School of Engineering prospectus 2012 - Walter Sisulu University

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School of Engineering prospectus 2012 - Walter Sisulu University

Walter Sisulu University

PROSPECTUS 2012

Faculty of Science, Engineering

and Technology

www.wsu.ac.za

School of Engineering


FACULTY OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND

TECHNOLOGY

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

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CONTACT DETAILS

Buffalo City campus: College Street Delivery Site

Department of Civil Engineering

Contact person: Ms L Mphahlele: Academic Secretary

Tel: 043 702 9264; Fax: 043 702 9320

E-mail: lmphahlele@wsu.ac.za

Department of Electrical Engineering

Contact person: Ms N Noruka: Academic Secretary

Tel: 043 702 9232; Fax: 043 702 9275

E-mail: nnoruka@wsu.ac.za

Buffalo City campus: Chiselhurst Delivery Site

Department of Construction Management & Quantity Surveying

Contact person: Ms N Mdaka: Academic Secretary

Tel: 043 709 4009; Fax: 043 709 4072/4093

E-mail: nmdaka@wsu.ac.za

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Contact person: Ms I Els: Academic Secretary

Tel: 043 709 4078, Fax: 043 709 4078

E-mail: iels@wsu.ac.za

Butterworth campus: Ibika Delivery Site

Department of Construction Management & Quantity Surveying

Contact person: Ms K Fiyani: Academic Secretary

Tel: 047 401 6122; Fax: 047 401 6228

E-mail: kfiyani@wsu.ac.za

Department of Civil Engineering

Contact person: Ms K Fiyani: Academic Secretary

Tel: 047 401 6122; Fax: 047 401 6299

E-mail: kfiyani@wsu.ac.za

Department of Electrical Engineering

Contact person: Ms O Mfeya: Academic Secretary

Tel: 047 401 6280, Fax: 047 401 6336

E-mail: omfeya@wsu.ac.za

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Contact person: Ms T Mchizana: Academic Secretary

Tel: 047 401 6228, Fax: 047 401 6228

E-mail: tmchizana@wsu.ac.za

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Introduction & Welcome by the Director of School 12

2 School campuses, sites and the new School concept 12

3 Merger of legacy institutions 12

4 Two Tier Governance Structure 13

5 Academic focus of the School 13

6 School Vision & Mission 13

6.1 Vision of the School 13

6.2 Mission of the School 13

7 School staff 13

7.1 School of Engineering Directorate 13

7.1.1 Academic staff 13

7.1.2 Administrative staff 13

7.2 Department of Construction Management and Quantity

Surveying 13

7.2.1 Academic Staff 13

7.2.2 Administrative & academic support staff 14

7.3 Department of Civil Engineering 14

7.3.1 Academic Staff 14

7.3.2 Administrative & academic support staff 15

7.3.3 Centre for Rail Studies 15

7.4 Department of Electrical Engineering 16

7.4.1 Academic Staff 16

7.4.2 Administrative & academic support staff 17

7.5 Department of Mechanical Engineering 17

7.5.1 Academic Staff 17

7.5.2 Administrative & academic support staff 18

7.5.3 Institute for Advanced Tooling 18

8 School Rules 18

8.1 General 18

8.2 Class attendance 19

8.3 Semester tests, practicals/lab work, site visits

and assignments 19

8.4 Course Evaluation 19

8.5 Code of Conduct 19

9 Department of Construction Management & Quantity Surveying 19

9.1 Information about the Department 19

9.2 Accreditation Status of the programme 20

9.2.1 Chiselhurst Delivery Site 20

9.2.2 Ibika Delivery Site 20

9.3 Mission of the Department 20

9.4 Goals of the Department 20

9.5 Student Societies in the Department 20

9.6 Programmes in the Department 20

9.6.1 National Diploma: Building 20

9.6.1.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students 20

9.6.1.2 Career Opportunities 21

9.6.1.3 Purpose of Qualification 21

9.6.1.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Programme 21

9.6.1.5 Critical Cross-Field Outcomes 22

9.6.1.6 Programme Characteristics 22

9.6.1.6.1 Basis of Programme Academic Structure 22

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9.6.1.6.2 Career Orientated Academic Study 22

9.6.1.6.3 Site Visits & Practical Work 23

9.6.1.6.4 Teaching & Learning Methodology 23

9.6.1.7 Programme Information 23

9.6.1.7.1 Minimum Admission Requirements 23

9.6.1.7.2 Selection criteria for new students 25

9.6.1.7.3 Programme Rules 25

9.6.1.7.4 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits 25

9.6.1.7.5 Progression Rules 26

9.6.1.7.5.1 Re-Admission of Existing Students 26

9.6.1.7.6 Rules 26

9.6.1.7.6.1 Completion Rules 26

9.6.1.7.6.2 Exclusion Rules 26

9.6.1.7.6.3 Programme Registration Rules 27

9.6.1.7.6.4 Programme Progression Rules 27

9.6.1.7.7 Programme Delivery Sites 27

9.6.1.8 Curriculum Structure 27

9.6.1.8.1 Work Integrated Learning 28

9.6.1.8.2 Pre-Requisite Courses 28

9.6.1.8.3 Available electives 29

9.6.1.8.4 Award of Qualification 29

9.6.1.8.5 P rogramme Tuition Fees 29

9.6.1.8.6 Articulation 29

9.6.1.8.7 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered 29

9.6.2 National Diploma: Building [Extended Programme] 35

9.6.2.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students 35

9.6.2.2 Career Opportunities 35

9.6.2.3 Purpose of Qualification 35

9.6.2.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Programme 36

9.6.2.5 Critical Cross-Field Outcomes 36

9.6.2.6 Programme Characteristics 36

9.6.2.6.1 Basis of Programme Academic Structure 36

9.6.2.6.2 Career Orientated Academic Study 36

9.6.2.6.4 Teaching & Learning Methodology 36

9.6.2.7 Programme Information 37

9.6.2.7.1 Minimum Admission Requirements 37

9.6.2.7.2 Selection criteria for new students 37

9.6.2.8 Programme Rules 37

9.6.2.9 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits 37

9.6.2.10 Progression Rules 37

9.6.2.10.1 Re-Admission of Existing Students 37

9.6.2.11 Exit Rules 38

9.6.2.11.1 Completion Rules 38

9.6.2.11.2 Exclusion Rules 38

9.6.2.12 P rogrammes offering 38

9.6.2.12.1 Curriculum Structure 38

9.6.2.12.2 Work Integrated Learning 38

9.6.2.12.3 Pre-Requisite Courses 38

9.6.2.12.4 Available electives 39

9.6.2.12.5 Award of Qualification 39

9.6.2.12.6 Programme Tuition Fees 39

9.6.2.12.7 Articulation 39

9.6.2.13 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered 39

10 Department of Civil Engineering 39

10.1 Information about the Department 39

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10.2 Accreditation Status of programme 39

10.2.1 College Street Delivery Site 40

10.2.2 Ibika Delivery Site 40

10.3 Mission of the Department 40

10.4 Goals of the Department 40

10.5 Student Societies in Department 40

10.5.1 Aims and objectives of the student Societies in Department 41

10.6 Programmes in the Department 41

10.6.1 National Diploma: Engineering: Civil 41

10.6.1.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students 41

10.6.1.2 Career Opportunities 41

10.6.1.2.1 What can a diplomate do in this career? 41

10.6.1.2.2 Who will employ a diplomate? 42

10.6.1.3 Purpose of the Qualification 42

10.6.1.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Programme 42

10.6.1.5 Critical Cross-Field Outcomes 43

10.6.1.6 Programme Characteristics 43

10.6.1.6.1 Basis of Programme Academic Structure 43

10.6.1.6.2 Career Orientated Academic Study 43

10.6.1.6.3 Site Visits & Practical Work 43

10.6.1.6.4 Teaching & Learning Methodology 44

10.6.1.7 Programme Information 44

10.6.1.7.1 Minimum Admission Requirements 44

10.6.1.7.2 Selection criteria for new students 46

10.6.1.7.3 Programme Rules 46

10.6.1.7.4 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits 46

10.6.1.7.5 Progression Rules 47

10.6.1.7.5.1 Re-Admission of Existing Students 47

10.6.1.7.6 Exit Rules 47

10.6.1.7.6.1 Completion Rules 47

10.6.1.7.6.2 Exclusion Rules 47

10.6.1.7.7 Programmes offering 48

10.6.1.7.8 Programme Component Delivery Sites 48

10.6.1.7.9 Curriculum Structure 48

10.6.1.7.10 Work Integrated Learning 49

10.6.1.7.11 Pre-Requisite Courses 49

10.6.1.7.12 Available electives 50

10.6.1.7.13 Award of Qualification 50

10.6.1.7.14 Programme Tuition Fees 50

10.6.1.7.15 Articulation 50

10.6.1.8 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered 51

10.6.2 National Diploma: Engineering: Civil [Extended Programme] 59

10.6.2.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students 59

10.6.2.2 Career Opportunities 59

10.6.2.3 Purpose of Qualification 59

10.6.2.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Extended Programme 60

10.6.2.5 Programme Characteristics 60

10.6.2.5.1 Programme Academic Structure 60

10.6.2.5.2 Academic Programme Structure 60

10.6.2.5.3 Career Orientated Academic Study 60

10.6.2.5.4 Teaching & Learning Methodology 60

10.6.2.6 Programme Information 61

10.6.2.6.1 Minimum Admission Requirements 61

10.6.2.6.2 Selection criteria for new students 61

10.6.2.6.3 Programme Rules 61

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10.6.2.6.4 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits 61

10.6.2.6.5 Progression Rules 61

10.6.2.6.5.1 Re-Admission of Existing Students 61

10.6.2.6.6 Promotion Rule from Extended Programme at end of Year 1 61

10.6.2.6.7 Exit Rules 62

10.6.2.6.7.1 Completion Rules 62

10.6.2.6.7.2 Exclusion Rules 62

10.6.2.6.8 Programmes offering 62

10.6.2.6.9 Curriculum Structure 62

10.6.2.6.10 Work Integrated Learning 63

10.6.2.6.11 Pre-Requisite Courses 63

10.6.2.6.12 Available electives 63

10.6.2.6.13 Award of Qualification 63

10.6.2.6.14 Programme Tuition Fees 63

10.6.2.6.15 Articulation 63

10.6.2.7 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered 63

10.6.3 B Tech: Engineering: Civil 63

10.6.3.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students 63

10.6.3.2 Career Opportunities 64

10.6.3.3 Purpose of Qualification 64

10.6.3.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Programme 64

10.6.3.5 Critical Cross-Field Outcomes 65

10.6.3.6 Programme Characteristics 65

10.6.3.6.1 Basis of Programme Academic Structure 65

10.6.3.7 Programme Information 65

10.6.3.7.1 Minimum Admission Requirements 65

10.6.3.7.2 Selection criteria for new students 65

10.6.3.7.3 Programme Rules 65

10.6.3.7.4 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits 66

10.6.3.7.5 Progression Rules 66

10.6.3.7.6 Re-Admission of Existing Students 66

10.6.3.7.7 Exit Rules 66

10.6.3.7.7.1 Completion Rules 66

10.6.3.7.8 Exclusion Rules 67

10.6.3.8 Programmes offering 67

10.6.3.8.1 Courses 67

10.6.3.8.2 Curriculum 68

10.6.3.8.3 Work Integrated Learning 68

10.6.3.8.4 Pre-Requisite Courses 69

10.6.3.8.5 Available electives 69

10.6.3.8.6 Award of Qualification 69

10.6.3.8.7 Programme Tuition Fees 69

10.6.3.8.8 Articulation 69

10.6.3.9 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered 69

11 Department of Electrical, Electronics & Computer Engineering 73

11.1 Information about Department 73

11.2 Accreditation Status of Delivery Sites where programme is offered 74

11.2.1 College Street Delivery Site 74

11.2.2 Ibika Delivery Site 74

11.3 Mission of the Department 74

11.4 Goals of the Department 74

11.5 Student Societies in Department 75

11.6 Programmes in the Department 75

11.6.1 National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical 75

11.6.1.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students 75

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11.6.1.2 Career Opportunities 75

11.6.1.2.1 Who will employ a diplomate? 75

11.6.1.3 Purpose of Qualification 75

11.6.1.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Programme 75

11.6.1.5 Critical Cross-Field Outcomes: 77

11.6.1.6 Programme Characteristics 77

11.6.1.6.1 Basis For Programme Academic Structure 77

11.6.1.6.2 Career Orientated Academic Study 77

11.6.1.6.3 Site Visits & Practical Work 77

11.6.1.6.4 Teaching & Learning Methodology 78

11.6.1.7 Programme Information 78

11.6.1.7.1 Minimum Admission Requirements 78

11.6.1.7.2 Selection criteria for new students 80

11.6.1.7.3 Programme Rules 80

11.6.1.7.4 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits 80

11.6.1.7.5 Progression Rules 81

11.6.1.7.5.1 Re-Admission of Existing Students 81

11.6.1.7.6 Exit Rules 82

11.6.1.7.6.1 Completion Rules 82

11.6.1.7.6.2 Exclusion Rules 82

11.6.1.7.7 Programmes offering 82

11.6.1.7.8 Curriculum Structure 82

11.6.1.7.9 Work Integrated Learning 86

11.6.1.7.10 Available electives 86

11.6.1.7.11 Award of Qualification 86

11.6.1.7.12 Programme Tuition Fees 86

11.6.1.7.13 Articulation 87

11.6.1.8 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered 87

11.6.2 National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical

[Extended Programme] 97

11.6.2.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students 97

11.6.2.2 Career Opportunities 97

11.6.2.3 Purpose of Qualification 97

11.6.2.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Extended Programme 98

11.6.2.5 Programme Characteristics 98

11.6.2.5.1 Programme Academic Structure 98

11.6.2.5.2 Academic Programme Structure 98

11.6.2.5.3 Career Orientated Academic Study 98

11.6.2.5.4 Teaching & Learning Methodology 98

11.6.2.6 Programme Information 99

11.6.2.6.1 Minimum Admission Requirements 99

11.6.2.6.2 Selection criteria for new students 99

11.6.2.6.3 Programme Rules 99

11.6.2.6.4 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits 99

11.6.2.6.5 Progression Rules 99

11.6.2.6.5.1 Re-Admission of Existing Students 99

11.6.2.6.6 Promotion Rule from Extended Programme at end of Year 1 99

11.6.2.6.7 Exit Rules 100

11.6.2.6.7.1 Completion Rules 100

11.6.2.6.7.2 Exclusion Rules 100

11.6.2.6.8 Programmes offering 100

11.6.2.6.9 Curriculum Structure 100

11.6.2.6.10 Work Integrated Learning 101

11.6.2.6.11 Pre-Requisite Courses 101

11.6.2.6.12 Available electives 101

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11.6.2.6.13 Award of Qualification 101

11.6.2.6.14 Programme Tuition Fees 101

11.6.2.6.15 Articulation 101

11.6.2.7 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered 102

11.6.3 B Tech: Engineering: Electrical 102

11.6.3.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students 102

11.6.3.2 Career Opportunities 102

11.6.3.3 Purpose of Qualification 102

11.6.3.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Programme 102

11.6.3.5 Critical Cross-Field Outcomes 103

11.6.3.6 Programme Characteristics 103

11.6.3.7 Programme Information 104

11.6.3.7.1 Minimum Admission Requirements 104

11.6.3.7.2 Selection criteria for new students 104

11.6.3.7.3 Programme Rules 104

11.6.3.7.4 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits 104

11.6.3.7.5 Progression Rules 105

11.6.3.7.5.1 Re-Admission of Existing Students 105

11.6.3.7.6 Exit Rules 105

11.6.3.7.6.1 Completion Rules 105

11.6.3.7.6.2 Exclusion Rules 105

11.6.3.7.7 Programme offering 105

11.6.3.7.8 Curriculum 106

11.6.3.7.9 Work Integrated Learning 106

11.6.3.7.10 Pre-Requisite Courses 106

11.6.3.7.11 Available electives 107

11.6.3.7.12 Award of Qualification 107

11.6.3.7.13 Programme Tuition Fees 107

11.6.3.7.14 Articulation 108

11.6.3.8 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered 108

12 Department of Mechanical Engineering 111

12.1 Information about the Department 111

12.2 Accreditation Status of Delivery Sites where programme is offered 112

12.2.1 Chiselhurst Delivery Site 112

12.2.2 Ibika Delivery Site 112

12.3 Mission of the Department 112

12.4 Goals of the Department 112

12.5 Student Societies in the Department 112

12.6 Programmes in the Department 113

12.6.1 National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical 113

12.6.1.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students 113

12.6.1.2 Career Opportunities 113

12.6.1.3 Purpose of the Qualification 113

12.6.1.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Programme 114

12.6.1.5 Programme Characteristics 115

12.6.1.5.1 Programme Academic Structure 115

12.6.1.5.2 Career Orientated Academic Study 115

12.6.1.5.3 Site Visits & Practical Work 115

12.6.1.6 Teaching & Learning Methodology 115

12.6.1.7 Programme Information 116

12.6.1.7.1 Minimum Admission Requirements 116

12.6.1.7.2 Selection criteria for new students 118

12.6.1.7.3 Programme Rules 118

12.6.1.7.4 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits 118

12.6.1.7.5 Progression Rules 119

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12.6.1.7.5.1 Re-Admission of Existing Students 119

12.6.1.7.6 Exit Rules 119

12.6.1.7.6.1 Completion Rules 119

12.6.1.7.6.2 Exclusion Rules 120

12.6.1.7.7 Programmes offering 120

12.6.1.7.8 Curriculum Structure 120

12.6.1.7.9 Work Integrated Learning 121

12.6.1.7.10 Pre-Requisite Courses 122

12.6.1.7.11 Available electives 122

12.6.1.7.12 Award of Qualification 123

12.6.1.7.13 Programme Tuition Fees 123

12.6.1.7.14 Articulation 123

12.6.1.8 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered 124

12.6.2 National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical

[Extended Programme] 132

12.6.2.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students 132

12.6.2.2 Career Opportunities 132

12.6.2.3 Purpose of Qualification 132

12.6.2.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Extended Programme 133

12.6.2.5 Programme Characteristics 133

12.6.2.5.1 Programme Academic Structure 133

12.6.2.5.2 Academic Programme Structure 133

12.6.2.5.3 Career Orientated Academic Study 133

12.6.2.5.4 Teaching & Learning Methodology 133

12.6.2.6 Programme Information 134

12.6.2.6.1 Minimum Admission Requirements 134

12.6.2.6.2 Selection criteria for new students 134

12.6.2.6.3 Programme Rules 134

12.6.2.6.4 Admission Rules & Applications for

Recognition of Credits 134

12.6.2.6.5 Progression Rules 134

12.6.2.6.5.1 Re-Admission of Existing Students 134

12.6.2.6.6 Promotion Rule from Extended Programme at

end of Year 1 134

12.6.2.6.7 Exit Rules 135

12.6.2.6.7.1 Completion Rules 135

12.6.2.6.7.2 Exclusion Rules 135

12.6.2.6.8 Extended Programmes offering Sites 135

12.6.2.6.9 Curriculum Structure 135

12.6.2.6.10 Work Integrated Learning 136

12.6.2.6.11 Pre-Requisite Courses 136

12.6.2.6.12 Available electives 136

12.6.2.6.13 Award of Qualification 136

12.6.2.6.14 Programme Tuition Fees 136

12.6.2.6.15 Articulation 136

12.6.2.7 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered 137

12.6.3 B Tech: Engineering: Mechanical 137

12.6.3.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students 137

12.6.3.2 Career Opportunities 137

12.6.3.3 Purpose of Qualification 137

12.6.3.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Programme 137

12.6.3.5 Critical Cross-Field Outcomes 138

12.6.3.6 Programme Characteristics 138

12.6.3.6.1 Basis of Programme Academic Structure 138

12.6.3.7 Programme Information 138

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12.6.3.7.1 Minimum Admission Requirements 138

12.6.3.7.2 Selection criteria for new students 139

12.6.3.7.3 Programme Rules 139

12.6.3.7.4 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition

of Credits 139

12.6.3.7.5 Progression Rules 140

12.6.3.7.5.1 Re-Admission of Existing Students 140

12.6.3.7.6 Exit Rules 140

12.6.3.7.7 Completion Rules 140

12.6.3.7.8 Exclusion Rules 140

12.6.3.8 Programmes offering 140

12.6.3.8.1 Curriculum Structure 140

12.6.3.8.2 Work Integrated Learning 140

12.6.3.8.3 Pre-Requisite Courses 141

12.6.3.8.4 Available electives 141

12.6.3.8.5 Award of Qualification 141

12.6.3.8.6 Programme Tuition Fees 141

12.6.3.8.7 Articulation 141

12.6.3.9 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered 142

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Disclaimer: Although the information contained in this Prospectus has been compiled as

accurately as possible, WSU accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions. WSU

reserves the right to make any necessary alterations to this Prospectus, as and when the

need arises. The Prospectus is only applicable to the 2012 academic year.

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1. INTRODUCTION & WELCOME BY THE DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL

This School Prospectus aims to provide students within the school with an understanding of

the structure of the school and the programmes offered by the school. It is our hope that it

will guide the student in making informed decisions on course and programme selection. We

trust that it will assist students with the successful completion of their academic studies and

that it will lead to our ultimate goals for all of our students to be entrepreneurs and to graduate

with a qualification of value that meets the career needs of our community and satisfies the

requirements of industry and commerce.

While academic work should be the cornerstone of your focus at university there is however

more to student life than only academic work. Students are therefore encouraged to combine

their academic work with other facets of student life through participation in the various student

societies. We trust that you will find your studies within the School of Engineering stimulating

and rewarding in a journey of lifelong learning.

2. SCHOOL CAMPUSES, SITES AND THE NEW SCHOOL CONCEPT

The School of Engineering includes the Departments of Construction Management and Quantity

Surveying, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

It offers undergraduate programmes at the National Diploma and BTech levels. The School of

Engineering offers Extended National Diploma programmes. The programmes offered by the

School of Engineering are listed below.

Department Programmes offered Duration Delivery Sites

Construction

Management and

Quantity Surveying

ND: Building Extended Programme 4yrs Ibika

ND: Building 3yrs Ibika, Chiselhurst

Civil Engineering ND: Eng: Civil, Extended Programme 4yrs Ibika, College

ND: Eng: Civil 3yrs Ibika, College

B Tech: Eng: Civil (Part Time) 2yrs College

Electrical, Electronic ND: Eng: Electrical, Extended 4yrs Ibika, College

and Computer Programme

Engineering

ND: Eng: Electrical 3yrs Ibika, College

Dept of Mechanical

Engineering

B Tech: Eng: Electrical (Part Time) 2yrs College

ND: Eng: Mechanical, Extended

Programme

4yrs Ibika, Chiselhurst

ND: Eng: Mechanical 3yrs Ibika, Chiselhurst

B Tech: Eng: Mechanical (Part Time) 2yrs Chiselhurst

3. MERGER OF LEGACY INSTITUTIONS

Walter Sisulu University was formed on the 1 st of July 2005 through the merger of Border

Technikon, Eastern Cape Technikon and the University of the Transkei. The School of Engineering

was born from the merger of several departments from the former Border Technikon and

Eastern Cape Technikons.

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4. TWO TIER GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

Departments on all sites in the School of Engineering are managed by a Head of Department

(HOD), who is assisted on the other delivery sites by Site HoD’s and Programme Coordinators

(PCO’s). HOD’s report to the Director of the School of Engineering who, as academic head,

manages the academic programmes within the respective departments.

5. ACADEMIC FOCUS OF THE SCHOOL

The academic focus of the School is to offer professional programmes that will train technicians

and technologists in order for them to meet the criteria for professional registration. The

programmes offered are specifically aimed at preparing students for the workplace by offering

training that will enable graduates to demonstrate competence, knowledge and judgment in

the workplace after graduation.

6. SCHOOL VISION & MISSION

6.1 Vision of the School

The School of Engineering strives to be a leading centre offering innovative programmes

responsive to national developmental priorities that address societal needs.

6.2 Mission of the School

The mission of the School is to prepare high quality technological and vocational graduates

to meet the career needs of our community and satisfy the requirements of industry and

commerce, conduct basic and applied research to contribute to the body of scientific knowledge,

to respond to the needs of society, to develop and promote entrepreneurial skills that will

enable our graduates to create business enterprises.

7. SCHOOL STAFF

7.1 School of Engineering Directorate

7.1.1 Academic staff

Director Mr F Gerber Pr Eng(ECSA), MSc(Eng)(UDW), BEng(Civil)

(Stell), MSAICE, FWISA

7.1.2 Administrative staff

School Officer Vacant

School Secretary Ms N Giba ND OMT (WSU)

7.2 Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying

7.2.1 Academic Staff

HOD/ Lecturer Mr BA Madumane MEng (Constr. Mgt) Swinburne Univ of Tech

- Aus), NHDip Build Surv (PET)

Site HOD/ Lecturer Mr GD Bibbi MSc (Land and Property Dev), B Tech (QS),

ND Build (ECT)

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Senior Lecturer Dr MF Manthe PhD Constr Management, MSc Construction

(UPE), BSc (Build Man)(UPE)

Senior Lecturer Mr CC Goldswain M- Arch (University of Melbourne), NHD

Arch(Cape Tech), ND Arch (PE Tech),

SAIAT, SACAP

Senior Lecturer Mr L Ncunyana MProject Mgt (RMIT Univ), PGDP Public

Administration (UFH), BTech Education

(TSA), NHDip Building Surveying (PET),

MAQS

Senior Lecturer Mr M Ntolosi MEng (Constr Mgt) (Swinburne Univ of Tech

- Aus), HDE (Tech)(UCT), NHDip Build Surv

(PET)

Lecturer Mr CJ Elliot NHD (BSurv)(PE Tech), ND (BSurv), MAQS

Lecturer Mr SO Gaisey PrQS, MSc Proj Management (Univ of

Pretoria), BSc Hons (Build Tech)(Univ of

Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana),

MAQS, MRICS

Lecturer Mr MC Maqoma ND(Build)(ECT), BTech(QS)(PE Tech)

Lecturer Ms V Ngalwa B Tech QS (NMMU), ND(Build)(ECT)

Lecturer Mr IT Moss PrQS, MSc Built Env (NMMU), ND(BSurv)

and NHD(BSurv)(PE Tech), PMAQS

Lecturer (Contract) Mr AM Jokazi NHD (BSurv), ND (BSurv) (PE Tech)

Lecturer (Contract) Mr S Sandile B Tech (Constr Mgt) (NMMU), B Tech QS

(NMMU), ND(Build)(BT)

Lecturer Vacant

7.2.2 Administrative & academic support staff

Academic Secretary Ms N Mdaka ND OMT (BT)

Academic Secretary Ms KB Fiyani NHD (Sec Educ) (ECT), ND (OA) (ECT)

Lab Technician Vacant

Lab Technician Vacant

Artisan Mr M Marillier Trade Cert Carp.(College of Ed SA)

Assistant Artisan Mr M Pearce

7.3 Department of Civil Engineering

7.3.1 Academic Staff

HOD/ Lecturer Mr MH Singata Reg Eng Tech, NHD (Civil Eng) (NT), ND

(Civil Eng) (NT)

Site HOD/ Lecturer Mr I Burke Pr TechEng (ECSA), HNTD (Civil Eng),

(Harare), MSAT, MCET

Senior Lecturer Vacant

Senior Lecturer Mr BE Valentyn MEng (Hydrology and Water Res), NHD

(Civil Eng) (PT), ND (Civil Eng) (PT), MWISA

Senior Lecturer Mr BG Manthe MPhil (Transportation) (UCT), BTech (Civil

Eng) (ECT), ND (Civil Eng) (PET)

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Lecturer Mr R Kieck NHDip (Civil Eng) (PET)

Lecturer Mr TB Manthe B Tech (Civil Eng) (ECT), ND (Civil Eng)

(PET)

Lecturer Mr JK Neequaye GDE (Wits), BSc Eng (Ghana), MGHIE

(Ghana), MASCE (USA)

Lecturer Mr G Nkhonjera MSc (UK), BSc (Malawi), OCP, Java

Programmer, MSAICE, MWISA

Lecturer Mr C Nthlakana MSc (Civil Eng) (UCT), BSc (Civil Eng)

(UCT), NHD (Civil Eng) (PT), ND (Civil Eng)

(PT)

Lecturer Mr H Pfende BSc (Civil Eng) (Hons) (Univ of Zimbabwe)

Lecturer Ms NP Kapa-Mfabane BTech (Civil Eng) (WSU), ND (Civil Eng)

(ECT), Certif (Proj Mngt) (Damelin)

Lecturer (Contract) Mr C Clack Pr Tech Eng (ECSA), BSc Applied Science

(Hons)(UP), BTech Structural (TWR),

HND(Civil) (TWR)

Lecturer (Contract) Mr A Manthe NHDip (Civil Eng) (PET)

Lecturer (Contract) Mr D Mugutso BSc (Agric Eng) (Univ Zimbabwe),

Candidate Engineer ECSA

Lecturer (Contract) Mr SS Nair BTech (Eng) (Univ of Kerala, India)

Lecturer (Contract) Mr CW Matota BTech (Transport Eng) NMMU, ND: Eng

(Civil) ECT

Lecturer (Contract) Mr L Sicam BTech (Water Eng) WSU, ND: Eng (Civil)

ECT

Lecturer (Contract) Ms M Thankachan MSc (Structural Engineering), BSc (Civil)

Calicut Univ. India, BEd, Annamalai Univ.

