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.
A person shall not be admitted as a candidate for the degree unless he or she:
(a) is a graduate of the BSc in Quantity Surveying degree of this University; or
(b) is the holder of any three-year bachelor's degree of this, or any other university recognised for the purpose by the head of department as equivalent to the BSc in Quantity Surveying degree of this University; or
(c) has in any other manner attained a level of competence which in the opinion of the head of department is adequate for the purpose of admission.
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.
Examinations and pass requirements
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.
Pass with distinction
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).