Effective communication is the cornerstone of all aspects of modern life and work. Being able to communicate professionally, clearly and accurately is a skill that is required in all areas of business, both corporate and entrepreneurial.
Professionals in the workplace need to be able to articulate clearly both in written communication (e-mails, letters and reports) and in oral presentations. Increasingly, too, work is gained through self-motivated projects. It is essential for graduates to have the confidence and skills required to initiate, manage and present research.
Courses offered in Professional Communication Studies help to equip students graduating from the faculty for the demands their future careers. Courses comprise written and oral examinations. Workshops combine theory with actual case studies and examples to provide a realistic context for participants to practise their skills. Students work on exercises created from company material and on projects linked to their professional studies.
The courses are accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the South African Council for the Quantity Surveyor's Profession and the South African Council for the Property Valuation Profession.