MSc in Construction Management (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: MSc in Construction Management (Research)
Programme Code: M6CM0Q

Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 9
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 111187

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

Campus: Doornfontein

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555

Duration of Study: 

Programme Fees


The purpose of the qualification is to develop an intellectual with advanced abilities in applying construction economics (quantity surveying) and/design and synthesis, and related inter-disciplinary principles independently to specific management systems problems of society at large. One of the main objectives in this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct construction cost engineering research of an exploratory nature. It will also promote lifelong learning approach as well as an aptitude for training other students in similar fields.

Admission Requirements

Students are selected on the basis of academic merit and an approved field(s) of study. An average mark of a 65% in the previous degree qualification is required.

More Information

Exit level outcomes: The qualified student will be able to:
  1. Identify and analyses quantity surveying related problems creatively and innovatively.
  2. Organize and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively and ethically, accept take responsibility within his/her limits of competence, and exercise judgement based on knowledge and expertise, pertaining to the field of research.
  3. Plan and conduct advanced inter-disciplinary investigations, research and/or experiments of an original nature by applying or developing appropriate theories and methodologies and perform appropriate data analysis and interpretation.
  4. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with specifically research audiences and the community at large, in so far as they are affected by the research, using appropriate structure, style and graphical support.
  5. Demonstrate, where applicable, cultural and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social contexts in the execution of quantity surveying research/development activities.

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