Real Estate

The real estate course is designed to develop in participants a practical and theoretical understanding of the essential aspects of real estate valuation. The programme exposes students to a broad knowledge base including property finance & economics, construction management, property marketing, property management, property law, and appropriate communication and computer skills. 

The Diploma prepares the graduate for a variety of career opportunities as a property professional or valuer in private practice, the public, financial or private sectors. Graduates may apply for registration with the SA Council for the Property Valuers Profession.


Please find the info required for the above-mentioned course.

The subjects for First Year are:

Business Computer Applications (Formerly known as Principles of Information Systems) R6130.00
Communication R4180.00
Construction Technology (Formerly known as Property Practice 1) R4460.00
Property Economics & Finance 1 R5570.00
Property Valuation 1 R5570.00

The subjects for Second Year are:

Property Law R6960.00
Property Economics & Finance 2 R6680.00
Property Marketing R5570.00
Property Valuation 2 R6680.00

The subjects for Third Year are:

Property Economics & Finance 3 R6680.00
Property Valuation 3 R6680.00
Property Development R6680.00
Property Management R6680.00

Please note, prices quoted are current and are subject to any increase.

The Diploma in Real Estate is a yearly course and NOT a semester course.

Attach the following documents:

  • CERTIFIED copy of ID
  • CERTIFIED copy of Matric Certificate

Requirements for Diploma in Real Estate is as follows:

English 4 (50-59%)
Maths (Pure) 2 (30-39%)
Maths (Lit) 4 (50-59%)

And at least ONE of the following commerce subjects:

Economics 4 (50-59%)
Bus. Studies 4 (50-59%)
Accounting 4 (50-59%)

The course is offered on Full-time and Distance Learning options.

The course which is offered in distance learning mode, is therefore for students from across South Africa who may apply. Study material is available electronically via the CPUT MyClassroom LMS (Learner Management System) platform. Students must have reliable internet access and a personal computer with a web cam. Distance learning students are welcome to attend the block-release sessions in Cape Town (dates to be obtained from the administrative assistants at the Dept Real Estate), but this is entirely optional.

With regards to the fees, it should be posted on the website but you could also contact:

Information pertaining to credits, you can liaise with Ms Karen Hector on:

Explanation of the process for exemption/recognition/RPL.

If a student has completed the exact same subject or similar subject with a minimum of 80% content overlap within the previous 10 years, they may apply for exemption/recognition.

If the subject was completed more than 10 years prior, or if the student feels they have gained the required knowledge other than through completing the academic subject then the student is advised to apply for RPL.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process of identifying your knowledge and skills against a qualification or part thereof. The process involves the identification, mediation, assessment and acknowledgement and skills obtained through informal, non-formal and/or formal learning.
All credit applications are submitted for approval to Senex Committee.
Please note, you have to be a registered student with CPUT and registered for the subject to be able to apply for the Credits/Exemptions/RPL

RPL applications for End User Computer (Business Computer Applications/Principles of Information Systems) – can be directed to Ms Karen Hector on:

Any other RPL subjects can be directed to Ms Bacsha Fakier on: