University of Cape Town UCT Construction Economics and Management
Construction projects require specialists with appropriate management skills, a command of cost planning and cost management techniques, and a thorough understanding of the administrative and legal aspects of building developments. The department aims to produce graduates with theoretical, entrepreneurial and business skills that will ensure their leadership positions within the construction, property and built environment industries.
Recognised as one of the leading academic departments of its kind in the country, the department offers two three-year undergraduate programmes leading to a BSc in Construction Studies and a BSc in Property Studies, with the option of a fourth year of study to obtain a BSc (Hons) in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying or Property Studies.
The curriculum is balanced between academic and practical disciplines, ensuring that graduates meet the requirements of the various professional councils, and acquire skills that will remain useful throughout their careers. Through assignment work and dissertations students also become involved in a wide range of funded research projects undertaken by department staff.
For detailed information please visit the Department of Construction Economics and Management website.