Civil Engineering (Plumbing)

Plumbing is planning, installing and servicing plumbing systems, fixtures, piping equipment and controls.

Why Choose the Programme?

Plumbers are everyday heroes. Be it in your home, factory or business, plumbers are a valuable asset in any company. A plumber installs water, sanitation, drainage and heating pipes in residential and commercial properties, power plants, water treatment facilities, waste disposal plants and factories. Whether you are a start-up plumber just entering this field or a veteran that has mastered the art of repairing and fixing pipes; plumbers are in demand and are often called out in emergencies and at short notice.

Course Information

You may enter the programme, with any one of the following:
  • A Grade 10 Certificate.
  • An introductory programme as determined by a technical college.
  • An equivalent qualification.
Examinations are set and administered by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). Subjects not offered by the DHET will be run internally by Berea Technical College (BTC). All tests and examinations will take place in Durban.
  • Plumber – Pay Estimate: +/- R100 000 to R1 000 000 per year
  • Pipe Fitter – Pay Estimate: +/- R90 000 to R150 000 per year
  • Trade Foreman – Pay Estimate: +/- R150 000 to R300 000 per year
1st Year 1st Semester Subjects Mathematics, Engineering Science, Engineering Drawing, Communication
1st Year 2nd Semester Subjects Mathematics, Engineering Science, Building Drawing, Plumbing Theory
Enquire about subjects offered via Distance Learning.
Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Civil Engineering (Plumbing) programme pricing structure and explain our flexible payment options.

Customised study materials which meet the programme outcomes can be accessed from the Learner Management System, Moodle. A prescribed book list is available from the academic manager at the start of the programme, although the study guide available on Moodle will sufficiently cover the exam requirements.

Moodle is an online platform, where registered students receive their study materials and other online support material with zero data costs.
  • Explore engaging online content, crafted by subject matter experts.
  • Access to customised academic repository with assignments, videos, and PowerPoint lessons.
  • 24-hour access.

On successful completion, you will receive an N2 statement of results.  You may use this to enter trade school, subject to the entry requirements of the relevant trade school.  You may also enter the N4 Diploma Access Programme at Berea Technical College, after fulfilling the entry requirements for the Access Programme.

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