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


Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall be in possession of one the
following minimum qualifications in order to qualify for admission:
  • a Bachelor of Science Honours qualification in Quantity Surveying or Construction Management;
  • a Master of Architecture (Professional) qualification;
  • a four-year Bachelor's qualification in a building discipline;
  • a 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;
  • a professional diploma in Quantity Surveying (RQS or ARICS), Construction Management or Architecture, together with a minimum of seven years' relevant working experience.
  • 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.
Final year for admission
The final year for new admission into this programme was 2015.
Completion of qualification
The final year for all students to comply with all requirements for this qualification is
Except if otherwise provided, the qualification of Master of Science in the Built
Environment shall be awarded in accordance with the General Rules for Master’s and
Doctoral Degrees.
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.
The qualification shall extend over at least two years of part-time study.