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Bachelor : Civil Engineering

B_CVLE

Campus

Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus

3 Years

Semester 1

420

7

Additional Admission Requirements

For candidates who matriculated in 2007 and before:

A Grade 12 National Senior Certificate (NSC) and a minimum score of 32 points on the CUT scoring scale, plus the following:

  • a minimum mark of 50% on standard grade or 40% on higher grade in both Physical Sciences and English; and 
  • a minimum mark of 60% on standard grade or 50% on higher grade in Mathematics.
  • 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 the following:

  • a minimum mark of 50% to 59% (Level 4) in both Physical Sciences and English; and a minimum mark of 60% to 69% (Level 5) for Mathematics.  

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

Code

Subject

Code

Subject

ALC5011/2

Academic Literacy & Communication Studies
Grade 12

BDL11A

Basic Digital Literacy
Grade 12

CCE12A

Construction Engineering I
Grade 12

CCE21A

Construction Engineering II

CCE12A

Construction Engineering I

CDS31A

Design of Structures I

CSA22A

Structural Analysis II

CDS32A

Design of Structures II

CSA22A

Structural Analysis II

CED11A

Engineering Drawings I
Grade 12

CED12A

Engineering Drawings II

CED11A

Engineering Drawings I

CEH31A

Engineering Hydraulics

CPH11A CMA11A

PhysicsEngineering Mathematics I

CEH22A

Engineering Hydrology

CMA11A

Engineering Mathematics I

CEM12A

Engineering Mechanics

CPH11A

Physics

CGE22A

Geotechnical Engineering I

CCE21A

Construction Engineering II

CGE31A

Geotechnical Engineering II

CGE22A

Geotechnical Engineering I

CGM12A

Geomatics I
Grade 12

CGM21A

Geomatics II

CGM12A

Geomatics I

CMA11A

Engineering Mathematics I
Grade 12

CMA12A

Engineering Mathematics II

CMA11A

Engineering Mathematics I

CMA21A

Engineering Mathematics III

CMA12A

Engineering Mathematics II

CPH11A

Physics
Grade 12

CPJ30A

Project
All Year 1 & 2 (S1 – S4) subjects

CPR22A

Engineering Project Management

CCE21A

Construction Engineering II

CPT22A

Transportation Planning & Traffic Eng.

CUD21A

Urban Planning and Design

CRD32A

Road Design

CRT31A

Road and Transportation Eng.

CRT31A

Road and Transportation Engineering

CGM12A

CCE21A

Geomatics IConstruction Engineering II

CSA21A

Structural Analysis I

CEM12A

Engineering Mechanics

CSA22A

Structural Analysis II

CSA21A

Structural Analysis I

CSS32A

Water Supply and Sanitation Eng.

CEH31A

Engineering Hydraulics

CUD21A

Urban Planning and Design

CED12A

Engineering Drawings II

CWS32A

Water Resources Systems Analysis

CEH22A

Engineering Hydrology
Career Opportunities

A person holding this qualification is prepared for a career as an engineering technologist 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 engineers. Other work will involve surveying, design, analysis, 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 Technologist. It is intended to subsequently empower the Candidate Engineering Technologist 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 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 broadly-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 Technologist (at B Eng. Tech level).
  • 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

CED11A


Engineering Drawings I

14

0.100

CMA11A


Engineering Mathematics I

14

0.100

CPH11A


Physics

14

0.100


CCE12A

Construction Engineering I

14

0.100


CED12A

Engineering Drawings II

14

0.100


CMA12A

Engineering Mathematics II

14

0.100


CEM12A

Engineering Mechanics

14

0.100


CGM12A

Geomatics I

14

0.100

Total:

140

1.000







2ND YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SAQA

CREDITS

HEMIS

CREDITS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2


January

July


CCE21A


Construction Engineering II

14

0.100

CMA21A


Engineering Mathematics III

14

0.100

CGM21A


Geomatics II

14

0.100

CSA21A


Structural Analysis I

14

0.100

CUD21A


Urban Planning and Design

14

0.100


CEH22A

Engineering Hydrology

14

0.100


CPR22A

Engineering Project Management

14

0.100


CGE22A

Geotechnical Engineering I

14

0.100


CSA22A

Structural Analysis II

14

0.100


CPT22A

Transportation Planning & Traffic Eng.

14

0.100

Total:

140

1.000







3RD YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SAQA

CREDITS

HEMIS

CREDITS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2


January

July


CDS31A


Design of Structures I

14

0.100

CEH31A


Engineering Hydraulics

14

0.100

CGE31A


Geotechnical Engineering II

14

0.100

CRT31A


Road and Transportation Engineering

14

0.100

CPJ30A

CPJ30A

Project

28

0.200


CDS32A

Design of Structures II

14

0.100


CRD32A

Road Design

14

0.100


CSS32A

Water Supply & Sanitation Eng.

14

0.100


CWS32A

Water Resources Systems Analysis

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 420 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 Bachelor of 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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