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Post graduate : Postgraduate Diploma in Construction: Urban Development

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 either quantity surveying or 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 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.

1ST YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SAQA CREDIT

CTE40BE

Construction Treatise

30

CPM40BE

Construction Project Management

24

CES40BE

Construction Economics

16

PBM40BE

Professional Business Management

16

SCL40BE

Statutory Construction Law

12

UPD40BE

Urban Planning and Development

24

SDT40BE

Sustainable Development

24

DPE40BE

Development Practice

16

LCN40BE / FMT40BE

Facility Management / Lean Construction

16

Total

178

 

For more information contact: Department of Built Environment

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