Qualification & Code
BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

Campus

Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Admission Requirements

Selection and/ or interview

Bloemfontein

3 Years

Semester 1 and 2

420

7

National Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification

Selection

Additional Admission Requirements

For admission to the Programme Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Civil Engineering (BEng Tech (Civil Engineering)) at the CUT, candidates must, in addition to the general admission requirements of the CUT, meet the following minimum requirements:

For admission to the programme, candidates must have a total point score of 32. Moreover, the following specific requirements need to be met by candidates with different certificates.

For candidates who completed the NSC in 2008 and thereafter:

  • Minimum NSC requirements for degree studies must be met
  • Achievement rating of at least 4 (50-59%) for English
  • Achievement rating of at least 5 (60-69%) for Mathematics
  • Achievement rating of at least 4 (50-59%) for Physical Sciences

N-Courses (FET)

  • 60% pass in N4 Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Science and English (Grade 12 Level)
  • 60% in any 3 of the other related subjects
  • Satisfactory performance in Selection Test

National Certificate Vocational (NCV) Subjects at NCV Level 4:

  • 60% in English, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Life Orientation; and
  • 60% in any 2 of the other compulsory subjects
  • Satisfactory performance in Selection Test

Higher Certificate

  • 60% average for the Higher Certificate
    • Candidates may apply for RPL for credits obtained in Higher Certificate

Diploma in Civil Engineering

  • Average of 60% for diploma

Candidates may apply for RPL for credits obtained in Diploma

Career Opportunities

A person holding this qualification is prepared for a career as an engineering technologist in the Civil Engineering and construction industry. Three basic activities are dealt with, namely planning and design, construction, and maintenance. The work to be performed will vary, depending on the area in which the individual is working, but in all respects, he/she will be required to assist professional engineers. Other work will involve surveying, analysis,  design, cost accounting, draughting, traffic studies and material testing. Career opportunities exist in government departments such as Road and Transportation, Water Affairs, as well as organisations such as PRASA, Eskom, mining companies, construction firms, civil consulting engineers, and research institutions. A person holding this qualification can also start his/her own business.

 

YEAR MODULES

CREDITS

 

1ST YEAR

Semester 1

 

Digital Literacy  I

14

Academic Literacy and Communication Studies I

14

Engineering Mathematics I

14

Physics I

14

Engineering Drawings -I

14

Semester 2
Geomatics-I

14

Construction Engineering-I

14

Engineering Mathematics II

14

Engineering Mechanics

14

Engineering Drawings-II

14

 

TOTAL CREDIT FOR YEAR 1

140

2ND YEAR

Semester 1
Engineering Mathematics-III

14

Urban planning and design

14

Structural Analysis-I

14

Geomatics-II

14

Construction Engineering-II

14

Semester 2
Geotechnical Engineering-I

14

Engineering Hydrology

14

Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering

14

Structural Analysis-II

14

Engineering Project Management

14

 

TOTAL CREDIT FOR YEAR 2

140

3RD YEAR

Semester 1
Engineering Hydraulics

14

Road and Transportation Engineering

14

Design of Structures-I

14

Geotechnical Engineering-II

14

Water Resources Systems Analysis

14

Semester 2
Road Design

14

Water Supply and Sanitation Engineering

14

Design of Structures-II

14

Final Year Project

28

 

TOTAL CREDIT FOR YEAR 3

140

 

TOTAL CREDITS

420

For more information contact: Department of Civil Engineering

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Updated: 03 May 2017

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