UNISA Adult basic education and youth development Course Module

UNISA Adult basic education and youth development Course Module

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Empowering Women through Abet – ABT1521
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to people who are interested in working in literacy and adult basic education programmes and projects where the empowerment of women is a significant aim and focus. They will gain basic knowledge of the educational processes that can assist in the empowerment of women and how these can be implemented in practical and sustainable ways.
Teaching and Facilitation in Abet – ABT2614
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This mo This module will be useful to people who are interested in gaining introductory knowledge, skills, and applied competence in a range of common instructional approaches, methods, techniques and materials that are appropriate for use in literacy and adult basic education and training courses and classes. People credited with this module will be able to deploy a range of instructional approaches, methods and techniques in ABET teaching.
Principles and Theories of Adult Education – ABT3621
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: The purpose of this module is to enable ABET practitioners to explore the broader context of adult education, its concepts, theories, trends and practices and locate their situations within it.
Working for Health through Abet – ABT1522
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to people who are interested in improving health through literacy and adult basic education programmes and projects or in providing health education to adults who are cannot read or write or are undereducated. They will gain basic knowledge of the educational processes that can assist in the health education of adults and how these can be implemented in practical and sustainable ways.
Issues in Abet Assessment – ABT2615
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to people who are interested in gaining further knowledge, skills, and applied competence in conducting outcomes-based assessment in ABET. People credited with this module will be able to provide information to ABET learners about outcomes-based assessment in general and their assessment in particular, advise and support learners to prepare, organise and present full assessment evidence, and check and give feedback on assessment evidence. The value of this applied competence will be of particular value when they assist learners who are competent in their field, but who may be unable to present coherent evidence of that fact for reasons unrelated to their skill area.
Issues in Basic Learning and Alphabetisation – ABT3623
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to people who are interested in gaining and understanding some of the current issues and research findings in the fields of adult basic learning and literacy acquisition and applying them to literacy and adult basic education practice. People credited with this module will be able to make more informed decisions about the use of appropriate literacy and learning approaches and methods.
Working in Abet in the Workplace – ABT1523
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to people who are interested in working in ABET in workplaces in the private sector, parastatals or government departments. They will gain basic knowledge of the particular demands placed upon ABET educators in such environments.
Leading and Managing Abet – ABT2616
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to people who are interested in gaining introductory knowledge, skills, and applied competence in the leadership, management and administration of organisations working in the field of ABET and literacy. People credited with this module will be able to provide more effective leadership, management and administration in such an organisational environment.
Materials Selection, Adaptation, Development and Evaluation in Abet – ABT3625
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will enable students to develop basic skills in the selection, adaptation, development and evaluation in ABET and generally encourage them to be more sensitised to educational materials and the ways in which they are presented.
Working with Youth in and for Abet – ABT1524
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to people who are interested in working with youth, either as ABET learners or as literacy and adult basic education educators. They will gain basic knowledge of youth characteristics in current contexts and of the basic educational processes that can assist them, either as learners or educators.
Working in Challenging Abet Environment – ABT2617
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to people who are interested in gaining introductory knowledge, skills, and applied competence in how the integration and access for adults with disabilities into literacy and adult basic education and training can be promoted and the right of disabled persons to equitable learning opportunities which recognize and respond to their educational needs and goals achieved. People credited with this module will know how to accommodate learners with special needs and know what appropriate learning technology that matches their special learning needs is required. This module meets the requirement that all qualifications for Education, Training and Development practitioners include training that enable practitioners to accommodate learners with special needs.
Project Management and Evaluation of Abet – ABT3626
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to people who are interested in gaining further knowledge, skills, and applied competence to plan, implement, manage and evaluate projects in the field of literacy and ABET. People credited with this module will be able to plan and implement ABET and literacy projects.
Working for the Kharigude Literacy Campaign – ABT1525
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful for people who wish to prpepare to work in or improve their existing work in the Khari guide Literacy Campaign South Africa. People credited with this module will be able to explain the origins, history, structure, training and instructional methods and practicesof the Khari Guide campaign and be familiar with its materials.
Researching Abet – ABT2618
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to people who are interested in gaining introductory knowledge, skills, and applied competence in basic research, its concepts and processes as a preparation for subsequent engagement in a simple research project and the writing of a research report. People credited with this module will be able to develop a simple research plan.
Networking and Advocacy in Abet – ABT3627
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to people who need to work more effectively in contexts in which they are required to network actively and understand and address advocacy issues. People credited with this module will be able to plan and conduct facilitation workshops and advocacy programmes and monitor the implementation of those plans as well as to network more broadly in order to access information or support from a wide range of sources. They will be able to select and organise this information into a coherent resource list relevant to literacy and ABET issues.
Commonwealth Values in Youth in Development – DYD111Q
