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Civil Engineering Library Guide: Theses & Dissertations

How to find information - a guide for Civil Engineering students


A thesis is a detailed report documenting the research work completed by a student for completion of a higher degree.  The Libraries hold all UCT masters and doctoral theses. Honours theses are kept by the academic departments to which they were submitted. 

All UCT theses are available online through UCT's institutional repository, OpenUCT.

ETDs (Electronic theses and dissertations) 

Some South African universities make their theses available electronically–check our e-Theses Links page.

International theses

Check the lists of institutions on our ETD Links page — the thesis you need may be freely available on the web.

Interlibrary Loans

If a book is not available at UCT libraries, a copy can be requested via Interlibrary Loans from another library.