WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$2,959 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science
Campus:Durban; Pietermaritzburg
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

The Civil Engineering programme at UKZN includes the major sub-disciplines of Structural, Hydraulic, Geotechnical, Transportation and Environmental Engineering, which are compulsory for all graduates. Civil Engineers improve our quality of life by the planning, design and construction of infrastructure while minimising adverse impacts on the environment.


Year 1

CHEM181 Chemistry for Engineers 1A or

CHEM163 Chemistry & Society 1

CHEM191 Chemistry for Engineers 1B or

CHEM173 Chemistry & Society 2

ENCH1TC Tech. Comm. for Engineers

ENME1EM Intro. to Engineering Materials

or ENAG1MT Intro. to Engineering Materials

ENME1DR Engineering Drawing

ENCV1ED Introduction to Civil Design

or ENAG1DE Engineering Design

MATH131 Mathematics 1A (Eng)

MATH141 Mathematics 1B (Eng)

MATH132 Applied Mathematics 1A (Eng)

MATH142 Applied Mathematics 1B (Eng)

PHYS151 Engineering Physics 1A or PHYS110

Mech., Optics & Thermal Phys

PHYS152 Engineering Physics 1B or

PHYS120 Electromag, Waves & Mod. Phys

ENCV1EP Engineering Practice Workshop (DP)

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
NSC degree pass
– Mathematics and Physical Science Level 6 (70%)
– English and Life Orientation Level 4 (50%)
– 3 other subjects with at least 2 from the designated list

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $28
Application Fees for International Students: $128

How to apply
– Applications to study must be made in the prescribed manner via the Central Applications Office (, and must include presentation of the Matriculation Certificate where specified.
– An applicant who has studied at any other tertiary education institution must, in addition, present an
academic record and a certificate of conduct from that institution.
For new admissions:
– APS (Accumulated points score)
– Selections are processed on a sliding scale, on academic merit, with the minimum as per subject requirements.

Career Opportunities

Civil Engineers work in government, local authorities, private consultancies and contractors. Civil Engineering activity is one of the pre-requisites for economic growth and Civil Engineers can work anywhere in the world. They are fortunate in that their work is rated as one of the most satisfying professions available.

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Construction managers
– Geotechnical engineer
– Environmental engineer
– Public Health Engineer
– Transportation Engineer
– Urban planning engineer.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $2,959
Tuition Fees for International Students: $12,747

South African students pay R49074 per year as tuition fees.
Students from SADC countries pay local tuition fees plus a levy of R3400 (R1800 per semester)

Application fee:
All students from SADC and other African countries pay: R470
All students from outside of Africa: U$146

Students from within Africa but outside SADC and from the rest of the world are required to pay US$ 14 535.00 per annum; i.e. U$ 6 895.00 per semester (first or second) inclusive of the international levy, where registration is required for one semester only to complete a qualification.

Relevant Contact

Mohamed Mostafa
Academic Leader
Venishree Pillay
Undergraduate Administrator