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School of Construction Economics & Managementat the University of the Witwatersrand South Africa


The School of Construction Economics and Management is part of the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment. The school is at the forefront of creating wealth by providing society with well-educated, entrepreneurial graduates in Construction Management, Quantity Surveying and Property Studies programmes at the undergraduate, postgraduate diploma, masters and doctorate levels.


The School's three programmes are:


Quantity Surveying


Construction Management


Property Studies


The total student headcount (undergraduate and postgraduate) stands at over 550 as at 2004 with a continuous staff complement of 10 full-time and 10 part-time academic and about 6 support services staff.


Achievements and Awards


The 35-year history of the School is characterized by achievements and awards. Recently three students of the School scooped prices for the best, second and third best academic papers in the 1st Postgraduate Conference organized under the auspices of the Construction Industry Development Board between 12th and 14th October 2003 (see picture below).


International Recognitions and Accreditations


The BSc Quantity Surveying degree is a prerequisite for registration with the South African Council for Quantity Surveyors. The degree has a high standing in the quantity surveying fraternity in South Africa and other countries overseas. It is internationally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), UK. Our quantity surveying graduates are in high demand both locally and internationally, and have proved their mettles in countries such as Hong Kong, UK, Australia, and more recently USA, Canada and many more.
The BSc Construction Management degree is accredited internationally by the Chartered Institute of Building, UK, and locally by the South African Council for Construction Project Management Profession (SACCPMP). The degree provides graduates with skills and knowledge to be able to actively participate and play leading roles in the construction industry. With Wits BSc Construction Management degree, the door is open to graduates in such areas like project management, construction management, property consulting, property portfolio management, property development and management, careers in local authorities and government, etc.


The BSc Property Studies degree prepare graduates to actively participate deliver value  in the property industry. By studying the degree, graduates will not only be exposed to the most up-to-date thinking in field of property investment and development, but also acquire skills required for a successful property practice.
Academic Development Programme (ADP)


To assist learners from disadvantaged schooling backgrounds and those unable to adjust to the first year programme, the School runs academic development programme. The School maintains strong links with industry in the form of student bursaries, scholarships and internships.

The University of the Witwatersrand
The University's origins go back to the School of Mining Engineering over 100 years ago. It was formally inaugurated as a university in 1922. Wits acquired international fame very early in its history when the famous Taung skull was discovered in 1924.

Wits, as one of the largest English-medium universities in the region, has built up an enviable national and international reputation. It has a long tradition of academic excellence and is committed to meeting the challenges that lie ahead. It has programmes in place to serve the needs of the developing African continent and it welcomes the interest of able students and academics from the international community.


The University of the Witwatersrand has long been established in the industrial and commercial heart of South Africa as a centre for education and research of the highest quality. It is the University's mission to maintain and enhance its position as a leading university in South Africa, in the South African Development Community (SADC) region, in Africa and in the world, by sustaining globally competitive standards of excellence in learning, teaching and research. As a world-class university, Wits fosters international research collaboration, staff and student exchanges and has almost a thousand international students on its campus.

In recent years, the need to support the internationalisation of higher education has become increasingly recognised. An education with an international stamp is necessary to prepare students for the labour market of tomorrow. International students are an important part of the student community at Wits and the International Office is dedicated to supporting international students from the time of their arrival at Wits. The Office will assist students with renewal of study permits and limited off-campus accommodation requirements and orientation.

Students from more than 66 different countries are currently enrolled on different academic programmes at the University of Witwatersrand.The staff of the International office is here to support and assist international students through a cycle of support that begins before students leave home, to their return after the completion of studies.

Contact details

School of Construction Economics & Management
Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment
John Moffat Building (Ground Floor)
1 Jan Smut Avenue
Braamfontein, Johannesburg
PO Box 20, Wits 2050
South Africa


Ruth Billet
School Administrator

Tel:  +27 11 7177652
Fax: +27 11 3398175

E-mail: billetr@consecon.wits.ac.za

International Office at Witwatersrand:


Telephone: +27 11 717 1054
Fax: +27 11 717 1059
Email:
Studysa@international.wits.ac.za

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Contact details


School of Construction Economics & Management

Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment

John Moffat Building (Ground Floor)

1 Jan Smut Avenue
Braamfontein, Johannesburg
PO Box 20, Wits 2050
South Africa

Ruth Billet
School Administrator


Tel:  +27 11 7177652

Fax: +27 11 3398175

E-mail: billetr@consecon.wits.ac.za

International Office at Witwatersrand:

Telephone:

+27 11 717 1054
Fax:

 +27 11 717 1059
Email:
Studysa@international.wits.ac.za


 

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