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Covers democratic and human rights principles, gives a general introduction to the Commonwealth, and provides training in democratic styles of leadership, consensual decision-making, adapting to groups of differing backgrounds or with disabilities, ensuring equal participation by young women, and understanding different values, religions and traditions.
Teaching a Learning Area in Adult Basic Education – ABT2619
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module provides people with an opportunity to study the teaching of a particular adult basic education and training learning area chosen from a selection of learning areas. People credited with this module will be able to apply their knowledge, skills, and competences in a particular ABET learning area.
The South African Education and Training Systems: Policy, Legislation and Implementation – ABT3722
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to people who are interested in gaining knowledge of key policy and legislative developments that affect literacy and adult basic education and training provision and systems in South Africa and to assess the implications of these for their own practice. People credited with this module will be able to apply policy and legislation affecting the ABET field and practice.
Young People and Society – DYD112R
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Relates the theory and practice of youth in development work to the social context. It explores differences and commonalities in the transition from child to adult in different societies.
Abet Teaching Practice – ABT2620
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to people who are interested in testing their knowledge, skills, and applied competence in teaching ABET in a practical teaching experience at some adult education centre. People credited with this module will have provided a portfolio of evidence of practical teaching including an assessment of the practical teaching by peers and/or a mentor educator.
Curriculum Development in Education – ABT3724
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to people who are interested in gaining and understanding curriculum issues in adult education. People credited with this module will be able to evaluate their importance of curriculum issues for practice in literacy and adult basic education and training.
Developing Academic Skills for Studying Abet – ABT1511
Certificate,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Students will develop and apply academic literacy skills in ABET so that they will learn more effectively and deal successfully with the academic contexts and assignments. It will enable them to reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
Principles and Practices of Youth in Development Work – DYD113S
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Focuses on the professional role of the practitioner, and the process of informal education. It analyses contemporary approaches’ crisis intervention, prevention, empowerment, centralised and outreach work. The module includes project work in a youth organisation.
Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation – DYD211T
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Develops the knowledge and skills necessary to design, deliver and assess a project. It covers all the processes from identifying the need, through bidding for funds to bringing the project to self-sustainability.
Research Methods – ABT3728
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will enable students to understand the use of a range of standard social science research methods appropriate to educational research.
Contextual Studies – ABT1512
Certificate,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Students are introduced to the various socio-political and geographical contexts of adult learners in different kinds of communities as well as its interrelationship with gender, health and workplace issues.
Working with People in their Communities – DYD114T
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Builds knowledge and skills to work successfully with young individuals and groups. Youth in development is presented as a planned developmental process, and study includes the theory and practice of community development.
Policy, Planning and Implementation – DYD212U
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Including an action research focus, this module develops skills in influencing policy-making processes. It centres on the study of national youth policy analysing existing policies and seeking ways to improve them or create new ones.
Research Project – ABT3729
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will enable students to engage in a real but simple research project that will give practical expression to their learning in prior modules, Introduction to research and Research methods and enable them to gather the data for the writing of a Research report. People credited with this module will be able to undertake simple social science related research projects.
Exploring Adult Learning – ABT1513
Diploma,Higher Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will enable students to identify characteristics of adult learning relevant to the context in which they are working. They will gain a basic understanding of what helps adults best and learn how this information may be applied in the various forms of adult basic education and training.
Gender and Development – DYD115U
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Explores ways to ensure equality of outcomes for young women and men, covering the range of theoretical perspectives. It develops techniques to encourage equal participation by young women and skills in gender-sensitive planning, implementation and evaluation.
Conflict Resolution Strategies and Skills – DYD213V
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Explores conflict, mediation and negotiation, studying the nature of competing perspectives both among youth and between youth and established society and strategies to express differences positively and work towards consensus or accommodation.
Research Report – ABT3730
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module provides an opportunity for candidates to demonstrate their ability to write a simple research report that applies the research knowledge, skills that they acquired in three previous modules, Introduction to research, Research methods and Research project. People credited with this module will be able to write and present simple research reports.
Planning and Administering Abet Classes and Projects – ABT1515
Certificate,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Students will deal with the way that ABET projects are started, implemented and administered and evaluated.
Learning Processes – DYD116V
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Centring on the youth in development worker as an educator, it shows how people learn and how they can be helped to learn. It includes face-to-face work with young people in training situations.
Promoting Enterprise and Economic Development – DYD214W
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Equips students with basic enterprise development skills; it gives a practical grounding in the opportunities and pitfalls of self-employment, in communication with and providing leadership among marginalised young men and women, so enabling graduates to provide training and support and to run projects in small-scale enterprise.
