Prospective Postgraduates

Postgraduate Administrator: Mrs Amanda de Wet (Tel: +21 808 4938 | Email:

For detailed information on the programmes, please consult the Civil Engineering Postgraduate Brochure available above.

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

• Master of Engineering (Structured) leading to the MEng (Structured) degree. (Excluding Water and Construction Engineering  and Management)
• Master of Engineering (Research) – leading to the MEng (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 the Civil Engineering Department, our research is based on four research areas.

Find out more about current available research topics as well as the researchers at the links below.

Construction and Engineering Management

Water and Environmental Engineering

Structural Engineering and Civil Informatics

Geotechnical and Transport Engineering

For detailed information on the admission requirements, please consult the Civil Engineering Postgraduate Brochure available above.

All postgraduate applicants must apply online on the SUNStudent applicant portal. The Civil Engineering Postgraduate Application Form (CIVPG01), available above, must be uploaded on your SUNStudent application.

Further detailed information on the online application process can be found here.

Not sure if you qualify for PG studies? Have a look at our admission model.

Special Students

Students registered at another university wishing to attend a postgraduate course at Stellenbosch University are called special students.

To apply and for cost enquiries, please contact Mrs Janine Myburgh 0r Ms Tsholo Seroalo in our Civil Courses Division (Email:

Tuition fees for South African Students: See Section 8 in the Postgraduate Brochure.
Tuition fees for Foreign Students:
Please contact Mr Omar Isaacs e-mail: at the International office for information regarding fees.

For more information on available research topics, watch the videos below:

Masters in Structural Engineering

Masters in Water Engineering

Masters in Geotechnical, Management and Transport Engineering