WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$5,727 for the full programme
Part-time Study:2 Years
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Master of Science in Building
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Campus:West Campus
Course Type:Master by Coursework
Application Deadline: 30 June 2021
Programme Overview

Direct entry to the MSc (Building) by research is allowed for candidates with good honours in Economics, Real Estate, Finance and Economics provided they can demonstrate proficiency in Econometrics and Research Methodology from their previous studies.

The taught MSc (Building) degree is directed towards applicants with an honours degree in Real Estate, Property, Economics, Finance, Commerce, Accounting, Building Technology, Civil Engineering and Planning.

Teaching and learning

The School uses lectures, cases and projects that facilitate the study of the discipline on a deep level. Students typically work in small groups. Apart from knowledge of the subject, group work facilitates financial modelling, team, communication and business skills. Guest speakers from industry provide practical perspectives on some of the issues discussed in class.


The Construction Project Management field includes courses such as:
– Construction Planning and Control
– Construction Economics and Finance
– Construction Contracts Law and Management
– Project Management
– Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
– Research Methodology

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
– BSc(Building) or BSc(Construction Management)
– BArch or BSc(Town and Regional Planning) or BSc (Hons) (Urban and Regional Planning), or MArch(Prof) or BSc(Property Studies), or BSc(Quantity Surveying), or BSc (Eng) in the branch of Civil Engineering
– BSc(Hons) (Economics) or BCom(Hons) or BSc(Hons) (Finance)

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $12
Application Fees for International Students: $12

How to apply
– Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
– Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
– Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal, view academic application status, accept an offer (once certified hardcopies have been received by SEnC), apply and check residence application status, and generate a fees estimate.
– Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities are;
– Superintendent.
– Business Developer.
– Operations Director.
– Principal.
– Management Consultant.
– Senior Business Analyst.
– Engineer.
– Chief Executive Officer.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $5,727
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,727

*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay the same annual tuition fees as South Africans plus an International Registration Fee (IRF). The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

*Students sponsored by the Government of Rwanda will be treated as and pay the same amount as SADC students.

*Students from all other countries (Non-SADC) will pay the same amount as South African Students

*Diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa & International Wits employees and their dependents will pay South African tuition fees + International Registration Fee (IRF).

Relevant Contact

Ruth Billett
Construction Studies Programme
Prof. David Root
Postgraduate Coordinator