Prospective postgraduates

Postgraduate administrator: Mrs Amanda de Wet (Tel: 021 808 4404 | Email:

The department offers the full range of postgraduate programmes, namely:

• Master of Engineering (Structured) leading to the M Eng (Structured) degree. (Excluding Water, Structures and Informatics)
• Master of Engineering (Research) – leading to the M Eng (Research) degree
• Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) – leading to the PhD degree
• Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering- Leading to the PDE qualification
• The degree of Doctor of Engineering the D Eng degree

While most of our postgraduate students continue directly from our undergraduate programme, the department boasts a good number of students from other South African universities as well as international students. In fact, approximately one-quarter of our postgraduate student body are not South African citizens. The composition of the postgraduate student body is shown in this document:Reg Students Charts 2017

You can also find relevant information in our Postgraduate brochure:2017 PG brochure

The Division of Structural Engineering and Civil Engineering Informatics at Stellenbosch University offers a two year research-based Master of engineering program, for which research topics for 2018-2019 can be found here.

– Research fields include construction materials, structural and computational mechanics, structural durability and sustainability, bridge engineering, risk and reliability, civil engineering informatics, statics and dynamics, fire structural engineering and seismic engineering.

– Preparatory modules to be followed during the program are Continuum mechanics and finite element method, Structural Dynamics, Advanced structural concrete design, Advanced structural steel design, and an elective from a range of modules in geotechnical, materials, mechanics, structural reliability and engineering management.

– Consider the relatively low cost of tuition, accommodation and living in Stellenbosch, South Africa, estimated to  be about ZAR 120 000, i.e. roughly US$ 9 250 per annum.

– Stellenbosch University is a world class university, currently at number 364 on the QS Ranking and 35 amongst BRICS countries, i.e. in the top 1-2% internationally.

Candidates with appropriate background are invited to apply for research topics using the application forms at this link. More information can be found at

Admission model and requirements:
Postgraduate studies admission model
Faculty of Engineering requirements

South African students:
Application form 2018
Electronic application (compulsory to complete electronic application)

Foreign students:
Postgraduate and International Office
Electronic application

Special students:
Students of another university wishing to attend a postgraduate course at Stellenbosch University are called special students. To apply, please complete this form
For cost and submission instructions please contact:
Nicole Hartzenburg (Tel: +27 21 808 4835 | Email: ) or
Mrs A de Wet (Tel: +27 21 808 4404 | Email:

Maximum period of enrolment: See section 6.8 in US Calendar 2012
Preparatory studies for candidates with a B Tech qualification: See section 4 in 2017 PG brochure

Tuition fees for South African Students: Click Here
Tuition fees for Foreign Students:
Please contact Mrs Y Johnson at the International office for information regarding fees.

Funding and Bursaries for postgraduate studies:
General postgraduate student funding: APPLY HERE

A summary of specific postgraduate funding is listed HERE: Bursaries Postgraduate 2016

Aurecon Bursary

HB & MJ Thom Bursary

CSIR Bursary

GIBB Bursary

Application form

Submit with qualification certificate/s, study record, short CV, study overview (module selection): Mrs A de Wet – Tel: +27 21 808 4404, Faks: +27 21-808 4947, Email:

Interesting links

Term Dates 2017

Please click here for a detailed academic calendar.

Latest Events

Advanced Geotechnics 811 – June 26, 2017

Construction Management programme 811 – June 11, 2017

Applied Geo mechanics – July 10, 2017

Sewer Systems – July 24, 2017

Intelligent Transport Systems 811 – August 14, 2017

Introduction to Port Engineering – August 14, 2017

Financial and Economic Management (Block 1) – August 23, 2017

Project Leadership and the Environment (Block 1) – August 23, 2017

Advanced Structural Concrete Design 811 – August 28, 2017

Stormwater Hydraulics – August 28, 2017