Course Information and Fees
ENGINEERING: CIVILBTech: (baccalaureus technologiae)
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.
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.
For all Certificate and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
For all Bachelors, Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
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.
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.