Building and construction technology

Building and construction technology

Introduction

People still today admire the roads of Rome, the Great Pyramids and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. But our own modern achievements, ranging from motorways, cable suspension bridges, hydro electric schemes, large retaining structures, etc., these and many other spectacular testimonies in the skill and knowledge of the civil and structural engineer are taken for granted.

Over the centuries, civil and structural engineering has developed into a highly specialized branch of engineering science. Today we expect miracles – and get them, but these achievements are the end products of specialist knowledge, new materials, labor-saving machinery and the combined know-how of many professional engineers and technicians.

The aim of our building and construction course is to equip the student with a sound all-round knowledge of the subjects involved, to provide him with the essential technical background for further advancement, to give him the knowledge of practical value and to pave the way for the kind of appointment he has in mind.

Entrance Level

The program starts from first principles and it is required that persons with a mathematical background will have an added advantage to study the program. At least some exposure to high school level education is required to be able to successfully complete the program.

Enrollment requirements

The usual application procedures must be observed. There are no other needs except that students should have access to a computer and they will be required to be computer literate at least capable to use a computer to be able to send and receive mail and to open attachment as well as using application software to open textbooks, prepare assignments. Where they do not have any Internet facilities, the usage of a computer is till compulsory but they can mail assignments or contact there agent to be able to study the program.

Credits and exemptions

Credits are indicated with an (*) for each tertiary level subject as well as exemptions appropriately marked where applicable for each subject.

Program format

Part A:

Mathematics Technical

Mathematics I *

Mechanics *

Strength of Materials I *

Engineering Drawing *

Surveying *

Building Technology *

Engineering Materials (civil) *

Soil Mechanics *

Part B: select any three subjects from -

Road Engineering *

Steel Construction *

Wood Construction *

Reinforced Concrete Design *

Theory of Structures *

Part C: select any one subject from –

Construction Project Management *

Building and Construction Safety *

Construction Site Management *

Outcomes and program level

The program starts at the senior high school level and advances to the first year beyond high school diploma. It is equivalent to a High School + three years tertiary study in the appropriate field.

Award

FACULTY Diploma and Transcript

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