Civil Engineer (Occupation Code : 214201)
DescriptionPlans, designs, organises and oversees the construction and operation of civil engineering projects such as structural, transportation or hydraulic engineering systems.
Conducting research and developing new or improved theories and methods related to civil engineering.
Advising on and designing structures such as bridges, dams, docks, roads, airports, railways, canals, pipelines, waste-disposal and flood-control systems, and industrial and other large buildings.
Determining and specifying construction methods, materials and quality standards, and directing construction work.
Establishing control systems to ensure efficient functioning of structures as well as safety and environmental protection.
Organising and directing maintenance and repair of existing civil engineering structures.
Analysing the behaviour of soil and rock when placed under pressure by proposed structures and designing structural foundations.
Analysing the stability of structures and testing the behaviour and durability of materials used in their construction.
Alternate Occupation Names
Water and Wastewater Engineer
GIS and Landuse Management Engineer
Transportation and Urban Planning Engineer
Site Design Engineer
Step 1 : Admission requirements
- NCS Bachelor pass with Maths and Science
To enter this learning pathway you will need a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or a National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V) with Mathematics and Physical Science as subjects. In addition, each education institution has its own unique entry requirements for each of its programmes. It is important to check the entry requirements with the institution of your choice before you apply.
Step 2 : General Qualification
Step 3 : Workplace experience
- Workplace experience
In order to register as a Professional Engineer at the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) you first have to register as a Candidate Engineer and gain three years of work experience.
Step 4 : Final assessment
- Professional Review (Engineer)
After completion of the candidate phase there is a professional review of the work experience by ECSA. You can apply for registration as a Professional Engineer after the review has been completed.
Step 5 : Designation
- Designation: Professional Engineer
Only engineers registered with ECSA may use the designation Professional Engineer. A designation is a title that a professional person may use (write behind her/his name) to indicate that she/he is fully qualified in a certain professional field and is a member of a professional body. It also indicates that the person subscribes to the code of conduct of that professional body.