Undergraduate
Programme Code:
08BCIV
Duration:
4.00
Mode of Study:
Full Time
Accreditation:
NQF Level 8, Credits 597

Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Course Overview

The revised Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering is a professional degree, registered at level 8 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). This programme builds to a level of conceptual sophistication, specialised knowledge and intellectual autonomy in accordance with requirements at NQF level 8. Furthermore, the programme in Civil Engineering demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence and aims to foster deepened, comprehensive and systematic expertise in the major subject/cognate areas of learning, i.e. structural engineering, transportation engineering, water engineering and geotechnical engineering. Students will be equipped with cognitive and intellectual skills, key transferable skills, and professional/technical/practical skills that would enable them to plan, design, construct, and maintain the physical and naturally built environment, including works like bridges, roads, canals, dams, and buildings. The programme includes a substantial element of Work Integrated Learning and requires the conduct and reporting of supervised research in order to adequately prepare students for entry into the profession.

The principal purposes of this programme are to:
• Provide students with professional competencies related to professional practice in Civil Engineering so as to meet to the needs of the industry/market;
• Equip students with a foundation for further intellectual development and opportunities for gainful employment and rewarding contributions to society;
• Produce students who are prepared for and demonstrate understanding of the principles of:
- life-long learning,
- critical thinking,
- a wide range of issues which are crucial to the welfare of society, for example, upliftment, empowerment and transformation;
• Contribute towards a student’s personal career path development by laying the foundation for further specialisation/qualifications in worldwide accepted sub-disciplines;
• Equip students with generic competencies in communication, teamwork and cross-cultural cooperation.

Admissions Requirements

37 points in 5 subjects including a minimum Grade 3 in Mathematics, Physical Science and English on NSSC Higher Level. For detailed Admission Requirements, please refer to the Yearbook.

Career Opportunities

Professional Engineers (structural, transportation, water and geotechnical engineering).

Some of the Subjects You Will Study

Year 1
Semester 1

Course

Course Title

Prerequisites

NQF

NQF

Code

 

 

Level

Credits

AMC110S

Engineering Mechanics 114

None

5

12

APH120S

Engineering Physics 114

None

5

12

END111S

Engineering Drawing 114

None

5

12

CEN510S

Computing for Engineers 114

None

5

12

Semester 2

MTM120S

Engineering Mathematics 125

Engineering Mathematics 115

5

15

ACH520S

Engineering Chemistry 123

None

5

9

ELC520S

Electrical Circuits 124

Engineering Physics 114 and

5

12

 

 

Engineering Mathematics 115

 

 

CAD120S

Computer Aided Drawing 124

Engineering Drawing 114

5

12

Year 2
Semester 3

FMC610S

Fluid Mechanics 214

Engineering Mechanics 114

6

12

TST610S

Theory of Structures 214

Mechanics of Materials 124 and

6

12

 

 

Engineering Mathematics 125

 

 

EGY610S

Engineering Geology 214

None

6

12

ENS610S

Engineering Surveying 214

Engineering Mathematics 115

6

12

Semester 4

GMS620S      Geomechanics 224                                     None                                                                                          6            12

PFM620S       Project & Facility Management 224    None                                                                                          6            12

WRE620S       Water Engineering 224                             Fluid Mechanics 214                                                           6            12

 

TEM620S       Traffic Engineering 223                             Engineering Drawing 114                                                  6            9

 

Year 3
Semester 5

GDR710S

Geometric Design of Roads 313

Engineering Drawing 114

7

9

STA710S

Structural Analysis 314

Structural Analysis 224

7

12

GET710S

Geotechnical Engineering 314

Geomechanics 224

7

12

RCM710S

Reinforced Concrete and Masonry

Structural Analysis 224

7

15

 

Design 315

 

 

 

Semester 6

GET720S

Geotechnical Engineering 324

Geotechnical Engineering 314

7

12

STD720S

Structural Design of Steel and

Structural Analysis 314

7

12

 

Timber 324

 

 

 

Year 4
Semester 7

SWM810S

Solid Waste Management 414

None

8

12

ERM811S

Engineering Research

None

8

12

 

Methodology 414

 

 

 

EVE810S

Environmental Engineering 414

None

8

12

CET810S

Civil Engineering Design Project 410

None

8

12

Plus any ONE of the following Elective Courses (depending on demand):                                                                   

CMF810S

Continuum Mechanics and

Structural Analysis 314

8

12

 

Finite Element Methods 414

 

 

 

GDE810S

Geometric Design of Routes 414

Geometric Design of Roads 313

8

12

HSS810S

Hydraulic Structures 414

Reinforced Concrete and Masonry

8

12

 

 

Design 315

 

 

IFM810S

Infrastructure & Facility

None

8

12

 

Management 414

 

 

 

WCE720S

Work Integrated Learning

Successful completion of all first year courses

 

 

 

 

and at least 80 % of NQF credits at second year.

7

53

Year 4
Semester 8

CET820S

Civil Engineering Project 420

Engineering Research Methodology 414 and

8

35

 

 

Civil Engineering Design Project 410

 

 

BCT820S

Building Contract & Tendering 424

None

8

12

EIS820S

Engineer - in - Society: Ethics,

None

8

12

 

Professionalism 424

 

 

 

Plus ONE of the following Elective courses (depending on demand):

WDM820S

Water Resources Development

None

8

15

 

and Management 425

 

 

 

ACS820S

Advanced Reinforced Concrete & Steel Design 425

Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Design 315

8

15

TSS820S

Transport Systems and

Geometric Design of Roads 313

8

15

 

Structures 425

 

 

 

EID820S

Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 425

Water Engineering 224

8

15

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