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Faculty of
Civil Engineering


The faculty offers diploma and advanced diploma programmes in engineering, information and communications technology, and a diploma programme in building technology. There are a total of 13 programmes on offer in the faculty.  The programme offering consists of three diploma and three advanced diploma programmes in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering respectively, four diploma programmes in information and communications technology (four different streams: support services, business analysis, communication networks, applications development) and two advanced diploma programmes in applications development and communication networks as well as a diploma in Building technology

Graduates from this faculty typically find employment in industry (consulting firms, construction companies, manufacturing and/or automotive sector, IT companies, etc.), State-Owned-Entities (Eskom, Transnet, etc), Local Authorities (Municipalities and District Municipalities) or within the various spheres of Provincial and National Government. Graduates may also use their obtained competencies to become self-employed. Specialisation areas of graduates are varied, and include many fields such as material science, hydraulics, automotive, electronics, design, planning, construction management, quantity surveying, programming, systems analysis, and many other related fields.

UNDERGRADUATE QUALIFICATIONS OFFERED IN THE FACULTY

Qual Code

SAQA ID

Qualification Name

NQF

Credits

Duration

Delivery Site

W60001

101196

Diploma in Building Technology

6

360

3

BCC/BTW

W60002

101196

Diploma in Building Technology (ECP)

6

360

4

BCC/BTW

W60003

101195

Diploma in Civil Engineering

6

360

3

BCC/BTW

W60004

101195

Diploma in Civil Engineering (ECP)

6

360

4

BCC/BTW

W60005

101197

Diploma in Electrical Engineering

6

360

3

BCC/BTW

W60006

101197

Diploma in Electrical Engineering (ECP)

6

360

4

BCC/BTW

W60007

101198

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

6

360

3

BCC/BTW

W60008

101198

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (ECP)

6

360

4

BCC/BTW

W60009

101175

Diploma in Information and Communications Technology in Applications Development

6

360

3

BCC

W60010

101175

Diploma in Information and Communications Technology in Applications Development (ECP)

6

360

4

BCC

W60011

101194

Diploma in Information and Communications Technology in Business Analysis

6

360

3

BCC

W60012

101194

Diploma in Information and Communications Technology in Business Analysis (ECP)

6

360

4

BCC

W60013

101193

Diploma in Information and Communications Technology in Communication Networks

6

360

3

BCC

W60014

101193

Diploma in Information and Communications Technology in Communication Networks (ECP)

6

360

4

BCC

W60015

101176

Diploma in Information and Communications Technology in Support Services

6

360

3

BCC

W60016

101176

Diploma in Information and Communications Technology in Support Services (ECP)

6

360

4

BCC


QUALIFICATION DETAILSAPS Scores

Specific  Subject Requirements

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Diploma in Building Technology

W60001 & W60002

24

22 ECP

Main stream

  • 4 (50-59%) for English as a Home Language or First Additional Language level or better.
  • 3 (40-49%) for Mathematics or 4 (50-59%) for Technical Mathematics
  • 3 (40-49%) for Physical Science or 4 (50-59%) for Technical Science

Extended stream

As for main-stream with provison that applicants who have an NSC achievement rating of 3 (one level below the required levels as mentioned above), i.e. in ONE of the three subjects (Mathematics or Technical Mathematics; Physical Science or Technical Science; English as a Home Language or First Additional Language).

Applicants who have an achievement rating one level below the required levels for main-stream, i.e. in ONE of the three subjects (Mathematics, Physical Science, or English as a Home Language or First Additional Language)

This qualification is intended for technician-level employment in construction and related industries with the main focus on construction management and quantity surveying.

Diploma in Civil Engineering

W60003 & W60004

24

22 ECP

Main stream

  • 4 (50-59%) for English as a Home Language or First Additional Language.
  • 4 (50-59%) for Mathematics
  • 4 (50-59%) for Physical Sciences.

Extended stream

As for main-stream with provision that applicants who have an NSC achievement rating of 3 (one level below the required levels as mentioned above), i.e. in ONE of the three subjects (Mathematics, Physical Science, or English as a Home Language or First Additional Language)

The purpose of this qualification is to train civil engineering technicians who will meet the criteria for registration as Candidate Engineering Technicians by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), and who will display competence as part of the engineering team in the execution of technical tasks under remote supervision by using and applying their knowledge in independent judgement in the identification and solution of well-defined Civil Engineering problems.

Diploma in Electrical Engineering

W60005 & W60006

24

22 ECP

Main stream

  • 4 (50-59%) for English as a Home Language or First Additional Language.
  • 4 (50-59%) for Mathematics.
  • 4 (50-59%) for Physical Sciences.

