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Tuition Fees:$3,351 /year
Applications Begin:1 April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Construction Degree
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Campus:Doornfontein Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

*Purpose of the programme:
The purpose of the Bachelor of Construction is to build the necessary knowledge, understanding, abilities and skills required for further learning towards becoming a competent practicing Construction Professional. Specifically, the qualification provides graduates with the following abilities: analytical thinking, managerial competence, relevant technological competence, and creative, critical thinking.

*Outcomes (Exit level outcomes)
Students credited with this qualification will be able to:
– Demonstrate knowledge of construction methods and techniques
– Demonstrate knowledge in measurement, description and specification for construction work
– Perform cost estimation techniques and preparation of tenders
– Demonstrate knowledge of basic management and planning and supervision processes in the entire project cycle
– Demonstrate an understanding of basic legal issues in construction and perform construction contracts administration
– Evaluate socio-economic issues affecting construction and project environment
– Demonstrate a grasp of the application of information technologies, computer usage and computer applications in the construction environment
– Demonstrate competence in written and oral communication in the construction environment.

Curriculum

Year One
(First Semester)
– Construction Management 1A
– Construction Science 1 (Year module)
– Engineering Mathematics 1A(Year module)
– Economics 1A(Year module)

(Second Semester)
– Engineering Statistics 1B
– Construction Science
– Engineering Mathematics 1B
– Economics 1B
– Surveying 1B
– Descriptive Quantification 1B

Year Two
(First Semester)
– Construction Accounting 2(Year module)
– Construction Management 2 (Year module)
– Construction Technology 2(Year module)
– Descriptive Quantification 2(Year module)
– Soil Mechanics 2A
– Building Structures 2 (Year module)
– African Insights

(Second Semester)
– Construction Accounting 2
– Construction Management 2
– Construction Technology 2
– Descriptive Quantification 2
– Engineering Geology (Construction) 2B
– Building Structures 2
– Construction Law 2B

Year Three
(First Semester)
– Analysis Of Prices And Estimating 3(Year module)
– Construction Economics 3 (Year module)
– Construction Law 3A
– Construction Management 3 (Year module)
– Construction Technology 3(Year module)
– Descriptive Quantification 3 (Year module)
– Building Structures 3(Year module)

(Second Semester)
– Analysis Of Prices And Estimating 3
– Construction Economics 3
– Research Methods 3B
– Construction Management 3
– Construction Technology 3
– Descriptive Quantification 3
– Building Structures 3

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements For Applicants With a National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV)
For admission to a BEng degree (4 years) the applicant must have:
– A NCV (level 4) issued by the Council for General and Further Education and Training.
– Achieved a minimum of 70% for 5 of the 7 subjects – fundamental and vocational categories.
– Passed English as Language of Teaching and Learning / First Additional Language as fundamental component with a minimum of 70%.
– Passed Mathematics and Physical Sciences as Fundamental Components with a minimum score of 70%.
For admission to a National Diploma the applicant must have:
– A NCV (level 4) issued by the Council for General and Further Education and Training.
– Achieved a minimum of 60% for 6 of the 7 subjects – fundamental and vocational categories.
– Passed English as Language of Teaching and Learning / First Additional Language as fundamental component with a minimum of 70%.
– Passed Mathematics and Physical Sciences as Fundamental Components with a minimum score of 60%.

