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Reinforced Concrete Design (Offered from 2021 Semester 2) - RCD2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TST1501, CMA1501
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students develop competencies and skills in designing of reinforced concrete structure. Students completing this module will be able to analyse and design reinforced concrete structural components: Beam, stairs, column, arched, foundation and retaining walls. Software applications like prokon are paramount in completing the design procedures.
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 & MAT2691
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 B) Project - EEN4704
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: EEN4701 & EEN4702 & EEN4703
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.
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
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).
Urban Planning and Design - UPD3700
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is compulsory and core for the Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering. Successful completion of this module will allow students entry to urban planning and design modules. The purpose of this module is to enable students develop competencies and skills in solving problems in urban development.
Design Project: Structural Engineering - SDP4801
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable qualifying students to plan and design structural elements that make up a complete building or infrastructure using technical/scientific knowledge and tools for sustainable development, which comprises of the built environment and physical infrastructure. This module is compulsory for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours in Civil Engineering in Structural Engineering.
Applied Mechanics for Civil Engineers - AMC1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is for 360 credit Diploma in Civil Engineering students. The purpose of this module is to introduce the learner to the fundamental engineering applied mechanics and techniques. The qualifying learner will be able to apply the fundamental principles of mechanics in solving engineering problems in a logical and organized manner. Students will have the applied knowledge in civil engineering of the following: Knowledge of basic principles of mechanics (statics and dynamics), their symbols and units, Basic knowledge of beam bending theory, stress, strain and elasticity, and hydrostatics. Hence students will understand the module within context of Civil Engineering applications
Documentation III (Theory) - DCM3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MCL2601 Co-requisite: DCM3602
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.
Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Design III (Theory) - RCD3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TST2601 & TSTPRA2 Co-requisite: RCD3602 & SAN2601
Purpose: To learn reinforced concrete and unreinforced masonry design.
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
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.
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
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.
Reticulation Design and Management IV (Project) - RDM4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: RDM4701
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.
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
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.
Advanced Structural Steel Design - STR4801
Honours Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students develop competencies and skills in solving problems in structural steel design using the developed standards and codes of practice. This module is compulsory and core for the Honours in Civil Engineering.
Construction Materials - CMA1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is compulsory and core for the 280 credit Diploma in Civil Engineering. Qualifying students will be able to identify and apply the basic parameters to be considered when selecting construction materials. Perform simple laboratory experiments and tests according to relevant SANS codes in the civil engineering industry. The basic environmental issues related to the selection of construction materials are implemented
Documentation III (Project) - DCM3602
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 4
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: DCM3601
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.
Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Design III (Project) - RCD3602
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 4
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TST2601 & TSTPRA2 Co-requisite: RCD3601 & SAN2601
Purpose: To learn Rreinforced concrete and unreinforced masonry design.
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 (Project) - FEN4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: FEN4701
Purpose: To design Shallow and deep foundation considering lateral earth support.
Structural Analysis IV A - SAN3701
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students develop competencies and skills in solving problems in yield line analysis and other methods including flexibility, stiffness, matrix stiffness and finite elements. This module is compulsory and core for the Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering.
Urban Planning and Design IV (Project) - UPD4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: UPD4701
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.
Water Engineering Design Project - WDP4801
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable qualifying students to plan and design water infrastructure/services using technical/scientific knowledge and tools for sustainable development, which comprises of the built environment and physical infrastructure. This module is compulsory and core for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours in Civil Engineering in Water Engineering.
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.
Drawing II - DRW2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: DRW1501
Purpose: Obtain an understanding of and the drawing of structural engineering applications and civil engineering applications.
Structural Analysis II - SAN2601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: TST2601, TSTPRA2 & MAT2691
Purpose: Analysis of statically determinate structures; axially loaded compression members; combined stresses.
Water Engineering II (Practical) - WEN2PRA
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 3
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: PHY1501 & AMC1PRA Co-requisite: WEN2601
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.
