Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be in possession of the following minimum qualifications in order to qualify for admission: a Bachelor of Science Honours qualification in Quantity Surveying or Construction Management; or a Master 32of Architecture (Professional) qualification; or a four-year bachelor’s qualification in a building discipline; or Bachelor of Technology qualification in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or Architecture obtained from a technikon or technical university, together with a minimum of five years of relevant working experience; or a professional diploma in Quantity Surveying (RQS or ARICS), Construction Management or Architecture, together with a minimum of seven years of relevant working experience.
The qualification shall extend over two years of part-time studies.
Except if otherwise provided, the qualification of Master of Science in the Built Environment shall be awarded in accordance with the General Rules for Masters’ qualifications.
Fields of study
One of the following fields may be selected:


The certificate for the qualification shall bear an endorsement, signifying the field of study.
Integrated assessment
In all modules, assessment is continuous and supplemented by end-of-semester and/or year-end examinations. Assignments are submitted for evaluation within the overall qualification. A mark of at least 50% for the assignment is a prerequisite for admission to the examination in any module. Re-assessments will be scheduled at the end of the block following the block in which the examination was written. No more than two re-assessments will be permitted in the qualification.
Obtaining the qualification
The qualification shall be obtained on completion of a course work programme (prescribed and elective modules), a supervised research programme and the submission of a treatise for examination.