India

Lecturer (Part-Time) Mr B Gxowa Pr Tech Eng, BTech (Civil Eng)WSU, ND

(Civil Eng) BT

7.3.2 Administrative & academic support staff

Academic Secretary Ms L Mphahlele ND OMT (BT), B Tech OMT (BT)

Academic Secretary Ms KB Fiyani NHD (Sec Educ) (ECT), ND (OA) (ECT)

Senior Lab Tech Vacant

Lab Technician Mr MB Kwababa ND (Civil Eng) (WSU)

Lab Technician Mr P Cwala ND Civil Eng (ECT), Dip (Fund Proj Mngt)

(Damelin)

Lab Assistant Ms P Hlaba ND (Civil Eng) (WSU)

7.3.3 Centre for Rail Studies

Centre Manager Mr J. van Heerden* Pr Tech Eng (ECSA), NTD Eng (Civil)

Researcher/Course Mr I Burke* Pr TechEng (ECSA), HNTD (Civil Eng),

Developer

(Harare), MSAT, MCET

Trainer/Training Mr L Mazengera Hons Mech & Automotive Eng City &

coordinator

Guilds), Full Tech Diploma Mech Education

* Indicates seconded staff

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7.4 Department of Electrical Engineering

7.4.1 Academic Staff

HOD/Lecturer Mr PE Xakwe BTech (Elec) (CPUT), ND(Elec)(ECT),

Candidate Engineering Technologist (ECSA)

Site HoD/Lecturer Mr LC Ewers Pr Eng (ECSA), BSc Eng (UCT), CEng (Dept

of Labour), MSAIEE (SAIEE)

PCO BTech/ Senior

Lecturer

PCO Ext (BC)/ Senior

Lecturer

Dr P Malindi Pr Tech Eng (ECSA), DTech (Elec)(CPUT),

MTech (Elec) (Natal Tech), MSAIEE (SAIEE),

BTech (Elec) (Pen Tech)

Mr PN Sopazi Pr Tech Eng (ECSA) MTech

(Entrepreneurship) (DIT), BTech(Elec. Eng)

(Pen Tech) MSAIIE(SAIIE), MIPET

PCO Ext (BW)/ Lecturer Mr LC Gcadinja BTech (Elec) (CPUT), ND(Elec)(ECT)

Senior Lecturer Dr PJ van Rensburg D. Eng, (UJ), MEng Elec (RAU), BSc Physics

(Hons), BEng Electrical and Electronics (RAU)

Senior Lecturer Mr MM Sitshinga Pr. Tech Eng (ECSA) MDip Tech Elec Eng,

(VTT), MTech (Entrepreneurship) (DIT),

MBA (BSN), NHD(Elec)(TWR)

Senior Lecturer Mr JM Podges MTech (Elec)(PE Tech) NHD (Elec)(Tech PTA)

Lecturer Mr JA Clark BEng Electronics (Hons) (UP), MCSSA (CSSA)

Lecturer Mr S Jordaan NHDip Elec Eng (Light Current) (PET),

MSAIEE (SAIEE)

Lecturer Mr HJ Stander Pr Tech Eng (ECSA), MDip Tech Elec Eng

(VTT)

Lecturer Mr OVT Ndondo MSc(Eng) (Curtin University of Technology)

NHD(Elec)( PET)

Lecturer Mr VA Ntsinde NHD(Elec),ND(Elec)( (Pen Tech)

Lecturer Mr NA Pakati BTech (Elec)(NMMU), NDip Elec Eng(PET)

Lecturer Mr S Adjei-Frimpong MEng (Wits), BSc Eng (University of Science

and Technology)

Lecturer Mr M Sibanda BEng Electronics (Hons) (NUST)

Lecturer Mr Z Radebe BTech (Elec) (DUT), ND(Elec)(DIT)

Lecturer (contract) Mr S Kuyumani MSc (Sheffield Hallam University, UK),

Dip (EC UK) National Tech Cert (Harare

Polytech) Cert (LCCI), IEng, MIET, MZIE

Lecturer (contract) Ms M Nael BSc Eng (Shahid Chamran University, Iran)

Lecturer (contract) Mr BG Mutongerwa BSc Eng Hons (Univ of Zimbabwe)

Lecturer (contract) Mr L Mbangeni MSc Electronics (French South African

Technical Institute), MTech (Elec)( CPUT),

BTech (Elec)(CPUT)

Lecturer (contract) Mr M Magwa BSc Eng Hons (Univ of Camaguey, Cuba)

Lecturer (contract) Mr Z Swana NHD (Elec)(Cape Technikon)

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7.4.2 Administrative & academic support staff

Academic Secretary Ms N Noruka ND (OMT) (BT) BTech (WSU)

Academic Secretary Ms O Mfeya ND (HRM) (ECT), BTech (WSU)

Senior Lab Tech Mr R Mahlangu ND (Elec Eng) (Tech PTA)

Lab Technician Mr A Kambule ND (Elec Eng) (ML Sultan)

Lab Technician Mr A Mbebe ND (Elec Eng) (Pen Tech)

Lab Technician Mr S Mtshaulana ND (Elec Eng) (ECT)

Lab Technician Mr M Mgoqi ND (Elec Eng) (ECT)

Lab Technician Vacant

7.5 Department of Mechanical Engineering

7.5.1 Academic Staff

HOD/ Lecturer Mr S Mawisa B Tech (Mech Eng) (Pen Tech), ND (Mech

Eng) (Pen Tech), MSAIMechE Pr. Tech Eng

(ECSA)

Site HOD/ Lecturer Mr J. T Nyangato BTech (Mech Eng) UNISA, HND (Mech)

(contract)

(Harare Polytech), Zimbabwe

Senior Lecturer Mr ZA Mkoko MSc(Eng)(Coventry University), NHD(Mech)

(PE Tech), MSAIMechE

Senior Lecturer Mr D Bessinger MSc Mech Eng(La Salle University), HDE

(Technical) UPE, Pr Techni Eng (ECSA),

MSAIMechE

Senior Lecturer Mr C Louw Pr Techni Eng (ECSA), NHD (Mech),

(Technikon OFS), MSc Mech Eng (La Salle

University), MSAIMechE

Senior Lecturer Mr D Peters NHDip Mech Eng, HDE (UCT), MSAIMechE

Lecturer Mr B Parastaran BSc Eng Mech (Holy Angel Univ Philippines)

Lecturer Mr C van Zyl Pr Tech Eng (ECSA), MTech (NMMU), NHDip

(Mech Eng) (Cape Tech), MSAIMechE,

Lecturer Mr KV Mjali M Tech (Mech Eng)(NMMU), B Tech (Mech

Eng)(Cape Tech), ND (Mech Eng)(PE

Tech), MSAIMechE, Candidate Engineering

Technologist with ECSA

Lecturer Mr NM Mbola NHD (Mech Eng)(PE Technikon)

Lecturer Mr M Dlambulo BTech (Mech Eng)(ECT), ND (Mech)

(Mangosuthu Tech)

Lecturer Ms L Ntwatwa MSc Eng (Project Management) Australia,

NHDip Mech Eng (Pentech),MNSBE

Lecturer Ms N Mzolo BTech (Mech) (WSU), ND (ECT)

Lecturer Vacant

Lecturer (Contract) Mr I Sunjka Pr Eng (ECSA), MTech, BSc Eng (Mech),

FSAIMechE

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Jnr Lecturer (Contract) Mr Z Mpeta BTech (Mech) (UNISA), ND (Mech) (BT),

Candidate Eng. Tech (ECSA)

Lecturer (Contract) Mr M Mdlalo BTech (Mech) (WSU), ND (Mech) (ECT)

Jnr Lecturer (Contract) Mr F Kabale BTech (Mech) (WSU), ND (Mech) (ECT)

Jnr Lecturer (Contract) Mr T George BTech (Mech) (WSU), ND (Mech) (ECT)

Jnr Lecturer (Contract) Mr S Mqhayi BTech (Mech) (WSU), ND (Mech) (WSU)

7.5.2 Administrative & academic support staff

Academic Secretary Ms T Mchizana ND MIT(ECT)

Academic Secretary Ms I Els PSA

Lab Technician Mr M Tyokolo B Tech (Mech) (Pen Tech), ND (Mech

Eng) (Pen Tech) Trade Certificate (Tool Jig

and Die making)

Lab Technician Mr L Mtwaphi ND Mech Eng (BT)

Lab Technician Vacant

Lab Technician Vacant

Lab Assistant Ms E Sidziya ND Mech Eng (WSU)

Lab Assistant Mr M Ncancayo ND Mech Eng (WSU)

Artisan Mr ML Ntlanjeni Trade Certificate (Tool and Die making)

7.5.3 Institute for Advanced Tooling

Unit Manager Mr K Newey* BTech Mech Eng (PET)

Design Technician Mr J Venter ND Mech Eng (BT)

Tooling Technologist Mr M Mapoloba ND Mech Eng (ECT), Post Dip Tooling

Design and Manufacturing(Indo German

Tool Room, India)

Project Accountant Ms Y Vandala ND Cost and Management Accounting (BT)

Junior Tooling

Technician

Junior Tooling

Technician

* Indicates seconded staff

8. SCHOOL RULES

8.1 General

Mr M Dyakop ND Mech Eng (WSU)

Mr S Mnetyana ND Mech Eng (WSU)

Students should note that on registration to study at Walter Sisulu University, they automatically

become members of the University and agree to abide by the rules and regulations of Walter

Sisulu University as amended from time to time and for which further details are available in

the official prospectus.

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8.2 Class attendance

• Attendance of all classes, including practicals, laboratory work, tutorials and site visits are

compulsory.

• All classes, including tutorials and site visits are compulsory.

• Students should at all times be punctual in attending classes.

• The lecturer will keep a register of students’ class attendance that is used as part of the

assessment of student performance.

8.3 Semester tests, practicals/lab work, site visits and assignments

• Students who are absent from semester tests, practicals/lab work site visits, or who fail to

submit assignments or projects before or on the due date, will receive a zero mark for that

assessment unit, unless the lecturer is provided with a written certificate (within 7 days

after the test) from a medical doctor/dentist to confirm that he/she was ill.

• No more than one semester major assessment (e.g. test) may be missed.

• Any other of the university’s rules/regulations in this regard will also be applicable.

8.4 Course Evaluation

Students will be required to complete Evaluation forms on Course Offering and Instructor at

the end of the course.

8.5 Code of Conduct

• The main focus is for students to study and learn’

• the lecturer and students will take joint responsibility in ensuring that classes are conducted

in an environment conducive to learning;

• to promote such a learning environment the students and lecturers undertake to be

respectful of each other;

• commit themselves to perform their work in a diligent and responsible manner;

• understand that students are encouraged to ask questions;

• undertake to be punctual in attendance of all classes;

• undertake to keep venues clean and tidy and agree not to eat or litter inside the classroom

and

• undertake to take care for the documentation and equipment issued and for the equipment

that are used in practicals or in the classroom.

9. DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT &

QUANTITY SURVEYING

9.1 Information about the Department

The Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying strives towards improving

its leadership role in the higher education sector, with specific reference to the construction

management and quantity surveying sectors of the industry. It promotes excellence in appropriate

research and application of technology and offers career orientated diploma programmes,

consonant with the requirements of the South African Council for Quantity Surveying Profession

(SACQSP), the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), the Council for Higher Education

(CHE) and the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC). Its programmes are designed to

be relevant to local socio-economic needs. The following is a summary of programmes that are

offered by the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying.

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Department Programmes offered Duration Delivery

Sites

Construction Management ND: Building, Extended Programme 4yrs Ibika

and Quantity Surveying ND: Building 3yrs Ibika,

Chiselhurst

9.2 Accreditation Status of the programme

9.2.1 Chiselhurst Delivery Site

The department received an accreditation visit from the South African Council for Quantity

Surveying Profession (SACQSP) in July 2009 and the programme has received full accreditation,

for a 5-year cycle period as of the 21 Aug 2009.

9.2.2 Ibika Delivery Site

The department received an accreditation visit from the South African Council for Quantity

Surveying Profession (SACQSP) in July 2009 and the programme has received full accreditation,

for a 5-year cycle period as of the 21 Aug 2009.

9.3 Mission of the Department

The mission of the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying is to

provide its students with ethically and competence based, career orientated education as well

as an entrepreneurial spirit, toward leadership and development of commerce, industry, the

community and the government, through the construction industry and the built environment

of South Africa and internationally.

9.4 Goals of the Department

• Working closely with the community and with the essential support of the government,

public and private sectors, it seeks to produce graduates capable of dynamic participation

in the economic and environmental development of the region and beyond.

• Through a commitment to service excellence, staff development and the maximum use

of human and physical resources, the department strives to unite students, staff and

employers in the common goal of improving the quality of life for all.

9.5 Student Societies in the Department

Students are encouraged to register with the Construction Management and Quantity Surveying

Student Society at WSU. This is a student initiative that is managed by the students for the

educational well-being of the students.

9.6 Programmes in the Department

9.6.1 National Diploma: Building

9.6.1.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students

It is part of the mission the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying

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to instill entrepreneurial skills to its students to support their talents. Therefore compulsory

ongoing entrepreneurial exposure will be presented via successful local business people and

other entrepreneurial experts. Business principles will permeate throughout the programme on

an informal basis. The Department also encourages its students to become student members

of the various professional and institutional bodies. After obtaining the diploma qualification,

students may apply for registration with the relevant professional bodies.

9.6.1.2 Career Opportunities

A broad based qualification which leads toward two main career paths in the Construction

Management and Quantity Surveying professions. Once qualified, students may be employed

in construction companies or quantity surveying firms respectively in order to pursue their

chosen careers. Other opportunities exist with Local Authority and Government employment as

well as with material and equipment manufacturers and suppliers. The vast construction and

related industries in South Africa also create opportunities for entrepreneurs to start their own

businesses, possibly after gaining some post-qualification experience.

9.6.1.3 Purpose of Qualification

The purpose of the National Diploma: Building is to train technicians who will display

competence within construction and related industries through execution of technical tasks by

using and applying their knowledge and independent judgment in the identification and solving

of construction related problems. This qualification is intended for technician level employment

in construction and related industries with the main focus on construction management and

quantity surveying. Diplomates achieving this qualification should, after initial supervision, be

able to apply their skills and related techniques to systematically plan and manage well defined

construction issues, while using appropriate terminology, style and structure to communicate

effectively with superiors and subordinates, apply management concepts to projects and

operations showing awareness of ethics, professionalism, safety and consideration of the social

and natural environment.

9.6.1.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Programme

The programme’s exit level outcomes are aimed at providing graduates with the following

attributes, skills, and competencies:

• Ability to apply sound principles and technologies to systematically diagnose and solve

well-defined construction related problems.

• Demonstrate the application of knowledge and the requisite skills in a construction related

environment and to apply knowledge and skills ethically within applicable standards, codes

of practice and legislation.

• Communicate technical, supervisory and general management information effectively, both

orally and in writing, using appropriate language, structure, style and graphic support.

• Acquire further knowledge of self-management principles and concepts for managing

projects and/or operations within the environment of the construction industry.

Range: Management, Planning, Cost Effectiveness, Development, Construction, Maintenance,

Operation, Safety, Quality Assurance, Environmental Concern.

The graduate achieving this qualification should therefore be able to:

• Use appropriate quantity surveying techniques in the measurement of well-defined

elements/components and undertake preparation of required documentation and cost

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estimates within applicable standards, codes of practice and legalities.

• Use appropriate management techniques to plan and manage construction projects,

through the pre-contract, contract and post-contract phases of construction projects,

within applicable standards, codes of practice and legalities.

• Follow developments in the construction environment and critique the status of current

knowledge.

• Apply the knowledge gained to new, well-defined, situations, both concrete and abstract,

in the workplace/community.

• Gather evidence from primary and secondary sources using appropriate retrieval skills, and

organise, synthesise and present the information professionally in a mode appropriate to

the audience.

• Use basic methods of enquiry in a construction environment to contribute to a project.

• Demonstrate the capacity to explore and exploit educational, entrepreneurial, and career

opportunities, and to develop him/her professionally, including the ability to proceed to the

B-Tech level.

• Make independent decisions taking into account the relevant technical, economic, social,

safety and environmental factors.

• Work independently, as a member of a team and as a supervisor.

• Relate construction activities to environmental, safety, cultural and economic sustainability.

9.6.1.5 Critical Cross-Field Outcomes

This qualification promotes, in particular, the following Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

In the problem solving process, the learner is expected to be both creative and critical.

• Working effectively with others as a member of a group, organization and community, e.g.

demonstrate effectiveness in:

* individual work and the ability to function in a team situation;

* communication, including receiving advice from supervisors.

• Self management by organizing and managing oneself and one’s activities responsibly and

effectively;

• Collecting, analyzing, organizing and critically evaluating information;

• Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes

of oral and / or written persuasion when presenting design and investigations;

• Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the

environment and health of others;

• Demonstrating and understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing

that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by taking technical, social, economic,

environmental factors into account.

9.6.1.6 Programme Characteristics

9.6.1.6.1 Basis of Programme Academic Structure

The programme is offered in terms of the:

• General Policy for Technikon Instructional Programmes - NATED Report 150(97/01) and

• Formal Technikon Instructional Programmes in the RSA - NATED Report 151 (99/01) of

Education NATED 150/151 document.

9.6.1.6.2 Career Orientated Academic Study

The programme is career orientated because academic study is combined with related projects

and in-service training in industry. The courses in this programme are developed co-operatively

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using inputs from both academic and industrial sources on a continuous basis.

9.6.1.6.3 Site Visits & Practical Work

One of the objectives of the programme is to make the theory covered under the coursework

more meaningful, and therefore improve the skills of students through on-site “hands-on” work

exposure. To achieve this, practical demonstrations and site visits are arranged during the

course. This exercise has proved popular and beneficial to students as it enables the students

who participate to broaden their understanding of the various building, quantity surveying

and construction management fields; it also provides students with a real “feel” of the built

environment.

9.6.1.6.4 Teaching & Learning Methodology

Learning activities are structured in a way that focuses the students learning experiences

and creates opportunity for development via feedback. Students must be prepared to work

independently using their own initiative in order to develop the ability to reason methodically

and think creatively.

9.6.1.7 Programme Information

9.6.1.7.1 Minimum Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate

Minimum

Accumulated

Point Score

Required NSC Subjects

(Compulsory)

29 NSC achievement rating

of at least 3 (40-49%)

for English as a Home

Language or First Additional

Language level

NSC Achievement rating

of at least 3 (40-49%)

for Mathematics (not

Mathematics Literacy)

NSC Achievement rating

of at least 3 (40–49%) for

Physical Science.

Recommended

NSC Subjects (Not

Compulsory)

Engineering Graphics &

Design

Woodwork

Accounting

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Other

Minimum

statutory NSC

requirements for

diploma entry

must be met.

Applicants

are required

to participate

in National

Benchmarking and

SATAPS Tests

Grade 12/Matric

Senior Certificate:

An E-symbol for English (2 nd language) on the Higher Grade or a D-symbol for English on

the Standard Grade. In addition, an E-symbol on the Higher Grade or a D-symbol on the

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FET Colleges

National Certificate

An N3 certificate with C-symbols for at least four subjects including Mathematics and

Engineering Science or a D-symbol at N4 level as well as the language requirements for the

Senior Certificate.

National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4

National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4:

Requirements as defined in Government Gazette 32743 dated 26th November 2009 with

specific requirements as set out below:

• Must meet NC(V) level 4 statutory requirements

• Must obtain 50% in the three fundamental subjects which in the case of this

programme are required to be:

* English, as it is the university’s language of learning and teaching (LOTL);

* Mathematics (not Mathematics Literacy)

* Life Orientation

• 50% in Physical Science

• 60% for three of the following compulsory vocational modules (in any combination):

* Construction Planning

* Construction Supervision

* Materials

* Carpentry and Roof Work

* Concrete Structures

* Carpentry and Roof Work

* Masonry

* Plumbing

All NC(V) 4 applicants are required to participate and perform satisfactorily in the Placement

Tests (SATAPS/NBT’s) as is conducted by the department.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

RPL may be used to demonstrate competence for admission to this programme. This

qualification may be achieved in part through RPL processes. Credits achieved by RPL must

not exceed 50% of the total credits and must not include credits at the exit level.

The provision that the qualification may be obtained through the recognition of prior learning,

facilitates access to an education, training and career path in building and thus accelerates

the redress of past unfair discrimination in education, training and employment opportunities.

Evidence of prior learning must be assessed through formal RPL processes through recognized

methods.

Learners submitting themselves for RPL should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment

and will be required to submit a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) in the prescribed format to

be assessed for formal recognition. While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification,

evidence from other areas of learning may be introduced if pertinent to any of the Exit Level

Outcomes (ELOs).

The structure of this non-unit standard based qualification makes RPL possible, if the learner

is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in

this first stage building qualification.

Learners who already work in the building industry who believe they possess competencies to

enable them to meet some or all of the ELOs listed in the qualification will be able to present

themselves for assessment against those of their choice.

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International Students

Applications from international students are considered in terms of:

• HESA/Institutional guideline document, “Exemption Requirements: Foreign School

Qualifications”

• institutional equivalence reference document

• (where required) submission of international qualification to SAQA for benchmarking in

terms of HEQF

Mature Age Endorsement

Refer to requirements as per WSU’s General Rules & Regulations

9.6.1.7.2 Selection criteria for new students

The initial selection of new students is based on an applicant’s NSC or Matric results. Where

an applicant has symbols one level above the minimum admission requirement for Maths and

Science such an applicant will be offered direct enrollment. Students offered direct enrollment

will however be required to participate in Standardised Assessment Tests (SATAPs), but in such

cases the results will only be used for diagnostic evaluation.

Students who do not gain direct enrollment, but who meets the minimum admission requirements

are provisionally accepted. Such students are required to complete a set of three SATAP tests,

which comprise of Mathematics, Physical Science and English Proficiency. Each SATAP test takes

2 hours to complete.

Results from SATAP tests and Matric/NSC symbols are then graded using a conversion scale.

Grade 12/NSC results constitute 50% of the graded mark (other 50% forthcoming from

SATAP’s).

On completion of the SATAP tests the applicants are rated according to their (graded) marks.

Those with highest marks will be offered enrollment entry into the National Diploma programme,

at the campus where they have applied. All enrollments are subject to quota limitations.

The department may, if deemed appropriate also require applicants to participate in a structured

interview.

9.6.1.7.3 Programme Rules

As for School rules (see section 8).

9.6.1.7.4 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits

For Admission Rules see the section on Admission Requirements above. In addition the

Department will consider courses done at other Tertiary Institutions for exemption, in accordance

with the Rules and Regulations of the University subject to the following criteria.

If a student wishes to graduate from WSU but decides to enrol for one or more programme

courses at another university, then the student must lodge a written application (through the

HOD to Director of School) before registration at the other Institution. Students must take note

of the institutional rules which state that:

• Not more than 50 % of the courses in the qualification will be exempted in this way.

All exit level courses must be done at WSU, except if otherwise approved by Senate

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Any provisional approval by school/faculty is subject to final approval by Senate [also see WSU’s

General Rules & Regulations - Rule G15 & G16].

Where the applicant cannot meet the criteria below, the applicant will be advised that the

qualification cannot be awarded by WSU and that he/she should apply to graduate at the other

Institution.

The applications for students wishing to enrol for courses, which will not lead to the award of a

qualification (i.e. enrol for non degree/diploma purposes) will only be considered after students

wishing to study to degree/diploma has been accommodated, as it is subject to enrolment

space being available.

Students, who are coming from other higher education institutions are to be advised at

registration by the HOD that their admission to the programme remain provisional and that

they are required to immediately apply for recognition of any credits which they wish to be

considered. The required application forms must be completed in full and a copy of the syllabus

guide of the course done at the other institution must be provided with the application. Approval

of such applications is subject to the application for recognition of credits meeting all the set

requirements and final approval of the application by Senate. Where a student wishes to apply

to graduate the fully completed applications for recognition of credits, if it forms part of the grad

application must be received by the HoD before 15th January (for May graduation event) and

before 30 April (for September graduation event). Failure to comply with these requirements

will result in non processing of applications and/or automatic de-registration of students.

9.6.1.7.5 Progression Rules

9.6.1.7.5.1 Re-Admission of Existing Students

Refer to the Institutional rules on re-admission of students previously admitted as contained in

the WSU’s General Rules & Regulations. In addition to the above the Department of Construction

Management and Quantity Surveying applies the following criteria for re-admission, which are

derived from the above mentioned rules. All students wishing to continue their studies in the

Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying will be evaluated in terms of

their previous academic performance. All students re-admitted, i.e. ‘continuing students’ will be

subjected to the pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements, along with all other Departmental,

Faculty and Institutional rules and regulations. All students are encouraged to discuss their

specific situations in terms of courses passed, courses failed and courses to be registered in

future academic years with the HoD.

9.6.1.7.6 Rules

9.6.1.7.6.1 Completion Rules

The National Diploma: Building qualification will be awarded after completing all 3 credits, i.e.

completion of all courses in the curriculum and compliance with all Departmental, Faculty and

Institutional rules and regulations. [also see WSU’s General Rules & Regulations].

9.6.1.7.6.2 Exclusion Rules

The respective maximum permissible period of study for the qualification is 5 years for full-time

study. After the maximum period students will not be allowed to register at the WSU. A student

may appeal the decision to the Dean concerned to reconsider his/her case. The Dean shall,

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through the Faculty Board, make a recommendation to the Senate. The Senate decision on the

appeal shall be final. [also see Rule G7-10 of WSU’s General Rules & Regulations].

If a student fails the same course twice, the student is not allowed to re-register for the course

[further details as per WSU’s General Rules & Regulations].

9.6.1.7.6.3 Programme Registration Rules

Students can only register a maximum of 1.000 credits per year.

9.6.1.7.6.4 Programme Progression Rules

Ideally, all courses should be passed at all levels, prior to registering for the next level. Failure to

do so could lead to timetable complications and clashes, thus the department cannot guarantee

that a student can repeat any specific course at a lower level while simultaneously taking

courses at a higher level. In this case, the higher level may not be registered, or will be

cancelled, and the lower level course/s will take preference.

9.6.1.7.7 Programme Delivery Sites

The Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying currently operates from

the Chiselhurst Delivery Site in East London, Buffalo City, as well as the Ibika Delivery Site at

Butterworth.

Details of Programmes: Chiselhurst Delivery Site Ibika Delivery Site

Level I : Main Stream (First Year) Offered Offered

Level II (Second Year) Offered - Industry based Offered - Industry based

Level III (Third Year) Offered Offered

All offerings are subject to supportive student quotas.

9.6.1.8 Curriculum Structure

National Diploma: Building. NATED Code: 3202016 (3 Years)

Level I : One year full time (attending classes)

Course Nat. Code Course. Code Credit

Construction Management I 20401412 CMAN 1/0 0,167

Construction Technology I 20401312 COTE 1/0 0,167

Quantity Surveying I 20502212 QUSU 1/0 0,167

Applied Building Science 20401512 ABSC 1/0 0,167

Site surveying 82505312 SISU 1/0 0,167

Computer Applications (Sem. 1) 60202112 CAPP 1/1 0,083

Communication (Sem. 2) 59900512 CCAT 1/2 0,083

Total Credits for Level I period 1,000

Level II : One year part time (working in industry)

Course Nat. Code Dept. Code Credit

Work Integrated Learning : Building Practice Not listed ETBUI/1 0,500

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Construction Management II 20401722 CMAN 2/0 0,167

Construction Technology II 20401622 COTE 2/0 0,167

Quantity Surveying II 20502322 QUSU 2/0 0,167

Total Credits for Level II period 1,000

Level III : One year full time (attending classes)

Course Nat. Code Dept. Code Credit

Construction Management III 20401903 CMAN 3/0 0,167

Construction Technology III 20401803 COTE 3/0 0,167

Quantity Surveying III 20502603 QUSU 3/0 0,167

Analysis of Pricing and Estimating 20502403 APES 3/0 0,167

Construction Accounting 40112403 COAC 3/0 0,167

Structures and Concrete 80608703 STCO 3/0 0,167

Total Credits for Level III period 1,000

9.6.1.8.1 Work Integrated Learning

To fulfill the requirements of the National Diploma: Building, a student must complete at least

one year of applicable Work Integrated Learning as indicated in the curriculum. A manual

outlining the requirements for successful completion of this component of the curriculum is

obtainable from the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying upon

registration. At this time, the manual will be explained to the students, which will aid toward a

successful outcome of Experiential Learning. The manual will also guide the students in terms

of the Level II correspondence and on course assignments, which must be completed and

submitted at prescribed dates during the academic year. These will be assessed on a continuous

evaluation basis, i.e. there will not be an examination for these courses.

9.6.1.8.2 Pre-Requisite Courses

Level Course Pre-Requisite Co-Requisite

I Quantity Surveying I Construction

Technology I

II Work Integrated Learning Preferably all Level I courses

Construction Technology II Construction Technology I

Construction Management II Construction Management I

Quantity Surveying II Quantity Surveying I

Construction Technology I

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Construction

Technology II


III Construction Technology III Construction Technology II

Construction Management III Construction Management II

Quantity Surveying III Quantity Surveying II Construction

Construction Technology II Technology III

Analysis of Pricing and Construction Technology II Construction

Estimating

Construction Management II Technology III

Quantity Surveying II Quantity Surveying

III

Construction Accounting Construction Management II Construction

Management III

Structures and Concrete Applied Building Science Construction

Construction Technology II Technology III

9.6.1.8.3 Available electives

Electives are not available for this programme

9.6.1.8.4 Award of Qualification

See Completion Rule above.

9.6.1.8.5 Programme Tuition Fees

Students are referred to the Walter Sisulu University institutional Fee Booklet for costs of tuition

fees, application fees, registration fees, late registration-fees and other student fees.

9.6.1.8.6 Articulation

Vertical

Vertical Articulation is possible with: Bachelor Technology, NQF Level 7, typically in the

B-Tech: Construction Management or the B-Tech: Quantity Surveying.

Horizontal

Within WSU: Horizontal Articulation is possible with NQF Level 6 qualifications offered by

WSU, e.g. Diploma in Management, NQF Level 6, subject to the admission requirements of

that qualification.

Other Universities: Horizontal Articulation is possible with NQF Level 6 qualifications

offered by such institutions, subject to the relevant institution’s admission requirements.

Professional Articulation: Professional development is possible through a programme

of training to attain the competencies for professional registration with professional bodies,

e.g. the South African Council for Quantity Surveyors, Council for Construction Management.

9.6.1.8.7 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

CMAN 1/0 (see above) 5 0.167 Full Year

Programme

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Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

3 x 40 min 0 3 x 40 min 27 200

Content / Syllabus SECTION 1

1. Organisations involved in the building industry. 2. Parties involved in the

construction process. 3. Construction companies and their organisational

structures. 4. Procurement of work. 5. Introduction to site administration and

cost control. 6. Site meetings.

SECTION 2

1. Management functions and components. 2. Materials management. 3.

Management of plant and machinery. 4. Productivity and work study. 5.

Introduction to project planning. 6. Introduction to personnel management. 7.

Subcontractors.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

COTE1/0 (see above) 5 0.167 Full Year

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

3 x 40 min 0.25 x 40 min 2.75 x 40 min 27 200

Content / Syllabus Interpretation of drawings and setting out; Introduction to building enterprise

and Construction of foundations; Concrete Technology and Brickwork; Timber,

Roof Construction and Finishes; Building Services

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

QUANTITY SURVEYING I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

QUSU 1/0 (see above) 5 0.167 Full Year

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 40 min 0 2 x 40 min 27 200

Content / Syllabus Introduction; Source of information and interpretation of drawings, Preparation

of bills of quantities, Dimension preparation, Mensuration in quantities.

Measurements and description of a single storey building in respect of

foundations (including site clearance and simple demolitions), superstructure

brickwork, solid floor construction, roofs, finishes (including plaster, paint and

tiling to walls, conventional floors, plastered and boarded ceilings on brandering),

stock steel, timber and aluminium windows, stock flush and hardwood doors

(including timber and metal frames), adjustments for windows, doors and plain

openings. Working up including squaring, abstracting and billing exercises.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

APPLIED BUILDING SCIENCE I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

ABSC 1/0 (see above) 5 0.167 Full Year

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

3 x 40 min 0.25 x 40 min 2.75 x 40 min 27 200

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Content /

Syllabus

1. The use of the scientific calculator and the extension of basic arithmetical

skills. 2. Basic applied mechanics in terms of the concepts of force, stress and

deformation. 3. The development of an appreciation of the influences of loads on

structures. 4. Expansion and contraction, convection and radiation of heat and

orientation of buildings. 5. Sound. 6. Distribution and use of electricity. 7. Lighting

of building. 8. Behaviour of fluids

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

SITE SURVEYING I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

SISU 1/0 (see above) 5 0.167 Full Year

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

3 x 40 min 0.5 x 40 min 2.5 x 40 min 27 200

Content /

Syllabus

1.Linear Surveying. 2. Setting out. 3. Leveling. 4. Elementary Tachometry.

5. Contouring. 6. Surveying of land for construction. 7. Surveying of existing

buildings

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

CAPP 1/1 (see above) 5 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 40min 0 2 x 40 min 30 100

Content / Syllabus Introduction to computers; Operating system basics; Application programmes.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessments based on assignments.

Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

COMMUNICATION

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

CCAT 1/2 (see above) 5 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 40 min 0 2 x 40 min 30 100

Content /

Syllabus

Introduction to course, methods and objectives; Communication Theory; Oral

Presentation; Group communication and meeting procedure; Leadership skills;

Technical writing and correspondence; Practical communication applications.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessments based on assignments.

Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

ETBUI/1 (see above) 6 0.5 Full Year (in

industry)

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

0 0 0 Minimum of 40 1600

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Content /

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Work Integrated Learning: Students are expected to undertake suitable work

integrated learning within the construction industry. The industry includes

construction companies, quantity surveying firms, construction supply companies,

construction manufacturing companies, applicable government and local

authority departments etc. The employer details and the nature of the work

to be undertaken by the student must be construction relevant and must be

described on form ‘appendix 1’ for approval by the ‘Work Integrated Learning’

academic facilitator. Students and employers must complete and sign the monthly

assessment return form ‘appendix 2’ at the end of each working month.

Assessment: Year mark will be obtained based on monthly reports. Final mark will be obtained from

the average of monthly reports and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark required is 50%

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

CMAN 2/0 (see above) 6 0.167 Full Year (in

industry)

# of Assignments Consultations per

week

Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

3 0.25 x 40 min 0 27 200

Content /

Syllabus

Submission of assignments covering: Communication in the micro-environment

of the site; Co-ordination of sub-contractors; Application of management

functions and procedures; Collection and application of information on plant etc.;

Compliance with the Machinery and Occupational Safety Act; The requirements

of the Industrial Council Agreements; Monitoring of trainee tradesmen; Meetings

and negotiations with works council / union representatives.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessments based on assignments.

Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

COTE 2/0 (see above) 6 0.167 Full Year (in

industry)

# of Assignments Consultations per

week

Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

3 0.25 x 40 min 0 27 200

Content /

Syllabus

Submission of assignments covering: Formwork materials and re-use factors,

Pre-cast concrete beams and floors, Metal doors and windows, Timber doors and

windows, Glass and its properties, Pre-fabricated timber trusses, Roof coverings,

Eaves, flashings and rainwater goods, Dormer windows and the use of attic space

in roofs, Fire places and chimneys, Fixings, fastenings and adhesives, Floor, wall

and ceiling finishes, Drainage and plumbing details, Paint finishes to metal, plaster

and timber, Industrial buildings.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessments based on assignments.

Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

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QUANTITY SURVEYING II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

QUSU 2/0 (see above) 6 0.167 Full Year (in

industry)

# of Assignments Consultations per

week

Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

3 0.25 x 40 min 0 27 200

Content /

Syllabus

Submission of assignments covering: 1. Measuring, abstracting and billing with

full description and specifications (including precast and pre-stressed concrete

beams and floors. 2 Standard metal doors and windows. 3 Standard timber doors

and windows. 4. Glass and its properties. 5. Prefabricated timber trusses. 6. Roof

Coverings. 7. Eaves, flashings and rainwater goods. 8. Drainage and plumbing

details. Note: Assignments should be structured to develop an appreciation of:

systems used to develop bills of quantities (including the traditional, the cut and

shuffle and the computerised methods), model preambles and preliminaries,

appointment of the members of the professional teams and their fee scales,

standard forms used for certificates.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessments based on assignments.

Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

CMAN 3/0 (see above) 6 0.167 Full Year

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

3 x 40 min 0 3 x 40 min 27 200

Content /

Syllabus

Module 1: Methodology for a mini-research assignment; Module 2: Miniresearch

assignment: Industrial Psychology as a basis for improved quality,

health and safety, personnel management and public relations in the construction

industry; Module 3: Construction Calculations; Module 4: Network diagrams

and bar charts; Module 5: Line of balance techniques; Module 6: Site

planning, administration and documentation; Module 7: Financial controls and

construction budgeting; Module 8: Introduction to professional ethics in the

construction industry; Module 9: Introduction to contract law and arbitration;

Module 10: Industrial relations and labour law; Module 11. Introduction to

the Construction Regulations of 2003; Module 12. Introduction to the National

Building Regulations

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

COTE 3/0 (see above) 6 0.167 Full Year

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

3 x 40 min 0 3 x 40 min 27 200

Content / Syllabus 1. Definition of multi-floor concepts. 2. Demolishing and setting out. 3. Soils

and excavations. 4. Foundations and piles. 5. Basements and retaining walls. 6.

7. Formwork and concrete. 8. Steel structures. 9. Cladding. 10. Installation of

services. 11. Finishes.

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Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

QUANTITY SURVEYING III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

QUSU 3/0 (see above) 6 0.167 Full Year

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

3 x 40 min 0 3 x 40 min 27 200

Content /

Syllabus

Measurement and description of elements of multi-storey buildings including:

Bulk earthworks and site clearance, Load bearing and framed concrete and

brick structures, Flat roofs (waterproofing to concrete roofs and sheet-metal

covering and boarded roofs), Staircases (including balustrades and finishes),

Structural steelwork, Finishing (comprising: facings, in-situ terrazzo, patent

plaster finishes, more complex tiling, paneling, other non-standard finishes and

suspended ceilings), Purpose made timber and aluminium windows and doors

(including sidelights, fanlights and adjustments), Joinery fittings, Plumbing and

drainage complete. Prime cost and provisional sums (including final account

adjustments), Builders work in connection with specialist installations, Practical

working up and compilation of bills of quantities complete with trade preambles,

Builders quantities, valuations and progress payments including basic principles

of escalation.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

ANALYSIS OF PRICING AND ESTIMATING

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

APES 3/0 (see above) 6 0.167 Full Year

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

3 x 40 min 0 3 x 40 min 27 200

Content / Syllabus Specifications; Estimating; Costing; Compiling Unit Rates; Evaluations and

Certificates; Escalation; Final Accounts

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNTING

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

COAC 3/0 (see above) 6 0.167 Full Year

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

3 x 40 min 0 3 x 40 min 27 200

Content / Syllabus The purpose of accounting; Records and first entries; Business transactions;

Bank transactions; Transactions up to trial balance; Closing entries up to

balance sheet; Contact accounts; Sole owners and partnership accounts;

Limited companies and close corporation accounts; Application of a construction

accounting computer programme.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

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STRUCTURES AND CONCRETE

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

STCO 3/0 (see above) 6 0.167 Full Year

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

3 x 40 min 0.25 x 40 min 2.75 x 40 min 27 200

Content / Syllabus 1. Theory of structures. 2. Concrete. 3. Formwork.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

9.6.2 National Diploma: Building [Extended Programme]

9.6.2.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students

For details see same section under National Diploma: Building.

9.6.2.2 Career Opportunities

For details see same section under National Diploma: Building.

9.6.2.3 Purpose of Qualification

The purpose for ND Building Extended Programme is to equip underprepared students, who

wish to study towards a ND Building. Additional modules are therefore introduced at Year 1

level, hence the extended time period for the completion of this programme. The programme

aims to:

• Provide students “at risk” with a viable platform to successfully undertake building

(construction management and quantity surveying) studies at tertiary education level.

• Provide students from disadvantaged backgrounds with an adequate level of foundational

competence which is based on specific and discipline-related knowledge.

• Improve the retention and throughput of disadvantaged students entering the mainstream

programme.

• Provide a learning environment where the gap in terms of disadvantaged student needs

and the student support required are bridged.

• Provide a student who has the potential to succeed with Construction Management and

Quantity Surveying studies at tertiary level with an opportunity to:

• Gain a contextualized understanding of the field of Construction Management and Quantity

Surveying.

• Develop the knowledge and skills to engage in basic construction management and

quantity surveying practices effectively.

• Become familiar with the application of basic knowledge and skills in the Construction

Management and Quantity Surveying discipline.

• Ensure that the required educational quality standards in teaching and learning are

maintained while at the same time achieving the above aims.

The rationale for the ND Building Extended Programme is therefore essentially the same as

for the three year ND: Building programme but is specifically designed by providing support to

students to obtain essential skills for completion of the National Diploma: Building. Students

successfully completing the Extended Programme will thus be able to:

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• Develop a contextualised understanding of the field of Construction Management and

Quantity Surveying.

• Develop the knowledge and skills to engage in Construction Management and Quantity

Surveying practices effectively.

• Apply knowledge and skills in the Construction Management and Quantity Surveying

academic environments.

• Continue with their studies beyond the Year 1 level towards the obtainment of a National

Diploma: Building.

9.6.2.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Programme

The exit level outcomes for National Diploma: Building Extended Programme are the same as

for the three year National Diploma programme [details are as indicated for that programme].

There are however, outcomes which the Extended Programme aims to re-enforce to better

equip the students. These additional modules are introduced at Year 1 level, hence the

extended time period. The expected additional outcomes of the National Diploma: Building

Extended Programme are:

• To ensure students understand and are able to master the basic concepts of mathematics,

physics and building science and their application which forms part of the National Diploma:

Building programme.

• To develop students computer skills in order to equip them for further academic studies.

• To enhance and develop the students’ academic skills with particular emphasis on academic

literacy as applicable to the National Diploma: Building programme.

• To develop students’ life skills in order that they can use the tools (e.g. study and time

management skills) in their studies.

9.6.2.5 Critical Cross-Field Outcomes

For details see same section under National Diploma: Building.

9.6.2.6 Programme Characteristics

9.6.2.6.1 Basis of Programme Academic Structure

Courses on the academic programme are offered in terms of the Department of Higher Education

Grant approval for offering of Extended Programme, which include foundation provision, which

is in addition to the courses required as part of the academic structure as per the Departments

of Education NATED 150/151 document for the National Diploma: Building.

9.6.2.6.2 Career Orientated Academic Study

For details see same section under National Diploma: Building.

9.6.2.6.3 Teaching & Learning Methodology

In order to allow for foundational material to be integrated into the Diploma courses, the

programme is extended by six months in both the first and second semester periods of study.

For some courses the foundational provision is in the form of additional material necessary

to facilitate the students understanding of the Diploma course material. In other courses the

foundational provision is in the form of the extra time available in the extended programme.

The extra time enables lecturers to spend longer on the more difficult sections of work, assess

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more frequently to identify problem areas, revise at regular intervals and revisit problem areas

as they are identified. This is very beneficial to foundation students. After two years of receiving

foundational support the students are considered to have had sufficient support to enable them

to cope with the regular Level II and Level III courses without further foundational support.

9.6.2.7 Programme Information

9.6.2.7.1 Minimum Admission Requirements

The National Diploma: Building Extended Programme targets applicants who are deemed to

be “under-prepared” for the National Diploma programmes. Applicants in this category are

assessed before the registration period. Assessment instruments include SATS tests, weighting

of NSC/Grade 12 results and interviews. Selection is subject to quotas not being exceeded.

9.6.2.7.2 Selection criteria for new students

The initial selection of new students is based on an applicant’s NSC or Matric results. Students

who do not gain direct acceptance, but who meets the minimum admission requirements are

provisionally accepted. Students who do not gain direct acceptance are required to complete a

set of three Standardised Assessment Tests (SATAPs), which comprise of Mathematics, Physical

Science and English Proficiency. Each SATAP test takes 2 hours to complete.

Results from SATAP tests and Matric/NSC symbols are then graded using a conversion scale.

Grade 12/NSC results constitute 50% of the graded mark (other 50% forthcoming from SATAP’s).

On completion of the SATS tests the applicants are rated according to their (graded) marks.

Applicants who do not gain direct entry into the (mainstream) National Diploma programme

are considered for enrollment into the Extended programme (on sites where the Extended

programme is offered). Selection is based on the weighted marks obtained by applicants and

is subject to quota limitations.

9.6.2.8 Programme Rules

As for School rules (see section 8)

9.6.2.9 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits

For details see same section under National Diploma: Building.

9.6.2.10 Progression Rules

9.6.2.10.1 Re-Admission of Existing Students

Refer to the WSU’s General Rules & Regulations for re-admission of existing students. In addition

to the above the Department applies the following criteria for re-admission. A student will not

be re-admitted to the Extended Programme is he/she:

• fails more than one of the courses in Year 1 (Level IA) or

• fails more than two of the courses in Year 2 (Level IB), or

• fails to complete all the courses of Level IA and IB within three years.

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9.6.2.11 Exit Rules

9.6.2.11.1 Completion Rules

For details see same section under National Diploma: Building.

9.6.2.11.2 Exclusion Rules

For details see same section under National Diploma: Building.

9.6.2.12 Programmes offering

The Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying currently offers the

Extended Programme only at the Ibika Delivery Site in Butterworth.

9.6.2.12.1 Curriculum Structure

Level IA : Year 1 - Full time (attending classes)

Course Nat. Code Dept. Code Credit

Construction Management I 20401412 CMAN 1/0 0,167

Construction Technology I 20401312 COTE 1/0 0,167

Computer Applications (Semester 1) 60202112 CAPP 1/1 0,083

Communication (Semester 2) 59900512 CCAT 1/2 0,083

Total Credits for Level 1A period 0,500

Level IB : Year 2 - Full time (attending classes)

Course Nat. Code Dept. Code Credit

Quantity Surveying I 20502212 QUSU 1/0 0,167

Applied Building Science 20401512 ABSC 1/0 0,167

Site surveying 82505312 SISU 1/0 0,167

Total Credits for Level 1B period 0,500

Level II (Year 3 of this programme) and Level III (Year 4 of this programme) are described

under the same section for National Diploma: Building. Once a student on this programme

progresses to Level II and Level III they follow the curriculum as is described for the National

Diploma: Building.

9.6.2.12.2 Work Integrated Learning

For details see same section under National Diploma: Building.

9.6.2.12.3 Pre-Requisite Courses

Level Course Pre-Requisite Co-Requisite

I Quantity Surveying I Construction Technology I

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9.6.2.12.4 Available electives

Electives are not available for this programme.

9.6.2.12.5 Award of Qualification

For details see same section under National Diploma: Building.

9.6.2.12.6 Programme Tuition Fees

Students are referred to the Walter Sisulu University institutional Fee Booklet for costs of tuition

fees, application fees, registration fees, late registration-fees and other student fees.

9.6.2.12.7 Articulation

For details see same section under National Diploma: Building.

9.6.2.13 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered

For details see relevant courses under same section under the National Diploma: Building.

Note: Duration for completion of Level I courses in National Diploma: Building [Extended] are

2 years and includes foundational provision.

10. DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

10.1 Information about the Department

The Department of Civil Engineering strives towards improving its leadership role in the higher

education sector, with specific reference to planning, design, construction and maintenance of

the civil engineering industry. It promotes excellence in appropriate research and application of

technology, and offers career orientated diploma and degree programmes, consonant with the

requirements of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), South African Qualifications

Authority (SAQA), Council for Higher Education (CHE) and the Higher Education Quality

Committee (HEQC). Its programmes are designed to be relevant to the socio-economic needs

of the region. The following programmes are offered by the Department of Civil Engineering.

Department Programmes offered Duration Delivery Sites

Civil Engineering ND: Engineering: Civil, Extended

Programme

4yrs Ibika, College

ND: Engineering: Civil 3yrs Ibika, College

B Tech: Engineering: Civil - Part Time 2yrs College

10.2 Accreditation Status of programme

As a statutory body, constituted in terms of the Engineering Profession of South Africa Act, 46

of 2000, ECSA has the power of setting and auditing of academic standards for purposes of

registration through a process of accreditation of engineering programmes at universities.

Following an ECSA visit in August 2011 ECSA has made the following resolutions regarding

accreditation status of programmes offered by the Department of Civil Engineering

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10.2.1 College Street Delivery Site

National Diploma: Engineering: Civil accredited until end of 2014, which is the end of the

current accreditation cycle.

Bachelor Technology: Engineering: Civil (Transportation) accredited until end of 2014, which is

the end of the current accreditation cycle.

Bachelor Technology: Engineering: Civil (Water) accredited until end of 2014, which is the end

of the current accreditation cycle.

10.2.2 Ibika Delivery Site

National Diploma: Engineering: Civil accredited until end of 2014, which is the end of the

current accreditation cycle.

10.3 Mission of the Department

The Department of Civil Engineering strives to provide technologically and vocationally trained

graduates which enables the University to meet the career needs of our community and satisfies

the requirements of industry and commerce.

10.4 Goals of the Department

The goals of the Department of Civil Engineering to work closely with its community and with the

essential support of both the public and private sector, we seek to produce graduates capable

of dynamic participation in the economic and environmental development of the region and

beyond. Through a commitment to service excellence, staff development and the maximum use

of human and other resources, the Department strives to unite students, staff and employers

in the common goal of improving the quality of life of our community.

10.5 Student Societies in Department

The Civil Engineering Society (CES) is a student initiative and is managed by the students for

the educational well-being of the students. The Civil Engineering Society strives to:

• Integrate all Civil Engineering student activities.

• Develop close relations with appropriate professional organizations.

• Recognise the achievements of members through team projects.

• Build a database of fellow Civil Engineering students.

• Encourage career development and support from industry.

• Be a voice for all Civil Engineering students.

• Be non political and non-discriminatory in the conduct of Society affairs.

A students branch for the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) was established

at WSU in 2010. The Student Chapter is purely for the purpose of student professional

development and the mission of the Student Chapter is to incite a passion for the Civil

Engineering Profession and to create a spirit of enthusiasm and involvement of current and

new students, so as to become the best Civil Engineering technicians, to serve South Africa and

continue bridging the gap between the student experience and that in industry.

The SAICE Student Chapter has the support of the local SAICE branch and staff members of the

Department of Civil Engineering at WSU.

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Students are encouraged to become members of the Civil Engineering Student Chapter as this

is a SAICE / Student initiative that is managed by the student members in consultation with

SAICE, for the engineering development of students.

10.5.1 Aims and objectives of the student Societies in Department

• To integrate all Engineering students and promote a spirit of unity with the other engineering

departments at Walter Sisulu University.

• To develop its members not only academically but also on other aspects relating to career

development.

• To take up needs and demands of Civil Engineering students of the Walter Sisulu University

with acknowledgement of the Student Representative Council.

• To strive for the development and growth of the Civil Engineering Department at Walter

Sisulu University.

10.6 Programmes in the Department

10.6.1 National Diploma: Engineering: Civil

10.6.1.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students

It is part of the department of civil engineering’s mission to instil entrepreneurial skills in our

graduates to support their academic talents. Therefore ongoing entrepreneurial exposure will

be presented via successful local business people and other entrepreneurial experts. Business

principles will permeate throughout the programme on an informal basis. The department

of civil engineering also encourages students and staff to become members of the various

professional and institutional bodies. While studying towards the diploma qualification, students

are encouraged to join various institutions and professional bodies. More information is available

from the Head of Department. Students are encouraged to visit the ECSA and SAICE websites for

more information. The process of professional development of an engineering technician starts

with the attainment of a qualification that meets this standard. After graduation a programme

of training and experience is completed to attain the competencies for professional registration.

10.6.1.2 Career Opportunities

10.6.1.2.1 What can a diplomate do in this career?

In general, diplomates can work in the following branches of civil engineering:

Planning and design, Construction, Project Management and Maintenance of facilities and

infrastructure.

Specialization fields in civil engineering include positions in:

• Hydraulics/water resources engineering

• Irrigation/drainage engineering

• Municipal engineering

• Geotechnical/soil/geological engineering

• Water systems/pipeline engineering

• Waste and wastewater treatment engineering

• Structural engineering

• Transportation engineering

• Project Management

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10.6.1.2.2 Who will employ a diplomate?

Consulting firms in private practice; construction companies; government (national departments,

provincial departments and local authorities); private and parastatal organizations; research

organizations; tertiary education institutions.

10.6.1.3 Purpose of the Qualification

The purpose of the National Diploma: Engineering: Civil is to train technicians who will meet the

criteria for registration as a professional technician by the Engineering Council of South Africa

(ECSA), and who will display competence as part of the engineering team in the execution of

technical tasks under remote supervision by using and applying their knowledge in independent

judgement in the identification and solution of complex civil engineering problems. This

qualification is intended for technician level employment in industry within the range of planning,

design, construction and maintenance of Civil Engineering operations. Diplomats achieving

this qualification should, after initial supervision, be able to apply engineering principles,

techniques and instruments to systematically diagnose and solve well-defined Civil Engineering

problems, perform procedural design functions of limited context, be able to use appropriate

terminology, style and structure to communicate effectively with superiors and subordinates,

apply management concepts to projects and operations and exhibit an awareness of ethics,

professionalism, safety and consideration of the social and natural environment.

10.6.1.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Programme

The programme’s exit level outcomes are aimed at providing graduates with the following

attributes, skills, and competencies:

• Ability to apply Civil Engineering principles to systematically diagnose and solve welldefined

Civil Engineering problems.

• Demonstrate the application of knowledge and the requisite skills in a Civil Engineering

environment.

• Perform procedural design of well-defined elements/components to meet desired needs

within applicable standards, codes of practice and legislation.

• Communicate technical, supervisory and general management information effectively, both

orally and in writing, using appropriate language, structure, style and graphical support.

• Acquire knowledge of self-management principles and concepts for managing projects

and/or operations within the Civil Engineering environment, within the range: Maintenance,

Operation, Development, Safety, Quality Assurance, and Environmental.

The graduate achieving this qualification should therefore be able to:

• Perform procedural design of well-defined elements/components to meet desired needs

within applicable standards, codes of practice and legislation.

• Follow developments in Civil Engineering and critique the status of current knowledge.

• Apply the knowledge gained to new, well-defined, situations, both concrete and abstract,

in the workplace/community.

• Gather evidence from primary sources and journals using appropriate retrieval skills, and

organise, synthesise and present the information professionally in a mode appropriate to

the audience.

• Use basic methods of enquiry in a Civil Engineering environment to contribute to a project.

• Demonstrate the capacity to explore and exploit educational, entrepreneurial, and career

opportunities, and to develop him/her professionally, including the ability to proceed to the

BTech level.

• Make independent decisions taking into account the relevant technical, economic, social,

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safety and environmental factors.

• Work independently, as a member of a team and as a supervisor.

• Relate Civil Engineering activities to environmental, safety, cultural and economic

sustainability.

10.6.1.5 Critical Cross-Field Outcomes

This qualification promotes, in particular, the following Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

In the problem solving process, the learner is expected to be both creative and critical.

Working effectively with others as a member of a group, organization and community, e.g.

demonstrate effectiveness in:

• individual work and the ability to function in a team situation.

• communication, including receiving advice from supervisors.

• Self management by organizing and managing oneself and one’s activities responsibly and

effectively;

• Collecting, analyzing, organizing and critically evaluating information.

• Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes

of oral and / or written persuasion when presenting design and investigations.

• Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the

environment and health of others.

• Demonstrating and understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing

that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by taking technical, social, economic,

environmental factors into account.

10.6.1.6 Programme Characteristics

10.6.1.6.1 Basis of Programme Academic Structure

The programme is offered in terms of the:

• General Policy for Technikon Instructional Programmes - NATED Report 150(97/01) and

• Formal Technikon Instructional Programmes in the RSA - NATED Report 151 (99/01) of

Education NATED 150/151 document.

• South African Qualifications Authority Registered Qualification: National Diploma:

Engineering: Civil - SAQA 0480/09 - ID 80159

10.6.1.6.2 Career Orientated Academic Study

The programme is career orientated because academic study is combined with related projects

and in-service training in industry. The courses in this programme are developed co-operatively

using inputs from both academic and industrial sources on a continuous basis.

10.6.1.6.3 Site Visits & Practical Work

One of the objectives of the programme is to make the theory covered under the coursework

more meaningful, and therefore improve the skills of students through on-site “hands-on”

work exposure. To achieve this, practical demonstrations and site visits are arranged during

the course. This exercise has proved popular and beneficial to students as it enables the

students who participate to broaden their understanding of the various engineering fields; it

also provides students with a real “feel” of engineering.

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10.6.1.6.4 Teaching & Learning Methodology

Learning activities are structured in a way that focuses the students learning experiences

and creates opportunity for development via feedback. Students must be prepared to work

independently using their own initiative in order to develop the ability to reason methodically

and think creatively.

10.6.1.7 Programme Information

10.6.1.7.1 Minimum Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate (NSC)

Accumulated

Point Score

Required NSC Subjects

(Compulsory)

30 NSC achievement rating of at least

3 (40-49%) for English as a Home

Language or First Additional Language

level

NSC Achievement rating of at least

3 (40-49%) for Mathematics (not

Mathematics Literacy)

NSC achievement rating of at least 3

(40-49%) for Physical Sciences.

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Recommended

NSC Subjects (Not

Compulsory)

Engineering graphics

and design

Other

Minimum statutory

NSC requirements

for diploma entry

must be met.

Applicants

are required

to participate

in National

Benchmarking and

SATAPS Tests

Senior Certificate Requirement:

An E-symbol for English (2 nd language) on the Higher Grade. In addition, an E-symbol on the Higher

Grade or a D-symbol on the Standard Grade for Mathematics and Physical Science.

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National Certificate Requirement:

An N3 certificate with C-symbols for at least four subjects including Mathematics and Engineering

Science or a D-symbol at N4 level as well as the language requirements as specified for the Senior

Certificate.

National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4:

National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4:

Requirements as defined in Government Gazette 32743 dated 26th November 2009 with specific

requirements as set out below:

• Must meet NC(V) level 4 statutory requirements

• Must obtain 50% in the three fundamental subjects which in the case of this programme are

required to be:

* English, as it is the university’s language of learning and teaching (LOTL);

* Mathematics (not Mathematics Literacy)

* Life Orientation

• 50% in Physical Science

• 60% for three of the following compulsory vocational modules (in any combination):

* Construction Planning

* Construction Supervision

* Materials

* Concrete Structures

* Roads

All NC(V) 4 applicants are required to participate and perform satisfactorily in the Placement Tests

(SATAPS/NBT’s) as is conducted by the department.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

RPL may be used to demonstrate competence for admission to this programme. This qualification may

be achieved in part through recognition of prior learning processes. Credits achieved by RPL must not

exceed 50% of the total credits and must not include credits at the exit level.

• The provision that the qualification may be obtained through the recognition of prior learning,

facilitates access to an education, training and career path in engineering and thus accelerates the

redress of past unfair discrimination in education, training and employment opportunities.

• Evidence of prior learning must be assessed through formal RPL processes through recognized

methods. Any other evidence of prior learning should be assessed through formal RPL processes to

recognize achievement thereof.

• Learners submitting themselves for RPL should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment and

will be required to submit a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) in the prescribed format to be assessed

for formal recognition. While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification, evidence from other

areas of learning may be introduced if pertinent to any of the Exit Level Outcomes (ELOs).

• The structure of this non-unit standard based qualification makes RPL possible, if the learner is

able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in this first

stage engineering qualification.

• Learners who already work in the engineering industry who believe they possess competencies

to enable them to meet some or all of the ELOs listed in the qualification will be able to present

themselves for assessment against those of their choice.

International Students

Applications from international students are considered in terms of:

HESA/Institutional guideline document, “Exemption Requirements: Foreign School Qualifications”

institutional equivalence reference document

(where required) submission of international qualification to SAQA for benchmarking in terms of HEQF

Mature Age Endorsement

Refer to requirements as per WSU’s General Rules & Regulations – Section 1.6

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10.6.1.7.2 Selection criteria for new students

The initial selection of new students is based on an applicant’s NSC or Matric results. Where

an applicant has symbols one level above the minimum admission requirement for Maths and

Science such an applicant will be offered direct enrollment. Students offered direct enrollment

will however be required to participate in Standardised Assessment Tests (SATAPs), but in such

cases the results will only be used for diagnostic evaluation.

Students who do not gain direct enrollment, but who meets the minimum admission requirements

are provisionally accepted. Such students are required to complete a set of three SATAP tests,

which comprise of Mathematics, Physical Science and English Proficiency. Each SATAP test takes

2 hours to complete.

Results from SATAP tests and NSC/Matric symbols are then graded using a conversion scale.

Grade 12/NSC results constitute 50% of the graded mark (other 50% forthcoming from

SATAP’s).

On completion of the SATAP tests the applicants are rated according to their (graded) marks.

Those with highest marks will be offered enrollment into the National Diploma programme, at

the campus where they have applied. All enrollments are subject to quota limitations.

10.6.1.7.3 Programme Rules

As for School rules (see section 8)

10.6.1.7.4 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits

For Admission Rules see the section on Admission Requirements above. In addition the

Department will consider courses done at other Tertiary Institutions for exemption, in accordance

with the Rules and Regulations of the University subject to the following criteria.

If a student wishes to graduate from WSU but decides to enrol for one or more programme

courses at another university, then the student must lodge a written application (through the

HOD to Director of School) before registration at the other Institution. Students must take note

of the institutional rules which state that:

• Not more than 50 % of the courses in the qualification will be exempted in this way.

• All exit level courses must be done at WSU.

• Only in exceptional circumstances will recognition of one (1) exit level subject from another

university be considered but such consideration is subject to a recommendation from the

Department and approval thereof by Senate.

• Any provisional approval by school/faculty is subject to final approval by Senate [also see

WSU’s General Rules & Regulations].

Where the applicant cannot meet the criteria as is stipulated in this section, the applicant will

be advised that the qualification cannot be awarded by WSU and that he/she should apply to

graduate at the other Institution.

Applications from students wishing to enrol for individual courses, which will not lead to the

award of a qualification (i.e. enrol for non degree/diploma purposes) will only be considered after

students wishing to study towards full degree/diploma qualifications have been accommodated,

as enrolment is subject to space being available.

Students coming from other higher education institutions are to be advised at admission, by

the Head of Department that admission to the programme remains provisional and that at

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egistration they are required to immediately apply for recognition of any credits which they

wish to be considered. Approval of such applications is subject to the application for recognition

of credits being approved by Senate. Where a student wishes to apply to graduate the fully

completed applications for recognition of credits, if it forms part of the grad application must

be received by the HoD before 15th January (for May graduation event) and before 30 April

(for September graduation event). Failure to comply with these requirements will result in non

processing of applications and/or automatic de-registration of students.

10.6.1.7.5 Progression Rules

10.6.1.7.5.1 Re-Admission of Existing Students

Refer to the Institutional rules on re-admission of students. In addition to the WSU Rules and

Regulations the Department of Civil Engineering applies the following criteria for re-admission,

where a student has failed courses:

• Lower level courses must be enrolled and completed before enrolment for higher level

courses can take place.

• A student will only be allowed to enrol for courses at the immediate level following the level

of the failed course(s) (i.e. no level jumping).

• Timetable clashes will NOT be permitted.

• Where appropriate and at the discretion of the Head of Department the number of courses

and higher level courses that a student may enrol for may be limited when poor academic

progress is evident.

A student that progresses at a slower rate than that set out below, may be refused further

registration on the grounds of “poor academic performance”

a)

At the end of study period (semester) 1 2 3 4

Minimum number of courses that must have been completed 3 6 10 15

b) If a student fails the same course twice, the student is not allowed to re-register for the

course in the full-time offering classes. For details see relevant section as described in WSU’s

General Rules & Regulations.

10.6.1.7.6 Exit Rules

10.6.1.7.6.1 Completion Rules

Over and above the requirements as set out below an application for the award of a qualification

will be scrutinised for compliance to the statutory requirements as is set out in NATED documents

together with the requirements as is described in WSU’s General Rules & Regulations.

The qualification will be awarded after completing 3 credits with:

• 1 credit obtained from the two compulsory in-service training course offerings

• 2 credits obtained from the listed instructional offerings with at least 0,5 credits obtained

from level III instructional offerings.

10.6.1.7.6.2 Exclusion Rules

The respective maximum permissible period of study for the qualifications is 5 years for fulltime

study. After the maximum period has expired, students will not be allowed to register in

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the Department of Civil Engineering. A student may appeal the decision to the Dean of Faculty

concerned, to consider his/her case. The Dean shall, through the Faculty Board, make a

recommendation to the Senate. The Senate decision on the appeal shall be final [see also Rule

G7-10 of WSU’s General Rules & Regulations].

10.6.1.7.7 Programmes offering

The Department of Civil Engineering currently operates from the College Street delivery site

in East London, Buffalo City, as well as the Ibika delivery site, on the outskirts of Butterworth.

Different sites offer different components of the programme as detailed below.

10.6.1.7.8 Programme Component Delivery Sites

Portion of Programme College Street Delivery Site Ibika Delivery Site

S1: Main Stream Offered in 1st semester Offered in 1st sem

S2: Main Stream Offered in 2nd semester Offered in 2nd sem

S3: Main Stream Offered in 1st and 2nd semester Offered in 1st sem

S4: Main Stream Offered in 1st and 2nd semester Offered in 2nd semester

Civil Engineering Practice Industry based: Enrollment in 1

I

st

and 2nd Industry based: Enrollment in

semester

1st and 2nd semester

Civil Engineering Practice Industry based: Enrollment in 1

II

st

and 2nd Industry based: Enrollment in

semester

1st and 2nd semester

Note: The offerings as described above are subject to change and are dependent on viable

student enrollment numbers being met (as determined by HOD) and physical and human

resources being available.

10.6.1.7.9 Curriculum Structure

S1 — 6 Months

Course Code (Ibika/College) Credit

Drawing I DWNG 1/0 0,083

Computer Skills I CSKI 1/0 0,083

Construction Materials I CONS 1/0 0,083

Surveying (Civil) I SVNG 1/0 0,083

Applied Mechanics I APME 1/0 0,083

Mathematics I MATH 1/0 0,083

Total credits for this period 0,500

S2 — 6 Months

Course Code (Ibika/College) Credit

Construction Methods I CONB 1/0 0,083

Surveying (Civil) II SVNG 2/0 0,042

Theory of Structures II TSTR 2/0 0,083

Mathematics II MATH 2/0 0,083

Management Civil I MCIV 1/0 0,083

Communication Skills I COMM 1/0 0,042

Drawing II DWNG 2/0 0,083

Total credits for this period 0,500

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CEP 2A — 6 Months in industry

Course Code (Ibika/College) Credit

Civil Engineering Practice I CEEP 1/0 0,5

Total credits for this period 0,500

CEP 2B — 6 Months in industry

Course Code (Ibika/College) Credit

Civil Engineering Practice II CEEP 2/0 0,5

Total credits for this period 0,500

S3 — 6 Months

Course Code (Ibika/College) Credit

Geotechnical Engineering II GENG 2/0 0,083

Management Civil II MCIV 2/0 0,083

Structural Steel & Timber Design III SDEA 3/0 0,083

Transportation Engineering II TRAN 2/0 0,083

Water Engineering II Module 1: Hydraulics WENG 2/1 0,083

Water Engineering II: Module 2: Water & Wastewater

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WENG 2/2 0,042

Structural Analysis II SANA 2/0 0,042

Total credits for this period 0,500

S4 — 6 Months

Course Code (Ibika/College) Credit

Documentation III DOCU 3/0 0,083

Geotechnical Engineering III GENG 3/0 0,083

Reinforced Concrete & Masonry Design III SDEB 3/0 0,083

Transportation Engineering III TRAN 3/0 0,083

Water Engineering III WENG 3/0 0,125

Structural Analysis III SANA 3/0 0,042

Total credits for this period 0,500

10.6.1.7.10 Work Integrated Learning

To fulfill the requirements of the National Diploma a student must complete at least one year

of applicable experiential learning. In the curriculum the experiential learning has been divided

into two semester modules namely Civil Engineering Practice I and Civil Engineering Practice

II. A manual outlining the requirements for successful completion of this component of the

curriculum is obtainable from the Co-operative Education unit. The sequence as set out under

curriculum structure section above is the ideal suggested progression. In some cases this

sequence may not be possible and then the following should apply:

Students must always complete S2 before attempting Civil Engineering Practice I.

Students should attempt Civil Engineering Practice II before completing S4.

10.6.1.7.11 Pre-Requisite Courses

Course

S2 Courses Pre-Requisite

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Theory of Structures II Applied Mechanics I and Mathematics I

Mathematics II Mathematics I

Management Civil I

Communication Skills I

Drawing II Drawing I and Computer Skills I

S3 Courses Pre-Requisite

Geotechnical Engineering II Construction Methods I

Management Civil II Management Civil I

Structural Steel & Timber Design III Theory of Structures II

Transportation Engineering II Surveying (Civil) II

Water Engineering II Applied Mechanics I

Structural Analysis II Theory of Structures II

S4 Courses Pre-Requisite

Documentation III Management Civil II

Geotechnical Engineering III Geotechnical Engineering II

Reinforced Concrete & Masonry Design III Theory of Structures II

Transportation Engineering III Transportation Eng II and Geotech Eng II

Water Engineering III Water Engineering II (both modules)

Structural Analysis III Structural Analysis II

10.6.1.7.12 Available electives

There are no electives available for this programme

10.6.1.7.13 Award of Qualification

See section on Completion Rules above.

10.6.1.7.14 Programme Tuition Fees

Students are referred to the Walter Sisulu University institutional Fee Booklet for costs of tuition

fees, application fees, registration fees, late registration-fees and other student fees.

10.6.1.7.15 Articulation

Vertical

• Vertical Articulation is possible with: Bachelor of Engineering Technology, NQF Level

7. The Exit Level Outcomes ensure that a graduate of a programme meeting these

standards would meet requirements for entry to a number of programmes including:

• A candidacy programme toward registration as a Professional Engineering Technician.

• A Studentship programme directed at becoming registered as a Professional

Engineering Technician or meeting other industry requirements.

• Formal specialist study toward the B.Eng Tech.

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Horizontal

Within WSU: Horizontal Articulation is possible with NQF Level 6 qualifications offered by

WSU, e.g. Diploma in Management, NQF Level 6, subject to the admission requirements of

that qualification.

Other Universities: Horizontal Articulation is possible with NQF Level 6 qualifications

offered by other universities, subject to the relevant institution’s admission requirements.

Professional Articulation: After graduation a candidacy programme toward registration

as a Professional Engineering Technician can be followed as laid down by Engineering Council

of South Africa (ECSA).

10.6.1.8 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered

Note: Course Codes of College Street Delivery Site shown first followed by that of Ibika Delivery

Site

APPLIED MECHANICS I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

APME 1/0 (see above) 5 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

5 x 45 min 3 X 3 hrs 1 x 45min 15 100

Content / Syllabus Theory: 1. Statics 2. Kinematics 3. Kinetics. Practicals: 1. Concurrent force

systems 2. Beams 3. Forces in Plane Frameworks 4. Centres of Gravity 5. Friction

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

CONS 1/0 (see above) 5 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

5 x 45 min. 3 X 3 hrs 1 x 45 min 15 100

Content /

Syllabus

Theory: The Basics of Engineering Geology for Civil Engineering Students;

Building Construction for Civil Engineering Students; Fundamentals of Concrete

– set book; Reinforcing Steel in concrete works; Structural Steel Sections and

typical steel structures; The Basics of Pipe Materials and Pipe Laying Materials;

Practicals (audiovisual support material where applicable): Concrete Slump Test;

Manufacture and Crushing (Testing) of Concrete Cubes; Determination of SG, Bulk

density and Fineness Modulus.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

CSKI 1/0 (see above) 5 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

3 x 45 min All practical 3 x 45 min 15 100

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Content /

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Basic Concepts of IT. 2. File Management. 3. Word Processing. 4.

Spreadsheets. 5. Presentations. 6. Information and Communication. Practicals:

Presentation module will be done practically as students will learn a variety of

skills such as research, group working, speaking, confidence as well as using the

application itself.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessments based on assignments.

Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark is

50%.

DRAWING I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

DWNG 1/0 (see above) 5 0.83 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

3 x 45 min All practical 3 x 45 min 15 100

Content /

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Drawing equipment 2. Alphabet of lines and use of equipment 3.

Geometric constructions 4. Orthographic projection 5. Oblique and Isometric

projection 6. Mapwork

Practicals: Continuous throughout semester

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessment based on assignments. .

Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark is

50%.

SURVEY (CIVIL) I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

SVNG 1/0 (see above) 5 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

3 x 45 min. 2 x 45 min 1 x 45 min 15 100

Content /

Syllabus

Theory: Introduction to Survey Instruments and Equipment; Distance

Measurement and the Basics of Setting Out; Levelling; Gradients and Contours;

The South African Co-ordinate System; The Basics of Traversing; The Basics of

Tacheometry.

Field Practicals — the use of Distance Measuring Equipment, Step Taping and

Setting Out, Setting up and adjustment of the Automatic Level, Open and Closed

line levelling. Setting up and adjustment of the Theodolite, Horizontal and Vertical

angle measurement with stadia readings.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

MATHEMATICS I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MATH 1/0 (see above) 5 0,083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min None 2 x 45 min 15 100

Content /

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Determinants 2. Radian measure 3. Logarithms 4. Trigonometry 5.

Differentiation and Applications of Differentiation 6. Integration and Applications of

Integration 7. Introduction to Statistics

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

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CONSTRUCTION METHODS II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

CONB 1/0 (see above) 5 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Site visits per

semester

Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

5 X 45 min. 3 X 6 hours 1 X 45 min. 15 100

Content / Syllabus Theory: Review of Concrete Technology and the Basics of Engineering Geology; A

preview of SABS 1200 – C (Clearing the Site), D – (Earthworks), DM – (Subgrade),

ME – (Subbase), MF – (Base); Clearing the Site – the Road Reserve, the Sites of

Structures, Borrow areas; Setting Out on the Site – Cut and Fill Areas, Trenches,

Structures; Bulk Earthworks – Mass Haul Schedule, Plant and Equipment,

Methodology and Programming, Compaction; A preview of SABS 1200 – LB (Pipe

Bedding), LE (Stormwater Drainage), DB (Pipe Earthworks) and LD (Sewers);

Drainage Structures – Trenching and Pipework, Box Culverts, Formwork and

Falsework (scaffolding) and Method Statements; The Road Prism – Side Drainage,

Layerworks, and Method Statements; The Road Surface – Surfacing and Road

Marking.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

COMMUNICATION

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

COMM 1/0 (see above) 5 0.042 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs. per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

2 x 45 min. 2 x 45 min. 0 15 50

Content / Syllabus Theory: 1. Process of Communication 2. Organisational Communication 3.

Interpersonal Communication 4. Non-verbal Communication 5. Intercultural

Communication. Practicals: Reading Strategies in Computer Laboratory.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessments based on assignments.

Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

DRAWING II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

DWNG 2/0 (see above) 0.083 Semester

Lectures per

week

Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

6 x 45 min All practical 2 x 45 min 15 100

Content /

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Structural Engineering Applications 2. Civil Engineering Applications

Practicals: Computer Applications – AutoCAD and Prokon PADDS

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessments based on tests/

assignments. Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes.

Pass mark is 50%.

MANAGEMENT (CIVIL) I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MCIV 1/0 (see above) 5 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

5 x 45 min None 1 x 45 min 15 100

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Content /

Syllabus

Theory: Theory of management; Composition of the Civil Engineering Industry;

Parties involved in the Construction Process; Types of Contracts; Office and Site

Administration; Quality Control and Quality Assurance; Productivity and Work

Study; Market Economics; Costing and Cost Control Applications.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

SURVEYING II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

SVNG 2/0 (see above) 5 0.042 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

3 x 45 min 2 x 45 min 1 x 45 min 15 50

Content / Theory: 1. Revision joins and polars 2.Circular curves 3. Transition

Syllabus curves 4.Vertical curves 5.Areas and Volume

Practicals: 1.Tache Survey 2.Traverse 3.Curves

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials,

assignments, projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40%

+ Exam Mark x 60%.

MATHEMATICS II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MATH 2/0 (see above) 5 0,083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min None 2 x 45 min 15 100

Content / Syllabus Theory: 1. Matrix Algebra 2. Hyperbolic functions 3. Partial Derivatives and

applications 4. Integration techniques and applications 5. Statistics: Probability

theory, probability distributions, sample distributions, hypothesis testing

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

THEORY OF STRUCTURES II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

TSTR 2/0 (see above) 5 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

5 x 45 min 3 x 3hrs 1 x 45 min 15 100

Content /

Syllabus

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING II

Theory: 1. Sectional Properties 2. Stress and Strain 3. Analysis of Statically

Determinate Pin-Jointed Frames 4. Analysis of Statically Determinate Beams 5.

Computer Analysis (where applicable). Practicals: 1. Moment of Inertia 2. Tensile

Test (incl. Strain Gauges) 3. Forces in Framework members 4. Shear Forces in a

beam 5. Bending Moments in a beam 6. Deflections in a beam

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

GENG 2/0 (see above) 6 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

5 X 45 min 3 x 3 hours 1 x 45 min 15 100

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Content /

Syllabus

Theory: Geology: (Audio visual material as appropriate): Introduction to Geology;

The Earth; Minerals; Volcanism; Igneous Rocks; Physical Geology; Sedimentary

Rocks; Structural Geology; Metamorphic Rocks, South African Stratigraphy. Soil

Mechanics: (Audio visual material as appropriate): Site Investigation; Properties of

Soils; Soil Classification Systems; Coarse Particle Fraction; Fine Particle Fraction;

Plasticity of Soils; Compaction Characteristics; California Bearing Ratio. Laboratory

Practical Work: Sieve analysis of Coarse Particles; Hydrometer analysis of Fine

Particles; Atterberg Limits; Modified AASHTO compaction characteristics; California

Bearing Ratio; Field Density Testing—Sand Replacement Method and Nuclear

Gauge; Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Testing.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

MANAGEMENT: CIVIL II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MCIV 2/0 (see above) 6 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

5 x 45 min Nil 1 x 45 min 15 100

Content /

Syllabus

Theory: Contract Planning; Planning Techniques; Financial Planning and Control;

Record keeping and Control; Labour Legislation, Site Safety and the Occupational

Health and Safety Act; Entrepreneurship; Project management Principles.

Computer base practicals: Project management: Application using software

packages

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

STRUCTURAL STEEL AND TIMBER DESIGN III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

SDEA 3/0 (see above) 6 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

5 x 45 min 3 x 3 hours 1 x 45 min 15 100

Content / Syllabus Theory: 1. Applied Loads 2. Limit States Design 3. Structural Steel Connection

Design 4. Structural Steel Element Design 5. Timber Design. Practicals:

Computer Design

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

TRAN 2/0 (see above) 6 0,083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

5 x 45 min Nil 1 x 45 min 15 100

Content / Syllabus Theory: 1. Transportation Planning; 2. Traffic Engineering; 3. Geometric Design;

4. Rail Design

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

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WATER ENGINEERING II: [CONSISTING OF MODULE 1 & 2]

WATER ENGINEERING II: MODULE 1: HYDRAULICS

WENG2/1 Module Name NQF Level Credits Duration

To be confirmed Hydraulics 6 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

5 x 45 min 3 x 3hrs 1 x 45 min 15 100

Content /

Syllabus

Chapters: 1. Hydrostatics 2. Hydrodynamics 3. Flow Measurement 4. Pipeflow

and Pipeline Systems 5. Pumps and Pumping systems 6. Open Channel Flow.

Practicals: 1. Hydrostatic Force on a Plane Vertical Surface 2. Bernoulli’s Theorem

(Venturi Meter) 3. Orifice Plate Flow. 4. Pipe Friction 5. Pumps 6. Open Channel

Flow

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

WATER ENGINEERING II: MODULE 2: WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT

Module Code Module Name NQF Level Credits Duration

WENG2/2 Water & Wastewater

Treatment

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Site visits per

semester

6 0.042 Semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

3 x 45 min Nil 2 x 4hrs 15 50

Content /

Syllabus

Chapters: 1. Potable Water Quality: Definitions, Characteristics/Properties and

Standards/Objectives 2. Water Treatment Processes (Operation, Management

and Simple Design/Sizing) 3. Wastewater Characteristics / Effluent Quality 4.

Wastewater Treatment Processes (Operation, Management and Simple Design/

Sizing)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

SANA 2/0 (see above) 6 0.042 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

5 x 45 min 3 x 3hrs 1 x 45 min 15 50

Content /

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Axially Loaded Compression Members 2. Combined Stresses 3. Analysis

of Statically Determinate Structures. Practicals: 1. Euler Column 2. Deflection in

Frames

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

DOCUMENTATION III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Semester

DOCU 3/0 (see above) 6 0.083 1and 2

Lectures per week Projects per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

5 x 45 min 1 x 9hrs 1 x 45 min 15 100

Content /

Syllabus

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Theory: 1. Quantities 2. Specifications 3. Cost Accounting 4. Computer

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Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessments based on tests and

assignments. . Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes.

Pass mark required is 50%.

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

GENG 3/0 (see above) 6 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

5 x 45 min 3 x 3hrs 1 x 45 min 15 100

Content /

Syllabus

Theory: Soil Mechanics; Subsurface Water; Shear Strength of soil; Pressure on

retaining walls; Stability of Slopes; Bearing Capacity; Consolidation. Practical

Work: Soil Consolidation Test; The Triaxial Test; The Shear Box Test; Constant

and Falling Head Permeameter Tests; Odoemeter Test; Site Investigation and

Computer Applications.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

REINFORCED CONCRETE AND MASONRY DESIGN III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

SDEB 3/0 (see above) 6 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Projects per semester Tutorials per week Number of

weeks

5 x 45 min 1 x 9hrs 1 x 45 min 15 100

Content / Syllabus Theory: 1. Reinforced Concrete 2. Un-reinforced Masonry

Practicals: Computer Applications / Design

Notional

hours

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

TRAN 3/0 (see above) 6 0,083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

5 x 45 min 3 x 3hrs 1 x 45 min 15 100

Content / Syllabus Theory: Earthworks; Pavement Design and Management; Drainage; Pavement

Materials.

Practicals: Ring and Ball Test; Penetration Test; Marshall Mix Design

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

Entry Assumptions/Pre-requisites: See section under Pre-requisite courses

WATER ENGINEERING III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

WENG 3/0 (see above) 6 0.125 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

6 x 45 min 3 x 3hrs 2 x 45 min 15 150

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Content / Syllabus Theory: Hydrology: Hydrological cycle; Hydrological Data – measurement,

analysis and assessment ; Stormwater Analysis and Design ; Clear Water Storage

and Distribution; Sewerage Reticulation. Practical Work: Open Channel Flow;

Design and Computer Applications

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

SANA 3/0 (see above) 6 0.042 Semester

Lectures per week Projects per

semester

Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

6 x 45 min 1 x 9hrs Nil 15 50

Content / Syllabus Theory: 1. Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Pin-Jointed frame structures 2.

Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Beams (Propped Cantilevers/Encastre) 3.

Analysis of Statically Indeterminate Beams (Continuous Beams) 4. Analysis of

Statically Indeterminate Frames (with and without side sway) Practicals: Computer

Analysis

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

CIVIL ENGINEERING PRACTICE I (2A)

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

CEEP 1/0 (see above) 5 0.5 Semester

Site visit including

interview and or

remote interview

One on one

consultation

sessions

Logbook and

Technical Report

Number of weeks Notional hours

2hrs/student 1hr/student 80hrs/student 24 1200

Content / Syllabus Engineering Surveying; Materials Investigation and Classification and / or Quality

Control Testing; Drawing and Use of Drawings; Design and Use of Designs;

Contracts – Documentation and / or Administration; Construction –Participation

and / or Supervision; Civil Eng. Project Administration – Social aspects, Technical

aspects and / Financial aspects; Engineering Projects – Multi-disciplinary – in

relation to local and regional social development

Assessment: Final mark will be obtained based on logbook and project report evaluation. Pass mark

required is 50%.

CIVIL ENGINEERING PRACTICE II (2B)

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

CEEP 2/0 (see above) 6 0.5 Semester

Site visit including

interview and or

remote interview

One on one

consultation

sessions

Logbook and

Technical Report

Number of weeks Notional hours

2hrs/student 1hr/student 80hrs/student 24 1200

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Content / Syllabus Engineering Surveying; Materials Investigation and Classification and / or

Quality Control Testing; Drawing and Use of Drawings; Design and Use of

Designs; Contracts – Documentation and / or Administration; Construction –

Participation and / or Supervision; Civil Eng. Project ; Administration – Social

aspects, Technical aspects and / Financial aspects; Engineering Projects – Multidisciplinary

– in relation to local and regional social development

Assessment: Final mark will be obtained based on logbook and project report evaluation. Pass mark:

50%.

10.6.2 National Diploma: Engineering: Civil [Extended Programme]

10.6.2.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Civil.

10.6.2.2 Career Opportunities

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Civil.

10.6.2.3 Purpose of Qualification

The purpose for National Diploma: Engineering: Civil Extended Programme is to equip

underprepared students, who wish to study towards a National Diploma: Engineering: Civil,

qualification. Additional modules are therefore introduced at S1 and S2 levels, hence the

extended time period for the completion of this programme. In order to achieve its purpose the

programme aims to:

• Provide students “at risk” with a viable platform to successfully undertake civil engineering

studies at tertiary education level.

• Provide students from disadvantaged educational backgrounds with an adequate level of

foundational competence which is based on specific and discipline-related knowledge.

• Improve the retention and throughput of academically disadvantaged students entering

the mainstream programme.

• Provide a learning environment where the gap in terms of academically disadvantaged

student needs and the student support required are bridged.

• Provide a student who has the potential to succeed with Civil Engineering studies at tertiary

level with an opportunity to:

• gain a contextualized understanding of the field of Civil Engineering;

• develop the knowledge and skills to engage in basic Civil Engineering practices

effectively;

• become familiar with the application of basic knowledge and skills in the Civil

Engineering discipline.

• Ensure that the required educational quality standards in teaching and learning are

maintained while at the same time achieving the above aims.

The rationale for the National Diploma: Engineering: Civil Extended Curriculum Programme

is therefore essentially the same as for the three year National Diploma: Engineering: Civil

programme but is specifically designed in such a way to benefit students by providing support

to students to obtain essential skills for completion of the National Diploma: Engineering: Civil.

Students successfully completing the Extended Curriculum Programme will thus be able to:

• Develop a contextualised understanding of the field of Civil Engineering.

• Develop the knowledge and skills to engage in Civil Engineering practices effectively.

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• Apply knowledge and skills in the Civil Engineering academic environments.

• Continue with their studies beyond the S2 level towards the obtainment of a National

Diploma: Engineering: Civil.

10.6.2.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Extended Programme

The exit level outcomes for National Diploma: Engineering: Civil Extended Programme are

the same as for the three year National Diploma programme [details are as indicated for that

programme]. There are however, outcomes which the Extended Programme aims to re-enforce

to better equip the students. These additional modules are introduced at S1 and S2 levels,

hence the extended time period.

The additional outcomes of the National Diploma: Engineering: Civil Extended Programme are:

• To ensure students understand and are able to master the basic concepts of mathematics,

physics and engineering science and their application which forms part of the National

Diploma: Engineering: Civil programme.

• To develop students computer skills in order to equip them for further academic studies.

• To enhance and develop the students’ academic skills with particular emphasis on academic

literacy as applicable to the National Diploma: Engineering: Civil programme.

• To develop students’ life skills in order that they can use the tools (e.g. study and time

management skills) in their studies.

10.6.2.5 Programme Characteristics

10.6.2.5.1 Programme Academic Structure

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Civil.

10.6.2.5.2 Academic Programme Structure

Courses on the academic programme is offered in terms of the Department of Higher Education

Grant approval for offering of Extended Programme, which include foundation provision, which

is in addition to the courses required as part of the academic structure as per the Departments

of Education NATED 150/151 document for the National Diploma: Engineering: Civil.

10.6.2.5.3 Career Orientated Academic Study

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Civil.

10.6.2.5.4 Teaching & Learning Methodology

In order to allow for foundational material to be integrated into the Diploma courses, the

programme is extended by six months in both the first and second semester periods of study.

For some courses the foundational provision is in the form of additional material necessary

to facilitate the students understanding of the Diploma course material. In other courses the

foundational provision is in the form of the extra time available in the extended programme.

The extra time enables lecturers to spend longer on the very difficult sections of work, test

more frequently to identify problem areas, revise at regular intervals and revisit problem areas

as they are identified. This is very beneficial to Extended Programme students. After two years

of receiving foundational support the students have had sufficient support to enable them to

cope with the main stream Semester 3 and Semester 4 courses without further foundational

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support.

10.6.2.6 Programme Information

10.6.2.6.1 Minimum Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirements are the same as for the National Diploma: Engineering:

Civil (for details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Civil).

10.6.2.6.2 Selection criteria for new students

The initial selection of new students is based on an applicant’s NSC or Matric results. Students

who do not gain direct acceptance, but who meets the minimum admission requirements are

provisionally accepted. Students who do not gain direct acceptance are required to complete a

set of three Standardised Assessment Tests (SATAPs), which comprise of Mathematics, Physical

Science and English Proficiency. Each SATAP test takes 2 hours to complete.

Results from SATAP tests and Matric/NSC symbols are then graded using a conversion scale.

Grade 12/NSC results constitute 50% of the graded mark (other 50% forthcoming from SATAP’s).

On completion of the SATS tests the applicants are rated according to their (graded) marks.

Applicants who do not gain direct entry into the (mainstream) National Diploma programme

are considered for enrollment into the Extended programme (on sites where the Extended

programme is offered). Selection is based on the weighted marks obtained by applicants and

is subject to quota limitations.

10.6.2.6.3 Programme Rules

As for School rules (see section 8).

10.6.2.6.4 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Civil.

10.6.2.6.5 Progression Rules

10.6.2.6.5.1 Re-Admission of Existing Students

Refer to the WSU’s General Rules & Regulations for re-admission of existing students. In addition

to the above the Department applies the following criteria for re-admission. A student will not

be re-admitted to the Extended Programme is he/she:

• fails more than one of the courses in Year 1 (Level IA) or

• fails more than two of the courses in Year 2 (Level IB), or

• fails to complete all the courses of Level IA and IB within three years.

10.6.2.6.6 Promotion Rule from Extended Programme at end of Year 1

Students who successfully complete all S1 courses after Year 1, and who obtain an aggregate of

at least 70% for each of the courses listed below, will be eligible for consideration by the HOD,

for promotion to the S2 main stream programme. [Courses: Drawing I, Construction Materials

I, Surveying I, Applied Mechanics I, Mathematics I]

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10.6.2.6.7 Exit Rules

10.6.2.6.7.1 Completion Rules

The Extended Programme forms part of National Diploma: Engineering: Civil qualification, of

which the exit / completion details are described under the National Diploma: Engineering:

Civil.

10.6.2.6.7.2 Exclusion Rules

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Civil.

10.6.2.6.8 Programmes offering

The Department of Civil Engineering currently offers the Extended Programme at both the

College Street delivery site (Buffalo City) and the Ibika Delivery Site (Butterworth).

10.6.2.6.9 Curriculum Structure

In order to allow for foundational material to be integrated into the Diploma courses, the

programme is extended by six months in both the first and second semester periods of study.

For some courses the foundational provision is in the form of additional material necessary

to facilitate the students understanding of the Diploma course material. In other courses the

foundational provision is in the form of the extra time available in the extended programme.

The extra time enables lecturers to spend longer on the very difficult sections of work, test

more frequently to identify problem areas, revise at regular intervals and revisit problem areas

as they are identified. This is very beneficial to Extended Programme students. After two years

of receiving foundational support the students have had sufficient support to enable them to

cope with the regular Semester 3 and Semester 4 courses without further foundational support.

Students on the Extended Programme enroll for the following courses, which all contains

foundational provision

The National Diploma: Engineering: Civil Extended Programme is structured as

follows:

Level IA — 12 Months

Course Code (Ibika/College) Credit

Drawing I EWNG 1/0 0,083

Computer Skills I ESKI 1/0 0,083

Construction Materials I ECNS 1/0 0,083

Surveying (Civil) I ESVN 1/0 0,083

Applied Mechanics I EPME 1/0 0,083

Mathematics I EATH 1/0 0,083

Communication Skills I ECMM 1/0 0,043

Total credits for this period 0,543

Level IB — 12 Months

Course Code (Ibika/College) Credit

Construction Methods I ECNB 1/0 0,083

Surveying (Civil) II ESVG 2/0 0,043

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Theory of Structures II ESTR 2/0 0,083

Mathematics II EATH 2/0 0,083

Management Civil I EMCI 1/0 0,083

Drawing II EWNG 2/0 0,083

Total credits for this period 0,457

Level 2 (P1 & S3) and Level 3 (P2 & S4) of this programme are described under the same

section for National Diploma: Engineering: Civil. Once a student on this programme progresses

to S3 he/she follow the curriculum as is described for the National Diploma: Engineering: Civil.

10.6.2.6.10 Work Integrated Learning

Not applicable under this programme (for details see same section under National Diploma:

Engineering: Civil).

10.6.2.6.11 Pre-Requisite Courses

Not applicable under this programme (for details see same section under National Diploma:

Engineering: Civil).

10.6.2.6.12 Available electives

Not applicable under this programme.

10.6.2.6.13 Award of Qualification

The Extended Programme forms part of National Diploma: Engineering: Civil qualification, of

which the exit/ completion details are described under the National Diploma: Engineering: Civil.

10.6.2.6.14 Programme Tuition Fees

Students are referred to the Walter Sisulu University institutional Fee Booklet for costs of tuition

fees, application fees, registration fees, late registration-fees and other student fees.

10.6.2.6.15 Articulation

The Extended Programme forms part of National Diploma: Engineering: Civil qualification, of

which the articulation details are described under the National Diploma: Engineering: Civil.

10.6.2.7 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered

For details see relevant courses under same section under the National Diploma: Engineering:

Civil. Note: Course codes are different (see curriculum above) as well as duration for completion

of S1 and S2 courses in National Diploma: Engineering: Civil [Extended Programme], i.e. S1

and S2 are each of one year duration and includes foundational provision.

10.6.3 B Tech: Engineering: Civil

10.6.3.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Civil.

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10.6.3.2 Career Opportunities

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Civil, except that graduates

will be able to perform work at the technologist level.

10.6.3.3 Purpose of Qualification

The purpose of the B Tech: Engineering: Civil is to train technologists who will meet the criteria

for registration as a professional technologist by the Engineering Council of South Africa

(ECSA), and who will display competence as part of the engineering team in the execution

of technical tasks under remote supervision by using and applying their knowledge in

independent judgement in the identification and solution of complex civil engineering problems.

This qualification is intended for technologist level employment in industry within the range

of planning, design, construction and maintenance of civil engineering operations. Diplomats

achieving this qualification should, after initial supervision, be able to apply engineering

principles, techniques and instruments to systematically diagnose an solve broadly-defined

civil engineering problems, perform procedural design functions of limited context, be able to

use appropriate terminology, style and structure to communicate effectively with superiors and

subordinates, apply management concepts to projects and operations and exhibit an awareness

of ethics, professionalism, safety and consideration of the social and natural environment.

10.6.3.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Programme

The programme’s exit level outcomes are aimed at providing graduates with the following

attributes, skills, and competencies:

• Ability to apply Civil Engineering principles to systematically diagnose and solve broadlydefined

Civil Engineering problems.

• Demonstrate the application of knowledge and the requisite skills in a Civil Engineering

environment.

• Perform procedural design of broadly-defined elements/components to meet desired

needs. Solutions may be partially outside standards and codes and will require judgement

that can be justified.

• Communicate technical, supervisory and general management information effectively, both

orally and in writing, using appropriate language, structure, style and graphical support.

• Acquire knowledge of self-management principles and concepts for managing projects and/

or operations within the Civil Engineering environment, within the range: Maintenance,

Operation, Development, Safety, Quality Assurance, and Environmental.

The graduate achieving this qualification should therefore be able to:

• Perform procedural design of broadly-defined elements/components to meet desired

needs.

• Follow developments in Civil Engineering and critique the status of current knowledge.

• Apply the knowledge gained to new, broadly-defined, situations, both concrete and

abstract, in the workplace/community.

• Problems require identification and analysis, may be ill-posed and have a degree of

uncertainty

• Gather evidence from primary sources and journals using appropriate retrieval skills, and

organise, synthesise and present the information professionally in a mode appropriate to

the audience.

• Use basic methods of enquiry in a Civil Engineering environment to contribute to a project.

• Demonstrate the capacity to explore and exploit educational, entrepreneurial, and career

opportunities, and to develop him/her professionally, including the ability to proceed to the

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BTech level.

• Make independent decisions taking into account the relevant technical, economic, social,

safety and environmental factors.

• Work independently, as a member of a team and as a supervisor

• Relate Civil Engineering activities to environmental, safety, cultural and economic

sustainability.

10.6.3.5 Critical Cross-Field Outcomes

This qualification has same Critical Cross-Field Outcomes as for National Diploma: Engineering:

Civil.

10.6.3.6 Programme Characteristics

10.6.3.6.1 Basis of Programme Academic Structure

The programme is offered in terms of the:

• General Policy for Technikon Instructional Programmes - NATED Report 150(97/01) and

• Formal Technikon Instructional Programmes in the RSA - NATED Report 151 (99/01) of

Education NATED 150/151 document.

• South African Qualifications Authority Registered Qualification: Bachelor of Technology:

Engineering: Civil - SAQA 0480/09 - ID 80134

10.6.3.7 Programme Information

10.6.3.7.1 Minimum Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirement is that candidates should have accumulated at least one

year of appropriate post diploma experience and

• (i) A revised National Diploma: Engineering: Civil (S-stream), or its equivalent

OR

• (ii) A National Higher Diploma: Civil Engineering (T4) with the appropriate courses at this

level for the field of specialization the candidate wishes to pursue

OR

• (iii) A National Diploma: Civil Engineering (T3) with four (4) S4-level courses approved

by the Head of Department and sufficient appropriate experience in lieu of the other two

outstanding S4 courses.

Newly qualified diplomats who wish to proceed directly to the B.Tech programme without

the appropriate post diploma experience requirements may be admitted if they obtained an

average of at least 60% in their Level 3 (P2 & S4) courses.

However, admission is not automatic, as candidates will be selected on the basis of their proven

academic record and post qualification professional experience.

10.6.3.7.2 Selection criteria for new students

See Minimum Admission Requirements above.

10.6.3.7.3 Programme Rules

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Civil.

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10.6.3.7.4 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits

For Admission Rules see the section on Admission Requirements above. In addition the

Department will consider courses done at other Tertiary Institutions for exemption, in accordance

with the Rules and Regulations of the University subject to the following criteria.

If a student wishes to graduate from WSU but decides to enrol for one or more programme

courses at another university, then the student must lodge a written application (through the

HOD to Director of School) before registration at the other Institution. Students must take note

of the institutional rules which state that:

• Not more than 50 % of the courses in the qualification will be exempted in this way.

• All exit level courses must be done at WSU.

• Only in exceptional circumstances will recognition of one (1) exit level subject from another

university be considered but such consideration is subject to a recommendation from the

Department and approval thereof by Senate.

• Any provisional approval by school/faculty is subject to final approval by Senate [also see

WSU’s General Rules & Regulations].

Where the applicant cannot meet the criteria as is stipulated in this section, the applicant will

be advised that the qualification cannot be awarded by WSU and that he/she should apply to

graduate at the other Institution.

Applications from students wishing to enrol for individual courses, which will not lead to the

award of a qualification (i.e. enrol for non degree/diploma purposes) will only be considered after

students wishing to study towards full degree/diploma qualifications have been accommodated,

as enrolment is subject to space being available.

Students coming from other higher education institutions are to be advised at admission, by

the Head of Department that admission to the programme remains provisional and that at

registration they are required to immediately apply for recognition of any credits which they

wish to be considered. Approval of such applications is subject to the application for recognition

of credits being approved by Senate. Where a student wish to apply to graduate the fully

completed applications for recognition of credits, if it forms part of the grad application must

be received by the HoD before 15th January (for May graduation event) and before 30 April

(for September graduation event). Failure to comply with these requirements will result in non

processing of applications and/or automatic de-registration of students.

10.6.3.7.5 Progression Rules

10.6.3.7.6 Re-Admission of Existing Students

Refer to the institutional rules on re-admission of students. In addition to the above if a student

fails the same course twice, the student is not allowed to re-register for the course.

10.6.3.7.7 Exit Rules

10.6.3.7.7.1 Completion Rules

Over and above the requirements as set out below an application for the award of a qualification

will be scrutinised for compliance to the statutory requirements as is set out in NATED documents

together with the requirements as is described in WSU’s General Rules & Regulations.

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The qualification will be awarded after completing 1 credit with courses as per course

combination rules described under Curriculum section below.

10.6.3.7.8 Exclusion Rules

Refer to the WSU’s General Rules & Regulations for re-admission of existing students. The

respective maximum permissible period of study for the BTech: Eng: Civil qualification, done on

a Part-Time study basis is 4 years. After the maximum period students will not be allowed to

register at the WSU. A student may appeal the decision to the Dean to reconsider his/her case.

The Dean shall, through the Faculty Board, make a recommendation to the Senate. The Senate

decision on the appeal shall be final. [also see Rule G8 of WSU’s General Rules & Regulations].

10.6.3.8 Programmes offering

The Department of Civil Engineering currently only offers the BTech programme from the

College Street delivery site in East London, Buffalo City.

10.6.3.8.1 Courses

The curricula for the B Tech degree consists of 8 courses, 5 of which must be taken from one of

the main specializations, i.e. there are 5 main/core courses in each specialization. The remaining

3 courses may be selected from the other specialization, but 1 of these elective courses must be

Project Management IV. For each course the pre-requisite knowledge is documented and made

available to prospective students. Students will thus be allowed into the B Tech programme at

any point in the cycle of course offering, but the onus will be on the students to ensure that

they gain the pre-requisite knowledge. The following programme structure is followed, subject

to programme rules (see section 10.6.3.7.3). As the offering of courses are subject to resources

being available the sequence of courses offered may be changed by the Department as is

required by circumstances.

Year Semester Specialisation Number of courses

Transportation Water

offered

Engineering Engineering

Year 1 1 POMA 4/0 POMA 4/0 3

PATE 4/0 IRRI 4/0

Year 1 2 TRTE 4/0 HYDR 4/0 4

TREN 4/0 WATT 4/0

Year 2 1 TRPL 4/0 HYLO 4/0 4

UPDE 4/0 REDM 4/0

Year 2 2 EADE 4/0 PRDE 4/0 4

GEDE 4/0 WWTT 4/0

This programme is offered on a Part-Time, block format, which entails short periods of

concentrated contact sessions at the university, alternating with longer periods of selfstudy

away from the university. Two courses will be offered per specialization per semester

period. Typically the format over a period of one (1) year would be as follows:

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Course Contact

Session 1

1 st

Semester

Period

Course 1

Course 2

2 nd

Semester

Period

Course 1

Course 2

A week in

February

Lectures

A week in

August

Lectures

Self Study Contact

Session 2

Assignment /

Project

Assignment /

Project

10.6.3.8.2 Curriculum

A week

in March

Lectures

and Test

A week in

September

Lectures

and Test

Specialisation: Transportation Engineering

Self Study Contact

Session

3

Assignment /

Project

Assignment /

Project

A week in

April

Lectures

and Test

A week in

October

Lectures

and Test

Self Study Final

Evaluation

Assignment/

Project

Assignment/

Project

During

June

During

November

Course Code Credit Type

Geometric Design IV GEDE 4/0 0.125 Core

Pavement Technology IV PATE 4/0 0.125 Core

Traffic Engineering IV TREN 4/0 0.125 Core

Transportation Planning IV TRPL 4/0 0.125 Core

Transportation Technology IV TRTE 4/0 0.125 Core

Project Management IV POMA 4/0 0.125 Compulsory

Earthworks Design IV EADE 4/0 0.125 Elective*

Urban Planning and Design IV UPDE 4/0 0.125 Elective*

Electives may also be selected from other specialisation

Specialisation: Water Engineering

Course Code Credit Type

Hydraulics IV HYDR 4/0 0.125 Core

Hydrology IV HYLO 4/0 0.125 Core

Reticulation Design and Management IV REDM 4/0 0.125 Core

Water Treatment Technology IV WATT 4/0 0.125 Core

Waste Water Treatment Technology IV WWTT 4/0 0.125 Core

Project Management IV POMA 4/0 0.125 Compulsory

Irrigation IV IRRI 4/0 0.125 Elective*

Principles of Dam Engineering IV PRDE 4/0 0.125 Elective*

Electives may also be selected from the other specialisation

10.6.3.8.3 Work Integrated Learning

Not applicable under this programme.

