Mangosuthu University of Technology Civil Engineering

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Mangosuthu University of Technology Civil Engineering

National Diploma: Engineering: Civil

Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Head of Department                          Mr vd Westhuizen
Telephone                                          (0)31 907 7223 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting
Email                                                   jan@mut.ac.za
Department Secretary                    Ms Nomkhosi Ngcobo
Secretary – Telephone                   (0)31 907 7232
Secretary – Email                            nomkhosi@mut.ac.za
MISSION
Mangosuthu University of Technology Civil Engineering, The department of Civil Engineering and Surveying aims to provide superior quality, technologically advanced programmes that meet the needs of our local, regional and national industries. We will produce competent, professional and sought after graduates in the field of civil engineering and surveying that are an asset to this country and MUT alike.
PURPOSE OF THE COURSE – CIVIL ENGINEERING
The purpose of The National Diploma: Engineering: Civil is to prepare our students to become civil engineering technicians, who will satisfy the criteria for registration as a professional technician by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), for advanced study in civil engineering and/or to be employed by function as a competent member of an engineering team. This course qualifies our students for employment with contractors, consultants, government departments and municipalities where he/she could form part of a team, which is usually headed up by a professional engineer or technologist.
Our graduates will be involved in the design and construction of civil engineering structures such as roads, railways, harbours, airports, buildings and dams.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Senior Certificate or equivalent with a pass in the following subjects:

  • English – Level 3
  • Mathematics – Level 3
  • Physical Science – Level 3  

However, students who accumulate a larger tally of points on the above subjects will be given preference depending on the availability of places.
Students would normally be required to complete the Pre-Tech course successfully before being admitted to the first year. This is a semester-based course.
DURATION OF STUDY
Mangosuthu University of Technology Civil Engineering, Four semesters of attendance at the University along with two semesters of appropriate Work Integrated Learning.
CURRICULUM SUBJECTS
Civil Engineering Subjects included in the curriculum are:

  • Applied Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering Practice
  • Communication Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Construction Materials
  • Construction Methods
  • Documentation
  • Drawing
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Management Civil
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Reinforced Concrete & Masonry Design
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Steel & Timber Design
  • Surveying
  • Theory of Structures
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Engineering

PASS REQUIREMENTS
A candidate passes a subject if a final mark of at least 50% is obtained. The final mark consists of 40% of the year mark and 60% of the examination mark for examination subjects.
A candidate must obtain a sub-minimum of 40% in the examination to pass a course. Where the examination in a course consists of two or more papers, a sub-minimum of 40% must be obtained in each paper.
The student’s performance in certain subjects is assessed by Continuous Evaluation, and no examinations are written. Details of this assessment method are included in the relevant subject Study Guides.
PRACTICAL
Practical work is done in the following subjects and forms part of the assessment:

  • Surveying I & Surveying (Civil) II.

Details of practical assessments are given in the relevant Study Guides.
Laboratory work is done in the following subjects:

Applied Mechanics I Geotechnical Engineering III
Construction Materials I Structural Analysis III
Drawing II Water Engineering III
Theory of Structures II Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Design III
Structural Analysis II Structural Steel and Timber Design III
Water Engineering II
Geotechnical Engineering II

NATIONAL DIPLOMA: SURVEYING
Surveying Subjects included in the curriculum are:

  • Adjustment of Errors
  • Cadastral Surveying
  • Communication Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Control Surveying
  • Drawing
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Intro to Geomatics
  • Legal Principles
  • Management Surveying
  • Mathematics
  • Photogrammetry
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Survey Drawing
  • Survey Practice
  • Surveying

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE – SURVEYING
This course qualifies our students for employment with contractors, consultants, government departments and municipalities where he/she could form part of a team, which is usually headed up by a professional engineer or technologist.
Upon graduation, students will be able to set out structures such as roads, bridges, railways, power lines, pipelines, contour surveys, harbours, airports, buildings, dams as well as monitoring of such structures. As Survey Technicians, our graduates are also eligible to carry out cadastral surveys (land demarcation) under the supervision of a Professional Land Surveyor.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The National Diploma: Surveying qualifies our students for employment with contractors, consultants, government departments and municipalities where he/she could form part of a team, which is usually headed up by a professional engineer or professional surveyor. He/she would be involved in measurement for the production of maps, the setting out and monitoring of civil engineering structures as well as the relocation of property boundaries.
Our graduating students will be able to:

  • Identify, analyse and produce solutions to civil engineering/surveying problems as presented in the clasroom, laboratory examples and practicals as well as problems encountered in a work context as part of experiential learning.
  • Apply analytical and practical techniques as well as knowledge related to the specific disciplines of civil engineering/surveying.
  • Conduct civil engineering/surveying operations in a real-life working environment and apply their practical skills learnt from laboratory practicals as well as training and projects undertaken during experiental training.
  • Communicate in a professional manner using the correct language, concepts, models, techniques and equipment encountered in the engineering/surveying working environment.
  • Apply the necessary mathematical techniques and interpet the results of mathematical calculations in order to assist in solving engineering/surveying problems.
  • Use basic scientific and technological principles in the engineering/surveying applied context.
  • Analyse the overall functioning and purpose of a particular organisation.
  • Organise and give directions to the workflow of themselves and others.
  • Work competently and professionally as part of a team or independently as required by the work environment.
  • Work ethically, safely and responsibly with due consideration given to the environment and their fellow human beings.

