SAICE (South African Institution of Civil Engineering) is a prominent organisation committed to advancing the field of civil engineering, both in South Africa and internationally. SAICE steadfastly upholds its mission, playing a pivotal role in shaping the civil engineering landscape, promoting sustainability, and nurturing professional excellence.
SAICE's Core Objectives:
Learned Society: SAICE serves as a learned society, welcoming all individuals associated with civil engineering. It provides a platform for knowledge sharing, learning, and collaboration within the civil engineering community.
Sustainable Infrastructure: SAICE firmly believes in the significance of environmentally and economically sustainable infrastructure. The organisation collaborates closely with its members to ensure that their projects benefit society while considering ecological and financial factors.
Effective Communication: SAICE functions as an effective communication channel, facilitating open dialogue among its members. It promotes transparency, accountability, and a sense of community within a strong, dynamic, and stable organisation.
Continuing Education: SAICE is dedicated to the professional development of its members. The organisation offers opportunities for ongoing education, covering technical, managerial, and communication skills, thus ensuring that its members remain leaders in their field.
Ethical Standards: SAICE places a strong emphasis on upholding the professional ethics of civil engineering. It encourages ethical conduct and integrity in all professional endeavours.
Professional Recognition: SAICE actively works to enhance the recognition of civil engineering as a highly esteemed profession and a sought-after career choice. The organisation promotes the value and impact of civil engineering in society.
Excellence: SAICE encourages its members to continually strive for excellence in the field of civil engineering. It celebrates and supports outstanding achievements within its community.
SAICE is dedicated to fostering a thriving civil engineering community that drives progress, sustainability, and innovation in infrastructure development. The organisation invites individuals and institutions to join in its mission to advance the practice and perception of civil engineering. Together, they can collectively build a better future for all.
For students aspiring to pursue a Civil Engineering Degree or National Diploma, the SAICE Patrons Engineering Bursary Scheme currently provides a maximum amount of R6500 per student per semester. This financial support is aimed at helping students cover their registration fees, tuition expenses, and the cost of required textbooks.
Requirements and eligibility
The minimum entry criteria before applying is as follows:
- South African citizen
- Studying towards a Civil Engineering qualification (Degree or National Diploma)
- Passed and completed all previous subjects
- Degree students: must have passed first year exams
– the bursary will sponsor second, third and fourth year students
- National Diploma students: must have passed S1/ first level exams
– the bursary will sponsor S2, S3 and S4 students
- Studying at a recognised tertiary institution in South Africa
- In financial need
- High academic achiever
- ID document (certified copy),
- Full tertiary academic record to date (certified copy).
- Proof of tertiary registration (certified copy) will be required by successful applicants – bursary candidates will be notified in March and September annually.
Note: 31 January (1st semester) / 31 July (2nd semester)