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Drawing II - DRW2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: DRW1501 or DRW111X
Purpose: Obtain an understanding of and the drawing of structural engineering applications and civil engineering applications.
Structural Steel and Timber Design III (Theory) - SSD3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SAN2601 or SAN271Z Co-requisite: SSD3602 or SSD3PJT
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce students to structural loading; timber design and structural steel design.
Construction Materials Technology IV (Project) - CMT4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: CMT4701 or CMT401C
Purpose: The course in Civil Engineering construction material technology IV is intended to provide the student with a broad knowledge of the basic materials used in Civil engineering construction. Only the more widely used materials are covered. Materials such as wood, plastics and other similar materials which are more often used in building construction are not covered in this course although some of them are sometimes used in Civil Engineering construction. Materials which are used in conjunction with other basic materials such as joint sealants for concrete roads, curing compounds, etc. may be mentioned in passing at the relevant chapter in the course but are not discussed in any detail. Each basic material is discussed in much less detail than in the specialist courses such as the courses in ASPHALT or CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY. This course would, however, provide the student with sufficient information to do further self-study on any of those subjects.
Pavement Technology IV (Project) - PVT4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: PVT4701 or PVT401C
Purpose: Pavement design, pavement construction, pavement evaluation and rehabilitation, pavement management.
Theory of Structures IV - TST401C
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 15
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Advanced structural analysis methods; applicable computer applications.
Geotechnical Engineering II (Theory) - GTE2601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 9
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: GTE2PRA
Purpose: Introduction to geology; engineering geology; engineering soils.
Structural Steel and Timber Design III (Project) - SSD3602
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 4
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SAN2601 or SAN271Z Co-requisite: SSD3601 or SSD301C
Purpose: To apply structural loading analysis, timber design and structural steel design.
Concrete Technology IV (Theory) - CNT4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 6
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: CNT4702 or CNT4PJT & CNTPRA4 or CNT4PRA
Purpose: Properties of concrete and materials used in concrete, production and supply, special applications, testing.
Reinforced Concrete Design IV (Theory) - RCD4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 9
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: RCD4PJT & CNT4701 or CNT401C & CNT4702 or CNT4PJT & CNTPRA4 or CNT4PRA
Purpose: To learn and understand design of advanced reinforced concrete structures.
Urban Planning and Design IV (Theory) - UPD4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 10
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: UPD4702 or UPD4PJT
Purpose: Planning: Historical perspective, modern trends, land use, legal procedure, urban infrastructure management, maintenance and finance. Design: Residential layouts, informal settlements, design project with emphasis on the engineering related aspects of urban planning and design.
Geotechnical Engineering II (Practical) - GTE2PRA
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 3
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: GTE2601 or GTE281Q
Purpose: Introduction to geology; engineering geology; engineering soils.
Transportation Engineering II (Theory) - TPE2601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 9
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: SRC2601 or SRC211Q & SRCPRA2 or SRC2PRA & TPE2602 or TPE211C
Purpose: To learn and understand transport planning; traffic engineering; geometric design and rail design.
Concrete Technology IV (Project) - CNT4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: CNT4701 or CNT401C & CNTPRA4 or CNT4PRA
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students develop competencies and skills in general concrete technology.
Reinforced Concrete Design IV (Project) - RCD4PJT
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 6
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: RCD4701 or RCD401C & CNT4701 or CNT401C & CNT4702 or CNT4PJT & CNTPRA4 or CNT4PRA
Purpose: To learn and understand design of advanced reinforced concrete structures.
Urban Planning and Design IV (Project) - UPD4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: UPD4701 or UPD401C
Purpose: Develop an ability by the student to apply the principles and techniques of urban planning and design in a project. Prepare the student to become competent in the employment environment.
Geotechnical Engineering III (Theory) - GTE3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 9
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: GTE2601 or GTE281Q & GTE2PRA Co-requisite: GTEPRA3 or GTE3PRA
Purpose: To have an understanding of Soil mechanics and site investigation.
Transportation Engineering II (Project) - TPE2602
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 3
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: SRC2601or SRC211Q & SRCPRA2 or SRC2PRA & TPE2601 or TPE211C
Purpose: The Purpose of this module is to expose and familiarize students to designing a simple road network and enable them to draw vertical and horizontal alignments. The students should also be able to generate a cross section as well as long section drawing.
