MPhil with a specialisation in Digital Built Environment (Research)

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Department: Department of Construction and Management & Quantity Surveying
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: MPhil with a specialisation in Digital Built Environment (Research)
Programme Code: M6CM3Q

Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 117903

Application Start Date: 1 April 2024
Application End Date: 14 March 2025

Campus: Doornfontein

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555

Duration of Study: 1 Year Full-Time and 2 Years Part-Time

Programme Fees


The MPhil programme in Digital Built Environment aims to capacitate engineering and built environment professionals with in-depth knowledge in digital application technology, systems and operations. It will allow you conduct an independent, research and make a substantial contribution to the field of building information modeling, digital twins 3D printing and digitalization in engineering and the built environment. The programme aims to develop individuals with an understanding of digital technology, be leaders in engineering and the built environment sector.

Career Opportunities

Building information modeling, Digital design and management, Digital asset management, Building performance analytics, Sustainable design and Reality capture and digital twining

Admission Requirements

The degree is for individuals who possess an appropriate honors degree in construction, quantity surveying, architecture, property management studies, engineering, computer science, operations management or equivalent. In addition, applicants should have relevant experience in building information modeling (BIM) or be willing to undertake a preparatory short course in BIM. International applicants need a SAQA certificate on the time of application.

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