Property Development and Management in the field of Facilities Management

Facilities Management is designed to enable prospective students to obtain the academic preparation that would enable them to access facilities management careers. Facilities management is the coordination and harmonisation of various specialist disciplines to manage buildings and non-core services.


The Postgraduate Diploma is directed towards applicants with a three year bachelors degree, usually in a non-real estate discipline. Applicants with a BSc in Real Estate can also apply to study for the Postgraduate Diploma. The Postgraduate Diploma should enable applicants to study for an MSc by research.

PG Diploma Property Development and Management in the field of Facilities Management:

  • For an integrated understanding of the basic knowledge and operational skills for the management of buildings, their environments, facilities and support services.
  • Prepares the graduates to assume leadership roles in managing an organization’s built environment.
  • For recognition from clients, shortage in qualified professionals


  • Introduction to Facilities Management
  • Building Services
  • Real Estate Market Analysis
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Strategic Planning Commercial / Procurement Law
  • Commercial Real Estate Investments
  • Space and Workplace Management
  • IT in Facilities Management
  • Project Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Operational Health and Safety
  • Advanced Facilities Management
  • Real Estate and Asset Management

Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Facilities Management, Property studies, Construction, Architecture, Business, Engineering, Social sciences, and other related fields;
  • A B-Tech qualification with a minimum of three years work experience
  • A National Diploma, substantial work experience and obtained 65% pass in short courses by Wits Enterprise in Building Services and Facilities management. This category of candidates will also attend an interview with the School of Construction Economics and Management before their application will be considered
  • Differently qualified applicants with a Bachelors degree or equivalent will be shortlisted for an entrance test
  • A person who in any other manner has satisfied the Senate that s/he is so qualified.
  • International students: Students whose prior degrees were not awarded by a South African university must submit a South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) evaluation certificate (Note: this process can take up to three months to finalise).

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.

For more information, contact the Student Call Centre +27 (0)11 717 1888, or log a query at

University Fees and Funding

Click here to see the current average tuition fees. The Fees site also provides information about the payment of fees and closing dates for fees payments. Once you have applied you will be able to access the fees estimator on the student self-service portal.

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.