Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering

VUT Research offers students within the Engineering Faculty the opportunity to complete a Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering. This qualification will enable the student to progress into the position of a researcher within the field and the outcomes of the research will contribute to the knowledge production within the field of Civil Engineering. The curriculum consists of an instructional programme which is comprised of a thesis only. The duration of the course is equivalent to 1 year of full-time study. Students who complete their Masters show their dedication to the field and their want to further their knowledge and skill development.

Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering

Build Your Future In Civil Engineering

  • International Focus -VUT Research’s degrees and academic programmes are internationally recognised
  • Focus On Mechanical Processes -deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, airports, sewerage systems, pipelines, and railways.
  • Facilities -At VUT Research we have world-class research facilities and resource access.

Civil Engineering Course Requirements

In order for students to complete a Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering they need to have achieved the following:

  • Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Civil with an average of 60%
  • Proof of successful completion of a Vaal University of Technology approved course in Research Methodology

Ad hoc cases will be treated on merit.

A Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering is a powerful acknowledgement of the student’s hard work, discipline, and knowledge of the subject. Achieving this degree is a great achievement and sets a biotechnologist in good stead in their future endeavours.

  • The proposed topic must be appropriate for higher degree research and it must be consistent with the academic aims and objectives of the student.

  • The student must have access to the necessary resources, facilities and the necessary budget in order to complete the degree within the timeframe.

  • There must be a qualified staff member holding confirmed, continuous or fixed-term appointments of sufficient length for the purposes of supervision of the proposed research and student.

  • The proposed program of work must be able to be completed within the maximum period of submission for the degree.

  • A suitable level of contact with the university supervisors must be maintained.

  • Where the applicant is currently employed, capacity to meet the timelines and other requirements must be considered.

  • The proposed research cannot reproduce research that has previously been submitted for the award of a degree or diploma.

  • Where the intellectual property rights of the applicant may be a consideration, a suitable agreement protecting the rights of the student needs to be signed. If the student is unwilling to sign an agreement, the research proposal may not be approved and the student may be required to choose another topic in an area that is not commercially sensitive.

  • The applicant should have no outstanding financial obligation with the University and in the case of international applicants, they should be able to verify the necessary financial capacity to undertake the program.

  • The applicant must possess sufficient English language proficiency.

Career Opportunities

Civil engineering fields include transportation, water, structural, geotechnical, construction management and urban engineering so graduates can enjoy a career within any of these specialized fields of Civil Engineering. Much of a Civil Engineer technician’s job is involved in construction projects such as water purification plants, airports, roads, railways, pipelines and housing. Students who complete their Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering are able to progress into a research position within their chosen field of Civil Engineering and are equipped to conduct research individually or as part of a team. This research will enable graduates to enhance, improve and build on existing technologies within the industry as well as develop new ones. We encourage all our graduates to look at ways in which they can better the communities around them and use their knowledge to empower themselves and others within their field.