Welcome to the Department of Civil Engineering,
at Stellenbosch University.

Welcome to the Department of Civil Engineering, one of the departments of the Engineering Faculty at Stellenbosch University. Here you can find out what studying civil engineering is like, how to apply for undergraduate or postgraduate studies, what research work we are doing, information on academic and support staff as well as register for a CPD course or subscribe to our mailing list to receive CPD course information.

Research Categories

Within the Department, our research consists of four main areas:

Construction and Engineering Management
Water and Environmental Engineering
Structural Engineering and Civil Engineering Informatics
Geotechnical and Transport Engineering
Fire Engineering


The Department offers a four-year, ECSA accredited, undergraduate Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) degree in Civil Engineering, which can lead to registration as a professional engineer. We take pride in developing highly skilled, well-rounded professional engineers.

BEng Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is the development of infrastructure, effecting every sphere of the modern society. This ranges from water resource development and management, transport planning and road construction, design of large buildings and bridges, the interaction between structures and the earth, as well as all aspects of construction management. The civil engineer plays a pivotal role in society and has the opportunity to improve the everyday lives of people!


The Department offers a full range of postgraduate programmes

  • Master of Engineering (MEng) (Research)
  • Master of Engineering (MEng) (Structured) – excluding Water and Construction Engineering and Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) (PhD)
  • Doctor of Engineering (DEng)

What Civil Engineers Do

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