Program: PhD Construction Management

Code NQF level Faculty Duration Credits
12262018 NQF level:  10 Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology Minimum duration of study: 2 jaar Totale krediete: 360
Prof BG Zulch
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A PhD student must submit a thesis which deals with a topic from the list of subject disciplines.

Admission requirements

  • A master’s degree in Construction Management or an associated field (such as quantity surveying, real estate, civil engineering, architecture, or any other field deemed acceptable by the Departmental Postgraduate Committee); or an MBA/MBL degree for applicants with an honours degree in either quantity surveying, construction management or real estate.
  • The departmental Postgraduate Committee reserves the right to decide if the applicant is suitable for postgraduate studies based on the academic transcript and required application documentation. The Department has limited supervisory capacity and only accepts candidates for whom it is able to provide supervision. The applicant must intend to do research in the domain of construction management, must determine the research focus area and a potential supervisor and confirm the potential supervisor’s availability (consult departmental website for research focus areas, potential supervisors, as well as required application documentation and procedures).
  • An applicant in possession of a master’s degree by coursework may be requested by the departmental Postgraduate Committee to complete a research methodology course prior to commencing studies.

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.

The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of each student to familiarise himself or herself well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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