UCT Construction Management online course

Duration: 8 weeks (excluding orientation)

With widespread transformation and infrastructure development on the agenda, the Southern African construction sector is rich with potential. Success in this field requires sound planning, management, and coordination skills.

The University of Cape Town (UCT) Construction Management online short course is designed to equip you with the practical skills you need to navigate the day-to-day management of both large- and small-scale construction projects. During this eight-week course, you’ll learn how to handle client relationships, address stakeholder needs, analyse health and safety risks, evaluate environmental considerations, and manage time and cost constraints. You’ll also gain a holistic understanding of the South African construction industry and the economic factors influencing it.

Enjoy expert instruction from the leading university in Africa,1 and walk away knowing that you’ve completed South Africa’s only online, university-accredited construction management short course.

Is this course for you?


This course is suited to those looking for a pragmatic overview of construction management principles and best practices. The content is designed for both established construction industry professionals eager to formalise their knowledge, and those who are new to the field. Site managers, contractors, safety officers, quantity surveyors, and junior architects may also find it beneficial. The course prioritises problem-based learning and makes use of real-world case studies and practical exercises to prepare students for the South African building industry.

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.