Civil Engineering Financial Management - FIM3701
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is compulsory and core for the Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering. The theme of this module hinges on the fact that beside the technical and technological aspects, Civil Engineering works are required to be economically justifiable. The purpose of this module is to enable students to develop competencies and skills in making intelligent contribution towards the managerial and financial aspects of Civil Engineering businesses and entities. These include developing awareness and understanding of the need for financial planning, monitoring and the cost control process. In this module, the Engineering Economic principles, including interest rates, cash flow diagram and measures of worth methods are explained and utilised to analyse economic difference among engineering projects as well as selection of the preferred alternative. The aspects of financial management including financial statement, capital budget and risk analysis are also presented. Furthermore, students will develop skills to perform after tax calculations, determine the risk in the cash flow, account for inflation and carry out Break-even analysis to production processes involved in civil engineering projects.
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.
Water Infrastructure and Resources Management - WRM3701
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is aimed at providing learners with a broad understanding and knowledge of the theories of Engineering Hydrology and underlying principles describing fluids in motion. Students completing this module will be able to undertake and give meaningful input to design, operation and management of water resources systems including pumps and pumping systems, pipelines and open channel systems. Hydraulic and hydrological analysis is an essential aspect of water infrastructural design in as far as analysing viable options prior to identification of the best economic solution
Water Resources Planning and Management - WRP4801
Honours Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students develop competencies and skills in solving complex problems in Water Resources, Hydrological frequency analysis, Hydrological modelling, street and storm drainage, culverts and bridges, stormwater storage facilities, sedimentation, hydraulic structures, integrated urban water infrastructure management, infrastructure for sustainable wastewater and stormwater management, waste water treatment and reclamation/reuse, statistical and modelling tools for simulation, prediction of performance and operation of water supply/wastewater system components.
Construction Materials I (Theory) - CMT1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 9
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: CMTPRA1
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 Drawing I - EDW1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is compulsory and core for the National Diploma in Civil Engineering. The purpose is to develop an understanding of basic drawing principles and techniques. Successful students will be competent in international standard codes of practice used in preparing civil engineering drawings.
Water Engineering III (Theory) - WEN3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: WEN2601 & WEN2PRA Co-requisite: WEN3PRA & WEN3PJT
Purpose: To learn and understand hydrology; canals; storm water; clear water storage and distribution and sewerage reticulation.
Structural Analysis - SAN2602
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TST1501
Purpose: This module is compulsory and core for the Diploma in Civil Engineering. The purpose of this module is to enable students develop competencies and skills in solving structural engineering problems using well defined methods including moment area, slope deflection, influence lines, virtual work, strain energy, moment distribution and plastic analysis .
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
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.
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
Purpose: Design of unreinforced and reinforced masonry structures.
Water and Sanitation Engineering III - WSE3701
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is compulsory and core for the Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering qualification. It is an exit level module for this qualification. The purpose of this module is to enable students develop competencies and skills in solving broadly defined problems in groundwater, rainfall and surface runoff, flood analysis, Introduction to Hydrological modelling, Wave hydraulics, Fluvial Hydraulics (Sediment transport), Design parameters for reticulation systems (Distribution systems), Distribution components and ancillary works, Stormwater networks, Wastewater networks and Pumping installations.
Water and Sanitation Engineering (Offered from 2021 Semester 2) - WSE4801
Honours Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students develop competencies and skills in solving complex problems in Hydrological frequency analysis, Hydrological modelling, street and storm drainage, culverts and bridges, stormwater storage facilities, sedimentation, hydraulic structures, integrated urban water infrastructure management, infrastructure for sustainable wastewater and stormwater management, waste water treatment and reclamation/reuse, statistical and modelling tools for simulation, prediction of performance and operation of water supply/wastewater system components. This module is compulsory for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours in Civil Engineering in Water Engineering.
Construction Materials I (Practical) - CMTPRA1
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 3
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: CMT1501
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.
Earthworks and Pavement Design (Offered from 2021 Semester 2) - EPN2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: GSM1501, MAT1581
Purpose: The purpose is to make students aware of the importance of earthworks and pavements and their influence on civil engineering. The student will gain valuable knowledge to distinguish between the different types of pavements and the different ways of doing earthworks and identify and define the problems associated with them. The students will also be able to provide a number of engineering solutions to the problems associated with these pavements and carrying out earthworks. The students will also gain valuable knowledge road drainage, culverts, earthworks and layer works, road material stabilization, structural design of road pavements, and road surfacing. Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to work well in a real life work environment.
