The Department of Civil Engineering's undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are offered by internationally acclaimed academics who are leaders in their fields.
The 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. UCT’s Bachelor of Science (Eng) degree in Civil Engineering is fully accredited with the Engineering Council of South Africa.The degree requires a minimum of four years of study. The disciplines of civil engineering at UCT are:
The department offers a wide range of postgraduate studies which are linked to research in the fields of transport studies, concreted and materials structural integrity, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering and mechanics, urban water management and water quality engineering. 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 courses vary in duration from one year to three years. Some courses are offered during the University semesters while others are offered during a block week.
Civil engineering involves the planning, design, construction and development of building and infrastructure projects, the management and distribution of water resources, the optimisation of traffic and transport services and the creation of sustainable and energy-efficient cities and communities in a rapidly developing global environment.
Is it for me?
Consider becoming a civil engineer, if you –
Thrive on solving problems
Want to get things done and be involved throughout the process
Have solid maths and science skills
Care for the environment, both urban and natural
Enjoy working with other people
Want to make a positive difference to the world
Civil engineers can specialise in any of the many diverse aspects of the profession – project management, construction, transportation, urban engineering, water management, structural engineering and material technology. They tend to work in teams, with other professionals such as environmental planners, architects, town planners and community development practitioners. They work in varied settings – on construction sites, in design consultancies, government departments and state agencies.
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