Adult Teaching and Learning – HBEDAT5
Honours Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: HBEDTRD
Purpose: To provide students with an understanding of the policy framework for ABET and enable them to design an original learning programme in selected learning areas. They will also be able to facilitate adult learning and mentor and support adult learning by designing and using appropriate teaching resources. They should be able to assess by using a range of assessment strategies.
Introduction to Assessment in Abet – ABT1516
Certificate,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: In this module students will be enabled to conduct outcomes-based assessment and conduct appropriate follow-up after an assessment event. Students credited with this module will be able to carry out assessment in a fair, valid, reliable and practicable manner that is free of bias.
Management Skills – DYD117W
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Focussing on the youth in development worker as a leader, it covers self-management, managing staff, organisational development, needs assessment and analysis, budgeting, scheduling and evaluation.
Sustainable Development and Environmental Issues – DYD215X
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Shows how the youth in development worker can stimulate awareness of environmental issues among young people and help them make an active contribution to sustainable development.
Managing Abet in Context for Development – HBEDMAB
Honours Year module NQF level: 7 Credits: 36
Module presented in English
Co-requisite: HBEDTRD
Purpose: To able to link ABET to the development of human resources within the national development programme aimed at restructuring the economy, addressing past inequalities and the building of a democratic society. They will also understand that ABET forms part of a coherent national development policy and that ABET links with development programmes, employment creation initiatives, further education and training opportunities and that it allows career-pathing. Learners will understand the theories and practicalities of managing projects competently. This module includes a research report.
Teaching Literacy to Adults – ABT1517
Certificate,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will enable the student to facilitate the acquisition of reading and writing skills in the mother-tongue of an adult learner.
Youth and Health – DYD118X
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: Drawing on health issues of the region, this module covers sexual health, drugs, nutrition and diet, exercise and healthy living. It also develops skills in fostering relationships with health agencies and NGOs.
Psychosocial Support of Orphans and Vulnerable Children – DYD2184
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module explores the concept and functions of a family system. Roles of individuals in family life education are also discussed. The problems of adolescence, sexuality and reproductive health and ways of responsible living are also main areas of discussion.
Teaching Numeracy to Adults – ABT1518
Certificate,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will enable students to facilitate numeracy learning at levels 1 and 2 by selecting and implementing appropriate learning and teaching strategies and applying principles of outcomes-based education.
Lifelong Learning – ABT2611
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to people who are interested in gaining introductory knowledge, skills, and applied competence in producing and using simple educational designs for programmes, courses or events. People credited with this module will be able to design simple educational events, courses and programmes
Orphans and Vulnerable Children (Ovc) Programme Management and Policy Development – DYD2195
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: To provide students with thorough knowledge of the aspects and policy development issues pertaining to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and to also equip students with skills on how to conduct impact assessment of OVC and also analyse responses of different stakeholders to the Orphan crisis.
Teaching Adult Basic Education – ABT1519
Certificate,Diploma Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module provides a broad introduction to the teaching of adult basic education learning areas that build on the foundation of mothertongue basic literacy and numeracy.
The Social Context of Literacy and Adult Basic Education – ABT2612
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to people who are interested in gaining introductory knowledge, skills, and applied competence in a range of common instructional approaches, methods, techniques and materials that are appropriate for use in literacy and adult basic education and training courses and classes. People credited with this module will be able to deploy a range of instructional approaches, methods and techniques in ABET teaching.
Leadership, Management and Support Systems in Adult Education – LMSSAES
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Unit 1: (a) Core concepts: Leadership and management in adult education; (b) Theoretical viewpoints on leadership and management in adult education; (c) Organisational dimensions; (d) Personnel matters; (e) Financial matters; Unit 2: (a) Learning facilitation: Improving access to and understanding; of course materials, improving recall and transfer of learning, applying knowledge and skills acquired, guidance and feedback on assignments, guidance for assessment, guidance on study methods; (b) Design and development of learner support systems; (c) Student development in adult education.
Building a Portfolio of Abet Practice – ABT1520
Diploma,Certificate Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will enable students to prepare, organize, present and check evidence about their practical outcomes-based assessment achievements in general and their assessment in particular. It provides training in a particular method of recording outcomes based assessment evidence on competence in various aspects of adult basic education and training.
Programme and Course Planning in Abet – ABT2613
Diploma Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be useful to people who are interested in gaining introductory knowledge, skills, and applied competence in producing and using simple educational designs for programmes, courses or events. People credited with this module will be able to design simple educational events, courses and programmes.
Teaching, Learning and Development in Adult Education – TLDAEDL
Diploma Year module NQF level: 6 Credits: 24
Module presented in English
Purpose: Unit 1: (a) The adult: an orientation; (b) The practitioner as accompanist; (c) Personality theories and their implications for Andragogics; (d) Adult development; (e) The development of thoughts; (f) The actualisation of adult learning (learning theories); (g) Motivation and self-actualisation of the adult learner; Unit 2: (a) Teaching-learning approaches in adult education; (b) Curriculum theory in adult education; (c) Social perspectives in adult education; (d) Practitioner models in adult education; (e) Research and development in adult education.

