Property Development and Investment online course UCT

Duration: 8 weeks (excluding orientation)

Real estate remains one of the strongest sectors in the South African economy, and the future property market prospects for Africa as a whole are promising.1 As such, property is a potentially lucrative industry to enter.

This University of Cape Town (UCT) Property Development and Investment online short course aims to equip you with the skills you need to expand your asset portfolio with property investments. On it, you’ll learn how to make intelligent investment decisions, how to effectively conduct property management, and how to navigate the landscape of property development and entrepreneurship.

Guided by industry experts, you’ll leave the course with a solid portfolio of evidence – including a sales comparison report, bank loan proposal, and property management plan – and new-found knowledge that you can apply immediately in a business context.

Is this course for you?


This course is designed for investors looking to capitalise on new revenue-generation opportunities, budding developers requiring a foundational understanding of property development, and established industry professionals eager to consolidate their knowledge. Due to its introductory nature, it’s also appropriate for new entrepreneurs and professionals looking to gain the practical skills required to break into this market. There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

This course is certified by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) for CPD points. The course has an estimated 80 hours of learning and South African engineering professionals can earn up to eight CPD credits.*

International students need to consult their national professional engineering bodies to check whether this course is recognised for points towards maintaining professional status.