Extended stream

As for main-stream with provision that applicants who have an NSC achievement rating of 3 (one level below the required levels as mentioned above), i.e. in ONE of the three subjects (Mathematics, Physical Science, or English as a Home Language or First Additional Language)

The purpose of this qualification is to train mechanical engineering technicians who will meet the criteria for registration as Candidate Engineering Technicians by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), and who will display competence as part of the engineering team in the execution of technical tasks under remote supervision by using and applying their knowledge in independent judgement in the identification and solution of well-defined Mechanical Engineering problems.

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

W60007 & W60008

24

22 ECP

Main stream

  • 4 (50-59%) for English as a Home Language or First Additional Language.
  • 4 (50-59%) for Mathematics or 4 (50-59%) for Technical Mathematics
  • 4 (50-59%) for Physical Science, or 4 (50-59%) for Technical Science

Extended stream

As for main-stream with provison that applicants who have an NSC achievement rating of 3 (one level below the required levels as mentioned above), i.e. in ONE of the three subjects (Mathematics or Technical Mathematics; Physical Science or Technical Science; English as a Home Language or First Additional Language).

The purpose of this qualification is to train mechanical engineering technicians who will meet the criteria for registration as Candidate Engineering Technicians by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), and who will display competence as part of the engineering team in the execution of technical tasks under remote supervision by using and applying their knowledge in independent judgement in the identification and solution of well-defined Mechanical Engineering problems.

Diploma in Information and Communications Technology in Applications Development

W60009 & W60010

22 (Math)

or 24(M.Lit)

18(Math) or 20(MLit)

Main stream

  • 4 (50-59%) for English as a Home Language or First Additional Language.
  • 3 (40-49%) for Mathematics or 5 (60 – 69%) for Mathematics Literacy.

Extended stream

As for main-stream with provision that applicants who have an NSC achievement rating one level below the required levels as mentioned above, i.e. in ONE of the two subjects (Mathematics /Mathematics Literacy, or English as a Home Language or First Additional Language) mentioned above will be considered for admission into extended programme

To provide the basic knowledge that is required for the design and production of reliable and cost effective software products and systems that meet specified needs.

Diploma in Information and Communications Technology in Business Analysis

W60011 & W60012

22 (Math)

or 24(M.Lit)

18(Math) or 20(MLit)

Main stream

  • 4 (50-59%) for English as a Home Language or First Additional Language.
  • 3 (40-49%) for Mathematics or 5 (60 – 69%) for Mathematics Literacy.

Extended stream

As for main-stream with provision that applicants who have an NSC achievement rating one level below the required levels as mentioned above, i.e. in ONE of the two subjects (Mathematics /Mathematics Literacy, or English as a Home Language or First Additional Language) mentioned above will be considered for admission into extended programme

To provide basic knowledge that is required for the creation and customisation of total integrated IT solutions to business problems and management of those systems.

Diploma in Information and Communications Technology in Communication Networks

W60013 & W60014

22 (Math)

or 24(M.Lit)

18(Math) or 20(MLit)

Main stream

  • 4 (50-59%) for English as a Home Language or First Additional Language.
  • 3 (40-49%) for Mathematics or 5 (60 – 69%) for Mathematics Literacy.

Extended stream

As for main-stream with provision that applicants who have an NSC achievement rating one level below the required levels as mentioned above, i.e. in ONE of the two subjects (Mathematics /Mathematics Literacy, or English as a Home Language or First Additional Language) mentioned above will be considered for admission into extended programme

To provide the basic knowledge that is required to design, develop, implement and manage reliable and cost-effective computer networks for the purpose of communication and information sharing in an organisation. 

Diploma in Information and Communications Technology in Support Services

W60015 & W60016

22 (Math)

or 24(M.Lit)

18(Math) or 20(MLit)

Main stream

  • 4 (50-59%) for English as a Home Language or First Additional Language.
  • 3 (40-49%) for Mathematics or 5 (60 – 69%) for Mathematics Literacy.

Extended stream

As for main-stream with provision that applicants who have an NSC achievement rating one level below the required levels as mentioned above, i.e. in ONE of the two subjects (Mathematics /Mathematics Literacy, or English as a Home Language or First Additional Language) mentioned above will be considered for admission into extended programme.

The purpose of this diploma is to provide the basic knowledge that is required to identify and design solutions, and to provide a professional and vocational qualification for use in the ICT industry, combining theory and practical exposure to enable a graduate (diplomate) to identify and design reliable and cost effective ICT solutions for various end-users and their needs, to maintain ICT equipment, to manage information centres and to provide effective ICT support services to an organisation.


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