Admission Requirements For National Senior Certificate For Adults (NASCA) Applicants:
National Senior Certificate for Adults (NASCA): The following criteria will apply for admission to all undergraduate Engineering programmes (BEng and BEng Tech).
– The following minimum subject requirements will apply for admission:
– English 60% APS 5
– Maths 60% APS 5
– Physical Science 60% APS 5
– Applicants will be required to complete a PsyCaD assessment obtaining an unconditional recommendation;
– Recommendation by the relevant Head of Department;
– Senate Discretionary Conditional Admission for applicants who have successfully completed the NASCA, provided that the applicant meets all the requirements;
– Admission will also be based on the availability of space according to the Enrollment Management Plan of UJ as approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Admission Requirements For The Amended Senior Certificate (SC(a)) Applicants:
Amended Senior Certificate (SC(a)): The following criteria will apply for admission to all undergraduate Engineering programmes (BEng and BEngTech).
– The following minimum subject requirements will apply for admission:
– English 60% APS 5
– Maths 60% APS 5
– Physical Science 60% APS 5
– Applicants will be required to complete a PsyCaD assessment obtaining an unconditional recommendation;
– Recommendation by the relevant Head of Department;
– Senate Discretionary Conditional Admission for applicants who have successfully completed the SC(a), provided that the applicant meets all the requirements;
– Admission will also be based on the availability of space according to the Enrollment Management Plan of UJ as approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

International Students
All international applicants must submit the following supporting documents:
– Final School Results
– Valid Passport or Identity Documents or Birth Certificate
– Sworn English Translation of documents (Documents issued in any Language other than English
– Provide proof of the English Proficiency where English was not used as a medium of learning and teaching.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $13
Application Fees for International Students: $13

Online Application
Please note the following:
– No application fee will be charged for online applications.
– If you have previously applied and have a UJ student number, please call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) to ensure that your cell number and email address are captured on our student database. This will ensure that you receive a PIN number to complete the online application process.
An applicant must go to www.uj.ac.za/Apply and select ‘Apply’.

Paper Application
Step 1: Select your qualification study choices 1 and 2. (Ensure you meet the admission requirements as set out in this prospectus.)
Step 2: Complete the academic application form with a payment of R200 for a paper application (no payment required for online application).
Step 3: Once you have submitted your application, please allow three weeks before checking on the status of your application. If your application meets the necessary requirements and there is space in your selected programme, you will be informed on whether your application has been successful or not. Please note that all official communication will be sent via email. You may also go to the UJ website to check your application status using your ID or student number.

International Students
International applicants follow the same application process as national applicants

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities that exist within the field of Construction include:
– Architect
– Architectural Technologist
– Bench Joiner
– Bricklayer
– Building Surveyor
– Building Technician
– Carpenter and Joiner
– Civil Engineer
– Civil Engineering Technician
– Construction Planner
– Design Technician
– Estimator
– Form worker
– General Construction
– Land Surveyor
– Painter and Decorator
– Plant Mechanic
– Plant Operator
– Plant Technician
– Plasterer
– Project Manager
– Quantity Surveyor
– Shopfitter
– Site Inspector
– Site Technician
– Structural Engineer
– Town Planner
– Urban Designer
– Wall and Floor Tiler
– Wood Mechanics

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $3,351
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,550

*The normal Tuition Fees for South African Students is R51,309

35% of the tuition fees need to be paid by April, and 100% by July.

All students must pay at least R3,870 before they begin their studies. Students residing on campus will need to pay at least R6,470.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries and other African Countries pay a non-refundable ICT levy, registration fee plus non-refundable international levy of R2000.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the rest of the world pay a non-refundable ICT levy, registration fee plus non-refundable international levy of R17000

International Levy Amount:
SADC & Africa – R2,000
Rest of the World – R17,000

ICT Levy – R430
Registration Fee – R610

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For International Students:
***International Student Tuition Fees = Normal Tuition Fee (R51,309) + International Levy (R2,000) + ICT Levy (R430) +Registration Fee (R610) = R54,349
-An upfront payment of 30% of tuition fees should be paid at registration.
-35% of the tuition fees to be paid by 30 April.
-35% of the tuition fees to be paid by 31 July.
The University will offer a 5% discount should all fees be paid at registration.
Fees generally increase between 10 and 15 percent per year. Please contact the University in December to obtain the approved fees for the 2021 academic year.

Relevant Contact

 
Dr Molusiwa Ramabodu
Head of Department
 
Prof Daniel Mashao
Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries