IIE Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 4 Year Programme

Please note, not all programmes are available on all IIE Varsity College campuses. To find out if your programme of interest is available, contact the campus directly.

Course Information
  • Course: Degree
  • Mode: Full Time (Minimum 4 Years)
  • NQF Level: 8
  • Credits: 576
  • SAQA ID: 118321
  • 2024 Fees: Click to view

The IIE Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering is an integrated curriculum designed by top engineers. It equips you with a solid scientific foundation in modern civil engineering design and the skills to create physical and social environments for the 21st Century. Based on contemporary sustainability theory, the degree will introduce you to issues like the fundamental mathematical and physical sciences in theory and practice, the application of engineering sciences to civil engineering projects and key expertise in geotechnical, hydraulic, structural and transportation engineering. This is a degree for people who want to build a better world. This professional degree is endorsed by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).

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This professional degree is endorsed by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)

This degree allows the graduate to enter the civil engineering profession and pursue exciting careers in consulting, contracting, research and development, governmental and related industries. Subsequent experience and specialisation in sub-disciplines of civil engineering fields of structural, water, geotechnical, transport, environmental, etc are possible. After obtaining suitable experience and further professional development graduates will be able to register and practice as a professional engineer.


Students who graduate from this programme will also have valuable and sought-after knowledge, skills and attributes that enable them to work and excel in multi-disciplinary projects and easily expand into other industries.

At The IIE's Varsity College we are proud of and passionate about our shift away from the 'traditional lecturing' methodology to our blended-learning strategy – the VCBlend.

This blended-learning strategy extends learning beyond the confines of the classroom and creates opportunities for our students to work collaboratively, with peers and their educators, to construct their understanding of concepts. Student engagement is supported by the use of a learning management system (LMS) and the online learning materials that have been developed to underpin our teaching strategy.

Due to the VCBlend approach, you will be expected to spend time conducting your own research, study for assessments and work on assignments. To gain the most from the blended learning experience, VC's Wireless classrooms and campuses, students are required to BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) such as mobile devices, netbooks, laptops or tablets, etc. so as to develop the necessary academic and digital literacies over the duration of this qualification.

This student-focused approach compels our students to be accountable for their learning while developing the critical skills they will need to thrive in the rapidly changing 21st century work environment.

As such, academic life for our students is dynamic, challenging and relevant.

Currently there are no post-graduate study opportunities in civil engineering at Varsity College. However, graduates from this programme will be able to pursue post-graduate studies at other South African and international universities that offer post-graduate programmes.

The IIE is not only accredited in South Africa but its dedication to providing quality education also led to it being accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in 2014. The British Accreditation Council is an independent authority in the United Kingdom that accredits private providers globally, including Greece, Switzerland, Singapore, India, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates. In 2017 The IIE had its accreditation status confirmed by the BAC as an Independent Higher Education Institution confirming our confidence in the international comparability of our standards.

"South African students need to know, when they select a private higher education institution, that the standards offered are equivalent to those of a public University. Our students get this from our extensive local accreditation and registration. The students also benefit from knowing that we meet international standards too. The IIE is accredited as an Independent Higher Education Institution by the British Accreditation Council. Locally and internationally we have demonstrated the quality of what we offer.

The IIE's Varsity College students can be confident that their IIE learning experience meets international best practice standards.