Minimum Admission Requirements
i)    National Senior Certificate with rating codes:
English Home Language                    (4)
English First Additional Language       (4)
Mathematics                                       (4)
Physical Science                                (4)
ii)    A minimum of 130 total credits; with a maximum of 60 credits with “Partial Achievement”, at NQF Level 4
iii)    Pass all Pre-Tech subjects with a minimum of 50%
iv)    National Senior Certificate/Standard 10/Matric Certificate with a minimum requirement of:
Maths                                                  D (HG)
Physical Science                                D (HG)
English                                                E (SG)
v)    An appropriate N4 Certificate with minimum 50% passes in all subjects and a minimum of 50% for Maths at the N3 level and an E (SG) symbol for English
vi)    An appropriate GCE, GCSE, IGCSE or Cambridge School Certificate with at least five subjects (including Mathematics, Science and English) passed at the same examination sitting.
DURATION OF STUDY
Four semesters of attendance at the University together with two semesters of the appropriate Work Integrated Learning.
CONTACT US
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Mangosuthu University of Technology Bridging Courses

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Mangosuthu University of Technology Bridging Courses

Bridging Courses / Access Courses
Mangosuthu University of Technology –  Call 031 819 9299
Particularly consider applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds
Mangosuthu University of Technology Bridging Courses, Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) is situated on the outskirts of Durban and overlooks the beautiful Indian Ocean. University education is tertiary education that provides students with career oriented skills through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the work place.MUT co-operates closely with commerce and industry to ensure that the curriculum of a particular qualification is completely relevant to the chosen field and that the qualification is market related.Theoretical studies as well as a period of in-service training form part of the programme. Graduates enter the workplace equipped with the essential knowledge, range of abilities and practical experience relevant to their chosen careers.
Accreditation
Mangosuthu University of Technology Bridging Courses, The qualifications of Mangosuthu University of Technology are recognised by all other Universities of Technology in South Africa and to this end the institution operates on a system of external moderators drawn from other Universities of Technology, Universities and Industry. The standards of Mangosuthu University of Technology are closely monitored by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC).
Core Purpose of MUT
To contribute to the advancement of vocation-based education and training that will enhance the country’s skills and competitiveness for the development of humanity. The needs of the community and the RDP are a central focus in all programmes the university undertakes.
Core Values
Mangosuthu University of Technology Bridging Courses, The university accepts the critical role that social relations play in the success of organisations. It is essential for our future that we adopt and practise a set of shared values that will guide the conduct of everyone in the organisation.
These are our core values:-

  • We will act with integrity in all our interactions with others.
  • We will strive for excellence in what we do.
  • We will seek to create a climate of innovation in the university as a whole.
  • In all our actions we will show respect for others.
  • We will be prepared to take accountability for our conduct.
  • We will support and celebrate the diversity of our community.
  • We will seek to promote self-respect.
  • We will strive to be at the forefront of technology development and transfer

Mangosuthu University of Technology Courses

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Mangosuthu University of Technology Courses

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Management Sciences

Faculty of Natural Sciences

The Chief Minister of KwaZulu, Dr Mangosuthu Buthelezi first put forward the idea of establishing a tertiary educational institution specializing in technical subjects in 1974 at a meeting with the Chairperson of Anglo American and De Beers Consolidated Mines. Research was commissioned to investigate the potential in South Africa for the training and employment of more technicians, and was undertaken by the South Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) of the University of Cape Town.  As the study showed that there was an immediate need and demand for more technicians, the Anglo American and De Beers Groups Chairperson’s Fund decided to provide R5 million to build the necessary facilities, and at a later stage companies like Mobil Oil, AECI, the S.A. Sugar Millers’ Association, the Rembrandt and Distillers Corporation, LTA Limited, Sasol and other sponsors provided more funds to establish the Schools for Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Building, and Business and Secretarial Studies.  In mid 1977 the go-ahead was given for the project to begin, and it was decided by the KwaZulu Cabinet to develop the Technikon on the site in Umlazi which, while part of KwaZulu, is also part of the Durban Metropolitan area.  Given the urgency of the demand for technicians, and the need to build up the institution in an orderly fashion, it was decided to open its doors as soon as possible. Hence preliminary but permanent buildings were designed and built, and teaching began in 1979. The Technikon moved into its main buildings on their completion in September 1981.
In November 2007, Mangosuthu Technikon was renamed Mangosuthu University of Technology.

Mpumalanga University Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Mpumalanga University Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

(This qualification has been accredited and is awaiting registration with SAQA)
A four-year full time programme offered at the Mbombela Campus.
NQF level 8
The qualification aims to train and equip agricultural scientists and researchers with the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to conduct fundamental and applied technical agricultural research (across the whole value chain) that will contribute to increasing productivity and profitability and contribute to building the capacity of farmers to innovate and to engage in market-orientated sustainable agricultural production, diversification of products and value adding.
The curriculum is structured across five learning areas: foundational science, agricultural production science, agricultural business, natural resource management, and agricultural extension (with an emphasis on innovation). Each of these provides grounding in areas critical to sustainable agricultural production within a systems framework.
In the first year, students will take a fixed curriculum in which students take a full year of biology, and semester long courses in environmental science and systems, South African agriculture, science for sustainable agriculture, chemistry, end user computing, and numerical and academic literacy.
In second and third year, students take 3 core modules per semester and then pick an elective from Ecology, Environmental Science, Water Management, Entomology or Agricultural Extension.
In fourth year, students will chose between an agricultural science stream and an agricultural business stream.
Access To The Qualification:
NSC:
• Minimum NSC requirements for degree entry must be met;
• Admissions Point Score of 32;
• English (Home Language or First Additional Language) on at least a level 4 (50-59%);
• Mathematics level 4
• Two of Physical, Life, Agricultural Sciences of Geography at level 4
Students with Mathematical Literacy at level 6 or better will be considered but may need to take a supporting mathematics module.
It is assumed that students will be numerate with a reasonable ability to communicate in the language of teaching and learning (English).