Civil and Environmental Engineering Wits University

Civil and Environmental Engineering Wits University

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, within the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of the Witwatersrand, offers a 4-year BSc (Eng) degree in civil engineering. In the first two years the focus falls on developing competencies in mathematics, science, computing, communication and engineering design and problem-solving; in the last two years: geotechnical engineering, hydrology, hydraulics and infrastructure planning and management, structural engineering and construction materials.

At the postgraduate level, the department offers MSc (Eng) and PhD degrees by research. Postgraduate students are also accepted for the Graduate Diploma in Engineering (GDE) and for the MSc (Eng) by coursework and an investigational project report.

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand is accepted by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as fulfilling all of the academic requirements for registration as a Professional Engineer.

Academic Programmes


Undergraduate and postgraduate applications at the University are handled by the Student Enrolment Centre.

Undergraduate applicants

For admissions information, entrance requirements and details on how to apply to Wits, please click here.

Postgraduate applicants

Information for postgraduate applicants is available here. Masters and PhD applicants should contact the School before applying to find a supervisor.

Contact us

Contact: Mrs Thembi Mtselu – Administrator

Tel: 27-11-717-7121
Fax: 27-11-717-7045

Postal Address:
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of the Witwatersrand
Private Bag 3