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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Property Studies

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 Valuation, Development and Management professions: skilled in advanced valuation methods and facilities management of buildings; knowledgeable about relevant legislation and case law; and with applied research skills. In addition, the degree programme together with the BSc Property Studies degree fully satisfy the criteria for accreditation in terms of the requirements of the South African Council for the Property Valuers Profession; and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; and to provide graduates with life skills.

Outcomes of the Programme

Upon completion of the BSc (Hons) in Property Studies degree programme, the graduate is competent to:

  • apply advanced methods of valuation and value special properties
  • manage property assets
  • manage property and buildings
  • plan, control and report costs associated with property management
  • know and apply legislation and case law relevant to valuers
  • define a research problem, undertake empirical research, analyse data and report research findings
  • apply skills in an elective area of speciality in statistics, management, economics or law

Programme Structure

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 144 credits and shall comply with all prescribed curriculum requirements.

Course Code Course UCT Credits SAQA Credits
CON4041F Advanced Property Studies A 16 16
CON4042F Advanced Property Studies B 16 16
CON4043S Applied Property Law 16 16
CON4045F Housing Development and Management IT 16 16
CON4047W Treatise 32 32
CON4048F Advanced Property Studies C 16 16
Subtotal 1   112 112
Electives minimum of 32 credit points from:
ACC1012S Business Accounting 18 18
ACC2022F/S Management Accounting I 18 18
BUS2010F Marketing I 18 18
CML2005F Labour Law I 18 18
CML2001F Company Law 18 18
ECO2003F Microeconomics II 18 18
ECO2004S Macroeconomics II 18 18
STA2020F/S Business Statistics 18 18
STA3022F Research and Survey Statistics 18 18
  Approved Elective 18 18
Subtotal 2   48 48
Total   144 144


Entry Requirements

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 60% 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