Structural Analysis III - SAN3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SAN2601
Purpose: Analysis of statically indeterminate structures.
Water Engineering III (Project) - WEN3PJT
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 3
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: WEN2601 & WEN2PRA Co-requisite: WEN3601
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
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.
Structural Masonry Design IV (Project) - SMD4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: SMD4701
Purpose: Structural masonry is a cost effective engineering solution that offers many options and significant design flexibility.
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
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.
Civil Engineering Management - CVE1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is compulsory and core for the Diploma in Civil Engineering. The purpose of this module is to enable students develop competencies and skills in civil engineering management and planning. Students will also be able to plan and execute basic management tasks involved in civil engineering.
Geotechnical Engineering (Offered from 2021 Semester 2) - GEE2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: GSM1501
Purpose: The module is compulsory and core for the 280 Credit Diploma in Civil Engineering. The purpose is to make students aware of the importance of soil properties and their influence on geotechnical engineering. The student will gain valuable knowledge to distinguish between the different types of natural soils and identify and define the problems associated with different soils. The students will also be able to provide a number of engineering solutions to the problem soil encountered. Students will acquire knowledge and skills to solve well defined problems for the "the problem soil" encountered. Students will also be able to know about stresses in soils, consolidation in soils, shear strength in soils, lateral earth pressures, types of foundations and their applications, retaining walls and also be able to do any necessary calculations where they are required. Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to work well in a real life work environment.
Surveying: Civil II (Theory) - SRC2601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 7
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SRV1501 or SCV1501 Co-requisite: SRCPRA2
Purpose: Levelling; traversing; tacheometry; setting out civil engineering structures.
Water Engineering III (Practical) - WEN3PRA
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 3
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: WEN2601 & WEN2PRA Co-requisite: WEN3601 & 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.
Geology for Engineers - GEO3701
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Qualifying students will be able to perform basic and major geo-technology tasks including interpretation of designs and maintenance work. Students will also be able to plan and execute management tasks involved in geotechnical work.
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 & SNS4PJA & SNS4703
Purpose: Social theory, environmental issues, environmental economics, environmental policy and law, development studies, environmental ethics.
Water Treatment Technology IV (Project) - WTT4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: WTT4701
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.
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.
Geotechnical Engineering II (Theory) - GTE2601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 9
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: CMT1501 Co-requisite: GTE2PRA
Purpose: Introduction to geology; engineering geology; engineering soils.
Surveying: Civil II (Practical - SRCPRA2
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 5
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SRV1501 & SRVPRA1 Co-requisite: SRC2601
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.
Water Engineering II (Offered from 2021 Semester 2) - WTE2602
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: WTE1501
Purpose: This module is aimed at providing learners with a broad understanding and knowledge of the underlying principles and aspects of the water resources planning, management and supply. Students completing this module will be able to undertake and give meaningful input to simple design and maintenance work, operation and management of water purification and wastewater treatment plants and design of and management of clear water and sewage reticulation systems.
Hydrology IV (Theory) - HDG4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 10
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HDG4702
Purpose: Introduction to meteorology, ground water, surface water, flood analysis, water resources analysis, SA hydrology.
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 & SNS4703 & 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 ヨ animals, nature and land, the law and sources of South African law, what is the law, law and environment, the constitution of South Africa.
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
Purpose: To learn and understand waste water properties, treatment process, treatment plant design, environmental aspects and plant operation.
Geology and Soil Mechanics - GSM1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Qualifying students will be able to perform basic soil Mechanics and geotechnology tasks including interpretation of designs and maintenance work. Students will also be able to plan and execute basic management tasks involved in soil and geotechnical work.
Geotechnical Engineering II (Practical) - GTE2PRA
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 3
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: GTE2601
Purpose: Introduction to geology; engineering geology; engineering soils.
