Central University of Technology, Free State has been making strategic investment in the transformation of the education programmes offered (more information on the STEPS project). In 2013, the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) accredited the institution’s engineering programmes, and the Civil Engineering programmes obtained accreditation with only a single visit from the assessors, which according to the report was the first time to occur since 2008.
As a new-generation institution, contributing to the development of the region and beyond, a career-focused and interdisciplinary curriculum is needed. Today we are very pleased to announce two brand-new programmes in the Department of Civil Engineering: the Advanced Diploma in Logistics and Transportation Management and the Bachelor of Science in Hydrology and Water Resources Management.
Advanced Diploma: Logistics and Transportation Management
This brand new offering will enable graduate to identify, prepare, analyse and manage logistics and transport projects, conduct freight planning and its management. The programme will also give career opportunities in companies dealing with transport economics, engineering and infrastructural developments.
Minimum duration: 1 year | SAQA Credits: 132 | NQF Level: 7
Bachelor of Science: Hydrology and Water Resources Management
The career in hydrology and Water Resource Management (water management, water supply and distribution, wastewater treatments, environmental management, etc) has been declared as a scare skill in South Africa and is listed in the Department of Labour 2007 National Scarce Skills List. Graduates can find career opportunities in both private and public sectors.
Minimum duration: 3 years | SAQA Credits: 366 | NQF Level: 7
“These programme are unique offerings in South Africa” said Prof. Yali Woyessa, Head of the Department of Civil Engineering.
Article source: Central University of Technology