Concrete Technology IV (Practical) - CNTPRA4
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree NQF level: 7 Credits: 3
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: CNT4701 or CNT401C & CNT4702 or CNT4PJT
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students to develop competencies and skills in testing concrete and the materials used to produce concrete.
Reticulation Design and Management IV (Theory) - RDM4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 10
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: RDM4702 or RDM4PJT
Purpose: This subject covers water, waste water, and storm water reticulation systems. Hydraulic principles, design parameters, ancillary works, pumping installations, system operation, water management, waste management, environmental aspects, design project(s).
Water Treatment Technology IV - WTT4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 10
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: WTT4702 or WTT4PJT
Purpose: To learn and understand water Properties, Treatment Process, Treatment Plant Design, Water Recycling, Re-use, Recovery and Conservation, Environmental Aspects, Plant Operation and Management, Project.
Geotechnical Engineering III (Practical) - GTEPRA3
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 3
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: GTE2601 or GTE281Q & GTE2PRA Co-requisite: GTE3601 or GTE331Q
Purpose: To have an understanding of Soil mechanics and site investigation.
Transportation Engineering III (Theory) - TPE3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 9
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TPE2601 or TPE211C & TPE2602 or TPE2PJT Co-requisite: TPE3PRA
Purpose: To learn and understand earthworks design; pavement design and management; drainage and pavement materials.
Environmental Engineering: Civil IV (Module A) - EEN4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 10
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: EEN4702 or EEN4M2C & EEN4703 or EEN4PJT & EEN4704 or EEN4PJB
Purpose: Environmental microbiology: Structure and metabolism of cells and micro-organisms; Monitoring methods for pathogens and indicator organisms; Self-purification; Biodegradation; Biodeterioration; Ecotoxicity. Introduction to ecology: Ecosystems; Population dynamics; Environmental cycles; Human impact on ecosystems.
Reticulation Design and Management IV (Project) - RDM4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: RDM4701 or RDM401C
Purpose: This module is compulsory and core for BTech students in Civil Engineering taking the Water specialisation. The purpose of this module is to introduce students to basic design of a reticulation system, with guidelines on various auxiliary facilities.
Water Treatment Technology IV (Project) - WTT4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: WTT4701 or WTT401C
Purpose: To write a report on water properties; treatment process; treatment plant design; water recycling, reuse, recovery and conservation; environmental aspects; plant operation and management.
Management: Civil II - MCL2601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MCL1501 or MCL191S
Purpose: To teach civil engineering students contract planning; planning techniques; financial planning and control; computer applications; labour legislation.
Transportation Engineering III (Practical) - TPE3PRA
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 4
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TPE2601 or TPE211C & TPE2602 or TPE2PJT Co-requisite: TPE3601 or TPE381V
Purpose: Students will develop a required level of competence in the laboratory tests/experiments carried out in accordance with TMH-1 Standard methods of testing road construction materials.
Environmental Engineering: Civil IV (Module B) - EEN4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 10
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: EEN4701 or EEN4M1C & EEN4703 or EEN4PJT & EEN4704 or EEN4PJB
Purpose: Environmental chemistry: Stoichiometry and concentration; Atomic structure and chemical bonding; Acids; Bases; Salts; Metals; Changes of state; Solutions and equilibriums; Electrochemistry and corrosion; Organic chemistry; Biochemistry; Mass transfer and material balances. Environmental engineering: Environmental pollution; Impact of engineering on the environment; Mass energy transfer; Soil transport and erosion; Air quality issues; Water and wastewater treatment; Irrigation; Waste systems; Coastal Engineering; Transportation; Non-renewable resources.
Structural Analysis IV - SAN4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 15
Module presented in English Module presented online
Purpose: Advanced structural analysis methods.
Waste Water Treatment Technology IV (Theory) - WWT4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 10
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: WWT4702 or WTT4PJT
Purpose: To learn and understand waste water properties, treatment process, treatment plant design, environmental aspects and plant operation.
Engineering Practice: Civil II (Workplace-Based Learning) - PEC2601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 60
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: Option A: AMC1PRA & DRW1501& ENN103F & EUP1501 & MAT1581 & PHY1501& SRV1501& SRVPRA1 & CMD1501& MCL1501
Purpose: Option A: workplace-based learning: One year experiential training under the supervision of a person who is an EC5A registered Professional Engineer or Technologist in the following fields: planning and construction phases of a project. Option B: project-based learning: An integrated project encompassing various areas of Civil Engineering.
