BTech: Engineering: Civil (Water Engineering)

BTech: Engineering: Civil (Water Engineering)

Course Information and Fees

The graduate at this level functions as a technologist who displays competence as a member of the engineering team in the execution of specialist engineering tasks. The course will develop the application of knowledge, independent thinking, and communication skills, as well as proficiency in the identification and solution of complex civil engineering problems.Students may choose one of four options to complete this BTech, in the fields of Urban Engineering, Water Engineering, Transportation Engineering, or Construction Management.

Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
A learner achieving this qualification will be competent to apply theoretical knowledge, practical experience and skills gained in their specialised area of civil engineering at the level of a Professional technologist by interpreting, managing and applying current technology to complex specialist engineering activity within codes, or by adapting standards and codes, under minimal supervision.


Career Opportunities
Graduates are employed by civil engineering contractors, consulting engineers, and govermnement departments at local, provincial, or national level.Broadly speaking civil engineering is divided into two basic activities: planning and design on the one hand, and construction and maintenance on the other. The work will vary considerably according to the field of employment, but in both fields the technologist will provide in-depth support, sometimes of a highly specialised nature, to the engineering team.

Construction and maintenance projects include bridges, dams, railways, roads, harbours, sewers, pipelines, and other structures.

In the planning and design field, the technologist will be engaged in survey, design, costing, estimating, draughting, traffic studies, materials investigation, and testing.

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Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Professional Registration
The BTech: Engineering: Civil (Construction Management; Transport; Urban and Water) is accredited by the Engineering Council for South Africa (ECSA). Graduates will comply with the academic requirements for registration as a Professional technologist.


Syllabus and fees
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Choose 1 subject from the following (select from either Semester 1 or Semester 2)
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Choose 1 subject from the following (select from either Semester 1 or Semester 2)
Subject selection
Student must choose 1 subject from the following (select from either Semester 1 or Semester 2):
Urban Planning and Design 4, Construction Materials Technology 4.


Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / Minimum of two years – offered as block weeks


Course is offered on Bellville Campus.


For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Ms H Van Zyl
Telephone: +27 21 953 8758
Fax: +27 21 959 6299
Contact: Ms Z Rawoot – Faculty Office
Telephone: +27 21 953 8729
Fax: N/A

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