Program: PhD (Construction Management)

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Code Faculty Department
12262018 Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology Department: Construction Economics
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 2 jaar Totale krediete: 360 NQF level:  10


  1. Subject to the stipulations of the General Academic Regulation G42, a master's degree is required for admission to studies for a PhD.
  2. A PhD student must submit a thesis which deals with a topic from the list of subject disciplines and research focus areas as stipulated by the relevant Department 
  3. Unless otherwise decided by the Dean, on the recommendation of the supervisor, the PhD degree is awarded on the basis of a thesis. An oral examination may be required at the request of the external examiners, or the dean, on the recommendation of the head of department
  4. Unless the Senate, on the recommendation of the supervisor, decides otherwise, a student, before or on submission of a thesis, must submit proof of submission of an article issued by an accredited journal, to the Head: Student Administration. The submitted article should be based on the research that the student has conducted for the thesis and be approved by the supervisor if the supervisor is not a co-author. The supervisor shall be responsible for ensuring that the paper is taken through all the processes of revision and resubmission, as may be necessary. Conferment of the degree may be made subject to compliance with the stipulations of this regulation.
  5. The student must provide proof by means of their work, thesis and examination of advanced original research and/or creative work which makes a real and substantial contribution to the knowledge and/ or practice of the discipline.

Refer also to G42 – G55.

Admission requirements

  1. Master’s degree in Construction Management or equivalent master’s degree in an associated field
    (such as quantity surveying, real estate, civil engineering, architecture, or any other field deemed acceptable by the departmental Postgraduate Committee) or MBA degree with an honours degree in either quantity surveying, construction management or real estate or MBL degree with an honours degree in either quantity surveying, construction management or real estate

Note:  Additional work/modules may be required in order to reach the desired level of competency

Examinations and pass requirements

The doctoral examination, either written or oral, is compulsory, and covers the content of the thesis as well as the sections of the field of study on which the thesis is based.

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