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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Program Name : Bachelor of Engineering (Construction Engineering & Management)

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 34 Option 1:20 (Maths + Physics + Bio or Chem)


Type : Under Graduate

No. of Semesters : 10

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade D in English Language and a grade of C in Mathematics and Physics, and a grade of C in any one from Biology or Chemistry. Departmental Regulations for the Bachelor of Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) Degree) Subject to the provisions of General Regulations 000 and 200 and the Faculty Special Regulation 210, the following Departmental Regulations for the Bachelor of Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management) Degree shall apply: Entrance Requirements Admission to the Bachelor of Engineering(Construction Engineering and Management) Degree shall be as stipulated in Faculty Special Regulation 21.10. Programme Structure The Programme for the Degree in Construction Engineering and Management will be a Single Major Programme that will extend over 10 semesters of full-time study. It shall contain 1 subject called Construction Engineering and Management consisting of courses shown below. The curriculum for Levels 100 and 200 shall be stipulated in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology Special Regulation 21.20. Level 300 Construction Engineering and Management Assessment Except for CCB313 (Surveying), all courses shall be assessed as stipulated in the Faculty Special Regulation 21.30. For CCB313 the ratio of marks for continuous assessment to examination shall be 1:1.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

    No Core courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Semester 5

Core Courses

  CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY I Credits : 3
  Course Description :

Structure of the instruction industry, function of construction work, site organisation and investigation, basic construction techniques, framed structures, floors, roofing systems, and stairs.

  SURVEYING Credits : 3
  ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS III Credits : 3
  PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  HISTORY OF BUILDING Credits : 2
  Course Description :

History of building; Study of key building structures in relevant historical stages; Significant works; Architectural heritage of Botswana.

  CAD FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS Credits : 2
  ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Credits : 3
  BASIC MICROECONOMICS Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

  MEASUREMENT AND SPECIFICATION I Credits : 3
  Course Description :

The course deals with the measurement of materials and labour in simple building works. It also covers areas such bill preparation and the use of computer software in the preparation of bills of quantities. Principles of Measurement: Historical development of the quantity surveying profession; the standard method of measurement; measurement conventions; manual and electronic processing of project cost data. Measurement of Simple Buildings: Measurement of building elements including foundations, brickwork, partitions, roof, floors, doors, windows and internal finishes. Bill Preparation: Purpose of Bills of Quantities; various bill formats; preparation of Bills of Quantities.

  STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS Credits : 3
  CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS Credits : 3
  FOUNDATION OF ENGINEERING LAW Credits : 2

Optional Courses

  CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ECONOMICS Credits : 2
  Course Description :

Basic concepts covered include nature, role and market issues of the construction industry and construction project economics. CBB325 Information Technology in Construction Industry (2) Introduction: Technologies and trends; Information processing; Strategic use of information technology: E-commerce and Internet; IT in Project management; Use of GIS in facility management.

  INFORMATION TECH. IN THE CONSTR. INDUSTRY Credits : 2

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Semester 7

Core Courses

  CONSTRUCTION ECONOMICS I Credits : 3
  Course Description :

Construction design economics; Cost planning and control; Cost information; Introduction to engineering economics; Value engineering and management.

  CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY II Credits : 3
  Course Description :

This course covers the following: Site Works, External Enclosure, Internal Enclosure and External Works.

  MEASUREMENT AND SPECIFICATION II Credits : 3
  Course Description :

This course covers measurement of complex building works and use of computer software in measurement

  BUILDING SERVICES Credits : 2
  HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION Credits : 2

Optional Courses

  CONSTRUCTION LAW Credits : 3
  ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Semester 8

Core Courses

  INDUSTRIAL TRAINING II Credits : 10

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 8.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 8.

Semester 9

Core Courses

  STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING Credits : 2
  CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT I Credits : 2
  PROJECT I Credits : 3
  TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING Credits : 2

Optional Courses

  CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES RESOLUTION Credits : 2
  MEASUREMENTS & SPECIFICATIONS-CIVIL WORKS Credits : 2
  PUBLIC HEALTH ENGINEERING Credits : 2

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 9.

Semester 10

Core Courses

  WASTE WATER ENGINEERING Credits : 2
  CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT II Credits : 2
  TIMBER & PRESTRESSED CONCRETE STRUCTURES Credits : 2
  PROJECT II Credits : 3

Optional Courses

  ADVANCED TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING Credits : 2
  CONSTRUCTION COSTS & FINANCIAL CONTROL Credits : 2
  BUILDING AND FACTORY SERVICES Credits : 4

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 10.
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