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Diploma : Civil Engineering

DP_CVL

Campus

Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus

2 Years

Semester 1

280

6

Additional Admission Requirements

For candidates who matriculated in 2007 and before:

  • A Grade 12 National Senior Certificate (NSC) and a minimum score of 27 points on the CUT scoring scale, plus a minimum mark of 50% on standard grade or 40% on higher grade in both Mathematics and Physical Sciences.
  • Candidates must also adhere to the general admission regulations for candidates who matriculated in 2007 or before.
  • Mathematical Literacy will not be accepted in any of the Engineering disciplines.

For candidates who matriculated in 2008 and thereafter:

  • A Grade 12 National Senior Certificate (NSC) and a minimum score of 32 points on the CUT scoring scale, plus a minimum mark of 50% to 59% (Level 4) in both Mathematics and Physical Sciences.
  • Candidates must also adhere to the general admission regulations for candidates who matriculated in 2008 or thereafter.
  • Mathematical Literacy will not be accepted in any of the Engineering disciplines. 
  • Candidates in possession of the National Certificate Vocational (NCV) will be selected according to the selection requirements as approved by Senate and they should also adhere to the general admission regulations for candidates who completed the N3, N4, N5 and N6 qualifications at a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college.
  • In cases where a candidate does not meet the minimum admission requirements, recognition of prior learning (RPL) in addition to the minimum admission requirements could be considered on a case-by-case situation. In other words, RPL in combination with the criteria stipulated above, would only grant prospective students admission to the programme and therefore no exemption of individual subjects as such. In the latter case, the selection of such students will be conducted on an individual basis and in accordance with the RPL Policy of the CUT.

Pre-requisites

Instructional offering

Pre-requisite instructional offering

Equivalent substitute (ISNDLS/EXNDCE)

Code

Subject

Code

Code


ALC5011/2

Academic Literacy & Communication Studies

Grade 12

ECM11BI


BDL11A

Basic Digital Literacy

Grade 12

COM11AI


CAM11A

Applied Mechanics

Grade 12

CAM11AI


CCM11A

Construction Materials

Grade 12

KMA11AI


CDR12A

Drawings I

Grade 12

CDR12AI


CDR21A

Drawings II

CDR12A

CDR21AI


CDS21A

Design of Structures I

CTS12A

SSL31AI


CDS22A

Design of Structures II

CTS12A

GWP32AI


CHD22A

Hydraulics

CAM11A & MAT11A

CWE32AI


CHY21A

Hydrology

MAT11A

CWE21AI


CMT12A

Construction Methods

CCM11A

KMT12AI


CPM22A

Engineering Project Management

CMT12A

CDO32AI


CSM12A

Soil Mechanics

CCM11A

CGE22AI


CSU21A

Surveying I

MAT11A

CSU11AI


CSU22A

Surveying II

CSU21A

CSU22AI


CTE21A

Transportation Engineering I

CMT12A

CTE21AI


CTE22A

Transportation Engineering II

CTE21A

CTE32AI


CTS12A

Theory of Structures

CAM11A

CTS22AI


MAT11A

Mathematics I

Grade 12

WIS11AI


MAT12A

Mathematics II

MAT11A

WIS22AI


Career Opportunities

A person holding this qualification is prepared for a career as an engineering technician in the engineering consultancy 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 technologists/engineers. Other work will involve surveying, design, cost accounting, draughting, traffic studies and material testing. Career opportunities exist in government departments, 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.

The purpose of this qualification is to build the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills required for a student’s progression towards becoming a competent practising Engineering Technician.  It is intended to subsequently empower the Candidate Engineering Technician to demonstrate his/her ability to apply his/her acquired knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and values in the South African work environment. The qualification is also designed to add value to the qualifying student in terms of personal enrichment, as well as status and professional recognition.

A person in possession of this qualification is able to:

  • Competently apply an integration of theory, principles, proven techniques, practical experience and appropriate skills towards solving well-defined problems in the field of Engineering, whilst operating within the relevant standards and codes.
  • Demonstrate well-rounded general engineering knowledge, as well as systematic knowledge of the main terms, procedures, principles and operations applicable to Civil Engineering.
  • Gather evidence from primary sources and journals using advanced retrieval skills, and also organise, synthesise and present the information professionally in a mode appropriate to the audience.
  • Apply the acquired knowledge to new situations, both concrete and abstract, in the workplace or community.
  • Identify, analyse, conduct and manage a project.
  • Make independent decisions/judgements, taking into account the relevant technical, economic, social and environmental factors.
  • Work both independently and as a member of a team, and also as a team leader.
  • Relate engineering activity to health and safety, as well as environmental, cultural and economic sustainability.
  • Meet the requirements for registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a Candidate Engineering Technician (upon completion of 1-year appropriate experiential learning/industry exposure after completion of Dip Eng. Tech).
  • Demonstrate the capacity to explore and exploit educational, entrepreneurial and career opportunities to engage in professional development.

1ST YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SAQA

CREDITS

HEMIS

CREDITS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2


January

July


ALC5011

ALC5012

Academic Literacy & Communication Studies

14

0.100

BDL11A


Basic Digital Literacy

14

0.100

CCM11A


Construction Materials

14

0.100

CAM11A


Applied Mechanics

14

0.100

MAT11A


Mathematics I

14

0.100


CMT12A

Construction Methods

14

0.100


CDR12A

Drawings I

14

0.100


CSM12A

Soil Mechanics

14

0.100


MAT12A

Mathematics II

14

0.100


CTS12A

Theory of Structures

14

0.100

Total:

140

1.000







2ND YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SAQA

CREDITS

HEMIS

CREDITS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2


January

July


CDR21A


Drawings II

14

0.100

CDS21A


Design of Structures I

14

0.100

CHY21A


Hydrology

14

0.100

CSU21A


Surveying I

14

0.100

CTE21A


Transportation Engineering I

14

0.100


CDS22A

Design of Structures II

14

0.100


CPM22A

Engineering Project Management

14

0.100


CHD22A

Hydraulics

14

0.100


CSU22A

Surveying II

14

0.100


CTE22A

Transportation Engineering II

14

0.100

Total:

140

1.000








REMARKS

  • All instructional offerings are compulsory.
  • The total credit value of all instructional offerings must add up to 280 SAQA credits.
  • Only one intake per year, in January. 
  • Work-integrated Learning does not form part of the instructional offerings.
  • All students must register for and complete Academic Literacy and Communication Studies (ALC5011) in Semester 1, and only repeaters who failed ALC5011 must register for and complete ALC5012 in Semester 2.
  • No student will be allowed to graduate without successfully completing Academic Literacy and Communication Studies.
  • After successful completion of this qualification, the Diploma in Engineering Technology in Civil Engineering will be awarded during an official graduation ceremony of CUT.
  • Students must achieve competency in all the ECSA Graduate Attributes before they will be allowed to graduate.

For more information contact: Department of Civil Engineering

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