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Tuition Fees:$3,865 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Campus:Upper Campus
Application Deadline: 31 July 2021
Programme Overview

The curriculum of the 3-year BSc in Property Studies programme equips graduates to:
Manage tender and contractual documents relating to building work;
Undertake financial analysis and financial management of property developments;
Undertake the valuation of fixed property;
Manage the human resources within a property firm;
Understand and evaluate economic issues concerning the property sector and the property firm at both a micro and macro level;
Communicate with construction and property professionals concerning spatial concepts, financial issues and construction assembly problems;
Inter-relate with colleagues and successfully manage and/or participate in team working situations;
Appreciate social and commercial business values within the context of codes of professional conduct and legal liability;
Construct solutions which relate to practical real-life problems and resolve disputes using appropriate methods;
Frame research questions, identify, collect and collate primary and secondary data sources and be aware of quantitative analysis methods; and
Understand the legal framework within which the property development, property valuation and property management processes occur.

The aims of the programme are to provide employable graduates to the property industry and to satisfy the criteria for accreditation in terms of the requirements of the South African Council for the Property Valuers Profession (SACPVP), and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Curriculum

First Year

CON1021F Property and Planning I
CON1022F Building Construction I
CON1023S Building Construction II
CON1024S Property Economics I
CON1025S Property and Technology
ECO1010F Microeconomics
ECO1011S Macroeconomics
MAM1010F Mathematics 1010
STA1000S Introductory Statistics

Second Year

ACC1006F/S Financial Accounting I
CML1001F Business Law I
CON2024S Property Studies II A
CON2027F Real Property Law I
CON2029S Measurement
CON2030F Property Investments Mathematics II
CON2031S Property Studies II B
FTX2020F Business Finance

Elective Core Courses

BUS2010F/S Marketing I
CML2005F Labour Law
ECO2003F Microeconomics II
ECO2004S Macroeconomics II
END1019L Social Infrastructures: Engaging with Community for Change
STA2020F Applied Statistics

Third Year

Code Course NQF Credits HEQSF Level
CML2010S Business Law II
CON1019F Professional Communication
CON3034F Property Studies III A
CON3035S Property Studies III B
CON3036W Property and Contract Law
CON3040W Cost Engineering I T
CON3041F Property Studies III C

Elective Core Courses

ACC1012S Business Accounting
ACC2022F/S Management Accounting I
BUS2010F/S Marketing I
CML2001F Company Law
CML2005F Labour Law
CON3039S Construction Management I T
ECO2003F Microeconomics II
ECO2004S Macroeconomics II
END1019L Social Infrastructures: Engaging with Community for Change
STA2020F Applied Statistics
STA3022F Applied Multivariate Data Analysis

Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate

FPS 450

Mathematics ≥ 65% Physical Sciences ≥ 60% NBT scores of Proficient for

Maths and Intermediate for AL and QL

International Students

A-level

• at least C for English at IGSCE/O-level; and

• at least C for Mathematics at A-level and C for Physics at A-level

AS-level

• at least C for IGSCE/O-level English; and

• at least B for Mathematics at AS-level and C for Physics at AS-level plus two other AS-level subjects with B symbols

Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC)

At least four Higher level subjects with level 1 passes in Mathematics and Physical Science

International Baccalaureate

full IB Diploma with at least a Grade 6 pass at SL or a Grade 5 pass at HL for each of the subjects Mathematics and Physics

Note: Mathematical Studies is not acceptable

OTHER NON-SOUTH AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS

School-leaving subjects MUST include Mathematics.

Applicants from some countries (eg Angola and DRC) must have completed the first year of a four-year degree programme at a university in their country of origin before applying to UCT.

Applicants with only O-Level and/or IGCSE subjects need to complete the first year of a four-year degree programme at a university in their country of origin, before applying to the UCT.

Applications will be assessed on an individual basis. Meeting the above minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission may be limited due to available capacity.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Apply online

You will need a working email address and your South African identity number. If you are an international applicant, you need your passport number.

Applications close

31 July of the year prior to study for South African and international applicants.

Application status

Check your application status online or follow the directions on your letter from the admissions office in order to log in and determine your application status. Should you not have received your login and password, you may also use your names and birth date.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Property Studies programme can be found:
– Investment Analyst
– Construction Project Manager
– Event Manager
– Interior Designer
– Property Manager
– Real Estate Asset Manager
– Senior Business Analyst

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,865
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,865

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

South African citizens and South African permanent residents

An initial payment of fees (for tuition and residence) is due by January. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. You will be allowed to register if the initial payment has not been received by the due date.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment),

plus if applicable;

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due 30 June 2020.

International students from the SADC region

An initial payment of fees (tuition and residence and the administrative service fee) is due before registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment), plus

Non-refundable administrative service fee R4,000

plus if applicable

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

International Students

International students must make a minimum initial payment towards the tuition fees, international term fees and residence fees (where applicable), prior to registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

Payment due prior to registration for:

UCT full-time international fee-paying students (except Master’s & PhD students): R95,000

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

plus if applicable:

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full residence cost. Final payment is due in June.

Relevant Contact

 
Miss Celeste Wilson
Undergraduate Manager
 
Miss Carlyn Hewitson
Undergraduate Admin Assistant