Master of Science in Construction Management (Research)

General

Program Description

Construction management is a holistically-developed built environment discipline in that the related tertiary education addresses three main streams, namely management, economics and science, and technology. This empowers construction management graduates to manage the business of construction and projects (the physical process), as construction managers. Furthermore, construction management is the ‘gateway’ qualification for construction project management, which is the management of projects from conception to completion on behalf of a client, including design delivery, integration of design and construction, and the overseeing of construction. Expertise in this area is therefore imperative for the infrastructural development of South Africa and the African continent.

The purpose of the program is to develop an intellectual with advanced abilities in applying construction engineering management with other related inter-disciplinary principles, in order to address construction management related problems within the sector. One of the main objectives of this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct inter-disciplinary construction engineering management research of an original nature. It also aims to promote a lifelong learning approach, as well as an aptitude for training other students in similar fields.

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Contact details:

Name: Ms Dudu Kanyi / Tel: 011 559 2109 / Email: febehd@uj.ac.za

Last updated May 2020

About the School

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less