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Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Civil Engineering

BEngTech (Civil)

NQF Level: 7

Credits: 420

Duration of Study: 3 years full time



Admission criteria


A National Senior Certificate (NSC) meeting the minimum requirements for degree studies with an admission points score (APS) of 36. Add the APS scores of the 7 best subjects according to the National Senior Certificate (NSC) obtained using the table below – these must include Mathematics, Physical Science and English. Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 30 and 35 may be referred to write the Access Assessment Test before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.


A 60% pass at N3 level for Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Science plus grade 12 Languages from a TVET College.


A 60% pass in the recommended National Certificate Vocational (NCV) subjects in Engineering and related fields at NQF Level 4: 3 fundamental subjects (English, Mathematics, Life Orientation); and the compulsory subject Physical Sciences; and any 2 of the other compulsory subjects.

Career opportunities

After graduating with your BEngTech degree, you will find employment relevant to your studied discipline. To fully develop your career opportunities, you must register with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a candidate Professional Engineering Technician / Technologist.

Registration as a Professional Engineering Technician can take place after 3 years and Technologist after 4 years of suitable and documented Initial Professional Development (IPD) in your work place. Once registered with ECSA, professionals must maintain their status by ensuring Continuous Professional Development (CPD) through, among others, the attendance of relevant short courses.

The Civil Engineering technician / technologist focuses on the design, construction, and maintenance of public and private sector infrastructure and may be employed by the public or private sector such as governmental agencies, municipalities, construction companies and consultants

These technicians / technologists may be involved in many fields of Civil Engineering such as transportation, water and wastewater treatment, buildings, public facilities such as airports and train stations as well as industrial construction projects. A Civil technician / technologist must be able to design safe infrastructure which meets relevant codes of practice in the regions where they are constructed. This infrastructure must be designed with maintenance, efficiency, and other economic concerns in mind as well so as to ensure that they will endure many years of use.

Civil engineering is a very exciting and rewarding field, especially in regions which are integrating cutting edge technology and design techniques into new designs


Contact information
Ms Lizelle Pienaar
Administrative Professional
Tel: +2741 504 3297

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