CIVIL AND CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING DIVISION

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    Departments

    VISION

    Provision of sound civil engineering knowledge and solutions to real life problems, both in academics and practical skill exposure in the built environment sphere.

    MISSION

    To be a leading department in producing knowledgeable construction professionals who are able to duly deliver as expected in the industry in line with the build environment civil and quantity surveying market trends

    CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

    The Department has highly qualified technical staff in three different courses that fall under the Civil Engineering namely Civil Engineering, Water Resources and Irrigation Engineering and Quantity Surveying. The Department fall under the Civil and Construction Division at Mutare Polytechnic and specialises in grooming technicians and technologists who hold the reins of the Design and Construction Industry of Zimbabwe and beyond. The Civil Engineering Course is offered from National Certificate level up to Higher National Diploma level whilst Quantity Surveying and Water Resources and Irrigation Engineering are offered from National Certificate to National Diploma Level.

    CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

    The department offers courses in Civil Engineering, Water Resources and Irrigation Engineering and Quantity Surveying.

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    A minimum of 5 ‘O’ Levels with a grade C or better including Mathematics, English and any Science subject. Those with a background of Technical Drawing,‘A’ Level Maths and Sciences have an added advantage.

    COURSES ON OFFER

    JANUARY AND MAY INTAKES

    CIVIL ENGINEERING COURSE

    COURSE AIMS

    The Civil Engineering course aims to develop the trainee with basic knowledge, skills and attitudes to carry out Civil Engineering works in the community, and also to develop a technician with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to carry out water, transportation, structural and geotechnical engineering works.

    OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE

    On completion of the course the graduate should be able to:

    • draw and interpret civil engineering designs

    • design civil engineering works

    • manage effectively both office and site works

    • assist in research and development work for civil engineering design

    • apply information technology systems in designs and site works

    • manage financial, human and material resources effectively

    • demonstrate patriotism to national issues

    • demonstrate a critical, logical and objective approach to problem solving at the work place

    • implement safety, health environment and quality regulations in the work place

    NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

    DURATION: 1 YEAR

    MODE OF STUDY: FULL TIME

    COURSE STRUCTURE

    SUBJECTS

    1. Civil Engineering Drawing and Construction

    2. Engineering Mathematics 1

    3. Surveying 1

    4. Applied Mechanics

    5. National and Strategic Studies

    6. Entrepreneurship Skills Development

    7. Introduction to Computers

    8. Technical Communication

    9. Geology

    NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

    DURATION: 3 YEARS

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: National Certificate in Civil Engineering

    MODE OF STUDY: FULL TIME

    COURSE STRUCTURE

    YEAR 1

    SUBJECTS

    1. Soil Mechanics

    2. Civil Engineering Construction 2

    3. Computer Aided Design

    4. Construction Economics 1

    5. Engineering Mathematics 2

    6. Fluid Mechanics

    7. Water Engineering

    8. Traffic Engineering

    YEAR 2

    Students will be on industrial attachment

    YEAR 3

    SUBJECTS

    1. Civil Engineering Project

    2. Theory of Structures 1

    3. Project Management

    4. Structural Engineering Design

    5. Engineering Surveying

    HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

    DURATION: 1 YEAR 6MONTHS

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

    MODE OF STUDY: PART-TIME AND BLOCK RELEASE

    COURSE STRUCTURE

    YEAR 1

    1. Research Methodology

    2. Geo-technology

    3. Transportation II

    4. Structural Engineering Design II

    5. Theory of Structures II

    6. Research Project

    7. Engineering Mathematics III

    8. Water Engineering II

    9. Entrepreneurial Skill Development

    10. National and Strategic Studies

    YEAR 2 (6 MONTHS)

    1. On the Job Education and Training

    CAREER PROSPECTS

    1. Local government i.e. City , Town and District councils

    2. Real Estate Agents and Valuers

    3. Non – Governmental Organizations

    4. Parastatals like ZINWA, ZINARA

    5. Construction Companies

    6. Consultancy Companies

    7. Self-Employment /Part time jobs

    8. Research Companies and Organizations like SIRDC

    9. Government Ministries e.g. Public Works, Transport, Water Resources etc.

    10. Mining Companies

    11. Telecommunication Companies

    12. Electricity Supply Authorities

    WATER RESOURCES AND IRRIGATION ENGINEERING COURSE

    COURSE AIMS

    The Irrigation Engineering Course aims to develop an assistant technician with knowledge, skills and attitudes required to carry out water resources engineering works in the community.

    OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE

    On completion of the course the graduate should be able to:

    • draw and interpret irrigation engineering designs

    • manage effectively both office and site works

    • assist in research and development work for irrigation engineering designs

    • apply computer skills in carrying out operations in irrigation

    • manage financial, human and material resources effectively

    • demonstrate patriotism to national issues

    • demonstrate a critical , logical and objective approach to problem solving at the work place

    • implement safety, health environment and quality regulations in the work place

    • apply entrepreneurial/business skills in the field of irrigation engineering

    NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN IRRIGATION ENGINEERING

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    A minimum of 5 O’ Levels with a grade C or better including Mathematics, English and Science subject.

    DURATION: 1 YEAR

    MODE OF STUDY: FULL TIME

    COURSE STRUCTURE

    SUBJECTS

    1. Civil Engineering Drawing and Construction

    2. Fundamentals of Irrigation

    3. Engineering Mathematics 1

    4. Surveying 1

    5. Applied Mechanics

    6. National and Strategic Studies

    7. Entrepreneurship Skills Development

    8. Introduction to Computers

    9. Technical Communication

    NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN IRRIGATION ENGINEERING

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    National Certificate in Water Resources and Irrigation Engineering

    DURATION: 3 YEARS

    MODE OF STUDY: FULL TIME

    COURSE STRUCTURE

    YEAR 1

    SUBJECTS

    1. Statistics

    2. Soil, Plant and Water Relations

    3. Construction Technology for Irrigation

    4. Soil Science

    5. Computer Aided Design

    6. Fluid Mechanics

    7. Soil Mechanics

    8. Irrigation Systems 1

    YEAR 2

    On The Job Education and Training

    YEAR 3

    1. Hydrology

    2. Irrigation Project

    3. Project Management

    4. Irrigation Systems 1

    5. Survey for Irrigation Development

    6. Theory of Structures

    7. Water Resources Management

    CAREER PROSPECTS

    1. Ministry of Lands , Agriculture and Rural Resettlement

    2. Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education

    1. Ministry of Environment and Tourism

    2. Non – Governmental Organizations

    3. Parastatals

    4. Irrigation Companies

    5. Self-Employment/Part time jobs

    6. Ministry of Public Works and Urban Development

    7. Ministry of Water Resources and Infrastructural Development

    8. Department of Irrigation

    NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    National Certificate in Water Resources and Irrigation Engineering

    DURATION: 3 YEARS

    MODE OF STUDY: FULL TIME

    COURSE STRUCTURE

    YEAR 1

    SUBJECTS

    1. Engineering Mathematics 2

    2. Soil, Plant and Water Relations

    3. Research Methodology

    4. Computer Aided Design

    5. Fluid Mechanics

    6. Soil Mechanics

    YEAR 2

    On The Job Education and Training

    YEAR 3

    1. Hydrology

    2. Design Project

    3. Project Management

    4. Irrigation Systems 1

    5. Theory of Structures

    CAREER PROSPECTS

    1. Ministry of Lands , Agriculture and Rural Resettlement

    1. Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education

    1. Ministry of Environment and Tourism

    2. Non – Governmental Organizations

    3. Parastatals

    4. Irrigation Companies

    5. Self-Employment/Part time jobs

    6. Ministry of Public Works and Urban Development

    7. Ministry of Water Resources and Infrastructural Development

    8. Department of Irrigation

    QUANTITY SURVEYING

    COURSE AIMS

    The Quantity Surveying Course aims to equip an assistant technician with fundamental skills attitudes and knowledge in construction work, estimation, tendering and measurement or taking off quantities.

    OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE

    On completion of the course the graduate should be able to:

    • draw and interpret working drawings

    • manage effectively both office and site works

    • apply computer skills in carrying out operations in Quantity Surveying

    • manage financial, human and material resources effectively

    • demonstrate patriotism to national issues

    • demonstrate a critical , logical and objective approach to problem solving at the work place

    • implement safety, health environment and quality regulations in the work place

    • apply entrepreneurial/business skills in the field of irrigation engineering

    NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN QUANTITY SURVEYING

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    A minimum of 5 O’ Levels with a grade C or better including Mathematics, English and a Science subject.

