Project Management is a key growth area. It is recognized as the most appropriate form of management for the new generation of managers who are asked to handle multi-disciplinary projects in a rapidly changing business environment. Its benefits are increasingly being used to improve management performance in areas that were not previously thought of as project driven.
The course is underpinned by the standards and processes set out in the Project Management Body of Knowledge and the PRINCE2 methodology. The content is built up from the academic research literature and encompasses construction, engineering, information technology, and business projects in its scope. The programme seeks to maintain a balance in its content to meet the needs of the public sector, utilities and the private sector.
Property is a fundamental national asset, the use of which has an important influence on the environment, the economy, and society in general. In recognition of this, the Department of Construction Economics and Management has responded to the demand from both students and employers for postgraduate courses in property and real estate studies with the introduction of taught postgraduate courses in Property Studies. The programmes consist of taught modules, project work and, in the case of the Masters programme, a research component.
The MSc and PG Diploma programmes are fully accredited by the South African Council for the Property Valuers Profession* and the MSc programme by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
* requires both CON5043Z (Property Valuation Theory and Practice) and CON5044Z (Advanced Property Valuation) for accreditation purposes.