Kenneth Bowazi

Kenneth Bowazi (2011 graduate)

I graduated with an MSc (Built Environment) Project Management specialisation at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) in 2011. Having studied BSc (Construction Economics) and BSc (Honours) (Quantity Surveying) between 2003 and 2007 at the same University it gave me a springboard for my career.

I was employed at Udumo Consultants (Quantity Surveyors & Project Managers) in Johannesburg. Observing the evolving role of a project manager I decided to study an MSc (Built Environment) Project Management specialisation degree. The MSc programme was flexible to combine with work as it is presented in blocks. I chose to continue at the NMMU because of its reputation and respect it has from employers.

I relocated to London, United Kingdom, in 2008 to join Gardiner and Theobald LLP as an Executive Surveyor. It was easy to register with Professional bodies such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) because the degrees are regarded as cognate.

The NMMU MSc (Built Environment) degree provides a permanent academic and professional ‘scaffold’ as it is recognised worldwide.