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Construction Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #194 (WUR) Johannesburg, South Africa
The School of Construction Economics and Management offers professionally recognised qualifications in construction management, property studies, and quantity surveying. Construction Studies course is offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg .
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The three-year Bachelor of Construction Studies offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  forms the foundation of these professional fields and gives you insights into how they interact. This will help you decide which professional field to pursue at Honours level.

Construction managers plan, organise, and control all aspects of large and complex construction projects. They have highly developed managerial skills and advanced technical knowledge of construction processes. They work in construction companies, insurance organisations, manufacturing organisations, and government departments, as property developers and project management consultants.

Career Opportunities

  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Quantity Surveying Practice
  • Specialising as a subcontractor in the construction industry
  • Commercial trading such as a material or equipment supplier
  • Careers with local authorities and government


The BSc Construction Studies is accredited by the South African Institute of Building; the Chartered Institute of Building, UK (CIOB); the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, UK (RICS); the South African Council of Quantity Surveying Profession; and the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Introductory Statistics for Construction
  • Construction Drawings
  • Construction Materials and Environment
  • Construction Technology 
  • Communication Skills
  • Quantities and Specifications 
  • Commercial Law 
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Practical Experience 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

APS 36+

  • English Home Language OR First Additional Language
Level 5
  • Mathematics
Level 5
  • Wait-listing
Students with English and Mathematics at Level 5 will be wait-listed, subject to place availability.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7970 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    3985 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3985 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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