BCom Business Management UP

BCom Business Management UP

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Duration of study: 3 years
Total credits: 383

Contact

Prof AF Grobler +27 (0)124202306

BCom Business Management UP

Faculty Enquiries
Economic and Management Sciences  Ignatius Dire  +27 (0)12 420 5278 ignatious.dire@up.ac.za
Alta Erasmus +27 (0) 12 420 3062 alta.erasmus@up.ac.za

Programme Information

This qualification is aimed at management knowledge and skills as it applies to the private enterprise as value-adding unit in a changing environment with the necessary competitiveness to survive. The study field is introduced and management decision-making skills acquired. How to establish an enterprise and how to co-ordinate the different areas in management also receive attention. Although this package is intended to serve as a foundation for further study, and for the corporate environment, it also enables graduates to establish their own enterprises and to manage it.

BCom Business Management UP

Admission Requirements

  • The following persons will be considered for admission: a candidate who is in possession of a certificate that is deemed by the University to be equivalent to the required Grade 12 certificate with university endorsement; a candidate who is a graduate from another tertiary institution or has been granted the status of a graduate of such an institution; and a candidate who is a graduate of another faculty at the University of Pretoria.
  • ?Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.
Minimum requirements
Achievement Level APS
Afrikaans or English Mathematics
NSC/IEB HIGCSE AS-Level A-Level NSC/IEB HIGCSE AS-Level A-Level
5 3 C C 4 3 D D 30

BCom Business Management UP

Additional Requirements

  1. General Regulations G.1 to G.15 (with the exception of Regulation G.11.2(c)) apply to a bachelor’s degree.
  2. A student may not take more than the prescribed number of modules per semester unless the Dean decides otherwise.
  3. A student may take a module not listed as an elective module only if the prior approval of the Dean has been obtained.
  4. A student who is in possession of a bachelor’s degree may not present any modules passed for that degree for another field of specialisation or degree in this Faculty. (See General Regulations G.8 and G.9)
  5. A module passed at 300-level shall only be recognised for degree purposes if the corresponding prescribed module(s) at 200-level has/have been passed, unless the Dean decides otherwise, with the proviso that the following modules which are offered at 300-level only, are also considered “major subjects”: Labour law 311 (ABR 311), Labour relations 320 (ABV 320) and International business management 359 and 369 (OBS 359 and 369); only two 14-week modules, or the equivalent thereof, that are not preceded by the 100- and 200-level modules, may be taken for degree purposes. In other words, at least four 14-week modules must be taken at 300-level that are preceded by the 100- and 200-level, except for modules offered on 200- and 300-level only.
  6. A module already passed may only be repeated with the approval of the Dean.
  7. A module passed may not be taken into account for more than one degree or field of specialisation.
  8. It remains the student’s responsibility to ascertain, prior to registration, whether all the modules he/she intends taking can be accommodated in the class, test and examination timetables.
  9. The Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences supports an outcomes-based education system and places a high premium on the development of specific academic competences. Class attendance in all modules and for the full duration of all programmes is therefore compulsory for all students.
  10. The Dean has the right of authorisation regarding matters not provided for in the General Regulations or the Faculty Regulations.

