PhD Quantity Surveying

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Department of Construction and Management & Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Department: Department of Construction and Management & Quantity Surveying
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: PhD Quantity Surveying
Programme Code: P6QSUQ
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 
NQF Credits: 360
SAQA: 96969

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


Quantity Surveyors are major players in the construction industry as they play a significant part in the management of construction business. The increasing complexity of the construction process requires high levels of engineering and management skills. Today, the planning, designing, costing, managing, building, and maintenance of facilities, require a higher level of sophistication and expertise than ever before. Many capable professionals and academics are unable to fill high level managerial appointments in the construction industry because of a lack of management education and experience.
The purpose of the programme is to develop an intellectual with the advanced ability to produce quantity surveying research that seeks to add knowledge and growth to this particular sector. One of the main objectives in this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct inter- disciplinary quantity surveying research of an original nature. It will also promote a lifelong learning approach, as well as an aptitude for training other students in similar fields.

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Admission Requirements


Selection Process

An approved master's degree in Quantity Surveying (Construction Economics) or any Built Environment discipline or a similar approved degree at master's level.

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