Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as roads, bridges, canals, dams, airports, sewerage systems, pipelines, and railways.
Civil engineering is traditionally broken into a number of sub-disciplines. It is considered the second-oldest engineering discipline after military engineering, and it is defined to distinguish non-military engineering from military engineering. Civil engineering takes place in the public sector from municipal through to national governments, and in the private sector from individual homeowners through to international companies.
Civil engineers typically possess an academic degree in civil engineering. The length of study is three to five years, and the completed degree is designated as a bachelor of engineering, or a bachelor of science in engineering. The curriculum generally includes classes in physics, mathematics, project management, design and specific topics in civil engineering. After taking basic courses in most sub-disciplines of civil engineering, they move onto specialize in one or more sub-disciplines at advanced levels. While an undergraduate degree (BEng/BSc) normally provides successful students with industry-accredited qualification, some academic institutions offer post-graduate degrees (MEng/MSc), which allow students to further specialize in their particular area of interest.
In most countries, a bachelor’s degree in engineering represents the first step towards professional certification, and a professional body certifies the degree program. After completing a certified degree program, the engineer must satisfy a range of requirements (including work experience and exam requirements) before being certified. Below Are the lists of Civil Engineering Universities And Colleges In South Africa;
Frequently Asked Questions On Civil Engineering
Which universities offer Civil Engineering in South Africa?
The universities that offer Engineering are the University of Cape Town (UCT), University of Johannesburg (UJ), University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), University of Stellenbosch, and the University of Witwatersrand (Wits)
Which colleges offer civil engineering?
How much do civil engineers earn in South Africa?
Salaries for civil engineers range from R30 862 to R57 073 per month, while electrical engineers earn between R33 981 and R56 218 per month
What subjects are needed to become a civil engineer in South Africa?
Complete a minimum 4 year Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at a recognized SA university.
Other names for Civil Engineer:
- Biosystems Engineer.
- Construction Engineer.
- Geotechnical Engineer.
- GIS and Landuse Management Engineer.
- Hydraulics Engineer.
- Site Design Engineer.
- Structural Engineer.
- Transport Engineer.
How much do structural engineers earn in South Africa?
A Senior Structural Engineer earns an average salary of R660,000 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years’ experience in related jobs.