Wits Civil Engineering subject modules for 2023 Studies

On this page, you will find the subject modules for Civil Engineering studies at Wits University. The modules range from the first year up to the fourth year of studies.

List of Modules Wits Civil Engineering modules

Students who have been accepted for the Civil Engineering Degree at Wits University for the year 2023 will be expected to complete the following subject modules:

First-year modules

  • Engineering Chemistry
  • Introduction to the Engineering Profession
  • Engineering Analysis and Design IA AND IB
  • Engineering Mathematics IA AND IB
  • Engineering Physics IA AND IB
  • Applied Physics I

AND, one of the following courses:

  • Elementary IsiZulu Language and Culture IA
  • Elementary Sesotho Language and Culture IA
  • The International Relations of South Africa and Africa
  • Introduction to Political Studies 
  • Southern Africa in the Era of Globalisation
  • Identity and Society
  • Introduction to Ethics I
  • Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality
  • Global Encounters and Contemporary Realities IA
  • Vacation Work (Civil)

Second-year modules

  • Materials and Structures I AND II
  • Numerical Methods
  • Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics for
  • Engineers
  • Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering Computing
  • Engineering Economics and Infrastructure Planning
  • Geology for Civil Engineers
  • Mathematics II
  • Engineering Surveying
  • Practical Training (Civil)

Third-year modules

  • Construction Materials I
  • Geotechnical Engineering I
  • Structural Steel Design
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Hydrology
  • Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
  • Structural Analysis I AND II
  • Systems Analysis and Optimisation
  • Transport Engineering

Fourth-year modules

  • Construction Materials II
  • Geotechnical Engineering II
  • Investigational Project
  • Integrated Resource Management
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Design

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