The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. This is a five year degree programme providing students with detailed courses in structures, construction materials, geotechnics, water, environmental engineering and transportation. The structure of the programme is such that the first two years is common to all engineering students. In year five, students pursue more specific courses on this field.The department is committed to produce high quality engineers for the civil and environmental engineering industry through excellent education, research and partnership with the industry. It is still a new department and has therefore not yet been accredited. However, the curriculum was developed with the view to seeking accreditation with the Engineering Council of South Africa.
Why is this course for me?
Civil engineering is arguably the oldest engineering discipline and continues to provide the largest employment world-wide due to the high demand of the much-needed construction industry. Civil engineers literally build nations through construction and maintenance of large and most essential infrastructures such as roads, bridges, railway lines, buildings, dams, water and waste water treatment and supply systems.
What will I study
Primary disciplines in civil engineering are structures, construction materials, geotechnics, transport, water and environmental engineering. This programme will give you the theory and practical part of these disciplines that are well backed by the basic fundamentals of science and engineering such mathematics, chemistry, physics and mechanics of materials. You will also be provided with soft skills that allow you to perform in the industry such as professional ethics, construction management and entrepreneurship skills.
Career and Graduate Study Opportunities
industry, consulting industry, Government Departments, parastatals and the mining industry. You can also opt to further pursue your learning by joining the postgraduate programme at BIUST which will give you the opportunity to enter the academic world and open your career path even wider. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers MSc and PhD degrees in all fields within the department such as water, environmental engineering, structures, materials, transportation and geotechnics. The post graduate programme seeks to conduct intense research that is based on the fundamentals of civil and environmental engineering to address national problems and to provide high level human resource for the industry.