This programme is intended for students who have completed a BSc in Property Studies and who wish to advance their knowledge and skills, and gain further insight by specialising in particular aspects of property valuation and management. The qualification provides the necessary foundation for specialisation at Masters level in various fields such as: property development and management; project management; housing development; and facilities management.
Aims of the Programme
To provide employable professional graduates to the property industry, and allied professions, and to the State and non-profit sectors: knowledgeable and skilled in the analysis of complex property investment, the valuation of specialised property and properties subject to particular legislation, in property and facilities management of buildings, and in the analysis of housing markets and policy; knowledgeable about relevant legislation and case law; and with applied research skills. In addition, the degree programme aims to fully satisfy the criteria for accreditation in terms of the requirements of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the South African Council for the Property Valuers Profession (SACPVP); and to provide graduates with life skills and values.
Outcomes of the Programme
Upon completion of the BSc (Hons) in Property Studies degree programme, the graduate is competent to:
evaluate both indirect and direct property investment opportunities and make appropriate investment decisions.
apply advanced methods to the valuation of specialised property and property subject to particular legislation.
effectively and efficiently manage property and buildings.
know and apply legislation and case law relevant to valuers and developers.
conceptualise a complex development scheme and undertake a bankable viability and feasibility study.
conduct research in case law and legislation
define a research problem, undertake empirical research, analyse data and report research findings.
apply knowledge and skills in an elective area of speciality (in comparative land policy, automated valuation modelling, corporate real estate management, valuation of mineral property, valuation of agricultural property, property investment and development in Africa, and the valuation of natural resources).
demonstrate career-readiness, a clear professional identity, and insights into skills, knowledge and values necessary to meet the standards of performance and practice expected by their profession and society.
The minimum duration of the Degree Programme is one academic year.
A candidate shall complete approved courses of a value required to bring the total to a minimum of 160 credits and shall comply with all prescribed curriculum requirements.
Advanced Property Investment and Finance
Advanced Property & Facilities Management
Applied Property Law
Advanced Property Valuation
Advanced Property Development
Housing Markets, Policy and Practice
Minimum of 32 credit points from:
Comparative Land Policy and Management
Valuation of Mineral Property
Corporate Real Estate Management
Computer Science 1016
Automated Valuation Modelling
Valuation of Agricultural Property
Property Investment and Development in Africa
Valuation of Natural Resources
A person shall not be admitted as a candidate for the degree unless he or she:
is a graduate of the BSc in Property Studies degree of this University; or
is the holder of any three-year bachelor’s degree of this, or any other university recognised for the purpose by the Senate as equivalent to the BSc in Property Studies degree of this University; or has in any other manner attained a level of competence which in the opinion of the Senate is adequate for the purpose of admission.
a weighted average of at least 65% for all courses undertaken for a bachelor’s degree with results for deferred (but not supplementary) examinations to be taken into account.
Please contact the Department on 021 650 3443 for detailed course information
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