National Diploma


National Diploma in Building


Minimum Entrance Requirements

These are the MINIMUM entry requirements required for study. Further selection criteria may be applied
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Previous entry requirements (until end 2007 i.e. the Senior Certificate or matric):

Current entry requirements (from end 2008 i.e. new National Senior Certificate): 

  • Minimum APS 26;
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  • Minimum Ratings:
    • English (LOTL) = 4;
    • Other recognised language = 4;
    • Mathematics = 4;
    • Life Orientation = 4;
    • Physical Sciences (Subject 1) = 4;
    • Subjects 2 & 3 = 4. (APS calculation: rating for Life Orientation is divided by 2).
      • Senior Certificate;
      • M-Score 12;
      • Mathematics (HG:D)/(SG:B);
      • Physical Science (HG:D)/(SG:B);
      • English (First Language) (HG:D) or English (Second Language) (HG:C).

Purpose of the programme

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

1.     Supervision of building projects; 

2.     Procurement, administration and management of building projects; and

3.     Preparation of contract documentation and administration of building contracts.

Curriculum 

CODE

MODULE

CODE

MODULE

First year

First semester

Second semester

CONT111

 

Construction Technology 1

CONT111

Construction Technology 1

 

PHY1YKP

Construction Applied Building Science (Practical)

PHY1YKP

Construction Applied Building Science (Practical)

MAT1YBU

Mathematics

Civil construction materials

PHY1YKT

Applied Building Science (Theory)

PHY1YKT

 

Applied Building Science (Theory)

 

SSG111

Site Surveying 1

SSG111

Site Surveying 1

BGC111

Communication Studies 1

 CAB111

Computer Applications 1

 

CONM111

Construction Management 1

CONM111

Construction Management 1

QSB111

Quantity Surveying 1

QSB111

Quantity Surveying 1

Second year

First semester

Second semester

ACMA2A

Applied Construction-Micro Economics

EL3540

Building Practice

CONT221

Construction Technology 2

 

 

Electrical Theory
Plumbing Theory
Air-conditioning Theory
Lifts Theory

QSB221

Quantity Surveying 2

 

 

 

STA1ZIT

 

Statistics 1

 

 

CMS1-11 Civil Construction Methods

Third year

First semester

Second semester

CONT331

Construction Technology 3

CONT331

Construction Technology 3

CONA331

Construction Accounting 3

CONA331

Financial Management

PRAE331

Price Analysis and Estimating 3

PRAE331

Price Analysis and Estimating 3

SAC331

Concrete Studies and Practical

ACMA2B

Applied Construction- Macro Economics

CEGA211 Soil mechanics CEGB211 Engineering Geology
SAC3000 Structural Detailing' and Theory of Structures SAC3000 Structural Design

QSG331

Quantity Surveying 3

QSG331

Quantity Surveying 3

CONM331

Construction Management 3

CONM331

Construction Management 3

     
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