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Post graduate : Postgraduate Diploma in Construction in Construction Management

Campus

Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus

1 Year

Semester 1

178

8

Additional Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for this qualification is an appropriate Advance Diploma or Bachelor degree at NQF level 7, with sufficient exposure to construction management as principle study discipline. 

Learners must be able to demonstrate mastering of the necessary information-gathering, analytical and presentational skills required at Exit Level 7 on the NQF equivalent to any of the qualifications recognised for the purposes of access to this learning programme, with an aggregate percentage of 60% and sub-minimum of 60% in a major subject at NQF exit level 7.

Career Opportunities

The process of professional development towards qualifying as a Professional Construction Manager starts with the attainment of an advanced qualification that focuses on the practice of construction management. The Postgraduate Diploma in Construction in Construction Management offers such a qualification. After graduation a programme of training, further study and knowledge development with relevant work experience can be followed to attain the competencies for registration as a full Professional Construction Manager or Professional Construction Project Manager, if desired. Professional registration is not mandatory, though for industry participation, the graduate learner can advance to the highest levels in industry in practicing quantity surveying after gaining the necessary work experience.

Career opportunities for graduates of the programme exist in built environment. These include building construction, building maintenance, building restoration and asset management. Graduates may become part of a design or development team, be self-employed or act as consultants to the construction industry. Graduates may choose careers across a range of sectors, including:

  • Construction Management or Project Management consultancies.
  • Construction and specialist trade companies.
  • Design and build companies.
  • Buildings renovation and restoration companies.
  • Property developers and consortia.
  • Local authorities and regulatory bodies.

1ST YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SAQA CREDIT

CTE40BE

Construction Treatise

30

CPM41BE

Construction Project Management

24

CES41BE

Construction Economics

16

PBM41BE

Professional Business Management

16

SCL42BE

Statutory Construction Law

12

SCM42BE

Strategic Construction Management

24

CSE42BE

Construction Methods and Engineering

24

CNP40BE

Construction Practice

16

LCN41BE / FMT41BE

Facility Management / Lean Construction

16

Total

178


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