Construction Management

The Department of Construction Economics offers undergraduate (BSc) and post graduate (BSc Hons) degrees in Construction Management. 

Our Construction Management Program has formed a partnership with the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and invites students to enrol for student membership with AIB:

AIB Student Membership:

  • Free membership for students
  • Members receive the PDF / Online version of the AIB Magazine and
  • Access to anything else on the AIB Webpage.

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BSc (Construction Management)

The first phase of the programme is a three-year degree course.   Passing all the modules in this course will result in a student obtaining a BSc degree in Construction Management.  A student can only continue with the second phase of the programme once a BSc degree has been obtained.

The discipline focuses on technical, financial and managerial aspects. In the three-year programme, some financial and managerial aspects are touched on, but the main focus is on the technical aspects.

Admission requirements and course content:  Refer to EBIT faculty yearbook


BSc(Hons)(Construction Management)

The second phase of the programme is a one-year degree course.  Passing all the modules in this course as well as obtaining a minimum of 240 hours practical experience will result in a student obtaining a BSc (Hons) degree.  Students can already start to accumulate the 240 hours of practical experience during the three-year BSc programme.

During the honours programme the student receives further training in aspects such as financial management, project management and strategic management.

Admission requirements and course content:  Refer to EBIT faculty yearbook


What can I do with my degree?

Construction management is the field of study meant for the person who wishes to become part of the process of infrastructure development, especially the construction of buildings. The construction manager is a professional business person who acts as manager for undertakings in the building, construction and property industry as well as related support services.

Career opportunities cover a wide spectrum and construction managers find employment as main and subcontractors in the building and construction industry, as project managers or investment experts with financial institutions and property developers, as property experts who offer broker services and compile packages, as managers of building and property portfolios for investors, as suppliers of material and equipment to the building and construction industry, as consultants for financial services in the construction and related sectors, or as private entrepreneurs working in these fields.

The examinations of the BScHons degree in Construction Management are recognised by the Minister of Public Works as prescribed examinations in terms of the stipulations as described in the Project and Construction Management Professions Act (Act No 48/2000), as well as by the Chartered Institute of Building.


Apply Online

All applications are done online via the UP website. 

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