in particular aspects of property valuation and management. The qualification provides the necessary foundation for specialisation at master's level in various fields such as: property development and management; project management; housing development; and facilities management. Read more
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying
This one-year postgraduate degree follows the undergraduate programme in Construction Studies and results in a professional qualification as a quantity surveyor. Quantity surveyors work closely with other professionals on construction projects and are responsible for the financial and contractual management of projects. Read more
Project Management (MSc)
Project Management is a key growth area. It is recognized as the most appropriate form of management for the new generation of managers who are asked to handle multi-disciplinary projects in a rapidly changing business environment. Its benefits are increasingly being used to improve management performance in areas that were not previously thought of as project driven.
The course is underpinned by the standards and processes set out in the Project Management Body of Knowledge and the PRINCE2 methodology. The content is built up from the academic research literature and encompasses construction, engineering, information technology, and business projects in its scope. The programme seeks to maintain a balance in its content to meet the needs of the public sector, utilities and the private sector. Read more
Property Studies (MSc)
Property is a fundamental national asset, the use of which has an important influence on the environment, the economy, and society in general. In recognition of this, the Department of Construction Economics and Management has responded to the demand from both students and employers for postgraduate courses in property and real estate studies with the introduction of taught postgraduate courses in Property Studies. The programmes consist of taught modules, project work and, in the case of the master's programme, a research component.
The MSc and PG Diploma programmes are fully accredited by the South African Council for the Property Valuers Profession* and the MSc programme by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
* requires both CON5043Z (Property Valuation Theory and Practice) and CON5044Z (Advanced Property Valuation) for accreditation purposes.
Research-based degrees in the form of the Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are offered. Read more