The curriculum of the 3-year BSc in Construction Studies programme equips graduates to: use
computer packages for computer-aided draughting presentation, scheduling and information
processing; manage and prepare tender and contractual documents relating to building work;
estimate cost and undertake financial management of construction projects; manage the construction
of buildings and related infrastructure; manage the human resources within a construction firm;
understand and evaluate economic issues concerning the construction sector and the construction
firm at both a micro and macro level; understand the time value of money and apply discounted cash
flow techniques for evaluating alternative property investments; communicate with construction
professionals concerning spatial concepts, financial issues and construction assembly problems.
The aims of the programme are: to provide employable management graduates to the construction
industry; to fully satisfy the criteria for accreditation in terms of the requirements of the South
African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP), and the
South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession (SACQSP).