The Department of Civil Engineering uses facilities on the Experimental Farm of the University of Pretoria to accommodate the large number of students currently studying Civil Engineering. Undergraduate students conduct practical work in the laboratories on the farm.
The Department of Civil Engineering hydraulics laboratory is based on the Experimental Farm of the Univeristy of Pretoria and this laboratory houses sumps and pumps for experimental work on pipeflow and channelflow. Facilities are also available for experimental work on water flow in scale models.
The Experimental farm is also used to conduct full-scale testing of various civil engineering problems such as pavements and structures.