The UCT Civil Engineering Department offers a fully integrated undergraduate Civil Engineering programme comprising up-to-date courses in all the traditional branches of Civil Engineering, such as Structures, Steel and Concrete Materials, Geotechnics, Hydraulics, Water Supply, Wastewater Treatment and Transportation. The programme is fully accredited with the Engineering Council of South Africa.
The Department is confident that its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes meet the best university standards worldwide and are offered by highly qualified and experienced academic and support staff. In our undergraduate programme, we develop aspiring young Civil Engineers with a challenging curriculum to equip them for the demands that face Civil Engineering in a rapidly developing global environment.
The only undergraduate degree on offer from the Department of Civil Engineering is the Bachelor of Science (Eng) in Civil Engineering.
Students are taught the theoretical aspects of civil engineering during their lectures, but a large part of the course comprises laboratory sessions. These involve investigating the properties of different construction materials, soil behaviour and foundation design, the behaviour of structural materials under increased loads, water quality and waste treatment.
During their vacations students are expected to do practical training involving both site work and office design experience. The course also includes a survey camp covering basic survey operations and the preparation of site plans.
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