Property Development and Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Property Development and Management (PGDip PDM).


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.

  • Identify and understand the role of the players and institutions involved in the real estate market
  • Analyse different real estate markets for the different asset classes
  • Analyse and evaluate the profitability of alternative real estate investments
  • Assess feasibility of development projects
  • Assess and report opinions of real estate values
  • Make effective presentations
  • Work in multidisciplinary teams
  • Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication on the subject
  • Demonstrate understanding of brokerage, property and asset management functions
  • Develop self awareness, interpersonal and group skills


  • Introductory Quantitative Methods for Property Studies
  • Applied Macroeconomics (Intermediate)
  • Real Estate Law
  • Real Estate Law II
  • Introductory Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Market Analysis
  • Commercial Real Estate Investments
  • Real Estate Valuation
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Brokerage
  • Real Estate and Asset Management
  • Management and Leadership in the Property Sector.

Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in the Built Environment, Engineering, Business, Law and other Social Sciences, and equivalent fields;
  • A B-Tech qualification with a minimum of three years work experience ;
  • A National Diploma, a Bachelor in Humanities and a 65% pass in at least two real estate short courses by Wits Enterprise.
  • 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.