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Postgraduate diploma : Urban Development

PD_UDV

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 urban environment accommodates the core of human capital, social and economic activity. This urban growth pattern clearly dominates both developing and development economies of the world. Property development has become an enormously complex process within an uncertain urban environment, and demands a skilled professional to influence and guide this process. The Urban Development Graduate would fulfil such a role within society. The process of professional development towards qualifying as an Urban Development Professional starts with the attainment of an advanced qualification that focus on the practice of social and economic infrastructure development within an ever changing and vibrant urban structure with a complex social interactive structure. The Postgraduate Diploma in Construction in Urban Development offers such a qualification.  After graduation a programme of training, further study and knowledge development with relevant work experience can be followed as to attain the competencies for registration as a full Professional Consultant within various professional affiliated disciplines, if desired. Such a Professional body is the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Profession (SACPCMP), which has endorse the qualification in principle. Professional registration is not mandatory, though for industry participation, the graduate learner can advance to the highest levels in industry in practicing urban development after gaining the necessary work experience. Employment opportunities for graduates of the programme exist in built environment. These include:

  • Urban development consultancies and national departments.
  • Development Banks and agencies – International and regional.
  • Design and build companies.
  • Property developers and consortia.
  • Local authorities, regulatory bodies.

The purpose is to provide knowledge and skills required for the practice of urban development 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

DPE40BE

Development 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


SCL42BE

Statutory Construction Law

12

0.067


SDT42BE

Sustainable Development

24

0.134


UPD42BE

Urban Planning and Development

24

0.134

Total:

194

1.088

 

For more information contact: Department of Built Environment

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