Postgraduate areas of specialisation
The Civil Engineering Department offers a wide range of postgraduate studies which are usually linked to the research fields in which the Department is currently active. Masters degree programmes are offered which comprise different levels of research versus course work, thus allowing students to educate themselves according to their particular strengths and career choices.
Postgraduate degree course on offer from the Department of Civil Engineering vary in duration from one year to three years. Moreover, some courses are offered during the University semesters while others are offered during a block week. For more information, please consult the Faculty Handbook. You can also download the Postgraduate Studies brochure.
Excellent opportunities for research and postgraduate studies exist in the fields of:
- Hydraulics and Urban Drainage
- Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials
- Transport Planning
- Urban Engineering and Management
- Water Chemistry
- Waste Water Treatment
A masters programme, leading to an MPhiL in Urban Infrastructure Design and Management, is aimed at building capacity amongst those in government and the private sector who are committed to the future of African cities and to the servicing of particularly poorer inhabitants.
The programme has a strong inter-disciplinary focus, as the Faculty believes that urban problems can only be addressed through an integration of approaches which come from specific disciplinary backgrounds. To this end the programme draws on staff from engineering, architecture, planning, environmental sciences, geography, the social sciences, and management.
Course activities include both formal lectures and problem-based learning, through projects and cases.
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