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Course Information and Fees

ND: BUILDING *PHASING OUT national diploma


ND: (national diploma)

The course is structured to provide a career-oriented technological education and to prepare students for supervisory level employment in the construction management, quantity surveying and allied industries in the built environment.

The ND Building lays the foundation for further study towards the degree BTech Construction Management or BTech Quantity Surveying which are awarded after a further one year of study and allows for specialisation in these fields.

Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
This is a broad based qualification intended to prepare diplomates for supervisory and middle management level employment in the building industry and for technical and support level in the quantity surveying profession. Persons achieving this qualification will be competent to support supervisors, managers, building surveyors and quantity surveyors.

Career Opportunities
Graduates practise as construction managers or quantity surveyors. Consultants, contractors or local authorities may employ the quantity surveyor or construction manager. Duties include taking off quantities, estimating and pricing for tendering purposes or the submission of payment certificates.

Admission requirements


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

Postgraduate admission requirements

Professional Registration
The ND Building is accredited by the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession. All ND students will only be able to register with the council after successful completion of the BTech: Quantity Surveying.

Syllabus and fees
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First Year

Subjects phased out.

Compulsory subject(s):
640 ZAR
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Second Year

(ALL subjects are compulsory)

Compulsory subject(s):
1610 ZAR
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Third Year

(ALL subjects are compulsory)

Compulsory subject(s):
28710 ZAR
Total number of subjects to obtain the National Diploma: 17

Experiential Learning
During their second year the students work in the construction industry while completing academic assignments in the three major subjects.

Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / Three years, including experiential learning.

Course is offered on Bellville Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Mr Andre Burt
Telephone: +27 21 953 8484
Fax: +27 21 959 6299
Email: burta@cput.ac.za

Contact: Ms Nonyaniso Didiza
Telephone: +27 21 959 6631
Fax: -
Email: didizan@cput.ac.za

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2021 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.



This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.