Property Studies

The three-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Construction Studies (in the field of Property Studies) programme provides comprehensive training in most aspects of the property business, including finance, investment, development and valuation.


Provide spaces that sufficiently meet organisational requirements.

Property is a high-demand finite resource that supports economic activity and influences the cost of goods and services. It forms the major asset value in corporate balance sheets, with most corporate debt secured against it. The challenge for the property practitioner is to provide spaces that efficiently meet organisational requirements. This requires a combination of legal, financial and engineering skills.

You can also specialise in corporate real estate and facilities management. You will get a strong understanding of the fundamentals, including introduction to property, business and property, applications of mathematics, statistics, law and planning.

You will also receive training in finance, market analysis, investment finance and property valuation, as well as skills training, including oral and written communication, the ability to work in teams, financial statement analysis, valuation and financial modelling.

This gives you the practical experience you need to start working in finance, property asset management, letting and leasing, banking, property development and valuations, in the public and private sectors.

Career Opportunities

  • Banking, Investment and Finance
  • Built Environment Analyst
  • Consulting
  • Damage Assessor
  • Development and Corporate Real Estate
  • Policy Analyst
  • Property Management
  • Property Valuation


  • Planning for Property Developers
  • Communication Skills
  • Real Estate Principles
  • Economics IA - Microeconomics
  • Economics IB - Macroeconomics
  • Commercial Law
  • Mathematics for Property Studies
  • Business Statistics
  • Construction Technology
  • Accounting Principles for Construction
  • Econometrics for Property Studies
  • Real Estate Market Analysis
  • Real Estate Law
  • Urban Economics
  • Real Estate Corporate Finance
  • Building Technology I
  • Building Science I
  • Construction Technology II
  • Real Estate Valuation
  • Professional and Research Skills
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Building Services
  • Building Technology II

Entry Requirements

APS 36+

English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 4

Mathematics Level 4


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

University Application Process

  • 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.

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.

University Fees and Funding

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.