Engineering Specialising in Civil Engineering, M.Sc. | University of Cape Town | Cape Town, South Africa
M.Sc. On Campus

Engineering Specialising in Civil Engineering

12 months
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Postgraduate studies play a vital role in developing the skills necessary for success in a knowledge-driven economy, both locally and internationally. The University of Cape Town prepares candidates for the Master of Science in Engineering Specialising in Civil Engineering and for the Doctor of Philosophy. 


The Department offers a number of special postgraduate courses each year some of which are scheduled to facilitate attendance by practising engineers from industry. The majority of courses are full-time and cover a variety of topics. 

The Master of Science in Engineering Specialising in Civil Engineering at University of Cape Town can be either by dissertation only or by coursework (approved by your supervisor) and dissertation.

The Department is committed to:

  • Making its educational programmes increasingly research-led
  • Increasing both the numbers and the relative proportions of postgraduate students
  • Continually improving the postgraduate educational experience
  • Increasing throughput rates

Programme Structure

The programme incules:

  • Dissertation Civil Engineering
  • Elective courses approved by supervisor
  • Master’s journal paper

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • are graduates of the Faculty or of an engineering or geomatics programme of any other university recognized for the purpose; or
  • hold an appropriate BSc(Hons) degree; or 
  • hold an approved three-year degree and (i) they have a minimum of five years’ experience relevant to the field in which they propose to study, or (ii) they in addition to the standard programme requirement first complete a minimum of 144 credits of approved coursework; or 
  • have passed at any university or institution recognized for the purpose, such examinations as are, in the opinion of the Senate, equivalent to the examinations prescribed for the degree of BSc(Eng) or BSc(Geomatics) at the University; or 
  • have in any other manner attained a level of competence which in the opinion of Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty, is adequate for the purpose of admission as a candidate for the degree. 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Cape Town

9088 - 15529 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Limited financial support is available in the form of scholarships, bursaries and student loans. Certain awards are granted exclusively on academic merit, while others take financial need into account.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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