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Course Information and Fees

Diploma: Civil Engineering (Extended) *NEW
Replacing National Diploma: Civil Engineering (Extended)

Civil Engineering (Extended) *NEW
Replacing National Diploma: Civil Engineering (Extended)

Diploma: (diploma)

The graduate at this level functions as a technician who displays competence as a member of the engineering team in the execution of technical tasks. The course will develop the application of knowledge, independent thinking, and communication skills, as well as proficiency in the identification and solution of engineering problems.

Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
A learner achieving this qualification will be competent to apply theoretical knowledge, practical experience and skills in Civil Engineering as a civil engineering technician, who is part of the engineering team, by applying proven techniques to engineering activity, within standards and codes under remote supervision, and under close supervision if operating outside standards and codes.

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 technician 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 graduate will be engaged in survey, design, costing, estimating, draughting, traffic studies, materials investigation, and testing.

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
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First Year ECP

Compulsory subject(s):
23740 ZAR
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First Year

Will only be offered from 2019

Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
11880 ZAR
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Second Year

Will only be offered from 2020

640 ZAR
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Third Year

Will only be offered from 2021

640 ZAR
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /

Course is offered on Bellville Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Departmental Queries
Telephone: +27 21 959 6206
Fax: N/A

Contact: Ms Z Rawoot - Faculty Office
Telephone: +27 21 953 8729
Fax: N/A

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2019 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.



This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.