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10.6.3.8.4 Pre-Requisite Courses

Course Pre-Requisite

Pavement Technology IV Earthworks Design IV

10.6.3.8.5 Available electives

See details under Curriculum section above.

10.6.3.8.6 Award of Qualification

See section on Completion Rules above.

10.6.3.8.7 Programme Tuition Fees

Students are referred to the Walter Sisulu University institutional Fee Booklet for costs of tuition

fees, application fees, registration fees, late registration-fees and other student fees.

10.6.3.8.8 Articulation

Vertical

A candidacy programme toward registration as a Professional Engineering Technologist.

For graduates with an appropriate level of achievement, the ability to enter NQF level 8

programmes and then proceed to masters degrees.

In programmes designed for certificated engineers, the education base for achieving

proficiency in mining / plant operations and occupational health and safety

Horizontal

Within WSU: Horizontal Articulation is possible with other B Tech qualifications offered by

the university at NQF Level 7.

Other Universities: Horizontal Articulation is possible by enrolment in B Tech qualifications

offered by such institutions, subject to the relevant institution’s admission requirements.

Professional Articulation: After graduation a candidacy programme toward registration

as a Professional Engineering Technologist can be followed as per conditions laid down by

the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).

10.6.3.9 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered

GEOMETRIC DESIGN IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

GEDE 4/0 (see above) 7 0.125 Semester

Lectures per

semester

Projects per semester Consultation per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

9 x 8hrs 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 2 hrs 15 150

Content /

Syllabus

1. Principles and practice of road alignment; 2. Environmental impact control;

3. Design control and criteria; 4. Elements of design (geometrics, safety);

5. Intersection and interchange design; 6. Drainage design; 7. Earthworks design;

8. Design project(s)

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Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

PAVEMENT TECHNOLOGY IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

PATE 4/0 (see above) 7 0,125 Semester

Lectures per

semester

Projects per

semester

Consultation per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

9 x 8hrs 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 2 hrs 15 150

Content /

Syllabus

1. Pavement design (factors, flexible and rigid pavements); 2. Pavement

construction details (paved and unpaved roads); 3. Pavement repair details

(evaluation, rehabilitation, safety); 4. Pavement management and periodic routine

work; 5. Project(s)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

TRAFFIC ENGINEERING IV

Module Code Module Name NQF Level Credits Duration

TREN 4/0 (see above) 7 0.125 Semester

Lectures per

semester

Projects per

semester

Consultation per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

9 x 8hrs 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 2 hrs 15 150

Content /

Syllabus

1. Introduction to traffic engineering; 2. Traffic surveys; 3. Traffic characteristics

and flow theory; 4. Traffic design; 5. Traffic management and urban works;

6. Traffic safety; 7. Statistical methods and analysis; 8. Parking studies, systems

and structures; 9. TSM, TDM traffic impact studies. 10. Traffic control and forms

of signing; 11. Signals and ATC systems; 12. Interchange and intersection

capacities; 13. Practical applications; 14. Project(s)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

TRPL 4/0 (see above) 7 0.125 Semester

Lectures per

semester

Projects per

semester

Consultation per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

9 x 8hrs 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 2 hrs 15 150

Content / Syllabus 1. Planning theory and techniques; 2. Transport models; 3. Data collection;

4. Evaluation; 5. Land use planning and characteristics; 6. Development

control; 7. Operation studies; 8. Environmental route selection; 9. Traffic impact

assessment; 10. Project(s)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

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TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

TRTE 4/0 (see above) 7 0.125 Semester

Lectures per

semester

Projects per semester Consultation per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

9 x 8hrs 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 2 hrs 15 150

Content /

Syllabus

1. Transport policies; 2. Transportation systems; 3. Terminals; 4. Public transport;

5. Private transport; 6. Freight transport; 7. Vehicle and driver characteristics;

8. Project(s)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

EARTHWORKS DESIGN IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EADE 4/0 (see above) 7 0,125 Semester

Lectures per

semester

Projects per

semester

Consultation per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

9 x 8hrs 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 2 hrs 15 150

Content /

Syllabus

1. Materials selection; 2. Design and construction of embankments; 3. Design

and construction of cuttings; 4. Environmental impact control; 5. Problem soils;

6. Compaction equipment and techniques; 7. Project(s)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

URBAN PLANNING AND DESIGN IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

UPDE 4/0 (see above) 7 0,125 Semester

Lectures per

semester

Projects per

semester

Consultation per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

9 x 8hrs 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 2 hrs 15 150

Content /

Syllabus

1. Materials selection; 2. Design and construction of embankments; 3. Design

and construction of cuttings; 4. Environmental impact control; 5. Problem soils;

6. Compaction equipment and techniques; 7. Project(s)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

POMA 4/0 (see above) 7 0,125 Semester

Lectures per semester Projects per

semester

Consultation per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

9 x 8hrs 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 2 hrs 15 150

Content / Syllabus 1. Planning of projects; 2. Management of projects; 3. Quality and

time management; 4. Management systems; 5. Computer applications;

6. Project(s);

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

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HYDRAULICS IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

HYDR 4/0 (see above) 7 0,125 Semester

Lectures per semester Projects per

semester

Consultation per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

9 x 8hrs 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 2 hrs 15 150

Content / Syllabus 1. Hydrostatics; 2. Hydrodynamics; 3. Hydraulic machinery; 4. Hydraulic

models; 5. Open channel hydraulics; 6. Fluvial hydraulics; 7. Wave hydraulics;

8. Project(s)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

HYDROLOGY IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

HYLO 4/0 (see above) 7 0,125 Semester

Lectures per

semester

Projects per

semester

Consultation per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

9 x 8hrs 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 2 hrs 15 150

Content / Syllabus 1. Introduction to meteorology; 2. Surface water; 3. Ground water; 4. Flood

analysis; 5. Water resources analysis; 6. S.A. hydrology; 7. Project(s)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

RETICULATION DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

REDM 4/0 (see above) 7 0,125 Semester

Lectures per

semester

Projects per semester Consultation per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

9 x 8hrs 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 2 hrs 15 150

Content /

Syllabus

This course covers water, wastewater (sewer) and stormwater reticulation system

design and management: 1. Hydraulic principles; 2. Design parameters; 3. Ancillary

works; 4. Pumping installations; 5. System operation; 6. Water management;

7. Waste management; 8. Environmental aspects; 9. Design project(s)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

WATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

WATT 4/0 (see above) 7 0,125 Semester

Lectures per

semester

Projects per

semester

Consultation per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

9 x 8hrs 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 2 hrs 15 150

Content /

Syllabus

1. Water properties; 2. Treatment processes; 3. Treatment plant design;

4. Environmental aspects. 5. Plant operation; 6. Design project(s)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

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WASTE WATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

WWTT 4/0 (see above) 7 0,125 Semester

Lectures per semester Projects per

semester

Consultation per

semester

Number of weeks Notional

hours

9 x 8hrs 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 2 hrs 15 150

Content / Syllabus 1. Waste water properties; 2. Treatment processes; 3. Treatment plant

design; 4. Environmental aspects; 5. Plant operation; 6. Design project(s)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

IRRIGATION IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

IRRI 4/0 (see above) 7 0,125 Semester

Lectures per

semester

Projects per

semester

Consultation per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

9 x 8hrs 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 2 hrs 15 150

Content /

Syllabus

1. Soil / Water / Plant relations; 2. Types of systems; 3. Irrigation scheduling;

4. Irrigation design (feasibility studies); 5. Irrigation in S.A.; 6. Environmental

impact of irrigation; 7. Design project(s)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

PRINCIPLES OF DAM ENGINEERING IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

PRDE 4/0 (see above) 7 0,125 Semester

Lectures per

semester

Projects per

semester

Consultation per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

9 x 8hrs 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 2 hrs 15 150

Content / Syllabus 1. Hydrological aspects; 2. Hydraulic aspects; 3. Structural aspects;

4. Economics; 5. Dam safety. 6. Environmental impact assessment; 7. Project(s)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

11. DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL, ELECTRONICS & COMPUTER

ENGINEERING

11.1 Information about Department

The Department of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering strives towards improving

its leadership role in the higher education sector, with specific reference to the application of

technology in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of engineering aspects that

relate to the electrical engineering industry.

It promotes excellence in appropriate research and application of technology, and offers

career orientated diploma and degree programmes, in consonant with the requirements of

the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA),

Council for Higher Education (CHE) and the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC). Its

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programmes are designed to be relevant to the socio-economic needs of the region, the continent

and the sub-continent in which it is located. The following is a summary of programmes that are

offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering.

Department Programmes offered Duration Delivery

Sites

Electrical, Electronic and ND: Engineering: Electrical, Extended 4yrs Ibika, College

Computer Engineering Programme

ND: Engineering: Electrical 3yrs Ibika, College

B Tech: Engineering: Electrical -Part

Time Note

2yrs College

11.2 Accreditation Status of Delivery Sites where programme is offered

As a statutory body, constituted in terms of the Engineering Profession of South Africa Act, 46

of 2000, ECSA has the power of setting and auditing of academic standards for purposes of

registration through a process of accreditation of engineering programmes at universities.

Following an ECSA visit in August 2011 ECSA has made the following resolutions regarding the

accreditation status of programmes offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering.

11.2.1 College Street Delivery Site

National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical accredited until end of 2014, which is the end of the

current accreditation cycle.

Bachelor Technology: Engineering: Electrical – accreditation application submitted to ECSA but

is subject to an accreditation review when the first intake of students has proceeded past

halfway mark at which time provisional accreditation can be awarded. A full review of the

programme will be done by ECSA once the first cohort of students has graduated.

11.2.2 Ibika Delivery Site

National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical accredited until end of 2014, which is the end of the

current accreditation cycle.

11.3 Mission of the Department

The Department strives to be a creative and innovative component of WSU capable of producing

technologically qualified graduates that are responsive to the social and economical needs of

the country.

• Engage in community related research as a support to the public and private sector of the

country.

• Recruit and utilise the services of technologically qualified academic staff in order to

alleviate the country’s critical scarce skills.

• Produce a new generation of highly qualified and entrepreneurial oriented graduates

capable of improving production and lives of industry, commerce and society in the country.

11.4 Goals of the Department

• Working closely with the community and with the essential support of the government,

public and private sectors, it seeks to produce graduates capable of dynamic participation

in the economic and environmental development of the region and beyond.

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• Through a commitment to service excellence, staff development and the maximum use

of human and physical resources, the department strives to unite students, staff and

employers in the common goal of improving the quality of life for all.

11.5 Student Societies in Department

The Electrical Engineering Society (EES) is a student initiative and is managed by the students

for the educational well-being of the students. The Electrical Engineering Society strives to:

• Integrate all Electrical Engineering student activities.

• Develop close relations with appropriate professional organizations.

• Recognise the achievements of members through team projects.

• Build a database of fellow Electrical Engineering students.

• Encourage career development and support from industry.

• Be a voice for all Electrical Engineering students.

• Be non political and non-discriminatory in the conduct of Society affairs.

Aims and Objectives of the Electrical Engineering Society

• To integrate all Engineering students and promote a spirit of unity in the Electrical

Engineering Department of Walter Sisulu University.

• To develop its members not only academically but also with other aspects relating to career

and entrepreneurship development.

• To take up needs and demands of Electrical Engineering students of Walter Sisulu University

with acknowledgement of the SRC.

• To strive for the development and growth of the Electrical Engineering Department of

Walter Sisulu University.

11.6 Programmes in the Department

11.6.1 National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical

11.6.1.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students

It is part of the department of electrical engineering’s mission to instil entrepreneurial skills in

our graduates to support their academic talents. Therefore compulsory ongoing entrepreneurial

exposure will be presented via successful local business people and other entrepreneurial

experts. Business principles will permeate throughout the programme on an informal basis. The

department of electrical engineering also encourages students and staff to become members

of the various professional and institutional bodies. While studying towards the diploma

qualification, students are encouraged to join various institutions and professional bodies. More

information is available from the head of the department. Students are encouraged to visit the

ECSA and SAICE websites for more information. The process of professional development of a

professional engineering technician starts with the attainment of a qualification that meets this

standard. After graduation a programme of training and experience is completed to attain the

competencies for professional registration.

11.6.1.2 Career Opportunities

In general, diplomates can work in the following branches of Electrical engineering:

Planning and design, Construction, Project Management and Maintenance of facilities and

infrastructure.

Specialization fields in Electrical engineering include positions in:

• Generation, transmission, distribution and the utilisation of electrical energy

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• Automotive electronics

• Cellular communication networks

• Control, manufacturing and automation

• Science, Engineering Technological teaching and learning environment

• Information and Communication Technology

11.6.1.2.1 Who will employ a diplomate?

Consulting firms in private practice; government and provincial departments (e.g. Department

of and Public Works); local authorities (e.g. Buffalo City Municipality); Parastatal and Utilities

(e.g. Iscor, Sasol, Eskom); Research organisations (e.g. CSIR); Tertiary education institutions

(e.g. universities).

11.6.1.3 Purpose of Qualification

The purpose of the National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical is to train technicians who will

meet the criteria for registration as a professional technician by the Engineering Council of

South Africa (ECSA), and who will display competence as part of the engineering team in

the execution of technical tasks under remote supervision by using and applying their

knowledge in independent judgement in the identification and solution of complex Electrical

engineering problems. This qualification is intended for technician level employment in industry

within the range of planning, design, construction and maintenance of Electrical Engineering

operations. Diplomats achieving this qualification should, after initial supervision, be able to

apply engineering principles, techniques and instruments to systematically diagnose and solve

well-defined Electrical Engineering problems, perform procedural design functions of limited

context, be able to use appropriate terminology, style and structure to communicate effectively

with superiors and subordinates, apply management concepts to projects and operations and

exhibit an awareness of ethics, professionalism, safety and consideration of the social and

natural environment.

11.6.1.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Programme

The programme’s exit level outcomes are aimed at providing graduates with the following

attributes, skills, and competencies:

• Ability to apply Electrical Engineering principles to systematically diagnose and solve welldefined

Electrical Engineering problems.

• Demonstrate the application of knowledge and the requisite skills in a Electrical Engineering

environment.

• Perform procedural design of well-defined elements/components to meet desired needs

within applicable standards, codes of practice and legislation.

• Communicate technical, supervisory and general management information effectively, both

orally and in writing, using appropriate language, structure, style and graphical support.

• Acquire knowledge of self-management principles and concepts for managing projects

and/or operations within the Electrical Engineering environment, within the range:

Maintenance, Operation, Development, Safety, Quality Assurance, and Environmental.

The graduate achieving this qualification should therefore be able to:

• Perform procedural design of well-defined elements/components to meet desired needs

within applicable standards, codes of practice and legislation.

• Follow developments in Electrical Engineering and critique the status of current knowledge.

• Apply the knowledge gained to new, well-defined, situations, both concrete and abstract,

in the workplace/community.

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• Gather evidence from primary sources and journals using appropriate retrieval skills, and

organise, synthesise and present the information professionally in a mode appropriate to

the audience.

• Use basic methods of enquiry in a Electrical Engineering environment to contribute to a

project.

• Demonstrate the capacity to explore and exploit educational, entrepreneurial, and career

opportunities, and to develop him/her professionally, including the ability to proceed to the

BTech level.

• Make independent decisions taking into account the relevant technical, economic, social,

safety and environmental factors.

• Work independently, as a member of a team and as a supervisor.

• Relate Electrical Engineering activities to environmental, safety, cultural and economic

sustainability.

11.6.1.5 Critical Cross-Field Outcomes

This qualification promotes, in particular, the following Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

In the problem solving process, the learner is expected to be both creative and critical.

Working effectively with others as a member of a group, organization and community, e.g.

demonstrate effectiveness in:

• individual work and the ability to function in a team situation.

• communication, including receiving advice from supervisors.

• Self management by organizing and managing oneself and one’s activities responsibly and

effectively;

• Collecting, analyzing, organizing and critically evaluating information.

• Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes

of oral and / or written persuasion when presenting design and investigations.

• Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the

environment and health of others.

• Demonstrating and understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing

that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by taking technical, social, economic,

environmental factors into account.

11.6.1.6 Programme Characteristics

11.6.1.6.1 Basis For Programme Academic Structure

• General Policy for Technikon Instructional Programmes - NATED Report 150 (97/01)

• Formal Technikon Instructional Programmes in the RSA - NATED Report 151 (99/01)

• South African Qualifications Authority Registered Qualification: National Diploma:

Engineering: Electrical - SAQA 0480/09 - ID 80160

11.6.1.6.2 Career Orientated Academic Study

The programme is career orientated because academic study is combined with related projects

and in-service training in industry. The Electrical Engineering courses are developed cooperatively

using inputs from both academic and industrial sources on a continuous basis.

11.6.1.6.3 Site Visits & Practical Work

One of the objectives of the programme is to make the theory covered under the coursework

more meaningful, and therefore improve the skills of students through on-site “hands-on”

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work exposure. To achieve this, practical demonstrations and site visits are arranged during

the course. This exercise has proved popular and beneficial to students as it enables the

students who participate to broaden their understanding of the various engineering fields; it

also provides students with a real “feel” of engineering.

11.6.1.6.4 Teaching & Learning Methodology

Learning activities are structured in a way that focuses the students learning experiences

and creates opportunity for development via feedback. Students must be prepared to work

independently using their own initiative in order to develop the ability to reason methodically

and think creatively.

11.6.1.7 Programme Information

11.6.1.7.1 Minimum Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate

Accumulated

Point Score

Required NSC Subjects

(Compulsory)

30 NSC achievement rating

of at least 3 (40-49%)

for English at a Home

Language or First Additional

Language level

NSC Achievement rating

of at least 3 (40-49%)

for Mathematics (not

Mathematics Literacy)

NSC achievement rating

of at least 3 (40-49%) for

Physical Sciences.

Recommended

NSC Subjects

(Not Compulsory)

Engineering

graphics and design

Electrical

Technology

Other

Minimum statutory

NSC requirements for

diploma entry must

be met.

Applicants are

required to

participate in National

Benchmarking and

SATAPS Tests

Grade 12/ Matric

Senior Certificate Requirement:

An E-symbol for English (2nd language) on the Higher Grade. In addition, an E-symbol on the

Higher Grade or a D-symbol on the Standard Grade for Mathematics and Physical Science.

If the symbol attained for only one of either Mathematics or Physical Science is one symbol

below the requirement, the students may be referred to the National Diploma: Engineering

(Extended Programme) (see minimum admissions requirements for extended programme).

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FET Colleges

National Certificate Requirement:

An N3 certificate with C-symbols for at least four courses including Mathematics and

Engineering Science or a D-symbol at N4 level as well as the language requirements as

specified for the Senior Certificate.

National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4:

Requirements as defined in Government Gazette 32743 dated 26th November 2009 with

specific requirements as set out below:

• Must meet NC(V) level 4 statutory requirements

• Must obtain 50% in the three fundamental subjects which in the case of this programme

are required to be:

* English, as it is the university’s language of learning and teaching (LOTL);

* Mathematics (not Mathematics Literacy)

* Life Orientation

• 50% in Physical Science

• 60% for three of the following compulsory vocational modules (in any combination):

* Electrical Principles and Practice

* Electrical Workmanship

* Electronic Control and Digital Electronics

* Electrical Systems and Construction

* Electro-technology

All NC(V) 4 applicants are required to participate and perform satisfactorily in the Placement

Tests (SATAPS/NBT’s) as is conducted by the department.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

RPL may be used to demonstrate competence for admission to this programme. This

qualification may be achieved in part through recognition of prior learning processes. Credits

achieved by RPL must not exceed 50% of the total credits and must not include credits at the

exit level.

• The provision that the qualification may be obtained through the recognition of prior

learning, facilitates access to an education, training and career path in engineering and

thus accelerates the redress of past unfair discrimination in education, training and

employment opportunities.

• Evidence of prior learning must be assessed through formal RPL processes through

recognized methods. Any other evidence of prior learning should be assessed through

formal RPL processes to recognize achievement thereof.

• Learners submitting themselves for RPL should be thoroughly briefed prior to the

assessment and will be required to submit a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) in the prescribed

format to be assessed for formal recognition. While this is primarily a workplace-based

qualification, evidence from other areas of learning may be introduced if pertinent to any

of the Exit Level Outcomes (ELOs).

• The structure of this non-unit standard based qualification makes RPL possible, if the

learner is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes

implicit in this first stage engineering qualification.

• Learners who already work in the engineering industry who believe they possess

competencies to enable them to meet some or all of the ELOs listed in the qualification

will be able to present themselves for assessment against those of their choice.

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International Students

Applications from international students are considered in terms of:

• HESA/Institutional guideline document, “Exemption Requirements: Foreign School

Qualifications”

• institutional equivalence reference document

• (where required) submission of international qualification to SAQA for benchmarking in

terms of HEQF

Mature Age Endorsement

Refer to requirements as per WSU’s General Rules & Regulations

11.6.1.7.2 Selection criteria for new students

The initial selection of new students is based on an applicant’s NSC or Matric results. Where

an applicant has symbols one level above the minimum admission requirement for Maths and

Science such an applicant will be offered direct enrollment. Students offered direct enrollment

will however be required to participate in Standardised Assessment Tests (SATAPs), but in such

cases the results will only be used for diagnostic evaluation.

Students who do not gain direct enrollment, but who meets the basic requirements are

provisionally accepted. Such students are required to complete a set of three SATAP tests,

which comprise of Mathematics, Physical Science and English Proficiency. Each SATAP test takes

2 hours to complete.

Results from SATAP tests and NSC/Matric symbols are then graded using a conversion scale.

Grade 12/NSC results constitute 50% of the graded mark (other 50% forthcoming from

SATAP’s).

On completion of the SATS tests the applicants are rated according to their (graded) marks.

Those with highest marks will be offered direct enrollment into the National Diploma programme,

at the campus where they have applied. All enrollments are subject to quota limitations.

11.6.1.7.3 Programme Rules

As for School rules (see section 8)

11.6.1.7.4 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits

For Admission Rules see the section on Admission Requirements above. In addition the

Department will consider courses done at other Tertiary Institutions for exemption, in accordance

with the Rules and Regulations of the University subject to the following criteria.

If a student wishes to graduate from WSU but decides to enrol for one or more programme

courses at another university, then the student must lodge a written application (through the

HOD to Director of School) before registration at the other Institution. Students must take note

of the institutional rules which state that:

• Not more than 50 % of the courses in the qualification will be exempted in this way.

• All exit level courses must be done at WSU.

• Only in exceptional circumstances will recognition of one (1) exit level subject from another

university be considered but such consideration is subject to a recommendation from the

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Department and approval thereof by Senate.

• Any provisional approval by school/faculty is subject to final approval by Senate [also see

WSU’s General Rules & Regulations].

Where the applicant cannot meet the criteria as is stipulated in this section, the applicant will

be advised that the qualification cannot be awarded by WSU and that he/she should apply to

graduate at the other Institution.

Applications from students wishing to enrol for individual courses, which will not lead to the

award of a qualification (i.e. enrol for non degree/diploma purposes) will only be considered after

students wishing to study towards full degree/diploma qualifications have been accommodated,

as enrolment is subject to space being available.

Students coming from other higher education institutions are to be advised at admission, by

the Head of Department that admission to the programme remains provisional and that at

registration they are required to immediately apply for recognition of any credits which they

wish to be considered. Approval of such applications is subject to the application for recognition

of credits being approved by Senate. Where a student wishes to apply to graduate the fully

completed applications for recognition of credits, if it forms part of the grad application must

be received by the HoD before 15th January (for May graduation event) and before 30 April

(for September graduation event). Failure to comply with these requirements will result in non

processing of applications and/or automatic de-registration of students.

11.6.1.7.5 Progression Rules

11.6.1.7.5.1 Re-Admission of Existing Students

Refer to the Institutional rules on re-admission of students. In addition to the WSU Rules

and Regulations the Department of Electrical Engineering applies the following criteria for readmission,

where a student has failed courses:

• Lower level courses must be enrolled and completed before enrolment for higher level

courses can take place.

• A student will only be allowed to enrol for courses at the immediate level following the level

of the failed course(s) (i.e. no level jumping).

• Timetable clashes will NOT be permitted.

• Where appropriate and at the discretion of the Head of Department the number of courses

and higher level courses that a student may enrol for may be limited when poor academic

progress is evident.

A student that progresses at a slower rate than that set out below, will be refused further

registration on the grounds of “poor academic performance”

a)

At the end of study period (semester) 1 2 3 4

Minimum number of courses that must have been completed 4 6 9 12

b) If a student fails the same course twice, the student is not allowed to re-register for the

course in the full-time offering classes. For details see relevant section as described in WSU’s

General Rules & Regulations.

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11.6.1.7.6 Exit Rules

11.6.1.7.6.1 Completion Rules

Over and above the requirements as set out below an application for the award of a qualification

will be scrutinised for compliance to the statutory requirements as is set out in NATED documents

together with the requirements as is described in WSU’s General Rules & Regulations.

The qualification will be awarded after completing 3 credits with:

• 1 credit obtained from the compulsory two in-service training courses offerings

• 2 credits obtained from the listed instructional offerings with at least 0,6 credits obtained

from level III instructional offerings.

11.6.1.7.6.2 Exclusion Rules

The respective maximum permissible period of study for the qualifications is 5 years for fulltime

study. After the maximum period has expired, students will not be allowed to register in

the Department of Civil Engineering. A student may appeal the decision to the Dean of Faculty

concerned, to consider his/her case. The Dean shall, through the Faculty Board, make a

recommendation to the Senate. The Senate decision on the appeal shall be final [see also Rule

G7-10 of WSU’s General Rules & Regulations].

11.6.1.7.7 Programmes offering

The Department of Electrical Engineering currently operates from the College Street Delivery

Site in East London, Buffalo City, as well as the Ibika Delivery Site at Butterworth. Different sites

offer different components of the programme as detailed below:

Portion of Programme College Street Delivery Site Ibika Delivery Site

S1: Main Stream Offered in 1st and 2nd semester Offered in 1st semester

S2: Main Stream Offered in 1st and 2nd semester Offered in 2nd semester

S3: Main Stream Offered in 1st and 2nd semester Offered in 1st semester

S4: Main Stream Offered in 1st and 2nd semester Offered in 2nd semester

Electrical Engineering Industry based: Enrollment in

Practice I

1st and 2nd Industry based: Enrollment in

semester

1st and 2nd semester

Electrical Engineering Industry based: Enrollment in

Practice II

1st and 2nd Industry based: Enrollment in

semester

1st and 2nd semester

The offerings as described above are subject to change and are dependent on viable

student enrollment numbers being met (as determined by HOD) and all physical and human

resources being available. The table below must be read in conjunction with the ‘Programme

Delivery Sites’ table above.

11.6.1.7.8 Curriculum Structure

Power Systems Engineering

S1 — 6 Months

Course Code (College) Code (Ibika) Credit Pre- Requisite

Communication Skills I COMM 1/0 COMM 1/0 0,05

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Computer Skills I CSKI 1/0 CSKI 1/0 0,05

Digital Systems I DSYS 1/0 DSYS 1/0 0,1

Electronics I ETRO 1/0 ETRO 1/0 0,1

Electrical Engineering I EENE 1/0 EENE 1/0 0,1

Mathematics I

S2 — 6 Months

MATH 1/0 MATH 1/0 0,1

Course Code (College) Code (Ibika) Credit Pre- Requisite

Digital Systems II DSYS 2/0 DSYS 2/0 0,1 Digital Systems I

Electronics II ETR0 2/0 ETR0 2/0 0,1 Electronics

I, Electrical

Engineering I

Electrical Engineering II EENE 2/0 EENE 2/0 0,1 Electrical

Engineering I,

Mathematics I

Mathematics II MATH 2/0 MATH 2/0 0,1 Mathematics I

Projects I PROJ 1/0 PROJ 1/0 0,1 Electronics

I, Electrical

Engineering I

Programming I EPRG 1/0 EPRG 1/0 0,1 Computer Skills I

(where applicable)

P1 — 6 Months in Industry

Course Code (College) Code (Ibika) Credit Pre- Requisite

Electrical Engineering

Practice I

EEPR 1/0 EEPR 1/0 0,5 S2 should be

completed to

attempt P1

S3 — 6 Months

Course Code (College) Code

(Ibika)

Credit Pre- Requisite

Digital Systems III DSYS 3/0 DSYS 3/0 0,1 Digital Systems II,

Programming I

Electrical Engineering III EENE 3/0 EENE 3/0 0,1 Electrical

Engineering II

Electrical Machines II EMAC 2/0 EMAC 2/0 0,1 Electrical

Engineering II

Industrial Electronics II INDE 2/0 INDE 2/0 0,1 Electrical

Engineering II,

Electronics II

Mathematics III

S4 — 6 Months

MATH 3/0 MATH 3/0 0,1 Mathematics II

Course Code (College) Code

(Ibika)

Credit Pre- Requisite

Control Systems II COSB 2/0 COSB 2/0 0,1 Concurrently doing

Mathematics III

Design Project III DPRO 3/0 DPRO 3/0 0,1 At least 1,5 credits

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Electrical Distribution III EDST 3/0 EDST 3/0 0,1 Electrical

Engineering II,

Electrical Machines

II

Electrical Machines III EMAC 3/0 EMAC 3/0 0,1 Electrical

Engineering II,

Electrical Machines

II

Electrical Protection III EPRO 3/0 EPRO 3/0 0,1 Electrical

Engineering III or

Electrical II and

Machines II

P2 — 6 Months in Industry

Course Code (College) Code

(Ibika)

Credit Pre- Requisite

Electrical Engineering

Practice II

Communication Systems Engineering

EEPR 2/0 EEPR 2/0 0,5 S4 must have

been successfully

completed or

partially completed

S1 — 6 Months [as for Power Systems Engineering]

S2 — 6 Months [as for Power Systems Engineering]

P1 — 6 Months in Industry

Course Code (College) Code (Ibika) Credit Pre- Requisite

Electrical Engineering

Practice I

EEPR113/4 EEPR 1 0,5 S2 must have

been successfully

completed

S3 — 6 Months

Course Code (College) Code (Ibika) Credit Pre- Requisite

Digital Systems III DSYS 3 DSYS 3 0,1 Digital Systems II,

Programming I

Electronic

Communication II

ECOM 2 ECOM 2 0,1 Electronics

II, Electrical

Engineering II,

Mathematics II

Electronics III ETRO 3/0 ETRO 3/0 0,1 Electronics

II, Electrical

Engineering II

Mathematics III MATH 3/0 MATH 3/0 0,1 Mathematics II

Network Systems II NSYS 2/0 NSYS 2/0 0,1 Digital Systems II,

Electronics II

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S4 — 6 Months or 1 Year

Course Code (College) Code (Ibika) Credit Pre- Requisite

Digital Communication DIGC 2/0 DIGC 2/0 0,1 Network Systems II

II

or Electronic Comms

II and Maths III

Design Project III DPRO 3/0 DPRO 3/0 0,1 At least 1,5 credits

Electronic Applications

III

Not offered Not offered 0,1 Electronics II

Microwave

MCC3113/4 MCC3113/4 0,1 Electronic

Communications III

Communications II,

Electronics III

Radio Engineering III RANG 3/0 RANG 3/0 0,1 Electronic

Communications II,

Electronics III (Corequisite)

P2 — 6 Months in Industry

Course Code (College) Code (Ibika) Credit Pre- Requisite

Electronic Engineering EETR 2/0 EETR 2/0 0,5 S4 must have

Practice II

been successfully

completed or

partially completed.

Computer Network Systems Engineering

S1 — 6 Months [as for Power Systems Engineering]

S2 — 6 Months [as for Power Systems Engineering]

P1 — 6 Months in Industry

Course Code (College) Code (Ibika) Credit Pre- Requisite

Electrical Engineering

Practice I

EEPR 1/0 EEPR 1/0 0,5 S2 must have

been successfully

completed.

S3 — 6 Months

Course Code (College) Code (Ibika) Credit Pre- Requisite

Digital Systems III DSYS 3/0 DSYS 3/0 0,1 Digital Systems II,

Programming I

Electronics III ETRA 3/0 ETRA 3/0 0,1 Electronics

II, Electrical

Engineering II

Mathematics III MATH 3/0 MATH 3/0 0,1 Mathematics II

Network Systems II NSYS 2/0 NSYS 2/0 0,1 Digital Systems II,

Electronics II

Programming II EPRG 2/0 EPRG 2/0 0,1 Programming I

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S4 — 6 Months

Course Code (College) Code (Ibika) Credit Pre- Requisite

Control Systems II COSB 2/0 COSB 2/0 0,1 Concurrently doing

Mathematics III

Digital Communication

II

DIGC 2/0 DIGC 2/0 0,1 Network Systems II

or Electronic Comms

II and Maths III

Design Project III DPRO 3/0 DPRO 3/0 0,1 At least 1,5 credits

Network Systems III NSYS 3/0 NSYS 3/0 0,1 Network Systems II

Programming III EPRG 3/0 Not offered 0,1 Programming II

Television III TELV 3/0 TELV 3/0 0,1 Electronics III,

Electronic Comms II,

Electronics III (Corequisite)

P2 — 6 Months in Industry

Course Code (College) Code (Ibika) Credit Pre- Requisite

Electronic Engineering

Practice II

11.6.1.7.9 Work Integrated Learning

EETR 2/0 EETR 2/0 0,5 S4 must have

been successfully

completed or

partially completed.