Vaal University of Technology B Tech Civil Engineering

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Vaal university of technology b tech civil engineering


National Diploma: Engineering: Civil
Program Structure
Three year full time qualification:
Two years (four semesters S1 to S4) at the Vaal University of Technology
One year (two semesters P1 and P2) Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
Purpose of the National Diploma: Engineering: Civil
Vaal University of Technology B Tech Civil Engineering, The purpose of the qualification National Diploma: Engineering: Civil is to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills required for the student’s further learning towards becoming a competent practicing Civil Engineering Technician. It is intended to subsequently empower candidate Engineering Technicians to demonstrate that they are capable of applying their acquired knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and values in the work environment in South Africa. It is designed also to add value to the qualifying student in terms of enrichment of the person, status and recognition.
Fields of study includes but is not limited to transportation, water structural, geotechnical, construction management and urban engineering.
Civil Engineering Technicians could be involved with construction projects such as reinforced concrete, structural steel, timber and masonry structures, roads, bridges, dams, canals, pipelines, water purification, sewage treatment, airports, railways, harbours, housing and services.
Career Opportunities
Vaal University of Technology B Tech Civil Engineering, There is ample opportunity to attain job satisfaction and attractive financial rewards. Some past students from this department have senior positions at consulting engineering firms, construction companies, government bodies, local authorities and industry.
The following selections of careers are available:
Design Draughtsman, Project Official, Site Agent, Municipal Technician, Engineering Surveyor, Quantity Technician, Designer, Laboratory Technician, Contract Manager, Project Planner, Estimator, Quality Controller or a Geo-technician.
Curriculum

Semester 1 Semester 2
Communication Studies 1
EDL
Computer Skills 1
Mathematics 1
Surveying 1
Drawing 1
Applied Mechanics 1
Construction Materials 1
Communication Studies 2
EDL
Surveying: Civil 2
Mathematics 2
Management: Civil 1
Drawing 1
Theory of Structures 2
Construction Methods 1
Semester 3 Semester 4
Communication Skills 1
Management: Civil 2
Transportation Engineering 2
Geotechnical Engineering 1
Structural Steel & Timber Design 3
Structural Analysis 2
Water Engineering 2
Documentation 3
Transportation Engineering 3
Geotechnical Engineering 3
Reinforced Concrete & Masonry Design 3
Structural Analysis 3
Water Engineering 3
Second Year
This year is devoted to experiential training in industry. Structured guidelines exist and evaluation is done through prescribed reports, supervision and monitoring visits.
Engineering Practice: Civil 2
Engineering Practice: Civil 3

Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Civil
This qualification is offered at the Vanderbijlpark campus only.
Program Structure
One year full time or two years part time qualification.
Purpose of the Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Civil
Vaal University of Technology B Tech Civil Engineering, The purpose of the qualification Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Civil is to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills required for the student’s further learning towards becoming a competent practicing Civil Engineering Technologist. It is intended to subsequently empower candidate Engineering Technologist to demonstrate that they are capable of applying their acquired knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and values in the work environments in South Africa. It is designed also to add value to the qualifying student in terms of enrichment of the person, status and recognition.
Admission Requirements
National Diploma: Engineering: Civil with an average of at least 65%.
All other equivalent qualifications will be treated ad hoc.
Curriculum

Transportation Water
Traffic Engineering 4*
Pavement Technology 4*
Transportation Planning 4*
Earthwork Design 4
Construction Materials Technology 4*
Geometric Design 4*
Transportation Technology 4*
Project Management 4*
Hydraulics 4*
Construction Materials Technology 4*
Reticulation Design and Management 4*
Project Management 4*
Waste Water Treatment Technology 4*
Water Treatment Technology 4*
Hydrology 4*
Earthwork Design 4
Structural Urban Engineering
Structural Analysis 4*
Construction Materials Technology 4*
Theory of Structures 4*
Project Management 4*
Reinforced Concrete Design 4*
Structural Steel Design 4*
Pre-stressed Concrete Design 4*
Earthwork Design 4
Solid Waste Management 4*
Pavement Technology 4*
Reticulation Design and Management 4*
Earthwork Design 4
Construction Materials Technology 4*
Geometric Design 4*
Urban Planning and Design 4*
Project Management 4*

