WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$4,960 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Construction Studies
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Campus:West Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

The three-year Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Construction Studies forms the foundation of these professional fields and gives you insights into how they interact. This will help you decide which professional field to pursue at Honours level.

Construction managers plan, organise, and control all aspects of large and complex construction projects. They have highly developed managerial skills and advanced technical knowledge of construction processes. They work in construction companies, insurance organisations, manufacturing organisations, and government departments, as property developers and project management consultants.

The BSc Construction Studies is accredited by the South African Institute of Building; the Chartered Institute of Building, UK (CIOB); the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, UK (RICS); the South African Council of Quantity Surveying Profession; and the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions.

First year

– Introductory Statistics for Construction
– Construction Drawings
– Construction Materials and Environment
– Construction Technology I
– Communication Skills
– Quantities and Specifications I
– Commercial Law I
– Mathematics
– Physics
– Practical Experience I

Second year

– Building Science I
– Construction Technology II
– Quantities and Specifications II
– Site Management
– Accounting Principles in Construction
– Civil Engineering Theory I
– Economics IA – Microeconomics
– Economics IB – Macroeconomics
– Engineering Surveying
– Practical Experience II

Third year

– Professional and Research Skills
– Quantities and Specifications III
– Construction Technology III
– Estimating and Analysis of Prices
– Management Principles in Construction
– Building Science II
– Introduction to Construction Management
– Property Studies
– Civil Engineering II
– Business Enterprise Law
– Practical Experience III

Admission Requirements

APS 36+
English Home Language OR First Additional Language
Level 5

Level 5

Students with English and Mathematics at Level 5 will be wait-listed, subject to place availability.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African and SADC students: $7
Application Fees for International Students: $46

– The Student Enrolment Centre at Wits handles all student applications.
– Please click here for an overview of the application process.
– Check the admission requirements for your degree. Check if any additional selection requirements apply.
– Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
– Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.
– If you are an international applicant and/or have a foreign qualification, please click here.

Career Opportunities

– Project Management
– Construction Management
– Quantity Surveying Practice
– Specialising as a subcontractor in the construction industry
– Commercial trading such as a material or equipment supplier
– Careers with local authorities and government

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Tuition Fees for South African and SADC students: $4,960
Tuition Fees for International Students: $9,921

Tuition Fees per year for South African Students = R75,213
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = R150426
(The tuition fees for International students constitutes an additional International Registration fee R6,650 to the normal fees.)

**Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay also annual local tuition fees and related costs (The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe)

International Students should take note:
– 75% of the annual tuition fee is payable on or before registration, as well as 75% of the on-campus accommodation fee.
– This payment includes the annual tuition fees and other related costs.
– The balance of the fees is payable by 31 March for undergraduate students, and for postgraduate students 30 days after registration. This excludes students with Refugee status.
– Fees clearance is to be obtained from the Fees Office.
– If you are sponsored, your sponsorship letter has to be vetted by the Financial Aid and Scholarships
Office (FASO).
– All international students (those who are not South African citizens or who do not have permanent residence status in South Africa) are required by the Department of Home Affairs to provide proof of available funds for the tuition fee for the academic year prior to receiving his/her study visa.

Relevant Contact

Ruth Billett
School Administrator