UJ Civil Engineering

UJ Civil Engineering

The School of Civil Engineering and the Built Environment (CEBE) at the University of Johannesburg falls under the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment and was formed in 2010, together with the School of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and Mines, Metallurgy and Chemical Engineering.

The school runs accredited National Diploma, Undergraduate courses and Postgraduate degrees programmes.

UJ Civil Engineering, The Department of Civil Engineering Technology is home to two research groups which focus on concrete as a construction material and on soil compaction. The programme is designed to ensure graduates are skilled with knowledge and application of a range of engineering technology services.


Professional development and responsibilities include planning, design and construction of physical infrastructures in addition to management and inspection of construction process. These include buildings, bridges, highways, streets, parks, dams, drainage and irrigation systems, water supply and sewer collection systems, and commercial and industrial facilities.

Career Opportunities 

Employment opportunities that exist within the field of Civil Engineering:

Civil Engineering Technology ​ ​
  • ​Building Control Surveyor
  • Building Services Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Consulting Civil Engineer
  • Contracting Civil Engineer
  • Contracts Manager
  • Design Engineer
  • Engineering Geologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Marine Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Professional Engineer
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Senior Civil Engineer
  • Senior Engineer
  • Site Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Traffic Engineer
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Water Engineer