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National Diploma: Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes NQF5


Modern civil engineering professionals often require an extensive understanding of construction management civil engineering work processes due to the strategic benefits it can bring to both individuals and project teams.  


Develop much sought-after project management skills in civil construction, reflecting the skills, knowledge and understanding required to be an effective manager in the Civil Engineering Construction Industry, whether in micro, small, medium or large operations. 


You can further enhance your skills by choosing a specialization for your last semester. The two choices includes: 

  •   Specialty in Road & Rail construction  OR  
  •  Specialty in Structural construction 


This programme will incorporate both the Project Management Institute’s (PMI ®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ®), and the PRINCE2 Foundational guidelines integrated into its curriculum. For individuals, these certifications is an invaluable asset to your career as it increases employment prospects and helps you do your job more effectively. 


Get ready to take on a leadership role with this Diploma in Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes and accelerate your career.


Features and Benefits


  • Develop much sought-after project management skills in civil construction.  
  • Choose between two specializations for you’re your last semester, Road & Rail Construction OR Structural Construction 
  • In demand skills within the project management industry with local international content and recognition was added to improve job readiness such as Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more.  

  • This programme will incorporate two of the most in demand international project management certifications, the PMI’s® Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® and the PRINCE2 Foundational certifications. For individuals, these certifications are an invaluable asset to your career as it increases employment prospects and helps you do your job more effectively. 

  • We utilise industry leading CAD/CAM/CAE software including AutoCAD ensuring that you are educated not only in theory but also the industry used CAD software.  

  • This qualification is also of value to learners running their own business, as project management is an integral component of any business system.  
  • Get exposure to guest lecturers from relevant external companies and organizations both on campus and online.   
  • Through our myWay learning methodology, a unique and modern approach to blended learning we deliver our programmes via fflexible study method options including class based sessions and blended learning for online student.    
  • For online students, we ensure that you are supported by technology and people throughout your academic journey. We focus on a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms, at home exercises, activities and project-based assignments bundled with fully developed video lectures, all managed by our student learning platform.  

This programme incorporates the use of Virtual Reality and may include topics such as Introduction to Virtual and Augmented Reality using your Goggles VR Headset, Introduction to the 3D Environment using Virtual Reality, Modelling for Virtual Reality, Preparing your 3D Data for Virtualization and Full Immersion, Design Validation through Virtual Reality, Presenting your data in Virtual Reality.

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Admission Requirements:

  • Grade 12 with English as your first language OR 
  • NQF 4 Drawing Office Practice OR  
  • N4/5 Multi Drawing Office practice OR  
  • Engineering National Certificate N3   
  • No matric?  You still have options. Do our Engineering National Certificate N3

Salaries & Skills


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  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    Full Time:  

    • 24 months, 271 credits (10 Sessions/Week, 2:00 hours each, +- 2 ½ day/week, class times are between 08:30 & 16:00)  
    • All credits are achieved via your study duration at the academy.  


    *Sessions will be grouped to lower cost of traveling, however, in some cases classes may not follow this convention and schedules are subject to change.  


    Online & Part Time   

    • Part Time = 24 months, 271 credits (2 x evening classes, 18:00 to 21:00, Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thur)  
    • Online = 24 months, 257 credits (Online live classes, once/week, 17:00 - 18:00, day to be determined by timetable)  
    • Credits are obtained through a combination of live virtual classes, pre-recorded video lectures and project-based tasks. 
  • Career Options

    • Construction Project Manager 
    • Site Project Manager 
    • Building Project Manager 
    • Site Foreman 
    • Construction Foreman 
    • Civil Site Supervisor/Manager 
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:


    • Free WIFI (10GB/Month, On Campus only).  
    • Autodesk student licenses valid for three years.  
    • Hardcopy of Green, Yellow, Red and Blue steel books used in the industry  
    • Stationary including, Notepad, Sketchpad, A4 & A3 Paper and Tracing Paper  
    • Electronic Study Guides  
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, Getting Started Guide.  
    • Access to my Academy student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets.   
    • USB 32GB with all required software applications.  

