BTech: Construction Management

BTech: Construction Management

Course Information and Fees

The course focuses on the planning, execution and management of construction projects. The work of the construction manager mainly comprises the following:

  • Pre-tender planning and programming of projects to determine the optimal use of resources
  • Post-tender refining and monitoring of construction programmes to ensure the smooth running and the completion of contracts on time
  • Quality control of labour and materials used in buildings
  • Controlling and managing sub-contractors, suppliers and the like
  • Co-ordinating the handing over of the completed projects

The ideal construction manager is a practical problem-solver and a self-motivated achiever who enjoys getting things right the first time. Applicants should be goal-orientated, enjoy working in a robust and predominantly outdoor environment, and have the ability to communicate with and motivate people at all levels.Good human relations, as well as the ability to think logically and report on situations in an orderly manner, are important as the construction manager needs to develop a close working relationship with the architect, client, engineer and other members of the professional team.

Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
This qualification is intended for persons specialising in the field of construction management. Persons achieving this qualification will be competent to independently perform services relevant to contract planning management and property development.


Career Opportunities
The main areas of employment are with building contractors and sub-contractors. Opportunities exist for self-employment, in property development, with mining houses, financial and insurance institutions, with state and semi-state departments, and in sales and marketing with retailers and manufacturers in the construction industry.


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Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Professional Registration
Graduates are eligible for professional registration with the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions after the prescribed period of work. Professional registration enables them to practise as construction managers.


Syllabus and fees
Compulsory subject(s):
Select one of the following electives:
Total number of subjects to obtain the BTech degree: 6


Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / One year
Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / Minimum two years
Course is offered on Bellville Campus.


For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Ms Charlene Daniels
Telephone: +27 21 959 6631
Fax: +27 21 959 6656

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