(The programme is closed to new applicants. Students currently registered for the programme will be permitted to continue provided they will have completed their coursework requirement by March 2017, and are registered for their dissertation / minor dissertation.)
The Department, in collaboration with departments in EBE and other faculties, offers an inter-disciplinary programme leading to MPhil (Urban Infrastructure Design and Management).
To complete the MPhil Urban Infrastructure: Design and Management programme, a student requires 4 core modules and 2 elective modules (i.e. 6 in total) and the Minor Thesis. Part time students are permitted to do a maximum of 4 modules per year. Students can start the coursework component of the Programme with any course, but it is strongly advised to start with the module Developing Cities: Issues and Strategies (CIV5065Z) which is usually given in February/March each year. The programme can be completed in 18-24 months.
Each module entails a week of lectures, tutorials and group work in Cape Town; one or more assignments; and in some cases, an examination.
The primary aim of the MPhil specialising in Urban Infrastructure Design and Management is to produce graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to engage effectively with Developing Cities: Issues and strategies; Community Development, Urban Renewal, Sustainable Urban Systems, Advanced Infrastructure Management and Information Technology in urban infrastructure provision.
Master of Philosophy specialising in Urban Infrastructure Design & Management [EM027CIV03]
Professor and Programme Convener: Prof Neil Armitage, PrEng BSc(Eng) Natal MSc(Eng) Cape Town PhD Stell FSAICE FWISA FSAIMunE Mem IAHR Mem IAHS FIWA
A central issue for both South Africa and the broader African continent is the delivery of urban services and infrastructure to rapidly growing urban populations, such that they are enabled to live and work in sustainable and integrated environments. This Master’s programme, leading to an MPhil in Urban Infrastructure Design and Management, is aimed at building capacity among those in government and the private sector who are committed to the future of African cities and to the servicing of particularly poorer inhabitants. The programme has a strong inter-disciplinary focus, as the Faculty believes that urban problems can only be addressed through an integration of approaches which come from specific disciplinary backgrounds. To obtain the MPhil degree students are required to complete four core modules, two electives and the minor dissertation.
The core courses for this specific programme will not be offered in 2017 & 2018.
Urban Transitions in the Global South
Sustainable Urban Systems
Elective Courses (select 40 credits)
Advanced Infrastructure Management
Integrated Urban Water Management
Project Implementation and Management
Local Area Transport Planning, Management & Design
Integrated Land-Use & Transport Planning
The Department of Civil Engineering is part of the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (EBE) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.