What you get

This qualification is designed to provide the student with multiple certificates
and qualifications, both locally and internationally recognised by industry for maximum employability  


On completion the student will earn:  


  • National Diploma: Management of Civil Engineering Construction Processes NQF, SAQA ID: 23683 
  • Software Certificates: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.  
  • Specialized Certificates: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® (Upon completion of the CAPM certification test), PRINCE2 Foundational (Upon completion of the PRINCE2 Foundational certification) 

Our Learning Methods

At AIE, The Academic Institute of Excellence we understand that that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. This is influenced by many factors including, circumstances, location, field of study and learning preference. It is for this reason that we have developed our myWay learning methodology, a unique and modern approach to blended learning that encompasses multiple delivery methods, involving our three main channels.

Full Time

Reach your full potential through our myWay Instructor-led or Mentorship based classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in-field experience, combined with our blended platform to make up a full day or selective days within a week.

Part Time

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.


We have re-defined online learning. Our myWay Online Learning ensures that the student is supported by technology and people throughout his academic journey. We focus on a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms, at home exercises, activities and project-based assignments bundled with fully developed video lectures, all managed by our student learning platform.

Career Video

Watch this video to understand a day in the life of a Structural Engineer. 

Important Notes

Please note that you are required to have your own computer. This can be in the form of a laptop or desktop PC. Should you not have one, we can supply you with a laptop as part of your package. Please note that additional costs will apply. The below shows the recommended specification. 


CPU Intel® Core™ i5 or i7, 2.4 GHZ or more (i7 preferred)
MEMORY 8GB DDR3 Memory (16GB preferred)
GRAPHICS Dedicated 1GB graphics card (NVIDIA recommended) 
OPERATING SYSTEM Windows 10 (64 Bit)



Year 1: 

Semester 1 

  • Demonstrate the ability to use a database for business purposes 
  • Produce and use spreadsheets for business 
  • Produce presentation documents for business 
  • Produce word processing documents for business 
  • Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems 
  • Describe, represent, analyse and explain changes in shape and motion in 2- and 3-dimensional space with justification 
  • Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts 
  • Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues 
  • Work with a wide range of patterns and inverses of functions and solve related problems 


Semester 2 

  • Identify describe and use materials in civil engineering construction 
  • Calculate construction quantities and develop a work plan 
  • Develop and produce computer aided drawings 
  • Organize and control the utilization of plant and equipment in civil engineering construction 
  • Read, interpret and use construction drawings and specifications 
  • Apply contract documentation 
  • Develop and manage quality systems and procedures on a construction project 
  • Establish and maintain relationships with construction role players 
  • Initiate testing and interpret test/lab results in civil construction 
  • Manage construction project administration 
  • Manage construction resources 


Year 2: 

Semester 1 

  • Manage financial aspects of a construction project 
  • Manage health and safety on a construction project 
  • Manage human resources on a construction project 
  • Manage productivity on a construction project 
  • Prepare for a construction project  
  • Survey and set out construction work areas 
  • Tender for construction projects 
  • Understand and apply structural principles 


Semester 2 (Only choose 1) 

Elective 1; Specialization in Road & Rail construction 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of road construction methods 
  • Understand and apply railway construction methods 
  • Manage drainage construction activities 
  • Manage geo-technical construction activities 
  • Manage labour intensive construction projects 
  • Manage railway construction activities 
  • Manage road construction activities 


Elective 2; Specialization in Structural construction 
  • Manage structural construction activities 
  • Understand and apply drainage construction methods 
  • Understand and apply geo-technical construction methods 
  • Manage drainage construction activities 
  • Understand and apply structural construction methods 
  • Develop and promote labour intensive construction strategies 
    No dates have been specified for this course.
    Please contact The CAD Corporation for more information and dates on this course.
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