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Course Information and Fees



Diploma: (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 diploma 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.

In the Extended Curriculum with Foundational Provision Programme, first-year subjects of the Diploma are spread over two years (Year 0 and 1), allowing a more supportive academic environment. On completion of the two year Foundational Programme, students will integrate in the second year with the normal programme, provided they pass all the subjects in the Foundation Programme in the minimum time.

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

Syllabus and fees
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First Year ECP

In the ECP Programme, the first-year subjects of the Diploma are spread over two years - year Zero started in 2018, and Year 1 will start in 2019. (ALL subjects are compulsory)

Compulsory subject(s):
22380 ZAR
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First Year

Compulsory subject(s):
16150 ZAR
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Second Year

Will only be offered from 2020

Compulsory subject(s):
32670 ZAR
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Third Year

Will only be offered from 2021

Compulsory subject(s):
27640 ZAR
Experiential Learning
During their third year the students work in the construction industry while completing academic assignments.

Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / Four Years

Course is offered on Bellville Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Mr Andre Burt
Telephone: +27 21 953 8484
Fax: N/A
Email: burta@cput.ac.za

Contact: Ms Nonyaniso Didiza
Telephone: +27 21 959 6631
Fax: N/A
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.