PhD in Construction Management

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Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Department: Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: PhD in Construction Management
Programme Code: P6CONQ
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 
NQF Credits: 360
SAQA: 96969

Application Start Date: 
Application End Date: Apr 1, 2022


Construction management is a holistically developed built environment discipline in that the related tertiary education addresses three main streams, namely management, economics and science and technology. This empowers construction management graduates to manage the business of construction and projects (the physical process), as construction managers. Furthermore, construction management is the ‘gateway’ qualification for construction project management, which is the management of projects from conception to completion on behalf of a client, including design delivery, integration of design and construction, and the overseeing of construction. Expertise in this area is therefore imperative for the infrastructural development of South Africa and the African continent.

The purpose of the programme is to develop an intellectual with advanced abilities in applying construction engineering management with other related inter-disciplinary principles, in order to address construction management related problems within the sector. One of the main objectives in this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct inter-disciplinary construction engineering management research of an original nature. It also aims to promote a lifelong learning approach, as well as an aptitude for training other students in similar fields.

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Selection Process

An approved master's degree in Construction Management or any Built Environment discipline or a similar approved degree at master's level.

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