Bulawayo Polytech

Division of Civil & Construction Engineering

Our Mandate

Together with industry and the community at large, is to train for the current and future manpower needs of Zimbabwe.

Mission Statement

The Civil and Construction Engineering division is committed to providing excellent technical, educational and training services that will prepare students to face the challenges of employment, entrepreneurship and technical advancement by enhancing individuasl with practical skills and growth potential in the civil and construction engineering disciplines.

Our Values

As a division, we are a highly motivated team which is committed to raising the quality of service we provide toindustry and the public by making our programmes customer oriented and accessible to maximize the potential of our valued clients, the students.
" We are committed to the creation of an innovative learning environment and new learning opportunities for apprentices, young people, men and women, employed and unemployed for the betterment of our national human resources.
" We believe in working closely in consultation with industry, through our civil and construction sub-advisory committee which is made up of representative of our stakeholders.
" We encourage entrepreneurship in individuals and fulfill the requirements in the fields of employment.
" We believe in continuous staff development and the provision of the latest technological expertise to meet the individual and civil & construction industry skills requirements and national needs for manpower expertise.

Structure of Division

The Division is composed of two Departments namely;
" Civil Engineering Department
" Construction Engineering Department

Courses Offered

National Certificate (HEXCO)
a. Civil Engineering
b. Quantity Surveying
c. Architectural Technology
d. Surveying & Geometrics
e. Urban & Regional Planning
f. Water Resources Engineering
g. Valuation & Estate Management (part time only)
h. Brick & Block Laying
i. Carpentry and Joinery
j. Plumbing & Drain Laying
k. Wood Machining
l. Painting & Decorating

Entry Requirements

Application must have 5 "O" level passes including English Language, Mathematics and a Science subject for all the courses except the last five where Mathematics is not required at national certificate level.

Duration of National Certificate courses

The duration of full time courses 'a' to' f' is one year.
The duration of all part-time courses is two(2) years.
The duration of full-time courses 'h' to 'l' is three years.

 

National Diploma (HEXCO)

a. Civil Engineering
b. Quantity Surveying
c. Architectural Technology
d. Surveying & Geometrics
e. Urban & Regional Planning
f. Water Resources Engineering
g. Valuation & Estate Management (part time only)
h. Construction Technology & Design

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a national certificate in the relevant disciplines.

Duration of National Diploma courses

Students attend two years on full time basis at Bulawayo Polytechnic and go for industrial attachment for one year (Total duration = 3 years)

Higher National Diploma (HEXCO)

a. Civil Engineering
b. Water Resources Engineering
c. Surveying & Geometrics.
d. Architectural Technology.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a National Diploma in the relevant discipline.

Duration of Higher National Diploma courses

The duration of full time courses is one year.

General Requirements for all Conventional Courses

To be awarded a certificate at all levels given above (except for Adult Skills courses), a candidate must achieve a minimum of 85% class attendance and pass both coursework and final examination on the relevant subjects as per the course regulation.

Adult Skills (Empowerment) Courses

a. Site surveying (stages 1&2)
b. Building plan drawing (stages 1&2)
c. Construction supervision
d. AutoCAD ( stages 1 & 2)
e. Basic Estimation of Quantities
f. Basic Brick laying Skills (stages 1&2)
g. Basic Plumbing (stage 1 & 2)
h. Basic Carpentry and Joinery (stage 1&2)

Award for Adult Skills Courses

A certificate of attendance or certificate of competency is awarded to successful candidates by Bulawayo Polytechnic.