* Compulsory


Magister Technologiae: Engineering: Civil
This qualification is offered at the Vanderbijlpark campus only.
Program Structure
At least one year full time research, concluded with a Masters Dissertation.
Purpose of the Magister Technologiae: Engineering: Civil
The purpose of this qualification is to develop a student into a researcher, able to conduct independent research with minimum guidance in a chosen field of Civil Engineering. The outcomes of the research will contribute to knowledge production in the specialisation field. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach and an aptitude for training other students in similar fields.
Admission Requirements
Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Civil.
Proof of successful completion of a Vaal University of Technology approved course in Research Methodology.
Ad hoc cases will be treated on merit.
Doctor Technologiae: Engineering: Civil
This qualification is offered at the Vanderbijlpark campus only.
Program Structure
At least two years full time research, concluded with a Doctoral Thesis.
Purpose of the Doctor Technologiae: Engineering: Civil
The purpose of the qualification is to develop a researcher who will make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in a specialised area of civil engineering and technology. To develop a researcher in civil engineering with advanced abilities, to independently apply civil engineering design, synthesis, and related principles, to specific problems of society at large. One of the main objectives in this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct engineering research of an original nature. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach and an aptitude for training other students in similar fields.
Admission Requirements
Magister Technologiae: Engineering: Civil.
Ad hoc cases will be treated on merit.
Assessment
The department follows the assessment strategy of formal written examination. The year mark is compiled from a series of not less than three tests and / or a practical mark. The year mark for admittance to the formal examination is 50%. Weights for calculating the year mark as well as the final mark will be reflected in the Learning Guide. All tests, assignments and practical work done during a particular semester, will help learners learn and understand the work.
Some subjects follow the assessment strategies of Continuous Assessment (CASS). All marks obtained during the semester will make up the learner’s final mark. Each subject’s Learning Guide will indicate which tests and activities will contribute according to a pre-determined weight, to the final mark.
Work Integrated Learning
The National Diploma: Engineering: Civil has a formal Work Integrated Learning component of twelve months. This takes place at a Vaal University of Technology accredited employer (company). The student has the responsibility of finding suitable placement after which the student will register for the two semesters of practical. In co-operation with a mentor, the learner will provide progress reports at regular intervals.
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Faculties Contact Numbers
VUT Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences Courses +27 (0) 16 950 9922
VUT Faculty of Human Sciences Courses +27 (0) 16 950 9272
VUT Faculty of Management Sciences Courses +27 (0) 16 950 6881
VUT Faculty of Engineering & Technology Courses +27 (0) 16 950 9126

Established in 2004 as Vaal University of Technology (VUT), it originated as a College of Advanced Technical Education (1966-1979) and was later known as Vaal Triangle Technikon (1979-2003).
As part of the transformation of the higher education sector in 2004, institutional restructuring reduced, through mergers and incorporations, the number of institutions of higher education and training in South Africa from 36 to 23. Vaal University of Technology was subsequently established under the Higher Education Act, No 101 of 1997.
Based in southern Gauteng, Vaal University of Technology draws students from all regions of the country as well as 25 other countries. It is one of the largest universities of technology in South Africa, with an annual enrolment of about 21 000 students. The University is well positioned to make a substantial contribution to the development of human capital in the southern Gauteng region, the country and the continent.
It has four faculties:

  • Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Faculty of Management Sciences.

VUT has four campuses. The Vanderbijlpark Campus is situated on 4.6 hectares of land with a state-of-the-art Library, lecture halls, laboratories, auditoriums and offices. Three satellite campuses extend the academic business of the university into Secunda in Mpumalanga and Ekurhuleni in Daveyton (also in Gauteng) and Upington, in the Northern Cape. Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park is an extension of the main campus which is located in Sebokeng. This is the seat of Southern Gauteng Innovation Hub. VUT is located in a highly industrialised area alongside major petro-chemical, steel, engineering, telecommunications and manufacturing companies. It is also surrounded by communities with poor economic backgrounds.
Mission
To produce top quality, employable and entrepreneurial graduates who can impact society through:

  • Adopting cutting-edge technology and teaching methods
  • Producing a scholarly environment conducive to learning and innovation