Cape Peninsula University Of Technology Civil Engineering

Cape Peninsula University Of Technology Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering & Surveying

 

The department offers quality education in Civil Engineering, Surveying and Cartography to prepare students for the requirements of industry.  Our programmesare developed and offered with the assistance of University support services, and in close cooperation with the profession.  Graduates will be responsible for the planning, development and maintenance of infrastructure.

Civil Engineering as a career

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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.

 

Surveying as a career

A surveyor will collect spatial data (natural and man-made features on the earth) in order to design and maintain spatial reference systems and databases for planning and land development.  A surveyor may also control the construction of engineering works and land developments, and design and perform precise monitoring surveys of structures.

GISc as a career

Geographical Information Science (GISc) is the science of capturing, processing, analysing and mapping spatial data (information about the earth).  Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology is used to explore, visualise and analyse data. Computer-based systems bring advanced information management techniques to science, business and governments across the globe.

Course Information and Fees

ENGINEERING: CIVIL

ND: (National 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

Undergraduates

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

Postgraduates

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

Postgraduate admission requirements

Professional Registration
The ND: Engineering: Civil is accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). Graduates will comply with the academic requirements for registration as a Professional Technician.
Syllabus and fees

First Year

Semester 1 Only

Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):

Second Year

Semester 1 Only

Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):

 

Third Year

 Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):

ENGINEERING: CIVIL (URBAN ENGINEERING)

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 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.

 

Admission requirements

Undergraduates

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

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

Compulsory subject(s):

Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Select one of the following electives:

ENGINEERING: CIVIL

DTech: (Doctor Technologiae) 

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

Undergraduates

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

Postgraduates

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

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

Sixth Year

Compulsory subject(s):

ENGINEERING: CIVIL

MTech: (Magister Technologiae) 

The graduate at this level functions independently as a technologist who displays competence as a member of the engineering team in the execution of specialist engineering tasks.

Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
A learner achieving this qualification will be competent to conduct research under minimal guidance, and contribute to knowledge production in the engineering environment with success.

 

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

Undergraduates

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

Postgraduates

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

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

Fifth Year

Compulsory subject(s):

Contact us

Ms. L Khan
Tel:  +27 21 959 6206
Tel:  +27 21 959 6299
Email:  KhanL@cput.ac.za
Department of Civil Engineering & Surveying
ABC Building
Bellville Campus
PO Box 1906
Bellville
7535