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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CONTACT

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

Tel : +263 20 63141 / 63153
Fax : +263 20 66912
 
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