|12242018||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 152|
|Mr AHG van Heerden|
A student is required to attend lectures diligently, but in addition the student must complete a compulsory minimum of 240 hours of temporary employment with a suitable employer in the construction industry/built environment (registered quantity surveyor, contractor, developer, property owner, etc). As proof of the practical experience the student must submit an approved log book signed by the employer.
Also refer to G Regulations G.16 to G.29 and G.54.
The admission requirements must be read in conjuction with the General Regulations.
A person shall not be admitted as a candidate for the degree unless he or she:
Selection is based on an applicant's academic record and experience. Applicants may be required to attend an interview and/or write an entrance examination.
A minimum semester/year mark of 40% is required in order to be admitted to the examination in a specific module. In addition, all other examination admission requirements, applicable to the relevant module, must have been met.
No supplementary examinations are granted at postgraduate level.
No special examinations are granted at postgraduate level.
The degree is awarded when all prescribed modules have been passed.
The degree is conferred with distinction if students registered for the degree for the first time, complete the degree within the minimum prescribed time and pass all modules with a weighted average of 75% (excluding POU 700).
Minimum credits: 152
Overview of factors affecting the feasibility of proposed property developments, including a brief introduction to town planning, valuation, financing, marketing and investment principles.
Detailed financial viability studies of different types of property developments; value management and life-cycle costing.
Budget estimates, cash-flow schedules, financial statements and construction financial management calculations and accounting.
Operational management techniques, productivity, work study and effect on price determination. Construction programming techniques.
Human resource management. An approved certificate in first aid has to be submitted before this module will be awarded.
An essay on a subject approved by the head of department has to be completed during the final year of study.
Entrepreneurship, strategic management and marketing. Business ethics.
Construction law and law of delict – an overview; history of building contracts in South Africa; JBCC principal building and nominated/selected subcontract agreements: interpretation, insurance and security, execution, completion, payment, suspension and termination, dispute resolution; JBCC minor works agreement; case studies.
Application and terms of CIDB endorsed standard construction contracts other than JBCC (GCC, NEC and FIDIC); case studies. Alternative dispute resolution: mediation, adjudication and arbitration; litigation - an overview; law of delict; negligence and damage to property.
Introduction to project management in the building and property industry. Key processes, knowledge areas and techniques are covered.
Preliminaries and pricing thereof, different types of bills of quantities, tender documentation, economical designs, building cost estimates, analysis of building costs, calculation of professional fees. Practical contractor’s administration and internal and external cost management. Project and Construction Management Professions Act; Council for the Built Environment Act (CBE Act); Construction Industry Development Board Act (CIDB Act). Geotechnical and civil engineering works.
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