(Offered jointly by the Departments of Quantity Surveying and Construction Management.)




This programme has been approved in terms of the new Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework (HEQSF). 

  • To provide understanding of the management skills and techniques necessary to deliver sophisticated projects in an increasingly competitive economic environment of South Africa and elsewhere within time, budget and risk requirements of construction clients.
  • To develop analytical and methodological skills that are critical for management, decision-making and problem-solving roles.
  • To prepare candidates for advancement in construction consultancy in professional project management, facilities management, property economics and valuation or construction management, or careers in public service or research, or in preparation for further academic training.



Unless Senate decides otherwise, applicants must be in possession of a postgraduate Built Environment qualification that includes a Research Methodology module. A minimum average of 60% must have been obtained in the qualification. Applicants will also be required to submit an entrance essay for which a minimum of 60 % must be achieved. 



All students shall be subject to a selection process as laid down by the department and approved at the Faculty Management Committee, if completing an entrance essay. 
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 40% 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. 
The qualification shall extend over a minimum of two years or a maximum of four years of part-time study. 
CURRICULUM (Full-time)