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    BTech: ENGINEERING: CIVIL - DO NOT USE... baccalaureus technologiae

    ENGINEERING: CIVIL - DO NOT USE...

    BTech: (baccalaureus technologiae)

    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 five options to complete this BTech, in the fields of Urban Engineering, Water Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Structural 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.


    Admission requirements

    Undergraduates

    For all Certificate 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

    Postgraduates

    For all Bachelors, 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

    Fourth Year


    BTech: Engineering: Civil. For the timetable please contact "vanzylh@cput.ac.za"


    640 ZAR
    Construction Management Option
    A maximum of five subjects must be selected from the Construction Management option. The remaining subjects may be selected from any of the other options in accordance with professional registration requirements.


    Water Engineering Option
    Students selecting this option will be required to attend classes on the Bellville campus.


    Offering Type and Duration
    Full-Time / One year

    Offering Type and Duration
    Part-Time / Two years

    Course is offered on Bellville Campus.

    For any queries get in touch with:

    Contact: Faculty Office: Nicholas Madonsela
    Telephone: +27 21 959 6207
    Fax: +27 21 959 6662
    Email: madonselan@cput.ac.za

    Contact: Ms. H. Van Zyl
    Telephone: +27 21 953 8758
    Fax: +27 21 959 6299
    Email: vanzylh@cput.ac.za

    NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2016 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.