The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Wits offers a comprehensive range of postgraduate engineering courses and research degrees, which may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. The academics are highly qualified and make the school an internationally recognised centre of learning. Currently, the following qualifications are on offer.
- The MSc (Eng) coursework and research degree (ECA00). This requires the successful completion of five 20-credits courses and a 90-credits research project.
- The MEng (Professional) degree (ECA01) consisting of seven 20-credits courses and a 45-cedits design project.
- The MSc (Eng) research only degree (ERA00) that requires the completion of a 180-credits dissertation.
- The PhD degree (EDA02) that requires the completion of a 360-credits thesis that includes significant original contribution to knowledge.
Registration is in January and July each year but applications should be submitted as early as possible, especially by foreign students, to enable formalities to be completed. Details of all postgraduate courses may be obtained from the faculty handbook. Additional information is available here.
Most courses are offered once every two years while some are offered once every year to enable students to build up the requisite number of points in selected fields of specialisation. The courses currently offered by the School in different fields of specialisation are listed below. For most courses, lectures and tutorials are conducted in two blocks of 3-5 days each separated by a single week. Courses typically also include assignments, projects and examinations and one should expect to spend a total of 200 hours on a course.
|CIVN 7013A||Wastewater Engineering|
|CIVN 7044A||Pollution Control and Abatement|
|CIVN 7068A||Environmental Engineering Design|
|CIVN 7021A||Advanced Geotechnical Site Investigation|
|CIVN 7023A||Deep foundations and anchors|
|CIVN 7027A||Theoretical Soil Mechanics|
PROJECT AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
|CIVN 7007A||Employment creation in the construction and Maintenance of Infrastructure|
|CIVN 7020A||Project Management in Developing Areas|
|CIVN 7038A||Project Management I|
|CIVN 7039A||Project Management II|
STRUCTURAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING
|CIVN 7005A||Dynamic loading and structural dynamics|
|CIVN 7026A||Analysis and Design of Shell Structures|
|CIVN 7036A||Finite Element Analysis of Structures|
|CIVN 7064A||Advanced Concrete Technology|
|CIVN 7016A||Hydraulic Structures|
|CIVN 7059A||Water Management|
|CIVN 7061A||Water Supply and Urban Drainage|
|CIVN 7065A||Water Resources Planning|
RESEARCH AND DESIGN PROJECTS
|CIVN 7019A||Research Project (for MSc (Eng) degree)|
|CIVN 7042A||Select Topics - Civil Engineering|
|CIVN 7070A||Design Project (for M Eng (Prof) degree)|
In addition to the courses listed above, up to two 20-credits courses could be taken from other Schools in the University for the MSc (Eng) degree. For the MEng (Professional), up to three 20-credits courses could be taken from other schools in the University.
The School requires all applicants to the MSc (Eng) (both coursework and research and research only degrees) and PhD degrees to find a supervisor for their research project/dissertation/thesis before their applications can be approved. The contact details of the possible supervisors in the School and their fields of specialisation are shown below. Prospective applicants for the MSc and PhD are requested to first contact the academics in their fields of interest and obtain confirmation of supervision from at least one academic before applying for admission.
ACADEMIC STAFF IN THE SCHOOL (PROSPECTIVE RESEARCH SUPERVISORS)
|PROF A TAIGBENU||PROF WATER/HYDRAULICS|
|PROF M GOHNERT||PROF STRUCTURES|
|PROF A ELVIN||PROF. STRUCTURES|
|PROF R MCCUTCHEON||EMERITUS PROF PROJECT MANAGEMENT|
|PROF S NWAUBANI||ASSOCIATE PROF. MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES|
|PROF T TANYIMBOH||ASSOCIATE PROF. WATER ENGINEERING|
|PROF A ILEMOBADE||ASSOCIATE PROF. WATER & INFRASTRUCTURE|
|PROF J NDIRITU||ASSOCIATE PROF. WATER RESOURCES/ HYDROLOGY|
|PROF A FITCHETT||ASSOCIATE PROF. PROJECT MANAGEMENT|
|DR K LI||SEN. LECTURER STRUCTURES|
|DR P BIYELA||SEN. LECTURER ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING|
|DR M OTIENO||SEN. LECTURER CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS|
|DR. T EKNELIGODA||SEN. LECTURER GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING|
|DR L TORRES-CRUZ||SEN. LECTURER GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING|
|R BRADLEY||LECTURER STRUCTURES|