Civil Engineering

National N Diploma: Civil Engineering


A Civil engineer is responsible for the planning, design, maintenance and management of construction projects. These projects are concerned with the construction of multi storey buildings, roads, bridges, harbours, airports, sport stadiums and water and sewerage purification plants. Civil engineering involves the constant recreation, improvement and conservation of the environment, as well as the establishment of the facilities required for the effective functioning of the community.

The civil engineer designs major structures and monitors the construction process. You will supervise surveyors, draughtsmen, technicians and other workers. The civil engineer may also carry out research, teach at universities or serve as a consultant for engineering, construction or architectural firms.

Entry Requirement: A senior certificate or an appropriate National Certificate (N3), or a National Senior Certificate, or an equivalent qualification.


Mathematics N3, Building & Civil Technology N3,Building Science N3, Building Drawing N3,

Mathematics/Quantity Survey N4, Building Administration N4, Building &

Structural Surveying N4, Building & Structural Construction N4,

Mathematics/Quantity Survey N5, Building Administration N5, Building & Structural Surveying N5, Building & Structural Construction N5,

Mathematics/Quantity Survey N6, Building Administration N6, Building &

Structural Surveying N6, Building & Structural Construction N6

Course name Reg Deposit Monthly Total Duration
N3 R500.00 R1,999.00 R799.00 R7,293.00 6 months
N4 R200.00 No Dep R799.00 R2,597.00 3 months
N5 R200.00 No Dep R799.00 R2,597.00 3 months
N6 R200.00 No Dep R799.00 R2,597.00 3 months
Exam Fee: R100 per Semester

Employment Opportunities: Building Inspector, Building Surveyor, Civil Engineering Technician

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