Course Aim:
The course produces experts with integrated technical knowledge and skills, as well as advanced analytical and problem-solving capabilities, in specialised fields of construction, financial control, and policy formulation. The research focus of the department is diverse, ranging from community-based research, health and safety, small and medium contractor's entrepreneurship, project management and leadership including advanced construction technologies among others.

Research-based Degree
Students conduct supervised research in a specialised area of construction management or quantity surveying and complete a dissertation.

Purpose and Rationale of the Qualification
This qualification is intended to enable graduates to apply integrated technical knowledge/ skills and advanced analysis and problem solving to a particular specialisation in construction management, quantity surveying, property development and other related fields, through involvement in an applied research project.

Professional Registration
Graduates may be eligible for particular categories of membership of:
• The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors;
• The South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions
• The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB Southern Africa)
• The South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession.

Employment opportunities are many and varied. The main areas of employment are with building contractors and professional quantity surveyors. Opportunities also exist for self- employment, or employment in property development, with mining houses, financial and insurance institutions, with state and semi-state departments and in marketing with retailers and manufacturers in the construction industry.

Admission requirements:
A level 8 qualification with a minimum aggregate of 60% in the following qualifications:
• A Postgraduate Diploma in Construction;
• A Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours); Construction Health and Safety (Honours); Facility Management (Honours) or Quantity Surveying (Honours);
• A Professional Bachelor of Construction; or any other related field.

Prospective postgraduate students for full thesis studies must first find a provisional research topic or research area, and possible supervisor. For information on the fields / areas of study and Supervisors go to:
Research Areas and Supervisors (

For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
General admission requirements

For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
General admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

Please note:

The fees reflected here are for the 2024 academic year, and are subject to change for 2025.Please confirm the final fee amount by contacting the relevant Faculty Office or contact person as listed at the bottom of this page.

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Compulsary subject(s)

R 24,880.00


For any queries get in contact with:
Dr Lance Wentzel
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NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2024 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.

This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.
Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.