To fulfill the requirements of the National Diploma a student must complete at least one year

of applicable experiential learning. In the curriculum the experiential learning has been divided

into two semester modules namely Electrical Engineering Practice 1 and Electrical/ Electronics

Engineering Practice 2. A manual outlining the requirements for successful completion of this

component of the curriculum is obtainable from the Co-operative Education department. The

set out curricula for each of the disciplines, previously listed, is the ideal suggested progression.

In some cases this may not be possible and then the following should apply:

Courses Pre-Requisite

Electrical Engineering Practice I S2 must have been successfully completed.

Electrical / Electronic Engineering Practice II S4 must have been successfully completed or

partially completed.

11.6.1.7.10 Available electives

See above.

11.6.1.7.11 Award of Qualification

See section on Completion Rules above.

11.6.1.7.12 Programme Tuition Fees

Students are referred to the Walter Sisulu University institutional Fee Booklet for costs of tuition

fees, application fees, registration fees, late registration-fees and other student fees.

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11.6.1.7.13 Articulation

Vertical

Vertical Articulation is possible with: Bachelor of Engineering Technology, NQF Level 7.

The Exit Level Outcomes ensure that a graduate of a programme meeting these standards

would meet requirements for entry to a number of programmes including:

A candidacy programme toward registration as a Professional Engineering Technician.

A Studentship programme directed at becoming registered as a Professional Engineering

Technician or meeting other industry requirements.

Formal specialist study toward the B.Eng Tech.

Horizontal

Within WSU: Horizontal Articulation is possible with NQF Level 6 qualifications offered by

WSU, e.g. Diploma in Management, NQF Level 6, subject to the admission requirements of

that qualification.

Other Universities: Horizontal Articulation is possible with NQF Level 6 qualifications

offered by other universities, subject to the relevant institution’s admission requirements.

Professional Articulation: After graduation a candidacy programme toward registration

as a Professional Engineering Technician can be followed as laid down by Engineering Council

of South Africa (ECSA).

11.6.1.8 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered

Note: Course Codes of College Street Delivery Site shown first followed by that of Ibika Delivery

Site

COMMUNICATION SKILLS I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

COMM1/0 (see above) 5 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min None None 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Communication Theory; Oral Presentation; Technical Writing Skills; Group

Communication Skills (Additional Life Skills and Academic Literacy modules are

included for the Extended programme)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessments based on assignments.

Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

COMPUTER SKILLS I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

CSKI 1/0 (see above) 5 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

2 x 45 min 2 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Micro-Computer Hardware; Software; Computer Utilisation (Additional Computer

Engineering applications modules are included for the Extended programme)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessments based on assignments.

Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

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CONTROL SYSTEMS II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

COSB 2/0 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per semester Number of

weeks

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Notional hours

Introduction to PLC’s; Programming Techniques; Practical Programming;

Introduction to Control System Theory; The Performance, Stability and Frequency

Response of Control Systems; Mathematical Models; Practical: CODAS and SES

Software

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

DESIGN PROJECT III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

DPRO 3/0 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures/consultations

per week

Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min None 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Introduction to Project Management; Design and Construction of Selected Project

including Technical and Application Research, Detailed Planning Proposals,

Scheduling, Costing and Design Proposals and Documentation; Construction and

Testing of Projects including Verbal and Power Point Presentation of Project

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessments based on assignments.

Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

DGIC 2/0 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per semester Number of

weeks

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Notional hours

Introduction; Information Sources and Encoding; Signals and Systems theory;

Networks; Switching Principles and Equipment; Communication Channels and

Systems; Performance Analysis; Telecommunication Services (GSM); Digital

Multiplexing (FDM, TDM, WDM, CDM, QM) and Multiple Access (FDMA, TDMA,

WDMA, CDMA, SDMA): Standards and Recommendations; Wide Area Networks

(ISDN, SONET, SDH, ATM)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

DIGITAL SYSTEMS I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

DSYS 1/0 (see above) 5 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

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Syllabus

Introduction to Digital Logic; Stored Programme Computer; Number Systems

and Codes; Logic Gates; Boolean Algebra; Combinational Logic; Functions of

Combined Logic; Error Detection and Correction (Additional Life skills, Academic

Literacy and Computer application modules are included in the Extended

programme syllabus)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

DIGITAL SYSTEMS II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

DSYS 2/0 (see above) 5 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Flip-flops and other Multi-vibrators; Counters; Shift Registers; Memories;

Interfacing and Data Transmission; Introduction to Microprocessors; Integrated

Circuit Technologies; Data Sheets; Displays; Introduction to PLDs

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

DIGITAL SYSTEMS III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

DSYS 3/0 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per semester Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Microprocessors; Series and Parallel Data Transfer; Interrupts; Programmable

Timers; Micro Controllers; PIC Micro Controller

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessments based on assignments.

Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EDST 3/0 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Principles of Transmission and Distribution; Conductors; LV and HV Cables;

Insulating Materials; Insulators; Bushings; Line Supports; Overhead Lines; Bus

bars.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EENE 1/0 (see above) 5 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per semester Number of

weeks

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Notional hours

Introduction to Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Quantities and

the Applications thereof; Batteries; DC Theory and Network Analysis;

Electromagnetism; Magnetic Circuits; Inductance; Capacitance; Basic AC Theory;

Measurements

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EENE 2/0 (see above) 5 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

AC Networks; Resonance: Series and Parallel Circuits; Power Factor Correction

(Single Phase); DC and AC Circuit Theorems; Harmonics; Three Phase Circuits

(Balanced); Transformers (Additional Life skills, Academic Literacy and Computer

application modules are included in the Extended programme syllabus)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EENE 3/0 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per semester Number of

weeks

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Notional hours

Advanced Three Phase Circuits; Rectification and Inversion; Illumination;

Interconnectors; Components

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EEPR 1/0 (see above) 5 0,5 Semester

Lectures per week Work Integrated

Training per

semester

Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

None 1 None 15 600

Content/

Syllabus

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Orientation; Safety and First Aid; Basic Hand Skills; Measuring Instruments;

Electrical and Electronic Components; Circuit Diagrams; Power Sources;

Programmable Devices; General Administration; Report Writing; Any other task

approved by the University.

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Assessment: Final mark will be obtained based on logbook submission and evaluation from site visit.

Pass mark required is 50%.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EEPR 2/0 (see above) 6 0,5 Semester

Lectures per week Work Integrated

Training per

semester

Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

None 1 None 15 600

Content/

Syllabus

At least four of the following: Cables and Overhead Lines; Power Generation

and Transformers; AC and DC Machines; Rectification and Inversion; Protection

Systems; Switches and Circuit Breakers; Installation and Commissioning of

Equipment; Testing and Fault Finding; Drawing and Design; Any other task

approved by the University.

Assessment: Final mark will be obtained based on logbook submission and evaluation from site visit.

Pass mark required is 50%.

ELECTRICAL MACHINES II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EMAC 2/0 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Single Phase Transformers; DC Machines; Induction

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

ELECTRICAL MACHINES III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EMAC 3/0 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Three Phase Transformers; Induction Machines; Synchronous Machines

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

ELECTRICAL PROTECTION III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EPRO 3/0 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Basic Principles; Introduction; Fundamental Theory; Fault Calculations; Fuses;

Fuse Cut-outs (Fuse Links); Circuit Breakers; Current and Voltage Transformers

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Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

ETRA 3/0 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per

semester

Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Small Signal Analysis; Feedback Theory; Linear IC Applications; Active Filter

Design; Semiconductor and other Transducers

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

ECOM 2/0 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Introduction to Communication Systems; Analysis of Passive Circuits;

Transmission Lines; Modulation; Electromagnetic Waves and Propagation;

Receivers; Antennas; Introduction to Digital and Data Communication

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING PRACTICE II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EETR 2/0 (see above) 6 0,5 Semester

Lectures per week Work Integrated

Training per

semester

Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

None 1 None 15 600

Content/

Syllabus

At least four of the following: Communication Systems; Industrial Electronics

and Instrumentation; Design of Analogue and/or Digital Systems; Installation,

Commissioning and Testing of New Analogue and/or Digital Systems; Fault

Finding and Maintenance of Digital and/or Analogue Systems; Computer-Assisted

Engineering and/or Computer Applications; Quality Control; Any other task

approved by the University.

Assessment: Final mark will be obtained based on logbook submission and evaluation from site visit.

Pass mark required is 50%.

ELECTRONICS I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

ETRO 1/0 (see above) 5 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

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Content/

Syllabus

Basic Measurements; Semiconductor Theory; Diodes; Transistor Theory; Applied

Technology

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

ELECTRONICS II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

ETRO 2/0 (see above) 5 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Field Effect Transistors; Other Semiconductor Devices; Basic Rectification; Single

Stage Transistor Amplifiers; Operational Amplifiers; Applied Technology; Power

Supplies

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

ELECTRONICS III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

ETRO 3/0 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Advanced Voltage Regulators; Amplifier Theory and Applications; Oscillators;

Power Amplifiers; Passive Filter Design; Active Filter Design; Noise

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

INDE 2/0 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Components; Power Diodes; Transistors, Triac, Diac, Mosfet, Thyristor, Latest

Device Technology; Characteristics and Ratings; Terminology; Cooling; Suitable

Operating Circuits

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

MATHEMATICS I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MATH 1/0 5 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per

semester

Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

6 x 45 min None 2 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Basic Mathematics; Differentiation I; Integration I; Complex Numbers/Hyperbolic

Functions.

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Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

Entry Assumptions/Pre-requisites: See section under Pre-requisite courses

MATHEMATICS II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MATH 2/0 (see above) 5 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

6 x 45 min None 2 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Differentiation II; Integration II; Matrix Algebra; Differential Equations (1 st order)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

MATHEMATICS III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MATH 3/0 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

6 x 45 min None 2 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Fourier Analysis; Differential Equations (La Place)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

MICROWAVE COMMUNICATIONS III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MCC3113/4 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Microwave Propagation and Antennas; Microwave Components; Microwave

Systems; Optical Fibre Communications; Measurements

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

NETWORK SYSTEMS II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

NSYS 2/0 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

OSI Model; Network Operating Systems; Applications

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessments based on assignments.

Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

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NETWORK SYSTEMS III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

NSYS 3/0 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Service and Support of Networks; Network Design; Applications

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessments based on assignments.

Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

PROJECTS I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

PROJ 1/0 (see above) 5 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Planning and Construction of Projects compatible with the level in the particular

discipline, including: Applicable Computer Assisted Drawing; Ergonomic

and Aesthetic Design Principles in construction, Operating Procedures and

Maintenance; Construction Techniques; Documentation, soldering , wiring

harness, building and design of selected projects.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessments based on assignments.

Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

PROJECTS II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

PROJ 2/0 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Planning and Construction of Projects compatible with the level in the particular

discipline, including: Applicable Computer Assisted Drawing; Ergonomic

and Aesthetic Design Principles in construction, Operating Procedures and

Maintenance; Construction Techniques; Documentation , soldering , wiring

harness, fault finding ,building and design of selected projects.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessments based on assignments.

Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

PROGRAMMING I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EPRG 1/0 (see above) 5 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

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Content/

Syllabus

Programme Design; Programming Techniques; Structured Programming; Modular

Programming; Data Types; Control Structures; Functions, Recursion, Arrays,

Pointers, Data Structures

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessments based on assignments.

Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

PROGRAMMING II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EPRG 2/0 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Object Oriented Programming, Inheritance, Polymorphism, Graphics, UML

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessments based on assignments.

Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

PROGRAMMING III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EPRG 3/0 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Exception Handling; Multithreading; Multimedia; I/O Streams; Networking;

Dynamic Data Structures; Visual Programming

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessments based on assignments.

Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

RADIO ENGINEERING III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

RANG 3/0 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

Content/

Syllabus

Radio Frequency Amplifiers; Amplitude Modulation and Demodulation; Angle

Modulation and Demodulation; Frequency Conversion and Mixing; Super

heterodyne Receivers; Antennas; Special Systems (RDS, FM Stereo)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

TELEVISION III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

TLV 3/0 (see above) 6 0,1 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Week Tutorials per

semester

Number of weeks Notional hours

4 x 45 min 4 x 45 min 3 x 45 min 15 120

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Content/

Syllabus

Television Fundamentals, Television Cameras, Colour signals, Television

Receivers, Television Measurements, Colorimetry, Antenna and Distribution

Systems

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

11.6.2 National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical [Extended Programme]

11.6.2.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical.

11.6.2.2 Career Opportunities

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical.

11.6.2.3 Purpose of Qualification

The purpose for National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical Extended Programme is to equip

underprepared students, who wish to study towards a National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical.

Additional modules are therefore introduced at S1 and S2 levels, hence the extended time

period for the completion of this programme. In order to achieve its purpose the programme

aims to:

• Provide students at risk with a viable platform to successfully undertake Electrical

Engineering studies at tertiary education level.

• Provide students from disadvantaged backgrounds with an adequate level of foundational

competence which is based on specific and discipline-related knowledge.

• Improve the retention and throughput of disadvantaged students entering the mainstream

programme.

• Provide a learning environment where the gap in terms of disadvantaged student needs

and the student support required are bridged.

• Provide a student who has the potential to succeed with Electrical Engineering studies at

tertiary level with an opportunity to:

* gain a contextualized understanding of the field of Electrical Engineering;

* develop the knowledge and skills to engage in basic Electrical Engineering practices

effectively;

* become familiar with the application of basic knowledge and skills in the Electrical

Engineering discipline.

* Ensure that the required educational quality standards in teaching and learning are

maintained while at the same time achieving the above aims.

The rationale for the National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical Extended Programme is therefore

essentially the same as for the three year National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical programme

but is specifically designed in such a way to benefit students by providing support to students to

obtain essential skills for completion of the National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical. Students

successfully completing the Extended Programme will thus be able to:

• Develop a contextualised understanding of the field of Electrical Engineering.

• Develop the knowledge and skills to engage in Electrical Engineering practices effectively.

• Apply knowledge and skills in the Electrical Engineering academic environments.

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• Continue with their studies beyond the S2 level towards the obtainment of a National

Diploma: Electrical.

11.6.2.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Extended Programme

The exit level outcomes for National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical Extended Programme are

the same as for the three year National Diploma programme [details are as indicated for that

programme]. There are however, outcomes which the Extended Programme aims to re-enforce

to better equip the students. These additional modules are introduced at S1 and S2 levels,

hence the extended time period.

The additional outcomes of the National Diploma: Engineering: Civil Extended Programme are:

• To ensure students understand and are able to master the basic concepts of mathematics,

physics and building science and their application which forms part of the ND Engineering:

Electrical programme.

• To develop students computer skills in order to equip them for further academic studies.

• To enhance and develop the students’ academic skills with particular emphasis on academic

literacy as applicable to the ND Engineering: Electrical programme.

• To develop students’ life skills in order that they can use the tools (e.g. study and time

management skills) in their studies.

11.6.2.5 Programme Characteristics

11.6.2.5.1 Programme Academic Structure

The programme is offered in terms of the:

• General Policy for Technikon Instructional Programmes - NATED Report 150(97/01) and

• Formal Technikon Instructional Programmes in the RSA - NATED Report 151 (99/01) of

Education NATED 150/151 document.

• South African Qualifications Authority Registered Qualification: National Diploma:

Engineering: Electrical - SAQA 0480/09 - ID 80135

11.6.2.5.2 Academic Programme Structure

Courses on the academic programme is offered in terms of the DoE Grant approval for offering

of Extended Programme, which include foundation provision, which is in addition to the courses

required as part of the academic structure as per the Departments of Education NATED 150/151

document for the National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical.

11.6.2.5.3 Career Orientated Academic Study

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical.

11.6.2.5.4 Teaching & Learning Methodology

In order to allow for foundational material to be integrated into the Diploma courses, the

programme is extended by six months in both the first and second semester periods of study.

For some courses the foundational provision is in the form of additional material necessary

to facilitate the students understanding of the Diploma course material. In other courses the

foundational provision is in the form of the extra time available in the extended programme.

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more frequently to identify problem areas, revise at regular intervals and revisit problem areas

as they are identified. This is very beneficial to Extended Programme students. After two years

of receiving foundational support the students have had sufficient support to enable them to

cope with the regular Semester 3 and Semester 4 courses without further foundational support.

Students on the Extended Programme enroll for the courses as described in section Curriculum

Structure (see below).

11.6.2.6 Programme Information

11.6.2.6.1 Minimum Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirements are the same as for the National Diploma: Engineering:

Electrical (for details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical.

11.6.2.6.2 Selection criteria for new students

The initial selection of new students is based on an applicant’s NSC or Matric results. Students

who do not gain direct acceptance, but who meets the minimum admission requirements are

provisionally accepted. Students who do not gain direct acceptance are required to complete a

set of three Standardised Assessment Tests (SATAPs), which comprise of Mathematics, Physical

Science and English Proficiency. Each SATAP test takes 2 hours to complete.

Results from SATAP tests and Matric/NSC symbols are then graded using a conversion scale.

Grade 12/NSC results constitute 50% of the graded mark (other 50% forthcoming from SATAP’s).

On completion of the SATS tests the applicants are rated according to their (graded) marks.

Applicants who do not gain direct entry into the (mainstream) National Diploma programme

are considered for enrollment into the Extended programme (on sites where the Extended

programme is offered). Selection is based on the weighted marks obtained by applicants and

is subject to quota limitations.

11.6.2.6.3 Programme Rules

As for School rules (see section 8).

11.6.2.6.4 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical.

11.6.2.6.5 Progression Rules

11.6.2.6.5.1 Re-Admission of Existing Students

Refer to the WSU’s General Rules & Regulations for re-admission of existing students. In addition

to the above the Department applies the following criteria for re-admission. A student will not

be re-admitted to the Extended Programme is he/she:

• fails more than one of the courses in Year 1 (Level IA) or

• fails more than two of the courses in Year 2 (Level IB), or

• fails to complete all the courses of Level IA and IB within three years.

11.6.2.6.6 Promotion Rule from Extended Programme at end of Year 1

Students who successfully complete all S1 courses after Year 1, and who obtain an aggregate

of at least 70% for each of the courses listed below, will be eligible for consideration by the

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HOD, for promotion to the S2 main stream programme. [Courses: Digital Systems I, Electronics

I, Electrical Engineering I, Mathematics I]

11.6.2.6.7 Exit Rules

11.6.2.6.7.1 Completion Rules

The Extended Programme forms part of National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical qualification,

of which the exit/ completion details are described under the National Diploma: Engineering:

Electrical.

11.6.2.6.7.2 Exclusion Rules

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical.

11.6.2.6.8 Programmes offering

The Department of Electrical Engineering currently offers the Extended Programme at both the

College Street delivery site in Buffalo City and the Ibika delivery site in Butterworth.

11.6.2.6.9 Curriculum Structure

In order to allow for foundational material to be integrated into the Diploma courses, the

programme is extended by six months in both the first and second semester periods of study.

For some courses the foundational provision is in the form of additional material necessary

to facilitate the students understanding of the Diploma course material. In other courses the

foundational provision is in the form of the extra time available in the extended programme.

The extra time enables lecturers to spend longer on the very difficult sections of work, test

more frequently to identify problem areas, revise at regular intervals and revisit problem areas

as they are identified. This is very beneficial to Extended Programme students. After two years

of receiving foundational support the students have had sufficient support to enable them to

cope with the regular Semester 3 and Semester 4 courses without further foundational support.

Students on the Extended Programme enroll for the following courses, which all contains

foundational provision

The National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical Extended Programme is structured

as follows:

S1 — 1 Year

Course Code (College) Code (Ibika) Credit Pre- Requisite

Communication Skills I COMM 1/0 COMM 1/0 0,05

Computer Skills I CSKI 1/0 CSKI 1/0 0,05

Digital Systems I DSYS 1/0 DSYS 1/0 0,1

Electronics I ETRO 1/0 ETRO 1/0 0,1

Electrical Engineering I EENE 1/0 EENE 1/0 0,1

Mathematics I MATH 1/0 MATH 1/0 0,1

S2 — 1 Year

Course Code (College) Code (Ibika) Credit Pre- Requisite

Digital Systems II DSYS 2/0 DSYS 2/0 0,1 Digital Systems I

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Electronics II ETRO 2/0 ETRO 2/0 0,1 Electronics I, Electrical

Engineering I

Electrical Engineering II EENE 2/0 EENE 2/0 0,1 Electrical Engineering

I, Mathematics I

Mathematics II MATH 3/0 MATH 3/0 0,1 Mathematics I

Projects I PROJ 1/0 PROJ 1/0 0,1 Electronics I, Electrical

Engineering I

Programming I EPRG 1/0 EPRG 1/0 0,1 Computer Skills I

(College Street)

Level 2 (P1 & S3) and Level 3 (P2 & S4) of this programme are described under the same section

for National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical. Once a student on this programme progresses

to S3 he/she follow the curriculum as is described for the National Diploma: Engineering:

Electrical.

11.6.2.6.10 Work Integrated Learning

Not applicable.

11.6.2.6.11 Pre-Requisite Courses

S2 Courses Pre-Requisite

Digital Systems II Digital Systems I

Electronics II Electronics I, Electrical Engineering I

Electrical Engineering II Electrical Engineering I, Mathematics I

Mathematics II Mathematics I

Projects I Electronics I, Electrical Engineering I

Programming I Computer Skills I ( College Street campus)

11.6.2.6.12 Available electives

None

11.6.2.6.13 Award of Qualification

The Extended Programme forms part of National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical qualification,

of which the exit/ completion details are described under the National Diploma: Engineering:

Electrical.

11.6.2.6.14 Programme Tuition Fees

Students are referred to the Walter Sisulu University institutional Fee Booklet for costs of tuition

fees, application fees, registration fees, late registration-fees and other student fees.

11.6.2.6.15 Articulation

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical.

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11.6.2.7 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered

For details see relevant courses under same section under the National Diploma: Engineering:

Electrical

Note: Course codes are different (see curriculum above) as well as duration for completion of

S1 and S2 courses in National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical [Extended], i.e. S1 and S2 are

each of one year duration and includes foundational provision.

11.6.3 B Tech: Engineering: Electrical

11.6.3.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical.

11.6.3.2 Career Opportunities

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical, except that

graduates will be able to perform work at the technologist level.

11.6.3.3 Purpose of Qualification

The purpose of the B Tech: Engineering: Electrical is to train technologists who will meet

the criteria for registration as a professional technologist by the Engineering Council of

South Africa (ECSA), and who will display competence as part of the engineering team in the

execution of technical tasks under remote supervision by using and applying their knowledge

in independent judgement in the identification and solution of complex Electrical engineering

problems. Graduates achieving this qualification should, after initial supervision, be able to

apply engineering principles, techniques and instruments to systematically diagnose an solve

broadly-defined Electrical engineering problems, perform procedural design functions of limited

context, be able to use appropriate terminology, style and structure to communicate effectively

with superiors and subordinates, apply management concepts to projects and operations and

exhibit an awareness of ethics, professionalism, safety and consideration of the social and

natural environment.

11.6.3.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Programme

(Conforming to SAQA’s NLRD no 49509)

The programme’s exit level outcomes are aimed at providing graduates with the following

attributes, skills, and competencies to enable them to practice Electrical Engineering activities

and applications at the level expected of a Professional Engineering Technologist, and to

manage Electrical Engineering activities and applications at the level expected of a Professional

Engineering Technician:

1. Problem Solving

Apply Electrical Engineering principles to systematically diagnose and solve broadlydefined

Electrical Engineering problems.

2. Application of scientific and engineering knowledge

Demonstrate the application of mathematical, science and engineering knowledge and

the requisite skills in an Electrical Engineering environment.

3. Engineering Design

Perform procedural and non-procedural design of broadly-defined components, systems,

works, products or processes to meet desired needs in the applicable standards, codes

of practice and legislation.

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4. Communication

Communicate technical, supervisory and general management information effectively,

both orally and in writing, using appropriate language and terminology, structure, style

and graphical support.

5. Engineering Management

Apply engineering management principles and concepts to engineering activities

6. Project Development

Identify, analyse, conduct and manage a project

7. Application of Complementary Knowledge

Demonstrate a critical awareness of the impact of engineering activity on the social,

industrial and physical environment, and of the need to act professionally within one’s

own limits of competence.

The graduate with this qualification should therefore be able to:

• Apply an integration of theory, principles, proven techniques, practical experience and

appropriate skills to the solution of a broadly defined problems in the field of Electrical

Engineering while operating within the relevant standards and codes.

• Perform procedural design of broadly-defined elements/components to meet desired

needs.

• Communicate effectively at all levels.

• Apply the knowledge gained to new, broadly-defined, situations, both concrete and

abstract, in the workplace/community.

• Gather evidence from primary sources and journals using appropriate retrieval skills, and

organise, synthesise and present the information professionally in a mode appropriate to

the audience.

• Demonstrate the capacity to explore and exploit educational, entrepreneurial, and career

opportunities, and to develop him/her professionally, including the ability to proceed to the

Masters level.

• Make independent decisions taking into account the relevant technical, economic, social,

safety and environmental factors.

• Work independently, as a member of a team and as a supervisor.

• Relate Electrical Engineering activities to environmental, safety, cultural and economic

sustainability.

• Identify, analyse, conduct and manage a project.


11.6.3.5 Critical Cross-Field Outcomes

This qualification has same Critical Cross-Field Outcomes as for National Diploma: Engineering:

Electrical.

11.6.3.6 Programme Characteristics

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical.

11.6.3.6.1 Basis of Programme Academic Structure

The programme is offered in terms of the:

• General Policy for Technikon Instructional Programmes - NATED Report 150(97/01) and

• Formal Technikon Instructional Programmes in the RSA - NATED Report 151 (99/01) of

Education NATED 150/151 document.

• South African Qualifications Authority Registered Qualification: Bachelor of Technology:

Engineering: Electrical - SAQA 0480/09 - ID 80135

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11.6.3.7 Programme Information

11.6.3.7.1 Minimum Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirement is that candidates must have one of the following

qualifications:

• National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical, including a credit for Mathematics III, and with

an overall average for all courses of at least 60%.

• Old National Diploma (T3): Electrical Engineering : Heavy Current or Light Current,

plus enough additional courses to accumulate at least 20 credits, including Engineering

Mathematics III and Design Projects III, or their equivalents, and with an overall average

for all courses of at least 60%.

• National Higher Diploma: Electrical Engineering: Heavy or Light Current, including a credit

for Engineering Mathematics IV or at least Engineering Mathematics III.

11.6.3.7.2 Selection criteria for new students

See Minimum Admission Requirements above.

11.6.3.7.3 Programme Rules

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical.

11.6.3.7.4 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits

For Admission Rules see the section on Admission Requirements above. In addition the

Department will consider courses done at other Tertiary Institutions for exemption, in accordance

with the Rules and Regulations of the University subject to the following criteria.

If a student wishes to graduate from WSU but decides to enrol for one or more programme

courses at another university, then the student must lodge a written application (through the

HOD to Director of School) before registration at the other Institution. Students must take note

of the institutional rules which state that:

• Not more than 50 % of the courses in the qualification will be exempted in this way.

• All exit level courses must be done at WSU.

• Only in exceptional circumstances will recognition of one (1) exit level subject from another

university be considered but such consideration is subject to a recommendation from the

Department and approval thereof by Senate.

• Any provisional approval by school/faculty is subject to final approval by Senate [also see

WSU’s General Rules & Regulations].

Where the applicant cannot meet the criteria as is stipulated in this section, the applicant will

be advised that the qualification cannot be awarded by WSU and that he/she should apply to

graduate at the other Institution.

Applications from students wishing to enrol for individual courses, which will not lead to the

award of a qualification (i.e. enrol for non degree/diploma purposes) will only be considered after

students wishing to study towards full degree/diploma qualifications have been accommodated,

as enrolment is subject to space being available.

Students coming from other higher education institutions are to be advised at admission, by

the Head of Department that admission to the programme remains provisional and that at

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wish to be considered. Approval of such applications is subject to the application for recognition

of credits being approved by Senate. Where a student wishes to apply to graduate the fully

completed applications for recognition of credits, if it forms part of the grad application must

be received by the HoD before 15th January (for May graduation event) and before 30 April

(for September graduation event). Failure to comply with these requirements will result in non

processing of applications and/or automatic de-registration of students.

11.6.3.7.5 Progression Rules

11.6.3.7.5.1 Re-Admission of Existing Students

Refer to the institutional rules on re-admission of students. In addition to the above if a student

fails the same course twice, the student is not allowed to re-register for the course.

11.6.3.7.6 Exit Rules

11.6.3.7.6.1 Completion Rules

Over and above the requirements as set out below an application for the award of a qualification

will be scrutinised for compliance to the statutory requirements as is set out in NATED documents

together with the requirements as is described in WSU’s General Rules & Regulations.

The qualification will be awarded after completing 1 credit.

11.6.3.7.6.2 Exclusion Rules

Refer to the WSU’s General Rules & Regulations for re-admission of existing students. The

respective maximum permissible period of study for the BTech: Eng: Civil qualification, done on

a Part-Time study basis is 4 years. After the maximum period students will not be allowed to

register at the WSU. A student may appeal the decision to the Dean to reconsider his/her case.

The Dean shall, through the Faculty Board, make a recommendation to the Senate. The Senate

decision on the appeal shall be final [also see WSU’s General Rules & Regulations].

11.6.3.7.7 Programme offering

The Department of Electrical Engineering only offers the BTech: Electrical programme from

the College Street delivery site in East London, Buffalo City. The BTech: Engineering: Electrical

consists of two streams: Communication Engineering and Computer Engineering, and Power

Engineering and Control Systems. The degree will be issued on completion of 120 (1.0 Nated)

credits at NQF Level 7. The learners can compile their curriculum from any of the streams;

however, the subjects done at diploma level will dictate which of the two streams the learner

can follow.

There are 3 compulsory/common courses which must be taken with the prescribed courses

indicated in each of the main specializations. The remaining courses may be selected from the

other specialization. The following specializations and course combinations are offered at WSU.

Please note: The offering of the Bachelor Technology: Engineering: Electrical will only

commence once ECSA has approved the offering thereof - accreditation application is currently

being prepared.

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11.6.3.7.8 BTech: Engineering: Electrical Curriculum

Subject Code SAQA Credits (Nated Credits)

Common Subjects

Industrial Project IV IDPR4/0 36 (0.3)

Engineering Mathematics IV EMAT4/0 12 (0.1)

Engineering Management IV EMAN4/0 12 (0.1)

Communication Engineering and Computer Engineering

Signal Processing IV ESPG4/0 12 (0.1)

Computer Networks IV ECON4/0 12 (0.1)

Electronic Communications Systems

IV

ECOS4/0 12 (0.1)

Electronic Communications IV ECOM4/0 12 (0.1)

Digital Signal Processing IV EDSP4/0 12 (0.1)

Software Engineering IV ESEN4/0 12 (0.1)

Microcontroller Systems IV MICS4/0 12 (0.1)

Power Engineering and Control Systems

Power Systems IV EPOS4/0 12 (0.1)

Electrical Protection IV EPRO4/0 12 (0.1)

Electrical Machines IV EMAC4/0 12 (0.1)

Power Electronics IV PELE4/0 12 (0.1)

Control Systems IV COSB4/0 12 (0.1)

Digital Control Systems IV CODB4/0 12 (0.1)

High Voltage Engineering IV EHVE4/0 12 (0.1)

Total Credits Minimum 120 (1)

Please note: Though the institution promises to offer all the subjects listed above, the

department reserve a right not to offer a specific course it is not economically viable to offer it.

11.6.3.7.9 Work Integrated Learning

Not applicable under this programme.

11.6.3.7.10 BTech: Engineering: Electrical Curriculum - Prerequisites

Subject Code Prerequisites

Common Subjects

Industrial Project IV IDPR4/0 Design Project III, and the approval

of the project topic will be subject

to the learner passing appropriate

level III or lV subjects

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Engineering Mathematics IV EMAT4/0 Mathematics III

Engineering Management IV EMAN4/0 None

Communication Engineering and Computer Engineering

Signal Processing IV ESPG4/0 Mathematics III and preferable

Digital Communication II

Computer Networks IV ECON4/0 Networks III and/or Digital

Communication II

Electronic Communications Systems

IV

ECOS4/0 Radio Engineering III

Electronic Communications IV ECOM4/0 Engineering Mathematics IV, Radio

Engineering III and preferable

Digital Communication II

Digital Signal Processing IV EDSP4/0 Engineering Mathematics IV and/or

Signal Processing IV

Software Engineering IV ESEN4/0 Software Design III or Programming

III

Microcontroller Systems IV MICS4/0 Digital Systems III

Power Engineering and Control Systems

Power Systems IV EPOS4/0 Electrical Engineering III

Electrical Protection IV EPRO4/0 Electrical Protection III

Electrical Machines IV EMAC4/0 Electrical Machines III

Power Electronics IV PELE4/0 Power Electronics III or Industrial

Electronics II

Control Systems IV COSB4/0 Control Systems III and Engineering

Mathematics IV

Digital Control Systems IV CODB4/0 Control Systems III and Engineering

Mathematics IV

High Voltage Engineering IV EHVE4/0 lectrical Distribution III or Electrical

Protection III

11.6.3.7.11 Available electives

See details under Curriculum section above.

11.6.3.7.12 Award of Qualification

See section on Completion Rules above.

11.6.3.7.13 Programme Tuition Fees

Students are referred to the Walter Sisulu University institutional Fee Booklet for costs of tuition

fees, application fees, registration fees, late registration-fees and other student fees.

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11.6.3.7.14 Articulation

Vertical

A graduate of a programme meeting these standards would meet requirements for entry to

a number of programmes including:

• A candidacy programme toward registration as a Professional Engineering Technologist.

