Short Learning Programmes in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management and Project Management (QCP)

Compact Learning (Distance Learning)

The department offers the following Short Learning Programmes (SLPs):

  • Introduction to QCP
  • Intermediate Programme in QCP

Each SLP is a stand-alone programme. This means that admitting you to the Introductory Programme does not imply on the part of the UFS that you will also be admitted on the Intermediate Programme, or guarantee that the Intermediate Programme will be available the following year.

Application

Apply online via the UFS website from April till 31 October of the year preceding your intended year of studies. You may follow the link below:
www.ufs.ac.za/prospective

Minimum admission requirements for Introductory Programme
  • The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or the National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV). Alternatively, a Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field may satisfy the minimum admission requirements.A student can also be admitted on the grounds of a standard of competence, which is sufficient for the purposes of degree study at a higher education institution.Recognition of prior learning, based on relevant experience in the construction industry, will be considered
  • Certified copy of Identification Document
Minimum admission requirements for Intermediate Programme
  • Certificate of completion of the Introductory Programme in Quantity Surveying, Construction Management and Project Management
  • Certified copy of Identification Document
Duration

Each programme should be completed in a one-year period with a maximum of two years. To be considered for registration for a third time on a programme (year 3), the student must apply as soon as they have results, but before end of January and requires approval of the Academic Department Head. Students who do not complete a programme after three years, will not be allowed to complete the programme at all.

Registration

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

Mode of 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 three-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.

Tuition fees and quotations

The department does not assist prospective students with any finance related enquiries. This is done by the UFS Finance Department. All fees must be paid upfront prior to registration. Invoices can only be provided after registration is done.

Tuition fees for 2019 are indicated below. Costs are subject to change on an annual basis.

More information pertaining to student finances may be obtained via the UFS website at: https://www.ufs.ac.za/kovsielife/student-finance

2019 Curriculum and cost

INTRODUCTORY QCP: S4QCPI1500

 

Module Name

Module Code

Credits

Fees

1

Descriptive Quantification 1

QIDQ1504S

16

R4 900

2

Building Economics 1

QIBE1524S

16

R4 900

3

Property Development 1

QIPD1522S

8

R2 500

4

Building Science 1

QIBS1504S

16

R4 900

5

Architecture

QIAR1522S

8

R2 500

6

Engineering Science

QIES1514S

16

R2 500

 

 

 

80

R22 200

INTERMEDIATE QCP: S4QCPM2600


Module Name

Module Code

Credits

Fees

1

Descriptive Quantification 2

QMDQ2604S

16

R4 900

2

Building Economics 2

QMBE2612S

8

R2 500

3

Building Economics 3

QMBE2622S

8

R2 500

4

Construction Science 2

QMCS2622S

8

R2 500

5

Property Development 2

QMPD2614S

16

R4 900

6

Building Science 2

QMBS2604S

16

R5 300

 

 

 

72

R22 600

On completion

The Introductory Programme and the Intermediate Programme are competency-based SLPs, and students receive a certificate after successful completion.

Although the SLPs are non-credit bearing, a successful student who meets the minimum requirements to enter the degree will be given exemption for equivalent modules done in the SLPs 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)

If a student completes both the Introductory and the Intermediate Programmes, then an average of 65% and duration of 1 year for each SLP will be required to apply for the degree. The following general rules pertaining to transfer of credits 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.

Possible articulation into the degree programmes

Students may apply online for the degree programme after successful completion of either the Introductory QCP or the Intermediate QCP SLP.

Students may be allowed to articulate into a BSc Degree programme offered by the department via the RPL route.

The following minimum requirements apply for 2020 degree intake.

  • Student must apply before 31 July
  • NSC with AP score of 25 or M-score of 24
  • Grade 12 Mathematics at performance level 4
  • Completion of the SLP in one year applies to both Introductory QCP programme and Intermediate QCP programme
  • Achieving an average mark of 65%. If a student completed both the Introductory programme and Intermediate programme, then an average 65% mark will be based on both programmes
  • Minimum 23 years of age
  • Proof of full-time employment in the construction industry

The Rules and Requirements are subject to change annually.

Enquiries

For further enquiries on the programmes contact qcp@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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