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WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$3,281 /year
Applications Begin:1 April 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Engineering Science in Civil Engineering
Start Date:January 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Campus:Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020
Programme Overview

The purpose of this qualification is to develop an engineering intellectual who can identify,
assess and formulate the engineering needs of the society at large, and research and
solve the identified engineering problems creatively and innovatively, by applying
scientific, mathematical, engineering, economic and other relevant principles and
methods.
The qualification prepares students for an engineering science, design and
project-based career through fundamental understanding, use and appropriate
application of engineering methods, skills, tools and information technology. The
qualification also provides a platform for lifelong learning.

Exit level outcomes:
The student should be able to:
1. Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyse and solve engineering problems
creatively and innovatively by applying knowledge of Mathematics, Basic Science
and Engineering Sciences from first principles.
2. Plan and manage small engineering projects, demonstrating fundamental
knowledge, understanding and insight into the principles, methodologies and
concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities)
engineering practice.
3. Work effectively, individually or with others, as a member of a team, group,
organisation, community or in multi-disciplinary environments.
4. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively,
professionally and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence,
and exercise judgment based on knowledge and expertise.
5. Plan and conduct limited investigations, research and experiments commensurate
with the level of competence by applying appropriate theories and methodologies,
and perform data analysis and interpretation.
6. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with engineering audiences and
the community at large, using appropriate structure, style and graphical support.
7. Use and assess appropriate engineering methods, skills, tools and information
technology effectively and critically in engineering practice, and show an
understanding and a willingness to accept responsibility for the impact of engineering
activities on society and the environment.
8. Perform procedural and non-procedural design and synthesis of components,
systems, works, products or processes as a set of related systems and assess,
where applicable, their social, legal, health, safety and environmental impact and
benefits.
9. Employ various learning strategies and skills to master module outcomes required in
fundamental mathematics, engineering sciences, engineering design research and
aspects of management, thereby preparing him/herself to engage in lifelong learning,
to keep abreast of knowledge and skills required in the engineering field.
10. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global
communities by acting professionally and ethically.
11. Demonstrate cultural and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social contexts in
the execution of engineering activities.
12. Explore education and career opportunities.
13. Organise and develop entrepreneurial opportunities through engineering problem-
solving, design, technical research and managerial skills.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements For Applicants With a National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV)
For admission to a BEng degree (4 years) the applicant must have:
A NCV (level 4) issued by the Council for General and Further Education and Training.
Achieved a minimum of 70% for 5 of the 7 subjects – fundamental and vocational categories.
Passed English as Language of Teaching and Learning / First Additional Language as fundamental component with a minimum of 70%.
Passed Mathematics and Physical Sciences as Fundamental Components with a minimum score of 70%.
For admission to a National Diploma the applicant must have:
A NCV (level 4) issued by the Council for General and Further Education and Training.
Achieved a minimum of 60% for 6 of the 7 subjects – fundamental and vocational categories.
Passed English as Language of Teaching and Learning / First Additional Language as fundamental component with a minimum of 70%.
Passed Mathematics and Physical Sciences as Fundamental Components with a minimum score of 60%.

Admission Requirements For National Senior Certificate For Adults (NASCA) Applicants:
National Senior Certificate for Adults (NASCA): The following criteria will apply for admission to all undergraduate Engineering programmes (BEng and BEng Tech).
The following minimum subject requirements will apply for admission:
–English 60% APS 5
–Maths 60% APS 5
–Physical Science 60% APS 5
Applicants will be required to complete a PsyCaD assessment obtaining an unconditional recommendation;
Recommendation by the relevant Head of Department;
Senate Discretionary Conditional Admission for applicants who have successfully completed the NASCA, provided that the applicant meets all the requirements;
Admission will also be based on the availability of space according to the Enrollment Management Plan of UJ as approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Admission Requirements For The Amended Senior Certificate (SC(a)) Applicants:
Amended Senior Certificate (SC(a)): The following criteria will apply for admission to all undergraduate Engineering programmes (BEng and BEngTech).
The following minimum subject requirements will apply for admission:
–English 60% APS 5
–Maths 60% APS 5
–Physical Science 60% APS 5
Applicants will be required to complete a PsyCaD assessment obtaining an unconditional recommendation;
Recommendation by the relevant Head of Department;
Senate Discretionary Conditional Admission for applicants who have successfully completed the SC(a), provided that the applicant meets all the requirements;
Admission will also be based on the availability of space according to the Enrollment Management Plan of UJ as approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

International Students
All international applicants must submit the following supporting documents:
Final Secondary/High School Results
Valid Passport or Identity Documents or Birth Certificate
Sworn English Translation of documents (Documents issued in any Language other than English
Provide proof of the English Proficiency where English was not used as a medium of learning and teaching.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $13
Application Fees for International Students: $13

Online Application
Please note the following:
No application fee will be charged for online applications.
If you have previously applied and have a UJ student number, please call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) to ensure that your cell number and email address are captured on our student database. This will ensure that you receive a PIN number to complete the online application process.
An applicant must go to www.uj.ac.za/Applyand select ‘Apply’.

Paper Application
Step 1: Select your qualification study choices 1 and 2. (Ensure you meet the admission requirements as set out in this prospectus.)
Step 2: Complete the academic application form with a payment of R200 for a paper application (no payment required for online application).
Step 3: Once you have submitted your application, please allow three weeks before checking on the status of your application. If your application meets the necessary requirements and there is space in your selected programme, you will be informed on whether your application has been successful or not. Please note that all official communication will be sent via email. You may also go to the UJ website to check your application status using your ID or student number.

International Students
International applicants follow the same application process as national applicants.

Career Opportunities

Some Career Opportunities for Civil Engineering Science include:
​-Building Control Surveyor
-Building Services Engineer
-Civil Engineer
-Contracts Manager
-Design Engineer
-Engineering Geologist
-Construction Manager
-Environmental Consultant
-Geotechnical Engineer
-Quantity Surveyor
-Senior Civil Engineer
-Structural Engineer
-Nuclear Engineer
-Professional Engineer
-Site Engineer
-Sustainability Consultant
-Traffic Engineer
-Transportation Engineer
-Water Engineer

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $3,281
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,475

*The normal Tuition Fees for South African Students is R51,309

35% of the tuition fees need to be paid by April, and 100% by July.

All students must pay at least R3,870 before they begin their studies while students residing on campus will need to pay at least R6,470 before the begin.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries and other African Countries pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, and a non-refundable international levy of R2,000.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the rest of the world (outside Africa) pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, plus a non-refundable international levy of R17,000

International Levy Amount:
-SADC & Africa – R2,000
-Rest of the World – R17,000

ICT Levy – R430
Registration Fee – R610

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For International Students:
**
International Student Tuition Fees = Normal Tuition Fee (R51,309) + International Levy (R2,000) + ICT Levy (R430) +Registration Fee (R610) = R54,349
-an upfront payment of 30% of tuition fees should be paid at registration.
-then 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by next 30 April.
-and the final 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by 31 July.
The University will offer a 5% discount should all fees be paid at registration.
Fees generally increase between 5 and 15 percent per year. Please contact the University in December to obtain the approved fees for the 2021 academic year.

Relevant Contact

 
Dr Maria Ferentinou
Head of the Department of Civil Engineering Science
 
Prof. Daniel Mashao
Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
 
Admissions Office
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