• Formal specialist study towards post-graduate qualification in Engineering;

• Programme leading to a qualification required for registration as a Professional

Certificated Engineer/Competent Engineering Practitioner;

• Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering

• With responsible work experience, Masters Degree in Business Administration

Horizontal

Within WSU: Horizontal Articulation is possible with other B Tech qualifications offered by

the university at NQF Level 7.

Other Universities: Horizontal Articulation is possible by enrolment in B Tech

qualifications offered by such institutions, subject to the relevant institution’s admission

requirements.

Professional Articulation

After graduation a candidacy programme toward registration as a Professional Engineering

Technologist can be followed as per conditions laid down by the Engineering Council of

South Africa (ECSA).

11.6.3.8 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered

COMPUTER NETWORKS IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

ECON 4/0 (see above) 7 0.1 Semester

Content/

Syllabus

Introduction : Electrical Interfacing; Local Area Networks; Wide Area

Networks; Internetworking

Assessment: Continuous Evaluation.

CONTROL SYSTEMS IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

COSB 4/0 (see above) 7 0.1 Semester

Content/

Syllabus

Elements of Systems Simulation; State Space Analysis of Linear Systems; Control

Design; Frequency Domain Design; State Space Design of Linear Systems;

Elements

of non-linear Systems; Elements of Digital Control Systems.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS IV

Module Code Module Name NQF Level Credits Duration

CODB 4/0 (see above) 7 0.1 Semester

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Content/

Syllabus

Discrete-time Models and Sampled-data Systems; Mathematical Representation of

the Sampling Process; Analysis of Sampled data Systems; Adaptive Control and

Self-tuning; Feed forward Control; Cascade control.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING IV

Module Code Module Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EDSP 4/0 (see above) 7 0.1 Semester

Content/

Syllabus

Overview of Signals and Systems; Discrete and Continuous Time Signals;

Transforms;

Digital Filter Design; State Variables.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION IV

Module Code Module Name NQF Level Credits Duration

ECOM 4/0 (see above) 7 0.1 Semester

Content/

Syllabus

Signals and Systems; Data Transmission; Communication Channel; Digital

Modulation Techniques; Signal Coding.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS IV

Module Code Module Name NQF Level Credits Duration

ECOS 4/0 (see above) 7 0.1 Semester

Content/

Syllabus

Digital Radio Systems; Satellite Communications; Television Systems;

Microwave

Systems.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

ELECTRICAL PROTECTION IV

Module Code Module Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EPRO 4/0 (see above) 7 0.1 Semester

Content/

Syllabus

Faults in power systems and fault calculations. Types of relays according to

number of inputs and principle of operations. Protection of; Transmission lines,

Synchronous generators, Power transformers, Busbars, Electrical motors.

Instrument transformers for protection relays.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

ELECTRICAL MACHINES IV

Module Code Module Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EMAT4/0 (see above) 7 0.1 Semester

Content/

Syllabus

Synchronous Machines; Induction Machines; Special Machines; Design; Motor

Applications; Laboratory Work.

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Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS IV

Module Code Module Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EMAT4/0 (see above) 7 0.1 Semester

Content/

Syllabus

Assessment: Continuous Evaluation.

ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT IV

Elements of Complex Analysis; Matrices and Vectors; Linear Differential

Equations;

Linear Difference Equations; Transforms and their Applications.

Module Code Module Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EMAN4/0 (see above) 7 0.1 Semester

Content/

Syllabus

Assessment: Continuous Evaluation.

HIGH VOLTAGE ENGINEERING IV

The engineer and the manager, the engineering organisation. Total quality

management: principles, applications, the human element in engineering

management, engineering and construction contracts, professional ethics, the

business plan, strategic and financial management.

Module Code Module Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EHV4/0 (see above) 7 0.1 Semester

Content/

Syllabus

Breakdown of solids, Liquids and gases; High Voltage Generation; High

Voltage Measurements; High Voltage Testing; Corona

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS IV

Module Code Module Name NQF Level Credits Duration

IDPR4/0 (see above) 7 0.3 Semester

Content/

Syllabus

Assessment: Continuous Evaluation.

MICROCONTROLLER SYSTEMS IV

Project Engineering; Research Methodology; An Integrated project, with an

industry-orientated approach, which will promote an entrepreneurial attitude in

respect of technological innovation and analysis. The project may incorporate

teamwork.

It need not be original or unique.

Module Code Module Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MICS4/0 (see above) 7 0.1 Semester

Content/

Syllabus

Advanced Microcontroller architecture, programming and applications.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

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POWER ELECTRONICS IV

Module Code Module Name NQF Level Credits Duration

PELE4/0 (see above) 7 0.1 Semester

Content/

Syllabus

Power supplies; DC drives; Converters.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

POWER SYSTEMS IV

Module Code Module Name NQF Level Credits Duration

EPOS4/0 (see above) 7 0.1 Semester

Content/

Syllabus

Transmission lines, Multiport representation of Power Systems and Load Flow

Analysis; Control of Power; Stability; High Voltage DC Transmission; Energy

Management Systems.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

SIGNAL PROCESSING IV

Module Code Module Name NQF Level Credits Duration

ESGP4/0 (see above) 7 0.1 Semester

Content/

Syllabus

Signals and Systems, Continuous and Discrete Signals, Filters.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

Software Engineering IV

Module Code Module Name NQF Level Credits Duration

ESEN4/0 (see above) 7 0.1 Semester

Content/

Syllabus

Structured Analysis Techniques; Advanced Software Design; Software

Implementation

(Coding); Testing a Software System; Controlling Software Development.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

Please note: The above assessment methods are just proposals and are subject to change

depending on the lecturer/facilitator of the course, and the learners will be informed at the

beginning of the course about the assessment procedure that is going to be used.

12 DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

12.1 Information about the Department

The process of professional development of a Professional Engineering Technician starts with

the attainment of a qualification that meets this standard. After graduation a programme of

training and experience is completed to attain the competencies for professional registration.

The following is a summary of programmes that are offered by the Department of Mechanical

Engineering.

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Department Programmes offered Duration Delivery Sites

Dept of Mechanical ND: Eng (Mechanical, Extended 4yrs Ibika, Chiselhurst

Engineering Programme)

ND: Eng (Mechanical) 3yrs Ibika, Chiselhurst

B Tech: Eng (Mechanical, Part Time) 2yrs Chiselhurst

12.2 Accreditation Status of Delivery Sites where programme is offered

As a statutory body, constituted in terms of the Engineering Profession of South Africa Act, 46

of 2000, ECSA has the power of setting and auditing of academic standards for purposes of

registration through a process of accreditation of engineering programmes at universities.

Following an ECSA visit in March 2010 ECSA has made the following resolutions regarding

accreditation status of programmes offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering

12.2.1 Chiselhurst Delivery Site

National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical accredited until end of 2014, which is the end of the

current accreditation cycle.

Bachelor Technology: Engineering: Mechanical accredited until end of 2014, which is the end

of the current accreditation cycle.

12.2.2 Ibika Delivery Site

National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical accredited until end of 2014, which is the end of the

current accreditation cycle.

12.3 Mission of the Department

The Mechanical Engineering Department of the Walter Sisulu University strives to provide

technologically and vocationally trained graduates which enables the University to meet the

career needs of our community and satisfies the requirements of industry and commerce.

12.4 Goals of the Department

Working closely with our community and with the essential support of both the public and

private sector, we seek to produce graduates capable of dynamic participation in the economic

and environmental development of the region and beyond.

Through a commitment to service excellence, staff development and the maximum use of

human and other resources, the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Walter Sisulu

University strives to unite students, staff and employers in the common goal of improving the

quality of life of our community.

12.5 Student Societies in the Department

The Mechanical Engineering Society (MES) is a student initiative and is managed by the students

for the educational well-being of the students.

The Mechanical Engineering Society strives to:

• Integrate all Mechanical Engineering student activities.

• Develop close relations with appropriate professional organizations.

• Recognise the achievements of members through team projects.

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• Build a database of fellow Mechanical Engineering students.

• Encourage career development and support from industry.

• Organise educational tours and site visits.

• Being the voice for all Mechanical Engineering students.

• Be non political and non-discriminatory in the conduct of Society affairs.

Aims and Objectives of the Mechanical Engineering Society

• To integrate all Mechanical Engineering students and promote a spirit of unity with the

other engineering departments at WSU.

• To develop its members not only academically but also on other aspects relating to career

development.

• To take up needs and demands of Mechanical Engineering students of the WSU with

acknowledgement of the SRC.

• To strive for the development and growth of the Mechanical Engineering Department at

WSU.

12.6 Programmes in the Department

12.6.1 National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical

12.6.1.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students

It is part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering mission to instill entrepreneurial

skills in their graduates to support their academic talents. Therefore compulsory ongoing

entrepreneurial exposure will be presented via successful local business people and other

entrepreneurial experts. Business principles will permeate throughout the programme on an

informal basis. The Department of Mechanical Engineering also encourages students and staff

to become members of the various professional and institutional bodies. While studying towards

the diploma qualification, students are encouraged to join various institutions and professional

bodies. More information is available from the HOD. Students are encouraged to visit the ECSA

and SAIMechE websites for more information.

12.6.1.2 Career Opportunities

The job opportunities for graduates in Mechanical Engineering include the management and

control of all mechanical related design, construction, testing, commissioning and maintenance

of equipment and systems.

This career also offers challenging opportunities in the following Mechanical Engineering Fields.

Computer applications (CAD/CAM); Design and development of mechanical components;

Quality control and Condition monitoring; Management of industrial projects and production

lines; Design of hydraulic/pneumatic systems; Retail, design or development of air conditioning

equipment; Engineering supervisor; Management of maintenance teams and production

services; Technical education.

12.6.1.3 Purpose of the Qualification

The purpose of the National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical is to train technicians who

will meet the criteria for registration as a professional technician by the Engineering Council

of South Africa (ECSA), and who will display competence as part of the engineering team

in the execution of technical tasks under remote supervision by using and applying their

knowledge in independent judgement in the identification and solution of complex Mechanical

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engineering problems. This qualification is intended for technician level employment in industry

within the range of planning, design, construction and maintenance of Mechanical Engineering

operations. Diplomats achieving this qualification should, after initial supervision, be able to

apply engineering principles, techniques and instruments to systematically diagnose an solve

well-defined Mechanical Engineering problems, perform procedural design functions of limited

context, be able to use appropriate terminology, style and structure to communicate effectively

with superiors and subordinates, apply management concepts to projects and operations and

exhibit an awareness of ethics, professionalism, safety and consideration of the social and

natural environment.

12.6.1.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Programme

• Ability to apply Mechanical Engineering principles to systematically diagnose and solve

well-defined Mechanical Engineering problems.

• Demonstrate the application of knowledge and the requisite skills in a Mechanical

Engineering environment.

• Perform procedural design of well-defined elements/components to meet desired needs

within applicable standards, codes of practice and legislation.

• Communicate technical, supervisory and general management information effectively, both

orally and in writing, using appropriate language, structure, style and graphical support.

• Acquire knowledge of self-management principles and concepts for managing projects

and/or operations within the Mechanical Engineering environment, within the range:

Maintenance, Operation, Development, Safety, Quality Assurance, and Environmental.

The graduate achieving this qualification should therefore be able to:

• Perform procedural design of well-defined elements/components to meet desired needs

within applicable standards, codes of practice and legislation.

• Follow developments in Mechanical Engineering and critique the status of current

knowledge.

• Apply the knowledge gained to new, well-defined, situations, both concrete and abstract,

in the workplace/community.

• Gather evidence from primary sources and journals using appropriate retrieval skills, and

organise, synthesise and present the information professionally in a mode appropriate to

the audience.

• Use basic methods of enquiry in a Mechanical Engineering environment to contribute to a

project.

• Demonstrate the capacity to explore and exploit educational, entrepreneurial, and career

opportunities, and to develop him/her professionally, including the ability to proceed to the

BTech level.

• Make independent decisions taking into account the relevant technical, economic, social,

safety and environmental factors.

• Work independently, as a member of a team and as a supervisor

• Relate Mechanical Engineering activities to environmental, safety, cultural and economic

sustainability.

This qualification promotes, in particular, the following Critical Cross-Field Outcomes: In the

problem solving process, the student is expected to be both creative and critical.

Working effectively with others as a member of a group, organization and community, e.g.

demonstrate effectiveness in:

• individual work and the ability to function in a team situation;

• communication, including receiving advice from supervisors.

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• Self management by organizing and managing oneself and one’s activities responsibly and

effectively;

• Collecting, analyzing, organizing and critically evaluating information;

• Communicating effectively using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes

of oral and / or written persuasion when presenting design and investigations;

• Using science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the

environment and health of others;

• Demonstrating and understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing

that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation by taking technical, social, economic,

environmental factors into account.

12.6.1.5 Programme Characteristics

12.6.1.5.1 Programme Academic Structure

The programme is offered in terms of the:

• General Policy for Technikon Instructional Programmes - NATED Report 150(97/01) and

• Formal Technikon Instructional Programmes in the RSA - NATED Report 151 (99/01) of

Education NATED 150/151 document.

• South African Qualifications Authority Registered Qualification: National Diploma:

Engineering: Mechanical - SAQA 0480/09 - ID 80161

12.6.1.5.2 Career Orientated Academic Study

The programme is career orientated because academic study is combined with related projects

and in-service training in industry. The Mechanical Engineering courses are developed cooperatively

using inputs from both academic and industrial sources on a continuous basis.

12.6.1.5.3 Site Visits & Practical Work

One of the objectives of the programme is to make the theory covered under the coursework

more meaningful, and therefore improve the skills of students through on-site “hands-on”

work exposure. To achieve this, practical demonstrations and site visits are arranged during

the course. This exercise has proved popular and beneficial to students as it enables the

students who participate to broaden their understanding of the various engineering fields; it

also provides students with a real “feel” of engineering.

12.6.1.6 Teaching & Learning Methodology

Learning activities are structured in a way that focuses the students learning experiences

and creates opportunity for development via feedback. Students must be prepared to work

independently using their own initiative in order to develop the ability to reason methodically

and think creatively.

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12.6.1.7 Programme Information

12.6.1.7.1 Minimum Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate

APS Required NSC Subjects

(Compulsory)

30 NSC achievement rating of at

least 3 (40-49%) for English

at a Home Language or First

Additional Language level

NSC Achievement rating

of at least 3 (40-49%) for

Mathematics (not Mathematics

Literacy)

NSC achievement rating of at

least 3 (40-49%) for Physical

Sciences.

Recommended

NSC Subjects

(Not Compulsory)

Engineering

graphics and design

Mechanical

Technology

Other

Minimum statutory NSC

requirements for diploma

entry must be met.

Applicants are required

to participate in National

Benchmarking and SATAPS

Tests

Grade 12/Matric

Senior Certificate Requirement:

An E-symbol for English (2 nd language) on the Higher Grade. In addition, an E-symbol on the

Higher Grade or a D-symbol on the Standard Grade for Mathematics and Physical Science.

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FET Colleges

National Certificate Requirement:

An N3 certificate with C-symbols for at least four subjects including Mathematics and

Engineering Science or a D-symbol at N4 level as well as the language requirements as

specified for the Senior Certificate.

National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4:

Requirements as defined in Government Gazette 32743 dated 26th November 2009 with

specific requirements as set out below:

• Must meet NC(V) level 4 statutory requirements

• Must obtain 50% in the three fundamental subjects which in the case of this

programme are required to be:

* English, as it is the university’s language of learning and teaching (LOTL);

* Mathematics (not Mathematics Literacy)

* Life Orientation

• 50% in Physical Science

• 60% for three of the following compulsory vocational modules (in any combination):

* Engineering Processes

* Engineering Technology

* Fitting and Turning

* Automotive Repair & Maintenance

* Engineering Fabrication – Boilermaking or Sheet Metal Worker

* Welding

* Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Process

* Electro-technology

* Computer Integrated Manufacturing

* Mechatronic Systems

All NC(V) 4 applicants are required to participate and perform satisfactorily in the Placement

Tests (SATAPS/NBT’s) as is conducted by the department.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

RPL may be used to demonstrate competence for admission to this programme. This

qualification may be achieved in part through recognition of prior learning processes. Credits

achieved by RPL must not exceed 50% of the total credits and must not include credits at the

exit level.

The provision that the qualification may be obtained through the recognition of prior learning,

facilitates access to an education, training and career path in engineering and thus accelerates

the redress of past unfair discrimination in education, training and employment opportunities.

Evidence of prior learning must be assessed through formal RPL processes through recognized

methods. Any other evidence of prior learning should be assessed through formal RPL

processes to recognize achievement thereof.

Learners submitting themselves for RPL should be thoroughly briefed prior to the assessment

and will be required to submit a Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) in the prescribed format to

be assessed for formal recognition. While this is primarily a workplace-based qualification,

evidence from other areas of learning may be introduced if pertinent to any of the Exit Level

Outcomes (ELOs).

The structure of this non-unit standard based qualification makes RPL possible, if the learner

is able to demonstrate competence in the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes implicit in

this first stage engineering qualification.

Learners who already work in the engineering industry who believe they possess competencies

to enable them to meet some or all of the ELOs listed in the qualification will be able to

present themselves for assessment against those of their choice.

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International Students

Applications from international students are considered in terms of:

• HESA/Institutional guideline document, “Exemption Requirements: Foreign School

Qualifications”

• institutional equivalence reference document

• (where required) submission of international qualification to SAQA for benchmarking in

terms of HEQF

Mature Age Endorsement

Refer to requirements as per WSU’s General Rules & Regulations – Section 1.6

12.6.1.7.2 Selection criteria for new students

The initial selection of new students is based on an applicant’s NSC or Matric results. Where

an applicant has symbols one level above the minimum admission requirement for Maths and

Science such an applicant will be offered direct enrollment. Students offered direct enrollment

will however be required to participate in Standardised Assessment Tests (SATAPs), but in such

cases the results will only be used for diagnostic evaluation.

Students who do not gain direct enrollment, but who meets the basic requirements are

provisionally accepted. Such students are required to complete a set of three SATAP tests,

which comprise of Mathematics, Physical Science and English Proficiency. Each SATAP test takes

2 hours to complete.

Results from SATAP tests and Matric/NSC symbols are then graded using a conversion scale.

Grade 12/NSC results constitute 50% of the graded mark (other 50% forthcoming from

SATAP’s).

On completion of the SATAP tests the applicants are rated according to their (graded) marks.

Those with highest marks will be offered direct enrollment entry into the National Diploma

programme, at the campus where they have applied. All enrollments are subject to quota

limitations.

12.6.1.7.3 Programme Rules

As for School rules (see section 8).

12.6.1.7.4 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits

For Admission Rules see the section on Admission Requirements above. In addition the

Department will consider courses done at other Tertiary Institutions for exemption, in accordance

with the Rules and Regulations of the University subject to the following criteria.

If a student wishes to graduate from WSU but decides to enrol for one or more programme

courses at another university, then the student must lodge a written application (through the

HOD to Director of School) before registration at the other Institution. Students must take note

of the institutional rules which state that:

• Not more than 50 % of the courses in the qualification will be exempted in this way.

• All exit level courses must be done at WSU.

• Only in exceptional circumstances will recognition of one (1) exit level subject from another

university be considered but such consideration is subject to a recommendation from the

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Department and approval thereof by Senate.

• Any provisional approval by school/faculty is subject to final approval by Senate [also see

WSU’s General Rules & Regulations].

Where the applicant cannot meet the criteria as is stipulated in this section, the applicant will

be advised that the qualification cannot be awarded by WSU and that he/she should apply to

graduate at the other Institution.

Applications from students wishing to enrol for individual courses, which will not lead to the

award of a qualification (i.e. enrol for non degree/diploma purposes) will only be considered after

students wishing to study towards full degree/diploma qualifications have been accommodated,

as enrolment is subject to space being available.

Students coming from other higher education institutions are to be advised at admission, by

the Head of Department that admission to the programme remains provisional and that at

registration they are required to immediately apply for recognition of any credits which they

wish to be considered. Approval of such applications is subject to the application for recognition

of credits being approved by Senate. Where a student wishes to apply to graduate the fully

completed applications for recognition of credits, if it forms part of the grad application must

be received by the HoD before 15th January (for May graduation event) and before 30 April

(for September graduation event). Failure to comply with these requirements will result in non

processing of applications and/or automatic de-registration of students.

12.6.1.7.5 Progression Rules

12.6.1.7.5.1 Re-Admission of Existing Students

Refer to the Institutional rules on re-admission of students. In addition to the WSU Rules and

Regulations the Department of Civil Engineering applies the following criteria for re-admission,

where a student has failed courses:

• Lower level courses must be enrolled and completed before enrolment for higher level

courses can take place.

• A student will only be allowed to enrol for courses at the immediate level following the level

of the failed course(s) (i.e. no level jumping).

• Timetable clashes will NOT be permitted.

• Where appropriate and at the discretion of the Head of Department the number of courses

and higher level courses that a student may enrol for may be limited when poor academic

progress is evident.

At the end of study period (semester) 1 2 3 4

Minimum number of courses that must have been completed 3 6 10 15

12.6.1.7.6 Exit Rules

12.6.1.7.6.1 Completion Rules

Over and above the requirements as set out below an application for the award of a qualification

will be scrutinised for compliance to the statutory requirements as is set out in NATED documents

together with the requirements as is described in WSU’s General Rules & Regulations.

The qualification will be awarded after completing 3 credits with:

• 1 credit obtained from the compulsory two in-service training courses offerings

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• 2 credits obtained from the listed instructional offerings with at least 0,5 credits obtained

from level III instructional offerings


12.6.1.7.6.2 Exclusion Rules

The respective maximum permissible period of study for the qualifications is 5 years for fulltime

study. After the maximum period has expired, students will not be allowed to register in

the Department of Mechanical Engineering. A student may appeal the decision to the Dean of

Faculty concerned, to consider his/her case. The Dean shall, through the Faculty Board, make a

recommendation to the Senate. The Senate decision on the appeal shall be final [see also Rule

G7-10 of WSU’s General Rules & Regulations].

12.6.1.7.7 Programmes offering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering currently operates from the College Street Delivery

Site in East London, Buffalo City, as well as the Ibika Delivery Site at Butterworth. Different sites

offer different components of the programme as detailed below:

Portion of Programme Chiselhurst Delivery Site Ibika Delivery Site

S1: Main Stream Offered in 1st and 2nd semester Offered in 1st semester

S2: Main Stream Offered in 1st and 2nd semester Offered in 2nd semester

S3: Main Stream Offered in 1st and 2nd semester Offered in 1st semester

S4: Main Stream Offered in 1st and 2nd semester Offered in 2nd semester

P1: Work Integrated

Learning

P2: Work Integrated

Learning

Industry based: Enrollment in 1 st

and 2 nd semester

Industry based: Enrollment in 1 st

and 2 nd semester

Industry based:

Enrollment in 1st and 2nd semester

Industry based:

Enrollment in 1st and 2nd semester

Note: All offerings are subject to viable student enrollment numbers being met (as

determined by HOD) and all physical and human resources being available.

12.6.1.7.8 Curriculum Structure

S1 — 6 Months

Course Code (Chiselhurst) Code (Ibika) Credit

Communication Studies I CMST1/0 CMST1/0 0,083

Computer and Programming Skills 1 CAPS11/0 CAPS11/0 0,083

Mechanics I MECH1/0 MECH1/0 0,083

Mechanical Engineering Drawing I MEDR1/0 MEDR1/0 0,083

Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering 1 MMEN1/0 MMEN1/0 0,083

Mathematics I MATH1/0 MATH1/0 0,083

Total credits for this period 0,500

S2 — 6 Months

Course Code (Chiselhurst) Code (Ibika) Credit

Computer Aided Draughting I CADA1/0 CADA1/0 0,083

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Fluid Mechanics II FMEC2/0 FMEC2/0 0,083

Mechanics of Machines II MECM2/0 MECM2/0 0,083

Strength of Materials II STMA2/0 STMA2/0 0,083

Thermodynamics II MTHE2/0 MTHE2/0 0,083

Mathematics II MATH2/0 MATH2/0 0,083

Total credits for this period

CEP 2 — 6 Months in industry

0,500

Course Code (Chiselhurst) Code (Ibika) Credit

Mechanical Engineering Practice I (P1) MEEP1/0 MEEP1/0 0,5

Total credits for this period

CEP 2B — 6 Months in industry

0,500

Course Code (Chiselhurst) Code (Ibika) Credit

Mechanical Engineering Practice II

(P2)

MEEP2/0 MEEP2/0 0,5

Total credits for this period

S3 — 6 Months

0,500

Course Code (Chiselhurst) Code (Ibika) Credit

Mechanical Engineering Design II MEDS2/0 MEDS2/0 0,083

Fluid Mechanics III FMEA3/0 FMEA3/0 0,083

Mechanics of Machines III MECA3/0 MECA3/0 0,083

Strength of Materials III STMA3/0 STMA3/0 0,083

Thermodynamics III MTHA3/0 MTHA3/0 0,083

Mathematics III MATH3/0 MATH3/0 0,083

Total credits for this period

S4 — 6 Months

0,500

Course Code (Chiselhurst) Code (Ibika) Credit

Applied Strength of Materials III STMB3/0 STMB3/0 0,083

Mechanical Engineering Design III MEDA3/0 MEDA3/0 0,083

Hydraulic Machines III FMEB3/0 FMEB3/0 0,083

Steam Plant III MTHB3/0 MTHB3/0 0,083

Mechanical Manufacturing II MMEN2/0 MMEN2/0 0,083

Management Skills I MANM1/0 MANM1/0 0,083

Electro-technology I ELTC1/0 Not offered 0,083

Mechanical Manufacturing III MMEA3/0 MMEA3/0 0.083

Total credits for this period 0,500

12.6.1.7.9 Work Integrated Learning

To fulfill the requirements of the National Diploma a student must complete at least one year of

applicable experiential learning. In the curriculum the experiential learning has been divided into

two semester modules namely Mechanical Engineering Practice 1 and Mechanical Engineering

Practice 2. A manual outlining the requirements for successful completion of this component of

the curriculum is obtainable from the Co-operative Education department. The set out curricula

for each of the disciplines, previously listed, is the ideal suggested progression.

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A student who possesses the following experience/qualifications may apply for recognition

of credits for Mechanical Engineering Practice I or II, the application which will be subject to

Senate approval:

• A student who has completed an (in-house or in-company) apprenticeship in a mechanical

engineering discipline may apply to be exempted for Mechanical Engineering Practice I.

• A student who has completed an apprenticeship and has been evaluated by a governmental

service provider in a mechanical engineering discipline may apply to be exempted for

Mechanical Engineering Practice I & II.

• A student with a Government Certificate of Competency (GCC), Mines or Works may apply

to be exempted for both Mechanical Engineering Practice I and II.

12.6.1.7.10 Pre-Requisite Courses

Course Pre-/co-Requisites

Computer Aided Draughting I Mechanical Engineering Drawing I; Computer Skills I

Fluid Mechanics II Mechanics I

Mechanics of Machines II Mechanics I

Strength of Materials II Mechanics I

Thermodynamics II Mechanics I

Mechanical Engineering Design II Mechanical Engineering Drawing I

Mathematics II Mathematics I

Electrotechnology I Mathematics I (Co-Requisite)

Mathematics III Mathematics II

Fluid Mechanics III Fluid Mechanics II

Mechanics of Machines III Mechanics of Machines II

Strength of Materials III Strength of Materials II

Thermodynamics III Thermodynamics II

Applied Strength of Materials III Strength of Materials III

Mechanical Engineering Practice I Completed S2 Level or a minimum of 1,0 Academic

Credit

Mechanical Engineering Practice II Completed S3 Level; Mechanical Engineering Practice I

or a minimum of 1.5 Academic Credits

Mechanical Engineering Design III Mechanical Engineering Design II;

Hydraulic Machines III Fluid Mechanics III

Steam Plant III Thermodynamics III

Mechanical Manufacturing II Mechanical Manufacturing I

Maintenance Engineering II Maintenance Engineering I

Electro-technology II Electro-technology I

Electro-technology III Electro-technology II

Motor Vehicle Engineering II Motor Vehicle Engineering I

Motor Vehicle Engineering III Motor Vehicle Engineering II

12.6.1.7.11 Available electives

Note: Offerings of electives cannot be guaranteed and are subject to physical and human

resources being available and viable student enrollment numbers being met (as determined

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y HOD).

Course Code Offered at

Offered at

Chiselhurst

Ibika

Mechanical Manufacturing II MMEN2/0 √ √

Mechanical Manufacturing III MMEA3/0 √ √

Electro-technology I ELTC1/0 √ √

Electro-technology II ELTC2/0 √ x

Electro-technology III ELTC3/0 √ x

Maintenance Engineering I √ √

Maintenance Engineering II √ √

Motor Vehicle Engineering I x √

Motor Vehicle Engineering II x √

Motor Vehicle Engineering III x √

Engineering Materials I x √

12.6.1.7.12 Award of Qualification

See section on Completion Rules above.

12.6.1.7.13 Programme Tuition Fees

Students are referred to the Walter Sisulu University institutional Fee Booklet for costs of tuition

fees, application fees, registration fees, late registration-fees and other student fees.

12.6.1.7.14 Articulation

Vertical

Vertical Articulation is possible with: Bachelor of Engineering Technology, NQF Level 7.

The Exit Level Outcomes ensure that a graduate of a programme meeting these standards

would meet requirements for entry to a number of programmes including:

A candidacy programme toward registration as a Professional Engineering Technician.

A Studentship programme directed at becoming registered as a Professional Engineering

Technician or meeting other industry requirements.

Formal specialist study toward the B.Eng Tech.

Horizontal

Within WSU: Horizontal Articulation is possible with NQF Level 6 qualifications offered by

WSU, e.g. Diploma in Management, NQF Level 6, subject to the admission requirements of

that qualification.

Other Universities: Horizontal Articulation is possible with NQF Level 6 qualifications

offered by other universities, subject to the relevant institution’s admission requirements.

Professional Articulation: After graduation a candidacy programme toward registration

as a Professional Engineering Technician can be followed as per conditions laid down by

Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).

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12.6.1.8 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered

COMMUNICATION

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

CMST 1/0 (see above) 5 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of

weeks

6 x 40 min 1 X 40 min None 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Notional hours

Theory: Listening Skills, Thinking Skills, Speaking Skills, Writing Skills, Academic

Writing, Reading Skills, Information Gathering Skills, Principles and Models of

Communication.

Practicals:: Language Lab ( L100 Software)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessment based on assignments.

. Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

Entry Assumptions/Pre-requisites: See section under Pre-requisite courses

COMPUTER SKILLS

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

CAPS1/0 (see above) 5 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

6 x 40 min None None 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Basic Concepts of IT. 2. File Management. 3. Word Processing. 4.

Spreadsheets. 5. Presentations. 6. Information and Communication.

Practicals: Presentation module will be done practically as students will learn a

variety of skills such as research, group working, speaking, confidence as well as

using the application itself. Mech Ext may submit a word processing assignment

should it be deemed necessary.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessment based on assignments.

. Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

MECHANICS 1

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MECH 1/0 (see above) 5 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per sem Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

6 x 40 min 3 x 2 hrs None 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Units, physical quantities and vectors. 2. Kinematics. 3. Dynamics.

4. Statics. 5. Work and Energy. 6. Impulse and momentum. 7. Rotational

motion.

Practicals: Consist of three experiments chosen from approved syllabus.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessment based on assignments.

. Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

Entry Assumptions/Pre-requisites: See section under Pre-requisite courses

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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DRAWING I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MEDR 1/0 (see above) 5 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per sem Tutorials per week Number of

weeks

6 x 40 min None 3 x 40 min 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Notional

hours

Theory: 1. Introduction of Drawing Equipments, Basic Drawing Principles,

Application of Freehand Sketching, Assembly Drawing, Introduction to

AutoCAD, 2D Drawing with AutoCAD.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessment based on assignments.

. Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

MECHANICAL MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MMEN1/0 (see above) 5 0,083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

6 x 40 min 10 x 2 hrs 0 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Safe practices. 2. Hand processes. 3. Marking out. 4. Sheet-metal

operations.

5. Measuring equipment. 6. Cutting tools and cutting fluids. 7. Drilling. 8.

Turning. 9. Surface grinding. 10. Milling. 11. Joining Methods. 12. Materials

Practicals: Consist of a project to be made by students in the workshop.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessment based on assignments.

. Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

MATHEMATICS I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MATH 1/0 (see above) 5 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

6 x 40 min None 1 x 2 hours 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Radian measure. 2. Trigonometry. 3. Determinants. 4. Logarithms. 5.

Complex numbers. 6. Differentiation. 7. Applications of Derivatives. 8. Integration

and Applications on Integration.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

COMPUTER AIDED DRAUGHTING

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

CADA1/0 (see above) 5 0,083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per year Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

6 x 40 min None 1 x 2 hrs 15 100

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Content/Syllabus Theory:

1. Introduction, 2. Organising your drawing Setup, 3. Using coordinate systems,

4. Creating Objects, 5. Editing methods, 6. Using object snap, 7. Controlling the

draw display 8. Dimensioning 9. Working with text 10. Hatching 11. Calculating

12. Blocks and xrefs 13. Plotting 14. Three-Dimensional Space 15. Creating solids

16. Meshed Surfaces 17. Editing in 3D 18. Rendering 19. Working with Paper

Space 20. Working with content.

Practical: None

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessment based on assignments.

. Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

FLUID MECHANICS II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

FMEC 2/0 (see above) 5 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

6 x 40 min 3 x 2 hrs None 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Static Pressure and Head 2. Fluid Pressure on Surfaces. 3. Buoyancy

and stability of floating bodies. 4. Liquid in Motion. 5. Flow measurement _

venture and Pitot tube. 6. Flow measurement _ Small and Large Orifices. 7. Flow

measurement _ Notches and Weirs. Practicals: Consist of three experiments and

two research report chosen from approved sections.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

MECHANICS OF MACHINES II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MECM 2/0 (see above) 5 0,083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Semester Tutorials per week

(PAL)

Number of weeks Notional

hours

6 x 40 min. 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 2 hrs 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Vehicle Dynamics. 2. Belt Drives and Band Brakes. 3. Moments of

Inertia. 4. Simple Harmonic Motion. 5. Hoisting and Hauling Machines. 6. Friction

Clutches.

