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
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.
Advanced Property Studies A
Advanced Property Studies B
Applied Property Law
Housing Development and Management IT
Advanced Property Studies C
minimum of 32 credit points from:
Management Accounting I
Labour Law I
Research and Survey Statistics
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
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