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Construction Studies The School of Construction Economics and Management offers professionally recognised qualifications in construction management, property studies, and quantity surveying.
Construction Studies The School of Construction Economics and Management offers professionally recognised qualifications in construction management, property studies, and quantity surveying.

Qualification: BSc (CS)

Faculty: Engineering and the Built Environment

Duration: 3 years

School: Construction Economics and Management

Study mode: Full-time

Overview

Bachelor of Science in Construction Studies: Programme code FBA04

The three-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Construction Studies forms the foundation of these professional fields and gives you insights into how they interact. This will help you decide which professional field to pursue at Honours level.

Construction managers plan, organise, and control all aspects of large and complex construction projects. They have highly developed managerial skills and advanced technical knowledge of construction processes. They work in construction companies, insurance organisations, manufacturing organisations, and government departments, as property developers and project management consultants.

The BSc Construction Studies is accredited by the South African Institute of Building; the Chartered Institute of Building, UK (CIOB); the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, UK (RICS); the South African Council of Quantity Surveying Profession; and the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions.

  • Careers within local Authorities and Government
  • Commercial Trading as a Materials or Equipment Supplier
  • Construction Management
  • Project Management
  • Quantity Surveying Practice
  • Subcontractor in the Construction Industry
First-year
  • Introductory Statistics for Construction
  • Construction Drawings
  • Construction Materials and Environment
  • Construction Technology I
  • Communication Skills
  • Quantities and Specifications I
  • Commercial Law I
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Second-year
  • Building Science I
  • Construction Technology II
  • Quantities and Specifications II
  • Site Management
  • Accounting Principles in Construction
  • Civil Engineering Theory I
  • Economics IA AND IB
  • Engineering Surveying
  • Practical Experience II
Third-year
  • Professional and Research Skills
  • Quantities and Specifications III
  • Construction Technology III
  • Estimating and Analysis of Prices
  • Management Principles in Construction
  • Building Science II
  • Introduction to Construction Management
  • Property Studies
  • Civil Engineering Theory II
  • Civil Engineering Theory III
  • Business Enterprise Law
  • Practical Experience III

APS 36+

English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5

Mathematics Level 5

Wait-listing

Applicants with an APS of 30-35 will be wait-listed subject to place availability.

Application Closing Date: 30 September 2022 | Residence Applications: 30 September 2022

  • The Student Enrolment Centre at Wits handles all student applications.
  • Please click here for an overview of the application process. 
  • Check the admission requirements for your degree. Check if any additional selection requirements apply. 
  • Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
  • Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • If you are an international applicant and/or have a foreign qualification, please click here.

Wits Plus applicants, applications can only be done online. We will be in contact with you should we require additional documentation.

Compliance with the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place at the University. The University has a specific number of places for first year undergraduates, approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

Click here to see the current average tuition fees for the first year of study. The Fees website 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. 

The Financial aid office provides information on student funding and scholarships. University-funded Scholarships include Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships, University Entrance Scholarships, Equality Scholarships, Sports Scholarships and National Olympiad winner awards. For information about NSFAS funding, please visit the NSFAS websiteExternal bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.

Wits Plus applicants: terms of payment are in accordance with University regulations, and students are not eligible for University bursaries/NSFAS or residential accommodation.