Menu
Search
[TheChamp-Sharing]
WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,256 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science (Engineering)
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Campus:West Campus
Programme Overview

Civil engineers primarily plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain physical infrastructure, including water and waste management facilities, transportation and communications infrastructure, and structures and public buildings.

This all-important infrastructure supports people’s basic needs while enabling and driving economic development.

In the first two years of study, you will focus on developing competencies in mathematics, science, computing, communication, and engineering design/problem-solving.

In the third and fourth years, you will take courses in Geotechnical Engineering, Hydrology, Hydraulics, Infrastructure Planning and Management, Structural Engineering, and Construction Materials.

Curriculum

First-year
Engineering Chemistry
Introduction to the Engineering Profession
Engineering Analysis and Design IA and IB
Engineering Mathematics IA and IB
Engineering Physics IA and IB
Applied Mechanics for Engineering
Elective from the Faculty of Humanities

Second-year
Mathematics II
Geology for Civil Engineers
Engineering Computing
Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Engineering Economics and Infrastructure Planning
Materials and Structures I and II
Numerical Methods
Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics for Engineers
Engineering Surveying
Practical Training
Vacation Work I

Third-year
Construction Materials I
Geotechnical Engineering I
Structural Steel Design
Reinforced Concrete Design
Hydrology
Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
Structural Analysis I and II
Transport Engineering
Systems Analysis and Optimisation
Vacation Work II

Fourth-year
Construction Materials II
Structural Engineering
Civil Engineering Design
Geotechnical Engineering II
Investigational Project
Integrated Resource Management
Hydraulic Engineering

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
– APS 42+
– English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
– Mathematics Level 5
– Physical Sciences Level 5

Wait-listing
– Students with English, Mathematics and Physics at Level 5 will be wait-listed, subject to place availability.
– Generally, applicants who achieve 70% in English, Maths and Physical Science stand a greater chance of being accepted.

International Students:
Ordinary Levels – A-C (English, Maths, Physics)
Advanced Levels – A-C (English, Maths, Physics)
International Baccalaureate – HS, SL 4-7

All other foreign qualifications are considered according to faculty requirements.
NOTE: If the certificate you obtained in your country is not mentioned above, please message the “Course Contacts” above and they will be able to answer all your questions

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $42

How to Apply
– To apply online, go to: www.wits.ac.za/applications/
– You may apply for a maximum of three programmes (order of choice does not matter)
– If you apply for two programmes within one Faculty, you are advised to apply for one programme in a less restricted faculty (e.g. Humanities, Commerce or Science)
– Try to keep your options open, especially when applying for programmes in Faculties such as Health Sciences or Engineering
N.B: Do not enter the duration of the programme. You are applying to go into 1st year of study.
A non-refundable application fee of R100 for South African citizens, and R700 for foreign citizens, is required.

Closing dates
30 June – Faculty of Health Sciences (all programmes); Bachelor of Architecture; Bachelor of Audiology, Bachelor of Speech-Language Pathology; BA Film and TV
30 September – All other University programmes; Residence applications.

Additional Forms
Does your degree programme have additional selection procedures? Some degrees have additional selection requirements such as portfolio and essay submissions, auditions or National Benchmark Tests. Please click on Additional Forms below to see if this applies to you.

Pay Application Fee
– Non-refundable application fee of R100 for South African citizens
– Non-refundable application fee for foreign citizens of R700
– Payments to be made before closing dates.
– Use your T Number or Person Number as reference

How to pay
– Deposit the exact amount into the University’s Application Fee account:
Standard Bank, Account name: Wits University – Application Fees. Current Account Number: 200 346 385, Branch code: Braamfontein 004 805. CI Number 074A. (International payment swift code: SBZAZAJJ). Use your person/student number as a reference.
– Pay by cash or credit card at the Wits Fees Office, Ground Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House (Senate House), Braamfontein Campus East, Jorissen Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa. Use your person/student number as a reference.

EFT – Use your T Number or person/student number as the reference.

Career Opportunities

Some Career opportunities for this course are;
– Bridge Engineer
– Earthquake Design Engineer
– Consulting Engineer
– Construction Manager
– Environmental Engineer
– Geotechnical Engineer
– Hydrologist
– Structural Engineer
– Water Resource Manager

Tuition Fees Details
Array
(
    [ID] => 1631
    [key] => field_5a5d9edc676a4
    [label] => Tuition Fees Duration
    [name] => tuition_fees_duration
    [prefix] => acf
    [type] => select
    [value] => /year
    [menu_order] => 49
    [instructions] => 
    [required] => 0
    [id] => 
    [class] => 
    [conditional_logic] => 0
    [parent] => 169
    [wrapper] => Array
        (
            [width] => 50
            [class] => 
            [id] => 
        )

    [choices] => Array
        (
            [/year] => /year
            [/month] => /month
            [/trimester] => /trimester
            [/semester] => /semester
            [for the full programme] => for the full programme
        )

    [default_value] => Array
        (
        )

    [allow_null] => 0
    [multiple] => 0
    [ui] => 0
    [ajax] => 0
    [return_format] => value
    [placeholder] => 
    [_name] => tuition_fees_duration
    [_valid] => 1
)
Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,256
Tuition Fees for International Students: $6,513

– South African students pay R48110-59310 per year as tuition fees.
– Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay the same annual tuition fees as South Africans plus an International Registration Fee (IRF). The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
– Students sponsored by the Government of Rwanda will be treated as and pay the same amount as SADC students.
– Students from all other countries (Non-SADC) will pay double the fees paid by South African Students
– Diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa & International Wits employees and their dependents will pay South African tuition fees + International Registration Fee (IRF).

Relevant Contact

 
Mrs Rishandhani Govender
Administrator
 
Melanie van Wyk
Faculty Officer