Theory of Structures II (Theory) - TST2601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 9
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PHY1501 & AMC1PRA Co-requisite: TSTPRA2 or TST2PRA
Purpose: To learn and understand sectional properties; stress and strain; analysis of statically determinate beams; analysis of statically determinate pin-pointed frames; computer applications where applicable.
Environmental Engineering: Civil IV (Module A) Project - EEN4703
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: EEN4701or EEN4M1C & EEN4702 or EEN4PJB & EEN4704 or EEN4PJB
Purpose: To introduce the fundamentals of microbiology to environmental engineers. To describe characteristics of microbial populations such as bacteria, algae, fungi, protozoa and others. To describe the growth of micro-organisms and to introduce the subject of identification and enumeration of micro-organisms. To understand the diversity of microbes, how the different microbes function in gaining energy and the impact of microbes on ecosystems and our globe. To realize that microbes can do anything they want, wherever they want and that without microbes humans wouldn’t be alive. To introduce the fundamentals of water-borne disease transmission and protection against such diseases. To review the basics of agents of disease (bacterial pathogens), viral pathogens, protozoan pathogens, Helminths and other vectors of disease. To understand indicators of faecal contamination and the concept of indicator organisms as well as limitations of these concepts. To introduce the subject of ecology to engineering students. To introduce the terminology and concepts of ecology. To explain briefly some historical efforts to determine the age of the earth and its geologic time. To utilise concepts of positive feedback. To understand the law of radioactive decay and the underlining assumptions and factors when it is used to determine the ages of certain rocks and other materials. To discuss the relationship between level of resolution and scientific truth and the importance of scientific methods. To discuss the Gea (Gaia) hypothesis and its implications for the global environment. To understand the fundamental concepts of an ecosystem.
Structural Masonry Design IV (Theory) - SMD4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 9
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: SMD4702 or SMD4PJT
Purpose: Design of unreinforced and reinforced masonry structures.
Waste Water Treatment Technology IV (Project) - WWT4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: WWT4701 or WWT401C
Purpose: To write a report on waste water properties; treatment process; treatment plant design; environmental aspects; plant operation and management.
Engineering Practise: Civil II (Project - Based) - PEC2602
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 60
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: 10 study unites from level 1 and 2. AMC1PRA, DRW1501, ENN103F, EUC1501, EUP1501, MAT1581, PHY15101,SRV1501, SRVPRA1, CMD1501, CMT1501, CMTPRA1, DRW2601, MAT2691, SRC2601, SRCPRA2, TST2601,TSTPRA2, MCL1501
Purpose: The project-based work intergrated learning module forms part of the Diploma in Civil Engineering. Completion of this module will enable students to apply the knowledge and skills they acquired during their studies of Management, Surveying, Drawing, Structural, Geotechnical, Water and Transportation Engineering. It will also afford students with an opportunity to plan and design a civil engineering project.
Theory of Structures II (Practical) - TSTPRA2
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 3
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PHY1501 & AMC1PRA Co-requisite: TST2601 or TST271Z
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students to apply the theory learnt in Theory of Structures II to the practical environment and be able to compare theoretical results to practical results.
Environmental Engineering: Civil IV (Module B) Project - EEN4704
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: EEN4701 or EEN4M1C & EEN4702 or EEN4M2C & EEN4703 or EEN4PJA
Purpose: This module is compulsory and core for BTech students in Civil Engineering for all specializations. The purpose of this module is to introduce students to environmental engineering and its importance in the civil engineering field.
Structural Masonry Design IV (Project) - SMD4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: SMD4701 or SMD401C
Purpose: Structural masonry is a cost effective engineering solution that offers many options and significant design flexibility.
Hydraulics IV (Project) - HDL4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 5
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HDL4701 or HDL401C
Purpose: Hydrodynamics, hydraulic machinery, hydraulic models, open channel hydraulics, sediment transport, unsteady flow in pipelines and channels, fluvial hydraulics, wave hydraulics.
Construction Methods I - CMD1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Construction methods; construction plant; codes and building regulations; safety.
Engineering Practice: Civil III (Workplace-Based Learning ) - PEC301C
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 60
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: Option A: PEC2601 or PEC201C & RCD3601or RCD301C & RCD3602 or RCD3PJT & MCL2601 or MCL221S
Purpose: Option A: workplace-based learning: One year experiential training under the supervision of a person who is an EC5A registered Professional Engineer or Technologist in the following fields: design of a project and contract-setting stage of a project. Option B: project-based learning: An integrated project encompassing various areas of Civil Engineering.