Structural Steel and Timber Design III (Theory) - SSD3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 8
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SAN2601 Co-requisite: SSD3602
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce students to structural loading; timber design and structural steel design.
Construction Materials IV - CMT3700
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is compulsory and core for the Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering. The purpose is to provide the student with a broad knowledge of the basic materials used in Civil engineering construction. The student needs to understand the behaviour of construction materials and know how it is used effectively
Hydrology IV (Project) - HDG4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HDG4701
Purpose: Introduction to meteorology, ground water, surface water, flood analysis, water resources analysis, SA hydrology.
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 & SNS4702 & 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.
Waste Water Treatment Technology IV (Project)) - WWT4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: WWT4701
Purpose: To write a report on a practical project based on theoretical aspects covered on waste water properties; treatment process; treatment plant design; environmental aspects; plant operation and management.
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.
Geotechnical Engineering III (Theory) - GTE3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 9
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: GTE2601 & GTE2PRA Co-requisite: GTEPRA3
Purpose: To have an understanding of Soil mechanics and site investigation.
Structural Steel and Timber Design III (Project) - SSD3602
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 4
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: SAN2601 Co-requisite: SSD3601
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 & CNTPRA4
Purpose: Properties of concrete and materials used in concrete, production and supply, special applications, testing.
Hydraulics IV (Theory) - HDL4701
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 10
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HDL4702
Purpose: Hydrodynamics, hydraulic machinery, hydraulic models, open channel hydraulics, sediment transport, unsteady flow in pipelines and channels fluvial hydraulics, wave hydraulics.
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 & SNS4702 & SNS4703
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.
Advanced Foundation Engineering - AFE4801
Honours Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose is to make students aware of the importance of soil properties and their influence on geotechnical engineering. Students completing this module will be able to: -Distinguish between the different types of natural soils. -Identify and define the problems associated with different soils. -Provide a number of alternative engineering solutions to the problem soil encountered. -Determine actual stresses in soils, aspects of consolidation in soils, shear strength in soils, and lateral earth pressures. -Memorize the types of foundations and their applications, retaining walls and carryout any necessary calculations where they are required.
Surveying - SCV1501
Diploma Year module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Basic principles; coordinate calculations; levelling; tacheometry; areas and volumes.
Geotechnical Engineering III (Practical) - GTEPRA3
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 3
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: GTE2601 & GTE2PRA Co-requisite: GTE3601
Purpose: To have an understanding of Soil mechanics and site investigation.
Structural Steel Design - STR2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TST1501, CMA1501
Purpose: This module is compulsory and core for the Diploma in Civil Engineering. The purpose of this module is to enable students develop competencies and skills in solving problems in structural steel design using the developed standards and codes of practice.
Concrete Technology IV (Project) - CNT4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: CNT4701& CNTPRA4
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable students develop competencies and skills in general concrete technology.
Hydraulics IV (Project) - HDL4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English Module presented online
Co-requisite: HDL4701
Purpose: Hydrodynamics, hydraulic machinery, hydraulic models, open channel hydraulics, sediment transport, unsteady flow in pipelines and channels, fluvial hydraulics, wave hydraulics.
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
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.
Materials and Construction of Dams - CMT4801
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of the modules is to equip students with a knowledge of the materials used in all the types of Dam construction. They will gain comparative knowledge of material properties (physical and structural) for most common and advanced Dam materials and understanding the methods of various types of Dam construction. This module is compulsory and core for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours in Civil Engineering in Water Engineering.
Surveying: Theory and Practical - SUR1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the methodologies employed in surveying in order to establish the fundamental topographical features of the earth's surface in such a way and format as to tender the results, in the form of plans and maps, to be representative of the actual surveyed terrain. The information thus obtained, is then converted, analysed and manipulated to provide the essential data from which further design may be realized. In other words, data about the earth's topography are collected in a specific manner, making use of specific instruments and/or methods, and use specific formulae and applications to transform and record this information into a usable format that can be used by other parties, such as Civil Engineers, Architects, Environmental Engineers, mining Engineers, Etc. to effect their requirements.
