Civil Engineering focuses on planning, designing and maintenance and management of projects to do with the construction of roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges and water supply and sewage systems.

Duration: 4 years

Study mode: Full-time

Civil Engineering Programme overview

A primary focus for civil engineers is the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of physical infrastructure – facilities that include water and waste management; transportation and communications; structures and public buildings. These provide for all people’s basic needs, as well as providing a platform for economic growth and are needed by people regardless of their level of economic development.

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering – Civil Engineering (BScEng Civil) is a 4 year professional degree. In the first two years of study, the focus is on the development of competencies in mathematics, science, computing, communication and engineering design/problem - solving. Courses in the latter two years include geotechnical engineering, hydrology, hydraulics and infrastructure planning and management, structural engineering and construction materials.

As developmental and environmental concerns make new demands and raise new challenges for our society, the demand for high level civil engineering skills increases.

The University’s undergraduate engineering degrees are recognised by the Engineering Council of South Africa and have received the approval of professional accrediting bodies in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland and Hong Kong. Career opportunities for engineers are in high demand and extend beyond the engineering sector.

Civil Engineering Career Opportunities

  • Civil engineer
  • Bridge Engineer
  • Site engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Earthquake Design Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Water Resource Manager
  • Hydrologist
  • Engineering Geologist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Consulting Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Consultant

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