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Tuition Fees:$3,829 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc Eng)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Campus:Upper Campus
Application Deadline: 31 July 2021
Programme Overview

A candidate shall complete approved courses of a value not less than 576 credits and shall comply with the prescribed curriculum requirements (which may exceed 576). Note: The core courses listed below, plus one elective course of 18 or more credits, constitute the courses recognised for the degree in terms of Rule FB8.2. DP and examination requirements to pass the core courses are set out in the course information sheets issued at the start of all Civil Engineering core courses.

The curriculum has a strong foundation in the natural sciences, mathematics and applied mechanics. From the second year of study, students are introduced to courses in structural engineering and materials, water engineering (hydraulics and water quality), geotechnical engineering, and transportation. In the final year, the two major courses of Design Project and Research Project allow students to integrate their knowledge and develop advanced problem-solving skills.

Professional aspects are covered in courses on Professional Practice and Civil Engineering practical experience.

In order to promote and enhance learning within the degree, the Department of Civil Engineering requires all students to have their own laptop or desktop computer with access to the internet. The minimum specifications of the computer required can be obtained from the Department.

Curriculum

First Year

CEM1008F Chemistry for Engineers

CIV1005W Introduction to Engineering

CIV1007S Engineering Mechanics

MAM1020F Mathematics IA for Engineers

MAM1021S Mathematics IB for Engineers

MEC1007F Mechanical Engineering Drawing

MEC1008S Introduction to Mechanical Design

PHY1012F Physics A for Engineers

PHY1013S Physics B for Engineers

Second Year

APG2026S Construction Surveying

CIV2011F Mechanics of Materials

CIV2039S Geotechnical Engineering I

CIV2040S Fluid Mechanics

CIV2041S Structural Analysis I

CIV2042F Construction Materials

GEO1008F Introduction to Geology for Civil Engineers

MAM2083F Vector Calculus for Engineers

MAM2084S Linear Algebra and DEs for Engineers

STA1008F Statistics for Engineers

CIV2020X Practical Experience

Third Year

CIV3043F Hydraulic Engineering

CIV3044F Engineering Hydrology

CIV3045S Transportation Planning

CIV3046S Water Treatment

CIV3047S Urban Water Services

CIV3048F Structural Analysis II

CIV3049S Structural Design I

ECO1007S Economics for Engineers

Humanities Elective

Fourth Year

CIV4041F Professional Practice

CIV4042F Waste Water Treatment

CIV4044S Research Project

CIV4045F Structural Design II

CIV4046F Transportation Engineering

EGS1005F Introduction to Environmental Assessment & Management

Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate
FPS 500

Mathematics ≥ 75%

Physical Sciences ≥ 70%

NBT scores of Proficient for AL, QL and Maths

International Students

A-level

• at least C for English at IGSCE/O-level; and

• at least C for Mathematics at A-level and C for Physics at A-level

AS-level

• at least C for IGSCE/O-level English; and

• at least B for Mathematics at AS-level and C for Physics at AS-level plus two other AS-level subjects with B symbols

Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC)

At least four Higher level subjects with level 1 passes in Mathematics and Physical Science

International Baccalaureate

full IB Diploma with at least a Grade 6 pass at SL or a Grade 5 pass at HL for each of the subjects Mathematics and Physics

Note: Mathematical Studies is not acceptable

OTHER NON-SOUTH AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS

School-leaving subjects MUST include Mathematics.

Applicants from some countries (eg Angola and DRC) must have completed the first year of a four-year degree programme at a university in their country of origin before applying to UCT.

Applicants with only O-Level and/or IGCSE subjects need to complete the first year of a four-year degree programme at a university in their country of origin, before applying to the UCT.

Applications will be assessed on an individual basis. Meeting the above minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission may be limited due to available capacity.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Apply online

You will need a working email address and your South African identity number. If you are an international applicant, you need your passport number.

Applications close

31 July of the year prior to study for South African and international applicants.

Application status

Check your application status online or follow the directions on your letter from the admissions office in order to log in and determine your application status. Should you not have received your login and password, you may also use your names and birth date.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Civil Engineering programme can be found:
– Building control surveyor
– CAD technician
– Consulting civil engineer
– Contracting civil engineer
– Design engineer
– Estimator
– Nuclear engineer
– Site engineer
– Structural engineer
– Water engineer

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,829
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,829

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

South African citizens and South African permanent residents

An initial payment of fees (for tuition and residence) is due by January. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. You will be allowed to register if the initial payment has not been received by the due date.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment),

plus if applicable;

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due 30 June 2020.

International students from the SADC region

An initial payment of fees (tuition and residence and the administrative service fee) is due before registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment), plus

Non-refundable administrative service fee R4,000

plus if applicable

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

International Students

International students must make minimum initial payment towards the tuition fees, international term fees and residence fees (where applicable), prior to registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

Payment due prior to registration for:

UCT full-time international fee-paying students (except Master’s & PhD students): R95,000

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

plus if applicable:

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full residence cost. Final payment is due in June.

Relevant Contact

 
Miss Celeste Wilson
Undergraduate Manager
 
Miss Carlyn Hewitson
Undergraduate Admin Assistant