MPhil with a specialisation in Digital Built Environment (Research)

Study Discipline: Environmental Science
Study Programme Details
Country: South Africa
Admission Sessions: Summer Session
Study Format: Full Time, Part Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

The MPhil program in Digital Built Environment is designed to empower engineering and built environment professionals with extensive knowledge in digital application technology, systems, and operations. This program enables you to conduct independent research and make significant contributions to the field of building information modeling, digital twins, 3D printing, and digitalization in engineering and the built environment. By participating in this program, you will develop a profound understanding of digital technology, positioning you as a leader in the engineering and built environment sector.


If you are passionate about leveraging the latest digital advancements in engineering and the built environment, the MPhil in Digital Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg is your gateway to expertise. This program, offered on a part-time or full-time basis, delves deep into the realms of digital application technology, building information modeling, 3D printing, and more. As a student, you will engage in independent research, contributing substantially to the evolving field. Our aim is to cultivate individuals who not only understand digital technology but emerge as influential leaders in the engineering and built environment sector.

Admission Requirements

The degree is for individuals who possess an appropriate honors degree in construction, quantity surveying, architecture, property management studies, engineering, computer science, operations management or equivalent. In addition, applicants should have relevant experience in building information modeling (BIM) or be willing to undertake a preparatory short course in BIM. International applicants need a SAQA certificate on the time of application.

  • Comprehensive Curriculum
  • Theoretical Insights
  • Practical Applications
  • Digital Application Technology
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Hands-on Experience
  • Digital Twins
  • 3D Printing
  • Student Benefits
  • Enhanced Capabilities
  • Digital Realm

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Future Career Outcomes

Our program’s success is reflected in the achievements of our alumni who have excelled in various roles such as Digital Construction Managers, BIM Specialists, and Digitalization Consultants. The industry demands individuals with advanced knowledge in digital technology, and our program aligns perfectly with these needs. Throughout the program, you will develop essential skills that are highly relevant in today’s dynamic job market.

Visa Requirements:

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