Diploma: Construction

Diploma: Construction

Phasing IN from 2024 – replacing National Diploma: Building

Course Information and Fees

The course is structured to provide a career-oriented technological education and to prepare students for supervisory level employment in the construction management, quantity surveying and allied industries in the built environment.

The diploma lays the foundation for further study towards the degree BTech: Construction Management or BTech: Quantity Surveying which are awarded after a further one year of study and allows for specialisation in these fields.

Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
This is a broad based qualification intended to prepare diplomates for supervisory and middle management level employment in the building industry and for technical and support level in the quantity surveying profession. Persons achieving this qualification will be competent to support supervisors, managers, building surveyors and quantity surveyors.


Career Opportunities
Graduates practise as construction managers or quantity surveyors. Consultants, contractors or local authorities may employ the quantity surveyor or construction manager. Duties include taking off quantities, estimating and pricing for tendering purposes or the submission of payment certificates.


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

Syllabus and fees

The fees for 2024reflected below may be subject to change.
Please confirm the final fee amount by contacting the relevant Faculty Office or contact person as listed at the bottom of this page.

Compulsory subject(s):

Second Year

The second year will be offered from 2024
Compulsory subject(s):

Third Year

The third year will be offered from 2024
Experiential Learning
During their third year the students work in the construction industry while completing academic assignments.


Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /


Course is offered on Bellville Campus.


For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Mr Andre Burt
Telephone: +27 21 953 8484
Fax: N/A
Email: burta@cput.ac.za
Contact: Ms Nonyaniso Didiza
Telephone: +27 21 959 6631
Fax: N/A
Email: didizan@cput.ac.za

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