Practicals:: Consist of three experiments-Belts, Simple Harmonic Motion and

Centripetal Force

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

STRENGTH OF MATERIALS II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

STMA2/0 (see above) 5 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

6 x 40 min 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 40 min 15 100

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Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Simple stress and strain 2. Behavior of materials in tension. 3.

Compound bars. 4. Thin Cylinders. 5. Thin Rotating Rims. 6. Shear force and

Bending moment in beams. 7. Close Coiled helical Springs. 8. Pin Jointed frames.

9. Material testing.

Practicals: Consist of three experiments.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

THERMODYNAMICS II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MTHE 2/0 (see above) 5 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Project per

semester

Number of weeks Notional

hours

6 x 40 min 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 40 min 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Gases. 2. Properties of water and steam. 3. Basic steam plant layout.

4. Condensers. 5. Combustion. Practicals: consist of three experiments chosen

from approved thermodynamics sections.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

MATHEMATICS II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MATH 2/0 (see above) 5 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

6 x 40 min None 1 x 2 hours 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Matrix Algebra. 2. Hyperbolic Functions. 3. Parametric Equations.

4. Newton’s Method. 5. Partial Differentiation. 6. Integration techniques and

integration applications.

7. First Order Differential Equations.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MEDS 2/0 (see above) 6 0.083 Semester

Lectures per

week

Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

6 x 40 min 3 x 2 hrs None 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Introduction to the Design Process. 2. Circular Shaft. 3. Keys and splined

connections. 4 Couplings and Joints. 5. Gear Design 6. Welded Joints. 7 .Fasteners

and bolted connections. 8. Belt and bearings.

Practicals: Consist of three projects and research report chosen from approved

sections.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessment based on assignments.

. Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

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FLUID MECHANICS III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

FMEA 3/0 (see above) 6 0,083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

3 x 40 min 3 x 2 hrs 3 x 40 min 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1.Pipe flow. 2. Transmission of power in pipeline. 3. Quasi Steady Flow.

4. Dimensional Analysis and Similarity. 5. Viscous Flow. 6. Hydrodynamic. 7.

Vortices.

Practicals: Consist of three experiments.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

MATHEMATICS III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MATH 3/0 (see above) 6 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

6x40 min None 1 x 2 hrs 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Laplace Transforms. 2. Linear Differential Equations of the second

order and higher. 3. Systems of Linear Algebraic Equations. 4. Harmonics. 5.

Numerical Methods.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

STRENGTH OF MATERIAL IIIA

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

STMA 3/0 (see above) 6 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per week Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

6 x 40 min 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 2 hrs 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Bending stress in beams. 2. Shear stress in beams. 3. Catenaries.

4. Temperature stresses. 5. Strain energy absorbed by materials. 6. Fatigue and

Creep

Practicals: Consist of three experiments chosen from approved syllabus.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

THERMODYNAMICS III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MTHA 3/0 (see above) 6 0,083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

6 x 40 min. 3 x 2 hrs 3 x 40 min 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

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Theory: 1.Gas and Steam processes 2. Compressors. 3. Internal Combustion

Engines. 4. Refrigeration. 5. Nozzles. 6. Revision. Practicals:: Consist of three

experiments/Projects, i.e. Refrigeration, Compressors and Steam Nozzles

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Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

Entry Assumptions/Pre-requisites: See section under Pre-requisite courses

APPLIED STRENGTH OF MATERIALS III B

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

STMB 3/0 (see above) 6 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

6 x 40 min 3 x 2 hrs None 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Slope and deflection of beams. 2. Thick Cylinders. 3. Laminated

Springs. 4. Struts. 5. Transformation of stress and strain. Practicals: Consist of

three experiments chosen from approved syllabus.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DESIGN III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MEDA 3/0 (see above) 6 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Group consultation

sessions/week

Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

6 x 40 min 2 hrs None 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1.Project Management 2.MS Project 3.Engineering Design, 4.Problem

Identification, 5.Design Proposal, 6.Creativity, 7.Design Drawings, 8.Design

Analysis, 9.Implimentation, 10.Report Writing

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessment based on assignments.

. Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

HYDRAULIC MACHINES III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

FMEB 3/0 (see above) 6 0,083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per

week

Number of weeks Notional hours

6 x 40 min 3 x 2 hrs 3 x 40 min 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Impulse Turbine. 2. Reaction Turbine. 3. Similarity of turbines. 4.

Rotodynamic Pumps. 5. Pump Characteristic Curves. 6. Pumping System-Pump

Selection and Operation. 7. Pumps: General and Technical data.

Practicals: Consist of three experiments.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

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THERMODYNAMICS III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MTHA 3/0 (see above) 6 0,083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per Semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

6 x 40 min. 3 x 2 hrs 2 x 40 min 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1.Gas and Steam processes 2. Compressors. 3. Internal Combustion

Engines. 4. Refrigeration. 5. Nozzles. 6. Revision. Practicals: Consist of three

experiments/Projects, i.e. Refrigeration, Compressors and Steam Nozzles

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

Entry Assumptions/Pre-requisites: See section under Pre-requisite courses

MECHANICAL MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING II

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MMEN2/0 (see above) 6 0,083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

6 x 40 min 10 x 2 hrs None 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1.Fault Diagnosis, Failure Analysis and Advanced measuring equipment,

2. Test Methods, Interpretation and Action., 3. Powder Metallurgy, 4.Metal

forming, 5. Casting, 6. Plastics-Moulding and machining, 7. Obtaining Finnish and

Accuracy. Practical: Workshop manufacturing Project

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessment based on assignments.

. Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

MANAGEMENT SKILLS 1

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MANM1/0 (see above) 0,083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

6 x 40 min None 1 x 2 hrs 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Introduction to management. 2. Evolution of management

theory. 3. Managing in a changing environment. 4. Business environment. 5.

Goal formation. 6. Planning. 7. Managerial Decision making. 8. Organization

Design. 9. Authority, Power and Job design. 10. Leadership. 11. Motivation.

12. Communication and Negotiation. 13. Control. 14. Entrepreneurship and

small business management in perspective. 15. Basic business concepts for the

prospective entrepreneur. 16 Identification of feasible small business ideas. 17.

Viability of a small business idea. 18. Business plan. 19 Setting up a business.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessment based on assignments.

. Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

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ELECTROTECHNOLOGY I

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

ELTC1/0 (see above) 0.083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

6 x 40 min 3 x 2 hrs 3 x 40 min 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Intro to Electricity and Basic Concepts. 2. Resistance. 3. Electrical

Circuits. 4. Electromagnetism. 5. Inductance. 6. Capacitance. 7. Measuring

Instruments. 8. Cells. 9. Basic AC Theory. Practicals: Consist of three

experiments and two research report chosen from approved sections.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessment based on assignments.

. Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

MECHANICAL MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING III

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MMEA3/0 (see above) 6 0,083 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs per semester Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

6 x 40 min 10 x 2 hrs None 15 100

Content/

Syllabus

Theory: Overview of traditional Manufacturing process, 2. Jigs and fixtures,

4. Non-traditional Machining, 5. Advanced Machine Tools, 6. Automation, 7.

CNC Machines, 8. CAD/CAM, 9. Robotics, 10. Flexible Manufacturing system.

Practical: Project

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessment based on assignments.

. Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE 1

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MEEP 1/0 (see above) 6 0.5 Semester

Site visits once per

semester

One on one consultation

sessions

Number of weeks Notional

hours

2hrs/student 1hr/student 24 1200

Content/

Syllabus

Practical: 1. Workshop Practice, 2. Measuring equipment and hand tools, 3.

Turning, 4. Milling, 5. Welding, 6. On-the-job training, 7. Practical workshop

experience, planning and handling of material; 8. Maintenance production and

construction experience. 9. Inventory control and storage. 10. Operational /

service activity investigation and Project Work (Lower level)

Assessment: Final mark will be obtained based on logbook submission and evaluation from site visit.

Either a Pass mark or Fail mark awarded.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE 2

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MEEP2/0 (see above) 6 0.5 Semester

Site visits once per

semester

One on one consultation

sessions

Number of weeks Notional hours

2hrs/student 1hr/student 24 1200

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Content/

Syllabus

Theory: 1.Design Process, 2. Project and systems development work, 3.

Project Management, 4. Engineering equipment and systems. 5. Power Point

Presentations.

Assessment: Final mark will be obtained based on logbook submission and evaluation from site visit.

Either a Pass mark or Fail mark awarded.

12.6.2 National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical [Extended Programme]

12.6.2.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical.

12.6.2.2 Career Opportunities

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical.

12.6.2.3 Purpose of Qualification

The purpose for National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical Extended Programme is to

equip underprepared students, who wish to study towards a National Diploma: Engineering:

Mechanical. Additional modules are therefore introduced at S1 and S2 levels, hence the

extended time period for the completion of this programme. In order to achieve its purpose the

programme aims to:

• Provide students at risk with a viable platform to successfully undertake Mechanical

Engineering studies at tertiary education level.

• Provide students from disadvantaged backgrounds with an adequate level of foundational

competence which is based on specific and discipline-related knowledge.

• Improve the retention and throughput of disadvantaged students entering the mainstream

programme.

• Provide a learning environment where the gap in terms of disadvantaged student needs

and the student support required are bridged.

• Provide a student who has the potential to succeed with Mechanical Engineering studies at

tertiary level with an opportunity to:

* gain a contextualized understanding of the field of Mechanical Engineering;

* develop the knowledge and skills to engage in basic Mechanical Engineering practices

effectively;

* become familiar with the application of basic knowledge and skills in the Mechanical

Engineering discipline.

• Ensure that the required educational quality standards in teaching and learning are

maintained while at the same time achieving the above aims.

The rationale for the National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical Extended Programme is

therefore essentially the same as for the three year National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical

programme but is specifically designed in such a way to benefit students by providing support

to students to obtain essential skills for completion of the National Diploma: Engineering:

Mechanical. Students successfully completing the Extended Programme will thus be able to:

• Develop a contextualised understanding of the field of Mechanical Engineering.

• Develop the knowledge and skills to engage in Mechanical Engineering practices effectively.

• Apply knowledge and skills in the Mechanical Engineering academic environments.

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• Continue with their studies beyond the S2 level towards the obtainment of a National

Diploma: Mechanical.

12.6.2.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Extended Programme

The exit level outcomes for National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical Extended Programme

are the same as for the three year National Diploma programme [details are as indicated for

that programme]. There are however, outcomes which the Extended Programme aims to reenforce

to better equip the students. These additional modules are introduced at S1 and S2

levels, hence the extended time period.

The additional outcomes of the National Diploma: Engineering: Civil Extended Programme are:

• To ensure students understand and are able to master the basic concepts of mathematics,

physics and building science and their application which forms part of the National Diploma

Engineering: Civil programme.

• To develop students computer skills in order to equip them for further academic studies.

• To enhance and develop the students’ academic skills with particular emphasis on academic

literacy as applicable to the National Diploma Engineering: Civil programme.

• To develop students’ life skills in order that they can use the tools (e.g. study and time

management skills) in their studies.

12.6.2.5 Programme Characteristics

12.6.2.5.1 Programme Academic Structure

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical.

12.6.2.5.2 Academic Programme Structure

Courses on the academic programme is offered in terms of the Department of Higher Education

Grant approval for offering of Extended Programme, which include foundation provision, which

is in addition to the courses required as part of the academic structure as per the Departments

of Education NATED 150/151 document for the National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical.

12.6.2.5.3 Career Orientated Academic Study

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical.

12.6.2.5.4 Teaching & Learning Methodology

In order to allow for foundational material to be integrated into the Diploma courses, the

programme is extended by six months in both the first and second semester periods of study.

For some courses the foundational provision is in the form of additional material necessary

to facilitate the students understanding of the Diploma course material. In other courses the

foundational provision is in the form of the extra time available in the extended programme.

The extra time enables lecturers to spend longer on the very difficult sections of work, test

more frequently to identify problem areas, revise at regular intervals and revisit problem areas

as they are identified. This is very beneficial to Extended Programme students. After two years

of receiving foundational support the students have had sufficient support to enable them to

cope with the main stream Semester 3 and Semester 4.

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12.6.2.6 Programme Information

12.6.2.6.1 Minimum Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirements are the same as for the National Diploma: Engineering:

Mechanical (for details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical).

12.6.2.6.2 Selection criteria for new students

The initial selection of new students is based on an applicant’s NSC or Matric results. Students

who do not gain direct acceptance, but who meets the minimum admission requirements are

provisionally accepted. Students who do not gain direct acceptance are required to complete a

set of three Standardised Assessment Tests (SATAPs), which comprise of Mathematics, Physical

Science and English Proficiency. Each SATAP test takes 2 hours to complete.

Results from SATAP tests and Matric/NSC symbols are then graded using a conversion scale.

Grade 12/NSC results constitute 50% of the graded mark (other 50% forthcoming from SATAP’s).

On completion of the SATS tests the applicants are rated according to their (graded) marks.

Applicants who do not gain direct entry into the (mainstream) National Diploma programme

are considered for enrollment into the Extended programme (on sites where the Extended

programme is offered). Selection is based on the weighted marks obtained by applicants and

is subject to quota limitations.

12.6.2.6.3 Programme Rules

As for School rules (see section 8).

12.6.2.6.4 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical.

12.6.2.6.5 Progression Rules

12.6.2.6.5.1 Re-Admission of Existing Students

Refer to the WSU’s General Rules & Regulations for re-admission of existing students. In addition

to the above the Department applies the following criteria for re-admission. A student will not

be re-admitted to the Extended Programme is he/she:

• fails more than one of the courses in Year 1 (Level IA) or

• fails more than two of the courses in Year 2 (Level IB), or

• fails to complete all the courses of Level IA and IB within three years.

12.6.2.6.6 Promotion Rule from Extended Programme at end of Year 1

Students who successfully complete all S1 courses after Year 1, and who obtain an aggregate

of at least 70% for each of the courses listed below, will be eligible for consideration by the

HOD, for promotion to the S2 main stream programme. [Courses: Mechanics I, Mechanical

Engineering Drawing I, Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering I, Mathematics I]

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12.6.2.6.7 Exit Rules

12.6.2.6.7.1 Completion Rules

The Extended Programme forms part of National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical qualification,

of which the exit / completion details are described under the National Diploma: Engineering:

Mechanical.

12.6.2.6.7.2 Exclusion Rules

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical.

12.6.2.6.8 Extended Programmes offering Sites

The Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying currently offer the

Extended Programme at both the Chiselhurst delivery site (Buffalo City) and the Ibika delivery

site (Butterworth).

12.6.2.6.9 Curriculum Structure

In order to allow for foundational material to be integrated into the Diploma courses, the

programme is extended by six months in both the first and second semester periods of study.

For some courses the foundational provision is in the form of additional material necessary

to facilitate the students understanding of the Diploma course material. In other courses the

foundational provision is in the form of the extra time available in the extended programme.

The extra time enables lecturers to spend longer on the very difficult sections of work, test

more frequently to identify problem areas, revise at regular intervals and revisit problem areas

as they are identified. This is very beneficial to Extended Programme students. After two years

of receiving foundational support the students have had sufficient support to enable them to

cope with the regular Semester 3 and Semester 4 courses without further foundational support.

Students on the Extended Programme enroll for the following courses, which all contains

foundational provision.

The National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical Extended Programme is structured

as follows:

S1 — 12 Months

Course Code Credit

Communication Studies I ECOM 1/0 0,083

Computer and Programming Skills 1 ECPR 1/0 0,083

Mechanics I EMEC 1/0 0,083

Mechanical Engineering Drawing I EMED 1/0 0,083

Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering 1 EMME 1/0 0,083

Mathematics I EMAT 1/0 0,083

Total credits for this period 0,500

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S2 — 12 Months

Course Code Credit

Computer Aided Draughting I ECAD 1/0 0,083

Fluid Mechanics II EFME 2/0 0,083

Mechanics of Machines II EMEC 2/0 0,083

Strength of Materials II ESTM 2/0 0,083

Thermodynamics II EMTH 2/0 0,083

Mathematics II EMAT 2/0 0,083

Total credits for this period 0,500

Level 2 (P1 & S3) and Level 3 (P2 & S4) of this programme are described under the same section

for National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical. Once a student on this programme progresses

to S3 he/she follow the curriculum as is described for the National Diploma: Engineering:

Mechanical.

12.6.2.6.10 Work Integrated Learning

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical.

12.6.2.6.11 Pre-Requisite Courses

S2 Courses Pre-Requisite

Computer Aided Draughting I Mechanical Engineering Drawing I; Computer Skills I

Fluid Mechanics II Mechanics I

Mechanics of Machines II Mechanics I

Strength of Materials II Mechanics I

Thermodynamics II Mechanics I

Mathematics II Mathematics I

12.6.2.6.12 Available electives

None

12.6.2.6.13 Award of Qualification

The Extended Programme forms part of National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical qualification,

of which the exit/ completion details are described under the National Diploma: Engineering:

Mechanical.

12.6.2.6.14 Programme Tuition Fees

Students are referred to the Walter Sisulu University institutional Fee Booklet for costs of tuition

fees, application fees, registration fees, late registration-fees and other student fees.

12.6.2.6.15 Articulation

The Extended Programme forms part of National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical qualification,

of which the articulation details are described under the National Diploma: Engineering:

Mechanical.

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12.6.2.7 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered

For details see relevant courses under same section under the national diploma: engineering:

mechanical note: codes are different (see curriculum above) as well as duration for completion

of S1 and S2 courses in National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical [Extended], i.e. S1 and S2

are each of one year duration and includes foundational provision.

12.6.3 B Tech: Engineering: Mechanical

12.6.3.1 Entrepreneurship & Professional Development of Students

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical.

12.6.3.2 Career Opportunities

For details see same section under National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical, except that

graduates will be able to perform work at the technologist level.

12.6.3.3 Purpose of Qualification

The purpose of the B Tech: Engineering: Mechanical is to train technologists who will meet

the criteria for registration as a professional technologist by the Engineering Council of

South Africa (ECSA), and who will display competence as part of the engineering team in the

execution of technical tasks under remote supervision by using and applying their knowledge

in independent judgment in the identification and solution of complex mechanical engineering

problems. This qualification is intended for technologist level employment in industry within

the range of planning, design, construction and maintenance of mechanical engineering

operations. Diplomats achieving this qualification should, after initial supervision, be able to

apply engineering principles, techniques and instruments to systematically diagnose an solve

broadly-defined mechanical engineering problems, perform procedural design functions of

limited context, be able to use appropriate terminology, style and structure to communicate

effectively with superiors and subordinates, apply management concepts to projects and

operations and exhibit an awareness of ethics, professionalism, safety and consideration of the

social and natural environment.

12.6.3.4 Exit Level Outcomes of the Programme

• Ability to apply Mechanical Engineering principles to systematically diagnose and solve

broadly-defined Mechanical Engineering problems.

• Demonstrate the application of knowledge and the requisite skills in a Mechanical

Engineering environment.

• Perform procedural design of broadly-defined elements/components to meet desired

needs. Solutions may be partially outside standards and codes and will require judgement

that can be justified.

• Communicate technical, supervisory and general management information effectively, both

orally and in writing, using appropriate language, structure, style and graphical support.

• Acquire knowledge of self-management principles and concepts for managing projects

and/or operations within the Mechanical Engineering environment, within the range:

Maintenance, Operation, Development, Safety, Quality Assurance, and Environmental.

The graduate achieving this qualification should therefore be able to:

• Perform procedural design of broadly-defined elements/components to meet desired

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needs.

• Follow developments in Mechanical Engineering and critique the status of current

knowledge.

• Apply the knowledge gained to new, broadly-defined, situations, both concrete and

abstract, in the workplace/community.

• Problems require identification and analysis, may be ill-posed and have a degree of

uncertainty

• Gather evidence from primary sources and journals using appropriate retrieval skills, and

organise, synthesise and present the information professionally in a mode appropriate to

the audience.

• Use basic methods of enquiry in a Mechanical Engineering environment to contribute to a

project.

• Demonstrate the capacity to explore and exploit educational, entrepreneurial, and career

opportunities, and to develop him/her professionally, including the ability to proceed to the

BTech level.

• Make independent decisions taking into account the relevant technical, economic, social,

safety and environmental factors.

• Work independently, as a member of a team and as a supervisor

• Relate Mechanical Engineering activities to environmental, safety, cultural and economic

sustainability.

12.6.3.5 Critical Cross-Field Outcomes

This qualification has same Critical Cross-Field Outcomes as for National Diploma: Engineering:

Mechanical.

12.6.3.6 Programme Characteristics

12.6.3.6.1 Basis of Programme Academic Structure

The programme is offered in terms of the:

• General Policy for Technikon Instructional Programmes - NATED Report 150(97/01) and

• Formal Technikon Instructional Programmes in the RSA - NATED Report 151 (99/01) of

Education NATED 150/151 document.

• South African Qualifications Authority Registered Qualification: Bachelor of Technology:

Engineering: Mechanical - SAQA 0480/09 - ID 80136

12.6.3.7 Programme Information

12.6.3.7.1 Minimum Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirement is that candidates should have accumulated at least one

year of appropriate post diploma experience and

A revised National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical (S-stream), or its equivalent

OR

(ii) A National Higher Diploma: Mechanical Engineering (T4) with the appropriate courses at

this level for the field of specialization the candidate wishes to pursue

OR

(iii) A National Diploma: Mechanical Engineering (T3) with at least two (2) of the following

S4-level courses: Applied Strength of Materials III, Steam Plant III, Hydraulic Machines III,

Mathematics III.

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Newly qualified diplomats who wish to proceed directly to the B.Tech programme without the

experiential requirements may be admitted if they obtained an average of at least 60% in their

level III courses. However, admission is not automatic, as candidates will be selected on the

basis of their proven academic record and post qualification professional experience.

12.6.3.7.2 Selection criteria for new students

See Minimum Admission Requirements above.

12.6.3.7.3 Programme Rules

As for School rules (see section 8).

12.6.3.7.4 Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits

For Admission Rules see the section on Admission Requirements above. In addition the

Department will consider courses done at other Tertiary Institutions for exemption, in accordance

with the Rules and Regulations of the University subject to the following criteria.

If a student wishes to graduate from WSU but decides to enrol for one or more programme

courses at another university, then the student must lodge a written application (through the

HOD to Director of School) before registration at the other Institution. Students must take note

of the institutional rules which state that:

• Not more than 50 % of the courses in the qualification will be exempted in this way.

• All exit level courses must be done at WSU.

• Only in exceptional circumstances will recognition of one (1) exit level subject from another

university be considered but such consideration is subject to a recommendation from the

Department and approval thereof by Senate.

• Any provisional approval by school/faculty is subject to final approval by Senate [also see

WSU’s General Rules & Regulations].

Where the applicant cannot meet the criteria as is stipulated in this section, the applicant will

be advised that the qualification cannot be awarded by WSU and that he/she should apply to

graduate at the other Institution.

Applications from students wishing to enrol for individual courses, which will not lead to the

award of a qualification (i.e. enrol for non degree/diploma purposes) will only be considered after

students wishing to study towards full degree/diploma qualifications have been accommodated,

as enrolment is subject to space being available.

Students coming from other higher education institutions are to be advised at admission, by

the Head of Department that admission to the programme remains provisional and that at

registration they are required to immediately apply for recognition of any credits which they

wish to be considered. Approval of such applications is subject to the application for recognition

of credits being approved by Senate. Where a student wishes to apply to graduate the fully

completed applications for recognition of credits, if it forms part of the grad application must

be received by the HoD before 15th January (for May graduation event) and before 30 April

(for September graduation event). Failure to comply with these requirements will result in non

processing of applications and/or automatic de-registration of students.

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12.6.3.7.5 Progression Rules

12.6.3.7.5.1 Re-Admission of Existing Students

Refer to the institutional rules on re-admission of students.

12.6.3.7.6 Exit Rules

12.6.3.7.7 Completion Rules

Over and above the requirements as set out below an application for the award of a qualification

will be scrutinised for compliance to the statutory requirements as is set out in NATED documents

together with the requirements as is described in WSU’s General Rules & Regulations.

The qualification will be awarded after completing 1 credits with courses as per course

combination rules described under Curriculum section below.

12.6.3.7.8 Exclusion Rules

Refer to the WSU’s General Rules & Regulations for re-admission of existing students. The

respective maximum permissible period of study for the BTech: Eng: Civil qualification, done

on a Part-Time study basis is 4 years. After the maximum period students will not be allowed

to register at the WSU. A student may appeal the decision to the Dean to reconsider his/her

case. The Dean shall, through the Faculty Board, make a recommendation to the Senate. The

Senate decision on the appeal shall be final [also see Rule G7-10 of WSU’s General Rules &

Regulations].

12.6.3.8 Programmes offering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering currently operates from only the Chiselhurst

Delivery Site in East London, Buffalo City.

12.6.3.8.1 Curriculum Structure

Course Code Note 1 Credit

Semester 1 (6 months) of Year 1

Refrigeration and Air-conditioning IV MTHD4/0 0.125

Strength of materials IV STMC4/0 0.125

Turbo machines IV FMED4/0 0.125

Manufacturing Management IV MMED4/0 0.125

Engineering Design Project IV (year course) MEDC4/0 0.250

Semester 2 (6 months) of Year 1

Thermodynamics IV MTHC4/0 0,125

Stress Analysis IV STMD4/0 0.125

Fluid mechanics IV FMEC4/0 0.125

Total credits required [from the above] 1,000

12.6.3.8.2 Work Integrated Learning

Not applicable under this programme.

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12.6.3.8.3 Pre-Requisite Courses

BTech Courses Pre-Requisite

Refrigeration and Air-conditioning IV Steam Plant III

Thermodynamics IV Steam Plant III

Strength of Materials IV Applied Strength of Materials III

Stress Analysis IV Applied Strength of Materials III

Fluid Mechanics IV Hydraulic Machines III

Turbo Machines IV Hydraulic Machines III

Maintenance Management IV Maintenance Engineering II

12.6.3.8.4 Available electives

Note: Offerings of electives cannot be guaranteed and are subject to physical and human

resources being available and viable student enrollment numbers being met (as determined

by HOD).

Maintenance Management IV

Manufacturing Management IV

12.6.3.8.5 Award of Qualification

See section on Completion Rules above.

12.6.3.8.6 Programme Tuition Fees

Students are referred to the Walter Sisulu University institutional Fee Booklet for costs of tuition

fees, application fees, registration fees, late registration-fees and other student fees.

12.6.3.8.7 Articulation

Vertical

A candidacy programme toward registration as a Professional Engineering Technologist.

For graduates with an appropriate level of achievement, the ability to enter NQF level 8

programmes and then proceed to masters degrees.

In programmes designed for certificated engineers, the education base for achieving

proficiency in mining / plant operations and occupational health and safety

Horizontal

Within WSU: Horizontal Articulation is possible with other B Tech qualifications offered by

the university at NQF Level 7.

Other Universities: Horizontal Articulation is possible by enrolment in B Tech qualifications

offered by such institutions, subject to the relevant institution’s admission requirements.

Professional Articulation: After graduation a candidacy programme toward registration

as a Professional Engineering Technologist can be followed as per conditions laid down by

the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).

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12.6.3.9 Core Syllabi of Courses Offered

REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MTHD 4/0 (see above) 7 0.125 Semester

Lectures per week

One on one

Pracs/Projects per

semester

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Consultation per week Number of weeks Notional

hours

1 x 4 hrs 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 2 hrs 15 150

Content /

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Air conditioning. 2. Refrigeration. 3. Cold storage. 4. Components.

Practicals: consist of three experiments chosen from approved thermodynamics

sections.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

STRENGTH OF MATERIALS IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

STMD 4/0 (see above) 7 0,125 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs/Projects per

semester

Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

1 x 4 hrs 1 x 10 hrs None 15 150

Content / Syllabus Theory: 1. Deflection Of statically indeterminate. 2. Energy Methods. 3.

Unsymmetrical bending. 4. Theory of Failures. 5. Shear in Thin Walled Sections.

6. Inelastic Behavior. 7. Struts. Practicals: Project.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT IV

Module Code Module Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MMED 4/0 (see above) 7 0.125 Semester

Lectures per week One on one

consultation

sessions per week

Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

None 5 hrs None 15 150

Content / Syllabus Theory: Organizational Structures (Coorporate services, Finance, Planning,

Marketing); Computer Aided Engineering(Quality, CAPS, Design and Drafting,

Logistics, AMT); Computer Aided Manufacturing (Automation, Robotics, FAS,

FMS, Data Acquisition methods and systems)

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessment based on assignments.

. Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

ENGINEERING DESIGN PROJECT 4

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MEDC 4/0 (see above) 7 0.25 Semester

Lectures per week One on one

consultation sessions

/ week

Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional

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None 4 hrs None 30 150

Content / Syllabus Theory: 1.Design Process. 2. Research Methodology 3. Project Management 4.

MS Project 5. Power Point Presentations.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from continuous assessment based on assignments.

. Final mark will be obtained from the average of assignments and in meeting outcomes. Pass mark

required is 50%.

THERMODYNAMICS IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

MTHC 4/0 (see above) 7 0.125 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs/Projects per

semester

Consultation per week

(one on one)

Number of weeks Notional

hours

1 x 4 hrs 3 x 2 hrs 1 x 2 hrs 15 150

Content /

Syllabus

Theory: 1. Steady heat conduction. 2. Forced convection. 3. Natural convection.

4. Boiling and condensation 5. Radiation heat transfer. 6. Heat exchangers. 7.

Solar power

Practicals: consist of three experiments chosen from approved thermodynamics

sections.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on tutorials, assignments,

projects, and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

STRESS ANALYSIS IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

STMD 4/0 (see above) 7 0,125 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs/Projects per

semester

Tutorials per week Number of weeks Notional hours

1 x 4 hrs 1 x 10 hrs None 15 150

Content / Syllabus Theory: 1. Strain Gauges. 2. Introduction to Finite Elements. 3. Discretization

of Problems. 4. Interpolation Functions and Simplex Elements. 5. Formulation of

Element Matrices. 6. Modeling Procedures and Results Processing. Practicals:

Project.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained from assessments based on assignments, projects, and

tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

FLUID MECHANICS IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

FMEC 4/0 (see above) 7 0,125 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs/Projects per

semester

Tutorials and

consultation per week

Number of weeks Notional

hours

1 x 4 hrs 1 x 10 hrs None 15 150

Content / Syllabus Theory: 1. Dimensional Analysis and Similarity. 2. Flow over immersed bodies,

External flow (Boundary layer). 3. Compressible Flow. 4. Advanced Flow in pipes.

Practicals: Project.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

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TURBO MACHINES IV

Course Code Course Name NQF Level Credits Duration

FMED 4/0 (see above) 7 0,125 Semester

Lectures per week Pracs/Projects per

semester

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Tutorials and

consultation per week

Number of weeks Notional

hours

1 x 4 hrs 1 x 10 hrs None 15 150

Content / Syllabus Theory: 1. Basic Thermodynamics. 2. Fluid Mechanics and definitions of

Efficiency,. 3. Two Dimensional Cascades. 4. Axial Flow Turbines. 5. Axial flow

Compressors and fans. 6. Three Dimensional Flows in Axial Turbo machines. 7.

Centrifugal Pumps, Fans and Compressors

Practicals: Project.

Assessment: Year mark (DP) will be obtained assessments based on tutorials, assignments, projects,

and tests. Final mark will be obtained from the Year Mark (DP) x 40% + Exam Mark x 60%.

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED TOOLING (EASTERN CAPE)

The Institute for Advanced Tooling (IAT) is a unit within the Technology Station Programme

of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), which is in turn funded by the Department of

Science and Technology. The unit is based at the Chiselhurst Delivery Site and forms part of

the Department of Mechanical Engineering at WSU.

The primary focus of the IAT is to develop SMME’s through innovation and commercialisation

activities. The unit provides support services in product development, prototyping, tooling,

technology transfer, technology demonstration, skills development and Research Development.

The main aim is to improve the number and quality of locally developed products thereby

increasing employment and creating greater opportunities in the local and international

markets. Project work is carried out for the benefit of (mainly) regional industry which has the

added benefit of linking WSU with the market that is serves. Applications are considered by

the unit for project funding to support product development, from concept through to tooling

and eventual commercialisation.

The IAT also provides an important support service to the Department of Mechanical Engineering

through training in CAD and CNC Programming. Further support is also provided through

mentoring of BTech students, in particular for Design Projects. The aim of the IAT is to assist

the Department of Mechanical Engineering to grow research its capacity and output, with

the specific objective to develop researchers to support the local and national manufacturing

industries.

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Contact Details

www.wsu.ac.za

Mthatha Campus

Nelson Mandela Drive Site: +27 (0) 47 502 2111/2844

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Nkululekweni Site: +27 (0) 47 502 2111/2844

Butterworth Campus

Ibika Site: +27 (0) 47 401 6000

Buffalo City Campus

Potsdam Site: +27 (0) 43 708 5200

College Street Site: +27 (0) 43 702 9200

Cambridge Street Site: +27 (0) 43 704 4800

Chiselhurst Site: +27 (0) 43 709 4000

Buffalo City Stadium Site: +27 (0) 43 702 9200

Heritage Building Site: +27 (0) 43 703 8500

Queenstown Campus

Whittlesea Site: +27 (0) 40 842 6800

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