    DURATION : 1YEAR

    MODE OF STUDY: FULL-TIME

    COURSE STRUCTURE

    SUBJECTS

    1. Construction Materials

    2. Construction Finance

    3. Civil Engineering Drawing and Construction

    4. Measurement of Construction Work 1

    5. Engineering Mathematics 1

    6. National and Strategic Studies

    7. Entrepreneurial Skills and Development

    8. Introduction To Computers

    9. Technical Communication

    NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN QUANTITY SURVEYING

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    National Certificate in Quantity Surveying

    DURATION: 3 YEARS

    MODE OF STUDY: FULL-TIME

    COURSE STRUCTURE

    YEAR 1

    SUBJECTS

    1. Principles of Surveying

    2. Measurement of Construction Work 2

    3. Construction Economics 2

    4. Construction Technology 2

    5. Contract Administration

    6. Construction Accounting

    7. Estimating and Pricing

    8. Project Management

    YEAR 2

    On The Job Education and Training

    YEAR 3

    1. Building Services and Equipment

    2. Statistics

    3. Soils and Structures

    4. Quantity Surveying Project

    CAREER PROSPECTS

    1. Ministry of Public works

    2. Ministry of Housing and Social Amenities

    3. Local Authorities i.e. City and town council

    4. Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education

    5. Non – Governmental Organizations

    6. Parastatals

    7. Construction and Consultancy Companies

    8. Self-Employment/Part time jobs

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    VISION

    To become a vibrant Department working hand in glove with the construction industry to attain wholesome results.

    MISSION STATEMENT

    To provide Technical and Vocational (TVET) education in compliance with the industry, maintain high standards and produce a hardworking, committed, competent and responsible Artisan and Construction Technician who would make impact in the Construction Industry and the Society at large.


     

    Courses on offer

    1. National Certificate in Brick and Block laying

    2. National Certificate in Carpentry and Joinery

    3. National Certificate in Plumbing and Drain Laying

    4. National Certificate in Painting and Decorating

    5. National Diploma in Construction Technology

    6. Higher National Diploma in Construction Engineering

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AT NATIONAL CERTIFICATE LEVEL

    1. 5 Ordinary Levels including Mathematics, English and Science

    2. A Technical subject or National foundation certificate with the above subjects will be an added advantage

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AT NATIONAL DIPLOMA LEVEL

    1. 5 Ordinary Levels including Mathematics, English and Science

    2. National certificate in any of the Construction Engineering trades

    3. A clean class one Journeyman card in the related field

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AT HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA LEVEL

    Results for National Diploma Course together with academic qualifications

    COURSE DURATION

    National Certificate

    1. Three years for full time students

    2. One year for apprentices

    3. Two years for part time students

    National Diploma

    Mode of study

    • Full time

    • Part time

    • Block release

    • ODEL

    Period of study – two (2) years plus six (6) months attachment

    Higher National Diploma

    Mode of study

    • Full time

    • Part time

    • Block release

    • ODEL

    Period of study- one(1) year

    PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYERS

    A) Local government i.e. City, Town & Rural District Councils

    B) Ministry of higher and Tertiary Education

    C) ZIMDEF

    D) Non– Governmental Organizations

    E) Parastatals

    F) Consultant Companies

    G) Army , Air force

    H) Self Employment / Part time jobs

     Employment/ Job Prospects

    • Qualified artisan class one(1)
    • Employed in Government or Private sector
    • Self- employment being our main thrust
    • Ability to draw plans
    • Become a teacher at Primary or Secondary school in the field of specialty
    • Become a Lecturer
    • Become a site Foreperson
    • Ability to estimate building quantities
    • Become a Charge Hand
    • Become a Construction Technician
    • Become a Construction Technologist
    • Become a General Foreperson
    • Auto Cad Competency
    • Become a Paint lab Technician
    • Become a training officer

     

     

    CONTACT

    Mutare Polytechnic
    P.O. Box 640, Mutare
    Josiah Tongogara/Vincent Ave

    Tel : +263 20 63141 / 63153
    Fax : +263 20 66912
     
    principalmutarepolytechnic@gmail.com