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    BTech: CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT baccalaureus technologiae


    BTech: (baccalaureus technologiae)

    The course focuses on the planning, execution and management of construction projects. The work of the construction manager mainly comprises the following:
    • Pre-tender planning and programming of projects to determine the optimal use of resources
    • Post-tender refining and monitoring of construction programmes to ensure the smooth running and the completion of contracts on time
    • Quality control of labour and materials used in buildings
    • Controlling and managing sub-contractors, suppliers and the like
    • Co-ordinating the handing over of the completed projects
    The ideal construction manager is a practical problem-solver and a self-motivated achiever who enjoys getting things right the first time. Applicants should be goal-orientated, enjoy working in a robust and predominantly outdoor environment, and have the ability to communicate with and motivate people at all levels.

    Good human relations, as well as the ability to think logically and report on situations in an orderly manner, are important as the construction manager needs to develop a close working relationship with the architect, client, engineer and other members of the professional team.

    Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
    This qualification is intended for persons specialising in the field of construction management. Persons achieving this qualification will be competent to independently perform services relevant to contract planning management and property development.

    Career Opportunities
    The main areas of employment are with building contractors and sub-contractors. Opportunities exist for self-employment, in property development, with mining houses, financial and insurance institutions, with state and semi-state departments, and in sales and marketing with retailers and manufacturers in the construction industry.

    Admission requirements


    For all Certificate and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

    General admission requirements

    Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

    Additional admission requirements


    For all Bachelors, Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

    Postgraduate admission requirements

    Professional Registration
    Graduates are eligible for professional registration with the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions after the prescribed period of work. Professional registration enables them to practise as construction managers.

    Syllabus and fees

    Fourth Year

    Compulsory subject(s):
    25090 ZAR
    Total number of subjects to obtain the BTech degree: 6

    Offering Type and Duration
    Full-Time / One year

    Offering Type and Duration
    Part-Time / Minimum two years

    Course is offered on Bellville Campus.

    For any queries get in touch with:

    Contact: Ms Charlene Daniels
    Telephone: +27 21 959 6631
    Fax: +27 21 959 6656
    Email: danielsch@cput.ac.za

    NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2016 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.