The graduate will co-ordinate and control sub-contractors, the labour force and all other resources on a contract, such as plant, materials and finances, work in close conjunction with the professional team and share the responsibility of remaining within the contract budget and completing the project on time.
After gaining sufficient practical experience, the graduates should be in a position to carry full responsibility for the overall management of a project. This is a key position and they must understand both the problems of management and the problems of construction. The smooth co-ordination of planning, administration and execution depend on the Construction Manager. This qualification provides a route to registration as a construction/construction project manager.
- A National Diploma: Building, or equivalent qualification.
- Applicants must have obtained a minimum average mark of 60 % in the ND: Building programme as well as a minimum of 60 % in the Construction Management 3 module.
- A minimum of one year of appropriate experience in the Construction Management field is required if a student fails to satisfy the 60 % average requirement.
As places on the course are limited, a selection process is implemented, with appropriate work experience and level of achievement at diploma level being considered.
The B Tech (CM) is fully accredited by the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP).
Please note that due to National legislation, signed into effect by the Minister of Higher Education in the Government Gazette no. 40123 of 6th July 2016, the last permitted enrolment for any non-HEQSF aligned programme will be in 2019. This means that you will not be able to enrol in a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) degree at DUT, or at any other institution in South Africa from 2020 onwards.