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Postgraduate diploma : Construction Management

PD_CON

Campus

Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Semester 1

194

8

Additional Admission Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for this qualification is an appropriate advanced diploma or bachelor’s degree at NQF level 7, with sufficient exposure to Construction Management as principle study discipline.

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.

The purpose of the programme is to provide knowledge and skills required for the practice of construction management and provide vertical articulation to relevant higher degrees in the built environment.

1ST YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SAQA

CREDITS

HEMIS CREDITS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2


CTE40BE

Construction Treatise

30

0.169

PLE40BE

Professional Practice

16

0.090

CES41BE


Construction Economics

16

0.090

CPM41BE


Construction Project Management

24

0.134

FMT41BE


Facility Management

16

0.090

LCN41BE


Lean Construction

16

0.090

PBM41BE


Professional Business Management

16

0.090


DQS42BE

Descriptive Quantities

24

0.134


PVA42BE

Property Valuation Practice

24

0.134


SCL42BE

Statutory Construction Law

12

0.067

Total:

194

1.088


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