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Welcome to the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying

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The construction industry is a global one and offers the opportunity to work anywhere in the world. In the next two decades, construction in South Africa is expected to be in full swing to provide houses and infrastructure for its growing population. In South Africa, the ratio of managers to workers is one of the highest in the world. This means that future prospects are excellent despite the reality of the cyclical and fluctuating nature of personnel hire in the construction industry.

The Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying offers programmes which aim to produce graduates with the management skills and technical knowledge required for a diverse and complex industry. It is also a route to obtaining professional registration. Opportunities exist for successful candidates to pursue postgraduate studies leading to a Masters and a Doctoral degree in the Built Environment. The Department boasts a complement of highly qualified and competent academic and support staff.

 

VISION

To undertake internationally relevant teaching, study, research and consultancy that supports the advancement of our students and the Construction and Quantity Surveying Professions.

The department will provide a coherent, quality driven academic course of study that is relevant to the needs of employers in these disciplines and to society.

 

MISSION

To be the preferred Centre in Africa for career-orientated study, research and consultancy in Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, and a key stakeholder in the reconstruction and development of our province and country.

The Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying is committed to the values of:

►             Pursuit of excellence

►             Academic and intellectual freedom

►             Creativity and innovation

►             Mutual respect

►             Cooperation and communication

►             Community engagement

►             Accountability

►             Diversity

 

Announcement regarding Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management and Bachelor of Technology in Quantity Surveying:

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.

 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor of the Built Environment in Construction Studies (BBE (Construction Studies)) Applications to this programme must be made via the Central Applications Office (CAO): Tel: 031 268 4444 Web: http://www.cao.ac.za
Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management (BTech : CM)
Bachelor of Technology in Quantity Surveying (BTech : QS) 
Master of the Built Environment (MBE)
Doctor of Philosophy in the Built Environment

NOTE: Phase out of information for the BTech in Construction Management & Quantity Surveying

As gazetted in the Government Gazette, Vol. 613, No. 40123, 06 July 2016, the last date for first time entering students enrolling in academic programmes that are not aligned with the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework is the 31st December 2019. This means that you will not be able to enroll for a Bachelor (BTech) Degree at DUT, or at any other institution in South Africa after this date.

 

DOWNLOADS

BTech Application Form
Construction Management and Quantity Surveying Handbook


Contact Information

 

default-avatar Head of Department: Mr Ferdinand C Fester
Tel: 031 373 2235
Email: FerdinandF@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko Campus,
S3 Level 2

 

Mrs Anisha Pirthiraj Secretary: Mrs Anisha Pirthiraj
Tel: 031 373 2143
Email: anishap@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko Campus,
S3 Level 2