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Tuition Fees:$4,537 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Construction Studies (BSc CS)
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Campus:West Campus
Application Deadline: 30 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.

Curriculum

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

Admission Requirements
– APS 36+
– English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
– Mathematics Level 5
Wait-listing
Students with English and Mathematics at level 5 will be wait-listed, subject to place availability.

International Students:
Ordinary Levels – A-C (English, Maths, Physics)
Advanced Levels – A-C (English, Maths, Physics)
International Baccalaureate – HS, SL 4-7

All other foreign qualifications are considered according to faculty requirements.
NOTE: If the certificate you obtained in your country is not mentioned above, please message the “Course Contacts” above and they will be able to answer all your questions

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $42

How to Apply
– To apply online, go to: www.wits.ac.za/applications/
– You may apply for a maximum of three programmes (order of choice does not matter)
– If you apply for two programmes within one Faculty, you are advised to apply for one programme in a less restricted faculty (e.g. Humanities, Commerce or Science)
– Try to keep your options open, especially when applying for programmes in Faculties such as Health Sciences or Engineering
N.B: Do not enter the duration of the programme. You are applying to go into 1st year of study.
A non-refundable application fee of R100 for South African citizens, and R700 for foreign citizens, is required.

Closing dates
30 June – Faculty of Health Sciences (all programmes); Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Audiology, Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology; BA Film and TV
30 September – All other University programmes; Residence applications.

Additional Forms
Does your degree programme have additional selection procedures? Some degrees have additional selection requirements such as portfolio and essay submissions, auditions or National Benchmark Tests. Please click on Additional Forms below to see if this applies to you.

Pay Application Fee
– Non-refundable application fee of R100 for South African citizens
– Non-refundable application fee for foreign citizens of R700
– Payments to be made before closing dates.
– Use your T Number or Person Number as reference

How to pay
– Deposit the exact amount into the University’s Application Fee account:
Standard Bank, Account name: Wits University – Application Fees. Current Account Number: 200 346 385, Branch code: Braamfontein 004 805. CI Number 074A. (International payment swift code: SBZAZAJJ). Use your person/student number as a reference.
– Pay by cash or credit card at the Wits Fees Office, Ground Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House (Senate House), Braamfontein Campus East, Jorissen Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa. Use your person/student number as a reference.

EFT – Use your T Number or person/student number as the reference.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities for this course are;
– 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 & SADC Students: $4,537
Tuition Fees for International Students: $9,074

– South African students pay R48110-59310 per year as tuition fees.
– 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 double the fees paid by 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 Programmes Administrator
 
Olga Ndlovu
Faculty Officer