Water Engineering II (Theory) - WEN2601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 9
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PHY1501 & AMC1PRA Co-requisite: WEN2PRA
Purpose: To learn and understand the theory, principle and application of topics that has to do with water as encountered in Civil engineering. These topics are, broadly speaking, devoted to hydrostatics (fluid at rest), the flow of water though pies, fitting and pumps, water and wastewater treatment principle and processes.
Foundation Engineering IV (Theory) - FEN4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 9
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: FEN4702 or FEN4PJT
Purpose: The aim of this course is to make students aware of the importance of soil properties and their influence on foundation design. To distinguish between the different types of natural soils. To identify and define the problems associated with different soils. Students will also be able to provide a number of engineering solutions to the problem soil encountered. Students will be able to calculate stresses underneath foundations for various types of loading, to calculate stresses at different depths and lateral positions underneath the footings so that differential changes in stress can be obtained. Students will also be able to calculate consolidation settlement as well as the degree of consolidation after a specific time span. Student should also be able to calculate the spacing of sand drains to speed up the consolidation process for soft clay profiles. Students will also be able to use the appropriate test method to obtain the shear strength of the soil and be able to apply the correct test method for a particular application of the shear strength parameters. The Geotechnical technicians should be able to do a though soil investigation and to prepare a geotechnical report. He must be able to do the profiling of test holes and interpret the results of boring logs during the drilling operation. He must also be able to sample representative soil samples for the relevant laboratory tests. He must also be able to do all the different in-situ tests together with the interpretation and the associated design methods. Student should be able to calculate lateral earth pressure on near vertical interfaces for the rest condition, as well as for the limiting active and passive conditions, using the theories by Rankine and Coulomb. The student will know how to include in the calculations the effects of self-weight, submergence, seepage, simple surcharge loads and interface friction. Students will be able to classify the degree of damage and advice on the settlement that a building will be able to tolerate. To determine the ultimate bearing capacity of shallow footings on sand and on clay. To determine the allowable bearing capacity of clays, by making use of the total stress analysis for the undrained bearing capacity and the effective stress analysis for the drained case in clay. For the allowable bearing capacity of sand the student will have been informed with regard to the different in-situ tests that can be used to obtain the bearing capacity. The student will also be able to design a raft foundation if the soil conditions are that ordinary strip or single footings cannot be used. To investigate the stability of gravity retaining walls embedded retaining structure, and structures that are installed to provide temporary support to the walls of vertical excavations. After completion of the contents, the student should know the different possible failure modes of these structures, and how to determine the factors of safety against failure.
Social Environmental Studies: Civil IV : Module A: Theory - SNS4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 10
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: SNS4702 or SNS4M2C & SNS4PJA & SNS4703 or SNS4PJB
Purpose: Social theory, environmental issues, environmental economics, environmental policy and law, development studies, environmental ethics.
Construction Materials I (Theory) - CMT1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 9
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: CMTPRA1 or CMT1PRA
Purpose: Qualifying students will be able to identify and apply the basic parameters to be considered when selecting construction materials and perform simply laboratory experiment according to relevant SANS codes. Students will also be able to discuss the technical aspects of mechanical, thermal, acoustical and chemical properties within the framework of energy and life cycle analysis. The basic environmental issues related to the selection of construction materials are also analyzed. Students will also be able to plan and execute basic management tasks involved in geotechnical work.
Engineering Practice: Civil III (Project Based) - PEC3602
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 60
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: AMC1PRA, DRW1501, ENN103F, EUC1501, EUP1501, MAT1581, PHY15101,SRV1501, SRVPRA1, CMD1501, CMT1501, CMTPRA1, DRW2601, MAT2691, SRC2601, SRCPRA2, TST2601,TSTPRA2, MCL1501, GTE2601, GTEPRA, MCL2601, SAN2601, TPE2601, WEN2601, WEN2PRA,SAN2601,SSD3601,SSD3602, TPE3601, TPEPRA, WEN3601, WEN3PJT, WEN3PRA and (PEC2601 or PEC2602)
Purpose: The project-based work intergrated learning module forms part of the Diploma in Civil Engineering. Completion of this module will enable students to apply the knowledge and skills they acquired during their studies of Management, Documentation, Surveying, Drawing, Construction materials and methods. It will afford students with an opportunity to set out a project on site and to get exposed to the contractual part of a project.
