Real Estate

Real estate is the study of all aspects relating to land and buildings including the development of land, the management of buildings including shopping centres, the valuation of land and buildings and decision making regarding finance of and investment in land and buildings.  Real Estate/Property practitioners are professional people who work in all spheres of the property industry including becoming professional property valuers.

The Department of Construction Economics offers under graduate (BSc) and post graduate (BSc Hons) degrees in Real Estate.

BSc (Real Estate)

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 Real Estate. The three-year programme will qualify BSc (Real Estate) graduates to work in the various spheres of the property industry including management, development and marketing.  A student can only continue with the second phase of the programme once a BSc degree has been obtained.

The main focus of the three-year programme is the study of fixed property and related aspects such as property economics, development, management, valuation, financing, investment and marketing.

Only a limited number of candidates can be accommodated and admission is subject to selection.

Admission requirements and course content:  Refer to EBIT faculty yearbook

 

BSc(Hons)( Real Estate)

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.

The one-year BScHons (Real Estate) programme qualifies graduates to start a professional career in the property industry. After submitting proof of prescribed professional practical experience and the successful completion of a professional examination, graduates may register with the South African Council for the Property Valuers Profession (SACPVP).

Admission requirements and course content:  Refer to EBIT faculty yearbook

 

What can I do with my degree?

Real estate (or property studies) has developed into a specialised field requiring unique expertise where the property sector forms an appreciable part of the South African economy.  World-wide property/real estate comprises between 40% and 50% of the world’s total assets.  Apart from a future in areas such as property investment, property finance and facilities and property management, further studies to obtain an honours degree in real estate can lead to registration as a professional property valuer.  Career opportunities encompass the whole spectrum of the property sector, whether as entrepreneurs in the private sector or as employees in the private, government or semi-governmental sectors.

Real estate is the study of all aspects relating to land and buildings including the development of land, the management of buildings including shopping centres, the valuation of land and buildings and decision making regarding finance of and investment in land and buildings.  Real estate/Property practitioners are professional people who work in all spheres of the property industry including becoming professional property valuers. estate is the study of fixed property and related aspects such as property economics, development, management, valuation, financing, investment and marketing.

 

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All applications are done online via the UP website. 

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