Department of Built Environment

The Department of the Built Environment consists of one programme, the National Diploma: Building which, in turn, comprises of two broad focus areas:

  • Construction Management
  • Quantity Surveying.

The Department of the Built Environment strives to be a leading centre offering innovative construction management & quantity surveying programmes that are responsive to national developmental priorities that address societal needs.

Academic Staff

Mr A Madumane, HoD, Telephone +27 (0)43 709 4013, Email

Ms N Nematandani, Secretary, Telephone +27 (0) 43 709 4009, Email

Summary of Programmes Offered


Programmes Offered


    Delivery Sites

Built Environment       

Diploma: Building, Main Stream Programme



Diploma: Building, Extended Programme



Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits

  • For Admission Rules see the section on Admission Requirements above.
  • In addition, the Department considers courses done at other tertiary institutions for exemption, in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the University, subject to the following criteria.
  • If a student wishes to graduate from WSU but decides to enrol for one or more programme courses at another university, then the student must lodge a written application (to the HOD) before registration at the other Institution. Students must take note of the institutional rules which state that:

• Not more than 50% of the courses in the qualification will be exempted in this way.

• All exit level courses must be done at WSU except if otherwise approved by Senate.

  • Any provisional approval by the Faculty is subject to final approval by Senate [also see WSU’s General Rules & Regulations - Rule G15 & G16].
  • Where the applicant cannot meet the criteria below, the applicant will be advised that the qualification cannot be awarded by WSU and that he/she should apply to graduate at the other institution.
  • The applications for students wishing to enrol for courses, which will not lead to the award of a qualification (that is, enrol for non-degree/diploma purposes) will only be considered after students wishing to study towards degree/diploma have been accommodated, as such enrolment is subject to space being available.
  • Students, who come from other higher education institutions are to be advised at registration by the HOD that their admission to the programme remains provisional and that they are required to immediately apply for recognition of any credits which they wish to be considered.
    • The required application forms must be completed in full and a copy of the syllabus guide of the course done at the other institution must be provided with the application.
    • Approval of such applications is subject to the application for recognition of credits meeting all the set requirements and final approval of the application by Senate.
    • Where a student wishes to apply to graduate the fully completed Applications for Recognition of Credits form should be part of the graduation application, and must be received by the HoD before 15 January (for May graduation event) and before 30 April (for September graduation event).
    • Failure to comply with these requirements will result in non-processing of applications and/or automatic de-registration of students.