Department of Civil Engineering Science

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Programme: Civil Engineering Science

The Department has grown to one of the largest in So​​​uth Africa and is home to staff that are actively involved in cutting-edge research. The Department maintains strong links with industry and professional associations and provides its undergraduates with training and expertise in hi-tech laboratories with cutting edge equipment.
Key academic focus areas include water, structures, transport, geotechnical engineering, project management, civil engineering materials, urban development and design.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities that exist within the field of Civil Engineering:

​Civil Engineering Science ​
  • ​Building Control Surveyor
  • Building Services Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Consulting Civil Engineer
  • Contracting Civil Engineer
  • Contracts Manager
  • Design Engineer
  • Engineering Geologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Marine Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Professional Engineer
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Senior Civil Engineer
  • Senior Engineer
  • Site Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Traffic Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Water Engineer


​Head of Department: Professor Megersa Olumana Dinka