|12242018||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology||Department: Construction Economics|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 125||NQF level: 08|
Refer also to G16-G29.
The successful completion of the compulsory work-based component is a requirement by the professional bodies, the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and The South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession (SACQSP). The module CWE 700 comprises a 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 logbook signed by the employer.
Note: An equivalent qualification is regarded as one that the South African Council for the Construction and Project Management Professions regards as acceptable for registration as a candidate construction manager or candidate project manager and for eventual registration as a professional construction manager or professional project manager
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. To pass a module a final mark of 50% is required.
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% (not rounded).
Minimum credits: 125
This is a compulsory 240-hour work experience module that requires the submission of a signed logbook to record and confirm the hours worked in the construction industry.
Overview of factors affecting the feasibility of proposed property developments, including a brief introduction to town planning, valuation, financing, marketing and investment principles.
Financial viability studies of different types of property developments; value management and life-cycle costing.
Construction project budgeting, estimating, analysing and interpreting cash flow schedules, financial statements and construction financial management planning.
Operational management techniques, productivity, work study and effect on price determination. Construction programming techniques, including CCS.
Human resource management as tool to achieve objectives. 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, business ethics, effective business management. Attention is paid to the built environment practitioner in this context.
Application and terms of CIDB endorsed standard construction contracts such as GCC, NEC and FIDIC; case studies. Alternative dispute resolution: mediation, adjudication and arbitration; litigation - an overview; law of delict; negligence and damage to property.
Fundamentals 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. 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.
Introduction to scientific research. Planning and preparation of a research proposal with implementation of research methodologies.
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