Water Engineering II (Practical) - WEN2PRA
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 3
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PHY1501 & AMC1PRA Co-requisite: WEN2601 or WEN221R
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students to apply the theory learnt in Water Engineering II to the practical environment and be able to compare theoretical results to practical results.
Foundation Engineering IV (Project) - FEN4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: FEN4701 or FEN401C
Purpose: To design Shallow and deep foundation considering lateral earth support.
Social Environmental Studies: Civil IV: Module B: Theory - SNS4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 10
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: SNS4701 or SNS4M1C & SNS4703 or SNS4PJB & SNS4PJA
Purpose: In social Environmental Studies the focus is on the human environment, an aspect of major concern in Geography. Although an academic subject in its own right, it is also strongly multidisciplinary in nature. The link between Civil Engineering and Geography is not only a theoretical but also evident in practice. Engineers work in the field and geographers collect data there and represent the information on maps, interpreting it spatially. Engineers need to understand the environment in which they work in order to apply their skills. Essentially they use the natural environment to plan, construct and maintain a facility to benefit people. In their world of work, awareness of the people living in a particular place is as important as the physical landscape that they seek to manage. Geographical literacy and other skills used in this course, will give you and idea of the diversity of people, places and natural phenomena. You will need such when involved in planning and implementing projects. At the end of this course students will be acquainted with a geographical perspective applied, natural and human environments, the representation of earth: maps and their use, the world population, cultures of the world, the urban environment, the distribution of wealth in the world, from global and local, global patterns of water, soil, plants and animals, global water issues, the loss of biodiversity. Our earth: some environmental concepts and terms, sustainable development, turning ethical theory into practice, environmental justice, human-centered ethics (resources, conservation, issues), nature- centered ethics – animals, nature and land, the law and sources of South African law, what is the law, law and environment, the constitution of South Africa.
Construction Materials I (Practical) - CMTPRA1
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 3
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: CMT1501 or CMT101C
Purpose: Qualifying students will be able to identify and apply the basic parameters to be considered when selecting construction materials and perform simply laboratory experiment according to relevant SANS codes. Students will also be able to discuss the technical aspects of mechanical, thermal, acoustical and chemical properties within the framework of energy and life cycle analysis. The basic environmental issues related to the selection of construction materials are also analyzed. Students will also be able to plan and execute basic management tasks involved in geotechnical work.
Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Design III (Theory) - RCD3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TST2601 or TST271Z & TSTPRA2 or TST2PRA Co-requisite: RCD3602 or RCD3PJT & SAN2601 or SAN271Z
Purpose: To learn reinforced concrete and unreinforced masonry design.
Water Engineering III (Theory) - WEN3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: WEN2601 or WEN221R & WEN2PRA Co-requisite: WEN3PRA & WEN3PJT
Purpose: To learn and understand hydrology; canals; storm water; clear water storage and distribution and sewerage reticulation.
Geometric Design IV (Theory) - GDS4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 10
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: GDS4702 or GDS4PJT
Purpose: Principles and practice of road alignment, environmental impact control, design control and criteria, elements of design (geometrics, safety), intersection and interchange design, drainage design, earthworks design, design project.
Social Environmental Studies: Civil IV (Module B) Project - SNS4703
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: SNS4701 or SNS4M1C & SNS4702 or SNS4M2C & SNS4PJA
Purpose: In social Environmental Studies the focus is on the human environment, an aspect of major concern in Geography. Although an academic subject in its own right, it is also strongly multidisciplinary in nature. The link between Civil Engineering and Geography is not only a theoretical but also evident in practice. Engineers work in the field and geographers collect data there and represent the information on maps, interpreting it spatially. Engineers need to understand the environment in which they work in order to apply their skills. Essentially they use the natural environment to plan, construct and maintain a facility to benefit people. In their world of work, awareness of the people living in a particular place is as important as the physical landscape that they seek to manage. Geographical literacy and other skills used in this course, will give you and idea of the diversity of people, places and natural phenomena. You will need such when involved in planning and implementing projects. At the end of this course students will be acquainted with a geographical perspective applied, natural and human environments, the representation of earth: maps and their use, the world population, cultures of the world, the urban environment, the distribution of wealth in the world, from global and local, global patterns of water, soil, plants and animals, global water issues, the loss of biodiversity. Our earth: some environmental concepts and terms, sustainable development, turning ethical theory into practice, environmental justice, human-centered ethics (resources, conservation, issues), nature- centered ethics animals, nature and land, the law and sources of South African law, what is the law, law and environment, the constitution of South Africa.