Management: Civil II - MCL2601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: MCL1501
Purpose: To teach civil engineering students contract planning; planning techniques; financial planning and control; computer applications; labour legislation.
Transportation Engineering II (Theory) - TPE2601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 9
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: SRC2601 & SRCPRA2 or TPE2602
Purpose: To learn and understand transport planning; traffic engineering; geometric design and rail design.
Concrete Technology IV (Practical) - CNTPRA4
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree NQF level: 7 Credits: 3
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: CNT4701 & CNT4702
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.
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
Purpose: Pavement design, pavement construction, pavement evaluation and rehabilitation, pavement management.
Structural Steel Design IV (Project) - SSD4702
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 6
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: SSD4701
Purpose: Design of structural steel structures.
Concrete Technology - CTC4801
Honours Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to provide the student with a broad knowledge of concrete technology. The student needs to understand the behaviour of concrete and know how to use it effectively. This module is compulsory for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours in Civil Engineering in Structural Engineering.
Theory of structures - TST1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: AMC1501
Purpose: This module is compulsory and core for the 288 Diploma in Engineering technology in Civil Engineering. Successful completion of this module will allow students entry to Structural analysis and Structural design modules. The purpose of this module is to enable students develop competencies and skills in solving problems in materials stress and strain, analysis of stresses, structural sectional properties, analysis of determinate and indeterminate beams using different methods and statically determinate pin-jointed frames.
Engineering Practice: Civil II (Workplace-Based Learning) - PEC2601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 60
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: AMC1PRA & DRW1501& ENG1503 & EUP1501 & MAT1581 & PHY1501& (SRV1501 or SCV1501) & CMD1501& CMT1501 & MCL1501& CMTPRA1 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.
Transportation Engineering II (Project) - TPE2602
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 3
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: SRC2601 & SRCPRA2 & TPE2601
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.
Environmental Engineering(Civil) - EEN3700
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is compulsory for Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering. The purpose of this module is to enable students develop competencies and skills in the design and operation of pollution control and impact mitigation systems. Specifically, the following aspects are dealt with; water supply and treatment, wastewater treatment, air pollution, noise pollution, solid waste management, and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
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
Purpose: Pavement design, pavement construction, pavement evaluation and rehabilitation, pavement management.
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
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.
Research Project: Structural Engineering - HRSEN81
Honours Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to prepare the student for professional-level technical project work related to construction and structural Engineering. With the guidance of supervisor/s, the student will augment, integrate and demonstrate skills spanning both the technical and non-technical dimensions of construction and structural Engineering at the professional level.
Water Engineering I - WTE1501
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Qualifying students will be able to perform basic water engineering tasks including interpretation of simple designs and maintenance work. Students will also be able to plan and execute basic management tasks for water engineering work
Engineering Practice: Civil II (Project - Based) - PEC2602
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 60
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: GTE2601, GTE2PRA, MCL2601, RCD3601, RCD3602, SAN2601,TPE2601, TPE2602,WEN2601 & WEN2PRA
Recommendation: It is recommended that students do the following modules before attempting this module: DCM3601, DCM3602, GTE3601, GTEPRA3, SAN3601,SSD3601, TPE3601, TPE3PRA, WEN3601, WEN3PJT, WEN3PRA
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.
Transportation Engineering III (Theory) - TPE3601
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 9
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TPE2601 & TPE2602 & CMT1501 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 & EEN4703 & EEN4704
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.
Reinforced Concrete Design IV - RCD3700
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is compulsory and core for the Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering. The purpose of this module is to enable students develop competencies and skills in designing of reinforced concrete structure. Students completing this module will be able to analyse and design reinforced concrete structural components: Beam, stairs, column, arched, foundation, retaining walls, silos and water retaining structures. Software applications like prokon are paramount in completing the design procedures
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
Purpose: Waste generation and storage; Collection and transportation; Site selection; Site Operation and Management; Waste minimisation and Rehabilitation.
Research project: Water Engineering - HRWEN81
Year module NQF level: 8 Credits: 36
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to prepare the student for professional-level technical project work in Water Engineering and Management. With the guidance of supervisor/s, the student will augment, integrate and demonstrate skills spanning both the technical and non-technical dimensions of Water engineering and management at the professional level.
