Prospective Postgraduates

Postgraduate Administrator: Mrs Amanda de Wet (Tel: +21 808 4404 | Email:

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 fact, approximately one-quarter of our postgraduate student body are not South African citizens. The composition of the postgraduate student body can be seen here.

Admission Requirements

South African Students

Foreign Students

Submit the Application Form with qualification certificate(s), study record, short CV, study overview (module selection) to Mrs Amanda De Wet (Tel: +27 21 808 4404 | Email:

Special Students

Students registered at another university wishing to attend a postgraduate course at Stellenbosch University are called special students.
To apply, please complete this form and contact Ms Wilna Wessels (Email:
For cost enquiries, please contact Mrs Janine Myburgh 0r Ms Tsholo Seroalo (Email:


The maximum period of enrollment: See Section 8 in the Postgraduate Brochure.
Preparatory studies for candidates with a B Tech qualification: See Section 4 in the Postgraduate Brochure.

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