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Diploma : Civil Engineering

Campus

Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus

2 Years

280

6

Additional Admission Requirements

For admission to Diploma in Engineering Technology in Civil Engineering (DipEngTech (Civil Engineering) at the CUT, candidates must, in addition to the general admission requirements of the CUT, meet the following minimum requirements:Admission points score of 28

NSC

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

N-Courses (FET)

  • 60% pass in N3 Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Science and English (Grade 12 Level)

National Certificate Vocational (NCV) Subjects at NCV Level 4

  • 60% in English, Mathematics, Physical Sciences); and
  • 60% in any 3 of the other compulsory subjects

Higher Certificate

  • 60% in all subjects
  • Candidates may apply for RPL for credits obtained in Higher Certificate

For candidates who matriculated in 2007 or before:

In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 50% on Standard Grade or 40% on Higher Grade in both Mathematics and Physical Science is required.

For candidates who completed the NSC in 2008 and thereafter:

In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 50% in both Mathematics and Physical Science is required.

Career Opportunities

 A person holding this qualification is prepared for a career as an engineering technician in the 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, design, cost accounting, draughting, traffic studies and material testing. Career opportunities exist in government departments such as 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.


MODULE NAME

NQF LEVEL

CREDIT VALUE

C/E

MODUEL NAME

CREDIT VALUE

1ST YEAR

Semester 1

 

 

 

Semester 2

 

Digital Literacy  I

5

14

CMathematics II

14

Academic Literacy and Communication Studies I

5

14

 
CConstruction Methods

14

 
Mathematics I

5

14

CTheory of Structures

14

Engineering Mechanics

5

14

CDrawing I

14

Construction Materials

5

14

CSoil Mechanics

14

TOTAL CREDITS FOR SUBJECTS YEAR 1

140

2ND YEAR

Semester 1

 

 

 

Semester 2

 

Surveying I

5

14

CSurveying II

14

Transportation Engineering I

6

14

CTransportation Engineering II

14

Design of Structures-I

6

14

CDesign of Structures-II

14

Drawings II 

6

14

CEngineering Project Management

14

Hydrology

6

14

CHydraulics

14

TOTAL CREDITS FOR SUBJECTS YEAR 2

140

TOTAL CREDITS

280


For more information contact: Department of Civil Engineering

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