PHD: Doctor Of Engineering In Civil Engineering

PHD: Doctor Of Engineering In Civil Engineering

Doctor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
(Phased IN – replacing DTech: Civil Engineering)

Course Information and Fees

The purpose of this programme is to develop the competence to conduct independent research under minimal guidance in the field of civil engineering. Such research should contribute significantly to the body of knowledge through the understanding, application and evaluation of existing knowledge. The research problem, including its justification, process and outcome, is reported in a dissertation and in scientific publications that comply with the generally accepted norms for research at this level.

Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
A learner achieving this qualification will be competent to conduct research independently, and contribute to advanced and significant knowledge production in the field of Civil Engineering.


Career Opportunities
Graduates of this programme follow a career in research and development in industry or may be employed at research institutes. They are also employed in teaching and research positions at Higher Education institutions.


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

Syllabus and fees
Compulsory subject(s):
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /


Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time /
Course is offered on Bellville Campus.


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

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