Drawing I - DRW1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Introduction; drawing equipment; starting to draw; SA standard code of drawing: SABS; lettering (letters, numerals & symbols); sketching or free-hand drawing; practical geometry; basic loci and simple mechanisms; conic sections; orthographic projection; isometric and oblique projection; auxiliary views; lines of interpenetration; surface development; sectioning; fasteners; detail drawings; assembly drawings.
Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Design III (Project) - RCD3602
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 4
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TST2601 or TST271Z & TSTPRA2 or TST2PRA Co-requisite: RCD3601 or RCD301C & SAN2601or SAN271Z
Purpose: To learn Rreinforced concrete and unreinforced masonry design.
Water Engineering III (Project) - WEN3PJT
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 3
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: WEN2601 or WEN221R & WEN2PRA Co-requisite: WEN3601 or WEN361F
Purpose: To develop a comprehensive report of a water scheme; deliverable schedule, cost estimate and quality based on the theory and practical learnt.
Geometric Design IV (Project) - GDS4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: GDS4701 or GDS401C
Purpose: Principles and practice of road alignment, environmental impact control, design control and criteria, elements of design (geometrics, safety), intersection and interchange design, drainage design, earthworks design, design project.
Social Environmental Studies: Civil IV (Module A) Project - SNS4PJA
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: SNS4701 or SNS4M1C & SNS4702 or SNS4M2C & SNS4703 or SNS4PJB
Purpose: In social Environmental Studies the focus is on the human environment, an aspect of major concern in Geography. Although an academic subject in its own right, it is also strongly multidisciplinary in nature. The link between Civil Engineering and Geography is not only a theoretical but also evident in practice. Engineers work in the field and geographers collect data there and represent the information on maps, interpreting it spatially. Engineers need to understand the environment in which they work in order to apply their skills. Essentially they use the natural environment to plan, construct and maintain a facility to benefit people. In their world of work, awareness of the people living in a particular place is as important as the physical landscape that they seek to manage. Geographical literacy and other skills used in this course, will give you and idea of the diversity of people, places and natural phenomena. You will need such when involved in planning and implementing projects. At the end of this course students will be acquainted with a geographical perspective applied, natural and human environments, the representation of earth: maps and their use, the world population, cultures of the world, the urban environment, the distribution of wealth in the world, from global and local, global patterns of water, soil, plants and animals, global water issues, the loss of biodiversity.
Management: Civil I - MCL1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To teach civil engineering students the composition of the civil engineering industry; parties involved in the construction business; types of contracts; theory of management; office and site organisation; quality management; elementary economic concepts; basic accounting applications.
Structural Analysis II - SAN2601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: TST2601 or TST271Z & TSTPRA2 or TST2PRA
Purpose: Analysis of statically determinate structures; axially loaded compression members; combined stresses.
Water Engineering III (Practical) - WEN3PRA
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 3
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: WEN2601 or WEN221R & WEN2PRA Co-requisite: WEN3601 or WEN361F & WEN3PJT
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students to apply the theory learnt in Water Engineering III to the practical environment and be able to compare theoretical results to practical results.
Hydrology IV (Theory) - HDG4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 10
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HDG4702 or HDG4PJT
Purpose: Introduction to meteorology, ground water, surface water, flood analysis, water resources analysis, SA hydrology.
Structural Steel Design IV (Theory) - SSD4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 9
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: SSD4702 or SSD4PJT
Purpose: In design of structural elements and analysis of structural components in civil Engineering practice are very important. At the end of this course students will be acquainted with: material considerations, loading considerations, design of major structural elements, analysis of structures and structural components, application of cold-formed sections connections, multi-storey frames and composite design.
Surveying - SCV1501
Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Basic principles; coordinate calculations; levelling; tacheometry; areas and volumes.
Structural Analysis III - SAN3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SAN2601 or SAN271Z
Purpose: Analysis of statically indeterminate structures.
Contract Management: Civil IV - CMC4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 9
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: CMC4702 or CMC4PJT
Purpose: Contract documentation; contract specifications; pre-tender procedures; tender preparation; tender award; commencement of contract project; measurement and payment; subcontract work; contractual dispute management; cost control and productivity; quality management.
