School of Civil

Qualification: N. Diploma in Civil Engineering SAQA ID: 90674

Qualification Description

Civil engineering is a discipline that imposes it influences in almost every aspect of modern human life. Often, people have a narrow understanding of the civil engineering, limiting it at roads and building construction however, civil engineering is very wide and sometimes, its scope extend into Mechanical engineering and other disciplines. Much   of modern infrastructure around is part of civil engineering. Civil engineering scope entails the planning, design, construction and maintenance of infrastructure, for example buildings, dams, bridges, roads, pipelines, railways, tunnels and environment.

Civil engineering has an impact on the safety and quality of life; this simply implies that civil engineering carries serious consequences and responsibilities in the communities more than any other engineering discipline.

Education at MGM-DPC will provide students in civil engineering with solid foundation and fundamental knowledge. MGM-DPC provide an instructional training accompanied with a practical training to produce highly skilled civil engineers and designers. Join MGM-DPC and build a better world.

Entry Requirements

Entry to N4

  • National Senior certificate Gr. 12 with min 40% in Maths, Science and English
  • Dully completed NATED N3
  • Dully completed NCV Level 4 (Rating 3)

Entry to N5

  • Dully completed  and all subject passed NATED N4 or 
  • Equivalent qualification

Entry to N6

  • Dully completed  and all subject passed NATED N5 or 
  • Equivalent qualification

Examination Eligibility

In order to be eligible to book a seat to write the National DHET Examinations in Civil Engineering, the Student / learner must meet the following requirements: 
– DP 40%
– Attendance 80%

Module By Trimester

Level N4 SAQA ID: 66881
Level: 5

  • Quantity Survey
  • Building Drawing
  • Building and structure Construction
  • Engineering Science
  • Mathematics Engineering
  • Building Administration
  • Project Engineering (O)

Level N5 SAQA ID: 66960
Level: 5

  • Quantity Survey
  • Building Drawing
  • Building and structure Construction
  • Engineering Science
  • Mathematics Engineering
  • Building Administration
  • Project Engineering (O)

Level N6 SAQA ID: 67005
Level: 5

  • Quantity Survey
  • Building Drawing
  • Building and structure Construction
  • Engineering Science
  • Mathematics Engineering
  • Building Administration
  • Project Management (O)
  • Entrepreneurship (O)

Civil Engineering Career Path

MGM-DPC ensures that our students / learners are well trained and skilled to occupy position in any of the following areas and more:

  • Municipal, provincial/state government departments
  • Engineering consulting firms
  • Construction contractors
  • Property developers
  • Construction manager
  • Building services engineer
  • Engineering geologist
  • CAD Design engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Resource industries, such as oil & gas
  • Public utilities
  • Railroad companies
  • Manufacturing firms
  • Companies that manufacture equipment used by civil engineers

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate and apply essential methods to technical operational systems..
  • Analyse and apply acquired knowledge in performing the tasks and solve common problems.
  • Execute role and responsibilities by being able to summarize, classify, discuss and estimate application processes required through mathematical concepts, technical and schematic diagrams, computer and technology usage in a range of different contexts.
  • Communicate with peers, customers and members of supervisory/management levels by presenting information reliably and accurately in spoken and written form.

Practical Skills Training

Practical training is a very important component in the civil  engineering education. at MGM-DPC we prepare our students / learners for workplace and professional life at early stages. We believe that practical experience is a desirable characteristic for engineers, we have put great effort to establish a relationship with privates’ entities to provide student / learners in variety of field where students can practice to prepare them for the future professional life.
Civil engineering is essentially a practical career where the theoretical knowledge has to be always accompanied by practical applications. Therefore, the training comprise 2 parts:
a period of 12 months instructional training followed by an intense 14 months technological training, using the state-of-the-art technology which is not found in many institutions, before going to the field for a period of 10 months to qualify for the prestigious qualification of national Diploma.

Our Students do not Struggle to get practical training, from admission to the issuance of National Diploma, The College is in charge 

Design and Engineering Tools

MGM Learners / Student Complete education and obtain their qualification with an extensive design and engineering knowledge and Mastery of the state of the Art Design Technologies below. MGM-DPC offer Design technology or Design tools Software to it Students /Learners free of charge. The duration of the education license is one year renewable, up to 3 years.

Design Software Technology


NB: The above Design packages are compulsory tools used in the school of civil engineering.

Get in Touch with Us

Working hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 16:30 Hrs
(Phone until 17:30 Hrs)
Saturday - 9:00-14:00

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Phone: +27 15 290 2895
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