Civil Engineering Drawing II - CDW2602
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: EDW1501
Purpose: This module is compulsory and core for the National Diploma in Civil Engineering. The purpose is to develop an understanding of advanced drawing principles and techniques and of Computer Aided Drawing software (CAD). Successful students will be competent in international standard codes of practice used in preparing civil engineering drawings. Successful completion of this module prepares students for the employment environment.
Engineering Practice: Civil III (Workplace-Based Learning ) - PEC301C
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 60
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: DRW2601 & RCD3601 & RCD3602 & MCL2601 Co-requisite: PEC2601 or PEC2602
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.
Transportation Engineering III (Practical) - TPE3PRA
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 4
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: TPE2601 & TPE2602 Co-requisite: TPE3601
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 & EEN4703 & EEN4704
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.
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 & CNT4702 & CNTPRA4
Purpose: To learn and understand design of advanced reinforced concrete structures.
Transportation Engineering, Pavement & Geometric Design - TPG3700
Advanced Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The module is compulsory and core for the Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering. The purpose is to make students aware of the importance of transportation engineering and its influence on civil engineering. The student will gain valuable knowledge in transportation engineering including pavement and geometric design and define problems associated with different pavements and transportation systems. The students will also be able to provide a number of engineering solutions to the problems associated with different pavements and transportation systems. The student will gain valuable knowledge in Intersection and Interchange design, different types of pavements, maintenance of pavements, and airport pavements. Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to work well in a real life work environment.
Hydropower for Civil Engineers (Offered from 2021 Semester 2) - HYP4801
Honours Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: On completion of the course, the students will be able to: estimate the available hydropower in a project, select and design a suitable types of hydro-power systems, be able to design the penstock, power canal, anchor blocks, draft tube and tail race elements of the system, analyze the different types of loads on power plants and design the component of a tidal power plant. This module is compulsory for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours in Civil Engineering in Water Engineering.
Construction Methods - CMT2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is compulsory and core for the Diploma in Civil Engineering. The purpose of this module is to introduce students to different fields in Civil Engineering and Construction environment. At the same time the student will learn the terminology and methods that are used in the construction site.
Engineering Practice: Civil III (Project Based) - PEC3602
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 60
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: DCM3601 & DCM3602 & DRW2601 & GTE3601 & GTEPRA3 & RCD3601 &RCD3602 & SAN3601 & SSD3601 & SSD3602 & TPE3601& TPE3PRA & WEN3601 & WEN3PJT & WEN3PRA Co-requisite: 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.
Transportation Engineering - TRE2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: GSM1501, MAT1581
Purpose: The purpose is to make students aware of the importance of transportation engineering and its influence on civil engineering. The student will gain valuable knowledge to distinguish between the different types of transport systems and transport structures and identify and define the problems associated with them. The students will also be able to provide a number of engineering solutions to the problems associated with these transport systems and structures. The student will also gain knowledge in different modes of transport, route location, surveys and setting out, traffic engineering, pavement management and basic geometric design. Upon successful completion of the course the student should be able to work well in a real life work environment.
Environmental Engineering: Civil IV (Module A) Project - EEN4703
Baccalareus Technologiae Degree Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 5
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: EEN4701 & EEN4702 & EEN4704
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 would not 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.
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 & CNT4701 & CNT4702 & CNTPRA4
Purpose: To learn and understand design of advanced reinforced concrete structures.
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.
Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design (Offered from 2021 Semester 2) - RCD4801
Honours Semester module NQF level: 8 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to be able to analyse, design and detail advanced concrete structures. Students completing this module will be able to analyse and design reinforced concrete components involving ribbed slabs, flat slabs, deep beams, columns (for slenderness and biaxial bending), deep foundations, pre-stressed concrete structures, precast, composite and plain concrete design. Software applications like Prokon are paramount in completing the design procedures.
Documentation - DCM2601
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module is compulsory and core for the Diploma in Civil Engineering. The purpose of this module is to enable students develop competencies and skills in civil engineering project management. Students will also be able to plan, execute and manage projects.