Hydrology IV (Project) - HDG4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HDG4701 or HDG401C
Purpose: Introduction to meteorology, ground water, surface water, flood analysis, water resources analysis, SA hydrology.
Structural Steel Design IV (Project) - SSD4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: SSD4701 or SSD401C
Purpose: Design of structural steel structures.
Documentation III (Theory) - DCM3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: DCM3602 or DCM3PJT
Purpose: The aim of this course is to give students a thorough introduction to documentation for construction contracts. The course opens by setting the scene-showing where documentation fits into the overall management of construction projects. Detail then follow: how quantities are measured, described and billed; what specifications are and how they may be written; cost estimation and drawing up a tender; a short summary of computer applications to contract documentation, discussion of general conditions of contract and finally, a chapter on the application of the documents to a construction contract.
Surveying: Civil II (Theory) - SRC2601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 7
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SRV1501or SRV121Q & SRVPRA1 or SRV1PRA Co: SRCPRA2 or SRV2PRA
Purpose: Levelling; traversing; tacheometry; setting out civil engineering structures.
Contract Management: Civil IV (Project) - CMC4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: CMC4701or CMC401C
Purpose: The aim of this course is to introduce students to the general components of contract management within the civil engineering industry. The module covers the complete project life cycle from project conception up to, and including, project closure. Examples of typical documentation to be used during the various stages of the project are given where relevant and/or appropriate. The module is concluded by chapters covering subjects such as organisational behavior, cost control, management system control, productivity and decision-tree analysis, and quality management.
Hydraulics IV (Theory) - HDL4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 10
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HDL4702 or HDL4PJT
Purpose: Hydrodynamics, hydraulic machinery, hydraulic models, open channel hydraulics, sediment transport, unsteady flow in pipelines and channels fluvial hydraulics, wave hydraulics.
Solid Waste Management IV (Theory) - SWM4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 10
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: SWM4702 or SWM4PJT
Purpose: Characteristics of waste, solid waste disposal methods, design operation and management of landfill sites, operation and management of solid waste removal systems; third world applications, waste recycling, emergency waste management, legal aspects.
Documentation III (Project) - DCM3602
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 4
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: DCM3601 or DCM371Y
Purpose: The aim of this course is to give students a thorough introduction to documentation for construction contracts. The course opens by setting the scene-showing where documentation fits into the overall management of construction projects. Detail then follow: how quantities are measured, described and billed; what specifications are and how they may be written; cost estimation and drawing up a tender; a short summary of computer applications to contract documentation, discussion of general conditions of contract and finally, a chapter on the application of the documents to a construction contract.
Surveying: Civil II (Practical) - SRCPRA2
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 5
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SRV1501or SRV121Q & SRVPRA1 or SRV1PRA Co-requisite: SRC2601 or SRV211Q
Purpose: This module presumes that you have totally mastered the theory of the Applications and Calculations modules of the subject. During your practical involvement and exposure, up to now, you have acquainted yourself with the different instruments, their handling, operation, how to observe and take readings with them. During the practical week, you have to demonstrate your abilities to carry out production tasks. The purpose is to enable you to demonstrate the outcomes in carrying out every practical part of the module as quickly as possible, within the required accuracies, and presenting the calculated results for assessment complete the calculations and or drawings of the measured data.
Construction Materials Technology IV (Theory) - CMT4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 10
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: CMT4702 or CMT4PJT
Purpose: The course in Civil Engineering construction material technology IV is intended to provide the student with a broad knowledge of the basic materials used in Civil engineering construction. Only the more widely used materials are covered. Materials such as wood, plastics and other similar materials which are more often used in building construction are not covered in this course although some of them are sometimes used in Civil Engineering construction. Materials which are used in conjunction with other basic materials such as joint sealants for concrete roads, curing compounds, etc. may be mentioned in passing at the relevant chapter in the course but are not discussed in any detail. Each basic material is discussed in much less detail than in the specialist courses such as the courses in ASPHALT or CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY. This course would, however, provide the student with sufficient information to do further self-study on any of those subject.
Pavement Technology IV (Theory) - PVT4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 10
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: PVT4702 or PVT4PJT
Purpose: Pavement design, pavement construction, pavement evaluation and rehabilitation, pavement management.
Solid Waste Management IV (Project) - SWM4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: SWM4701 or SWM401C
Purpose: Waste generation and storage; Collection and transportation; Site selection; Site Operation and Management; Waste minimisation and Rehabilitation.