Civil Engineering

 Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering


The branch of engineering that deals with the design and maintenance of roads, bridges, dams and other similar structures

Career description

  • Analyze survey reports, maps, and other data to plan projects;
  • Consider construction costs, government regulations, potential environmental hazards, and other factors in planning stages and risk analysis;
  • Compile and submit permit applications to local, state, and federal agencies verifying that projects comply with various regulations;
  • Perform or oversee soil testing to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations;
  • Test building materials, such as concrete, asphalt, or steel, for use in particular projects;
  • Provide cost estimates for materials, equipment, or labor to determine a project’s economic feasibility.
  • directly related to qualification
  • Civil Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Consultant




Harold Camping, John Monash

Murray & Roberts


Structural Analysis by Russell C. Hibbeler

Fundamentals of Structural Analysis by Harry H. West

Bursary Opportunities

AfriSam, Department of Public Works, Department of Water and Sanitation, Department of Environmental Affairs, Eskom, Exxaro, GIBB Bursary, Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development, FNB Fund, Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport, Access Trust, AECOM, Ekurhuleni, Bombela Civils Joint Venture Bursary, Aurecon, Kumba Iron Ore, SANRAL, Oasis, SARS, Rand Water, Sasol, Standard Bank, Murray & Roberts, NUMSA, Johannesburg Water, IMESA, Hilary Construction Bursary


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