BSc Construction Management / BSc Quantity Surveying

Compact Learning (Distance Learning)
Application

Apply online via the UFS website from April when applications open till 31 July of the year preceding your intended year of studies. You may also follow the link below for more information:
www.ufs.ac.za/prospective  

National Benchmark Tests (NBT’s)

Students selected for the compact learning programme are exempted from writing NBT’s.

Selection Criteria

Both programmes are selection courses. The minimum requirements are:

  • NSC Certificate (Grade 12) with AP-score of 32 / M-score of 32
  • Grade 12 Mathematics at performance level 5
  • Grade 12 English at performance level 4
  • Grade 12 Physical Science OR Accounting OR Economics OR Business at performance level 4
  • Minimum age of 23 years
  • Proof of full time employment in the construction industry
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Prospective students who have obtained relevant experience of not less than 10 years in the construction industry, but cannot obtain direct entry into the undergraduate BSc programme, may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning to gain access. This process may only commence on the recommendation of the Academic department Head or the Programme Director of the department.

Prospective students must apply for RPL via the following email address by no later that 31 March in the year preceding the intended year of study. The RPL process is a lengthy process and the department cannot guarantee that the outcome will be made available in time for registration. rploffice@ufs.ac.za

Duration

The programme is completed over a 4-year period.

Registration

A compulsory registration session is scheduled for early to mid-January in both Midrand and the Bloemfontein campus to assist students with academic advice and processing of registration. Actual dates are communicated in due course.

Mode of programme delivery

Students have to attend two compulsory 5-day workshops/contact sessions in the Bloemfontein campus or Midrand during each year they are registered. One contact session per semester.

Exams are written twice a year in the Bloemfontein campus, Midrand and at other approved regional exam centres from 2019 over a maximum 3-week period. These include the first semester main exam and end of year main exam. All additional exams are written in the Bloemfontein campus only.

All study material, assessments and learning activities are communicated via an e-platform (online) called Blackboard. It is therefore a compulsory requirement that students ensure that they have their own computer with adequate internet access in order to successfully complete these programmes.

2019 Curriculum

Yr 1

Module Name

Code

Credits

1

Descriptive Quantification 1

BDQD1504

16

 

2

Building Economics 1

BBED1524

16

 

3

Property Development 1

BPDD1522

8

 

4

Building Science 1

BBSD1504

16

 

5

Architecture

BARD1522

8

 

6

Physics

PHYS1502

8

 

7

Introductory Calculus and Statics

MATM1502

8

 

8

Business Calculations

EBCS1514 EOFF

16

96

Yr 2

Module Name

Code

Credits

1

Descriptive Quantification 2

BDQD2604

16

 

2

Building Economics 2

BBED2612

8

 

3

Building Economics 3

BBED2622

8

 

4

Accounting

EACC1614

16

 

5

Business Functions

EBUS1514

16

 

6

Mercantile Law

LMER1524

16

 

7

Labour Law

LLBR2624

16

 

8

Micro Economics OR Macro Economics

EECF1614 OR EECF1624

16

112

Yr 3

Module Name

Code

Credits

1

Construction Science 1 (Structures)

BCSD2612

8

 

2

Construction Science 2 (Land Surveying)

BCSD2622

8

 

3

Property Development 2

BPDD2614

16

 

4

Property Development 3

BPDD2624

16

 

5

Building Science 2

BBSD2604

16

 

6

Production and Operational Management 1

BPOD3706

24

 

7

Building Economics 4

BBED3712

8

 

8

Building Economics 5

BBED3722

8

104

Yr 4

Module Name

Code

Credits

1

Descriptive Quantification 3

BDQD3706

24

 

2

Construction Contracts and Management 1

BCCD3712

8

 

3

Construction Contracts and Management 2

BCCD3722

8

 

4

Building Science 3

BBSD3712

8

 

5

Building Science 4

BBSD3722

8

 

6

Descriptive Quantification Project

BQPD3704

16

 

7

Introduction to Research

BIRD3722

8

80

Modules in blue: Offered by UNISA

392

Tuition fees and quotations

The department does not assist prospective students with any fee related enquiries. This is done by the UFS Finance department.

Quotations may be obtained via the UFS website at: https://www.ufs.ac.za/kovsielife/student-finance

Credit recognition and transfer

Recognition of credits for equivalent modules obtained through other professionally accredited relevant BSc programmes is not automatic, but may be approved after an evaluation based on the following criteria:

  • Module credits (at least same amount of credits or more)
  • NQF level (same NQF level)
  • Similarity of module content, and
  • Shelve life of the modules (how long ago it was completed)

Recognition of modules cannot be guaranteed prior to registration. It is the responsibility of the student to apply for credit recognition and provide the curriculum/syllabus that indicates the above criteria. The following general rules apply: No more than 50 percent of the credits may be transferred from the completed qualification(s) to another qualification, subject to the provision that; (aa) at least 50 percent of the credits for the new qualification be earned at this University; and (bb) a maximum of 25 percent of the credits accrued at the highest NQF level in the previously completed qualification(s) be acknowledged for another qualification.

With regards to an incomplete qualification, all the applicable credits may be granted for the new qualification, except in respect of a student from another institution of higher education, in which case no more than 50 percent of the credits required to obtain the qualification may be recognised from those modules completed at the other institution. In the latter case, there is a restriction of a maximum of 25 percent of credits aquired and earned at the highest NQF level.

General UFS Rules on period of registration also apply. Note that General Rules are subject to change.

Appeals

All appeals pertaining to the implementation of the General Rules are considered by the relevant Faculty Readmission Appeals Committee, and the decision of this committee will be final. Students who wish to appeal for readmission should contact the relevant Programme Director for guidance.

Enquiries

For further enquiries on the programmes, contact qscmd@ufs.ac.za

 


FACULTY CONTACT

Faculty Manager: Velaphi Makgwahla
T: + 27 51 401 3199
E: makgwahlamvt@ufs.ac.za

Marketing Manager: Elfrieda Lötter
T: +27 51 401 2531
E: lottere@ufs.ac.za

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