• The Berg River Dam in Franschhoek - hydraulic engineering at its best.

    The Berg River Dam in Franschhoek – hydraulic engineering at its best.

  • Transport engineering - keeping our country's arteries flowing.

    Transport engineering – keeping our country’s arteries flowing.

  • Students hard at work in the lab.

    Students hard at work in the lab.

  • Exposure to actual engineering problems form part of our training.

    Exposure to actual engineering problems form part of our training.

  • The Engineering library offers world-class reference material.

    The Engineering library offers world-class reference material.

  • A site visit to nearby Strand - combining studies and leisure!

    A site visit to nearby Strand – combining studies and leisure!

  • Our department even offers beautiful views of the Stellenbosch mountains!

    Our department even offers beautiful views of the Stellenbosch mountains!

  • Day-trips to engineering sites in the countryside add spice to our studies.

    Day-trips to engineering sites in the countryside add spice to our studies.

  • Stellenbosch is a beautiful town to explore on foot.

    Stellenbosch is a beautiful town to explore on foot.

  • Final year students take on their lecturers on the cricket field.

    Final year students take on their lecturers on the cricket field.

  • Students relax in the main student centre, fondly known as the Neelsie.

    Students relax in the main student centre, fondly known as the Neelsie.

Welcome to the Department of Civil Engineering, one of the departments of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch. Here you will find contact details, updated reports on research conducted by the Department, publications by staff, information on academic and support staff as well as information on courses, postgraduate studies and of course, the latest news. You can also find relevant postgraduate information in our 2017 Postgraduate Brochure

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Study civil engineering at Maties for a top-notch qualification in a stunning environment!

The Open Day will be held Saturday, 25 February 2017 9:00am-16:00pm at the Stellenbosch Engineering Faculty. For more information regarding the activities involved please watch the video below:


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Undergraduate

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The civil engineering profession offers excellent careers for both men and women. Many and varied positions in the public and private sectors are filled by civil engineers, from local authorities to government departments, and from consulting engineering firms to giant international construction companies.

As a bonus, you get to study at one of the most beautiful campuses in the world! These are the fields you will be exposed to as an undergraduate:

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Geotechnical and Transport Engineering

Geotechnical engineering is the branch of civil engineering concerned with the behaviour of earth materials. Transport Engineering is the application of science and technology to the safe, efficient and sustainable movement of people and goods. It encompasses research, policy development, planning, design, implementation, operation and management of all modes of travel.

Structural Engineering & Civil Engineering Informatics

Structural engineering is the branch of civil engineering that deals with large, modern buildings and similar structures.The focus of Civil engineering informatics is on fundamental methods, models and processes of civil engineering, as well as information technology. This provides the basis for the systematic mapping of problems to the computer in such a way that the potential of information technology can be fully exploited.

Water and Environmental Engineering

Water and environmental engineering has to do with water resources development and management, yield analysis, low and flood flow hydrology, river hydraulics, design of hydraulic structures such as dams, tunnels and pump stations, water services, water quality and water treatment, as well as coastal and port engineering.

Construction Engineering and Management

Construction engineering and management is concerned with management in all areas of infrastructure development, including the client, consultant and the contractor. It deals with large projects and focuses on modular construction, construction risk management, design management and infrastructure management.

Postgraduate

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The postgraduate activity in our department offers students access to very advanced laboratories and facilities. We welcome prospective postgraduate students from all over the world. The department offers the full range of postgraduate programmes, namely:


MEng

  • Master of Engineering (Structured)
  • Master of Engineering (Research)

PhD

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering)
  • Doctor of Engineering – D Eng degree

PDE

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering
  • Converting from PDE to M Eng

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Term Dates 2016

Please click here for a detailed academic calendar.


Latest Events

Engineering Open Day – February 25, 2017

Pipeline Hydraulics and Pump Station Design – March 7, 2017

Flexible Pavement Design – January 23, 2017

Soil Behaviour 841 – March 13, 2017

Infrastructure Asset Management – February 20, 2017

Water & Wastewater Treatment CPD Course – February 6, 2017

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