CPUT B Tech Civil Engineering

CPUT B Tech Civil Engineering

CPUT B Tech Civil Engineering,

Course Information and Fees


BTech: (Baccalaureus Technologiae)

The graduate at this level functions as a technologist who displays competence as a member of the engineering team in the execution of specialist engineering tasks. The course will develop the application of knowledge, independent thinking, and communication skills, as well as proficiency in the identification and solution of complex civil engineering problems.Students may choose one of five options to complete this BTech, in the fields of Urban Engineering, Water Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Structural Engineering, or Construction Management.
Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
A learner achieving this qualification will be competent to apply theoretical knowledge, practical experience and skills gained in their specialised area of civil engineering at the level of a Professional technologist by interpreting, managing and applying current technology to complex specialist engineering activity within codes, or by adapting standards and codes, under minimal supervision.
Career Opportunities
Graduates are employed by civil engineering contractors, consulting engineers, and govermnement departments at local, provincial, or national level.Broadly speaking civil engineering is divided into two basic activities: planning and design on the one hand, and construction and maintenance on the other. The work will vary considerably according to the field of employment, but in both fields the technologist will provide in-depth support, sometimes of a highly specialised nature, to the engineering team.
Construction and maintenance projects include bridges, dams, railways, roads, harbours, sewers, pipelines, and other structures.
In the planning and design field, the technologist will be engaged in survey, design, costing, estimating, draughting, traffic studies, materials investigation, and testing.

Admission requirements
For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
General admission requirements
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
Additional admission requirements
For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
Postgraduate admission requirements

Professional Registration
The BTech: Engineering: Civil (Construction Management; Transport; Urban and Water) is accredited by the Engineering Council for South Africa (ECSA). Graduates will comply with the academic requirements for registration as a Professional technologist.
Syllabus and fees

Fourth Year

BTech: Engineering: Civil. For the timetable please contact “vanzylh@cput.ac.za”
Construction Management Option
A maximum of five subjects must be selected from the Construction Management option. The remaining subjects may be selected from any of the other options in accordance with professional registration requirements.
Water Engineering Option
Students selecting this option will be required to attend classes on the Bellville campus.
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / One year
Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / Two years
Course is offered on Bellville Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Faculty Office: Nicholas Madonsela
Telephone: +27 21 959 6207
Fax: +27 21 959 6662
Email: madonselan@cput.ac.za
Contact: Ms. H. Van Zyl
Telephone: +27 21 953 8758
Fax: +27 21 959 6299
Email: vanzylh@cput.ac.za
NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2018 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning. 
This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.
Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.