Construction Project Management

The MSc (Building) in the field of Construction Project Management is offered over 2 years of part-time study.


The MSc (Building) in the field of Project Management in Construction is offered over two- years of part-time study and is directed towards applicants with an honours degree in Real Estate, Property, Economics, Finance, Commerce, Accounting, Building Technology, Civil Engineering and Planning.

Teaching and learning

Teaching and learning strategies respond to the unique nature of the different courses and emerging trends, locally and internationally. Lectures, cases and projects that facilitate the study of the discipline on a deep level are used.

Students typically work in small groups and apart from knowledge of the subject, group work facilitates financial modelling, team, communication and business skills. Guest speakers from the industry provide practical perspectives on some of the issues discussed in class.


The Construction Project Management field includes courses such as:

  • Construction Planning and Control
  • Construction Economics and Finance
  • Construction Contracts Law & Management
  • Project Management
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • *Research Methodology
  • Research Report

*The Research Methodology is a pre-requisite for the Research Report. The award of the qualification of the MSc (Building) is contingent on the successful completion of the Research Report.

Entry Requirements

  • BSc (Building) or BSc (Construction Management)
  • BArch or BSc Town and Regional Planning) or BSc (Hons) (Urban and Regional Planning), or
  • MArch(Prof) or BSc(Property Studies), or BSc (Quantity Surveying), or BSc (Eng) in the branch of Civil Engineering
  • BSc(Hons) (Economics) or BCom(Hons) or BSc(Hons) (Finance)
  • DQA applications based on the years of appropriate working experience in the built environment field.

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University Application Process

  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
  • Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

International students, please check this section.

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University Fees and Funding

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For information about postgraduate funding opportunities, including the postgraduate merit award, click here. Please also check your School website for bursary opportunities. NRF bursaries: The National Research Foundation (NRF) offers a wide range of opportunities in terms of bursaries and fellowships to students pursuing postgraduate studies. External bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.