The Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University is one of South Africa's major producers of top quality engineers. Established in 1944, it currently has five Engineering Departments, namely:
|» Civil Engineering|
|» Electrical and Electronic Engineering|
|» Industrial Engineering|
|» Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering|
(Degrees in Mechanical or Mechatronic Engineering)
|» Process Engineering|
(Chemical Engineering degree with elective modules in Mineral Processing)
The Faculty is housed in a large complex of buildings with modern facilities. It has excellent teaching and research laboratories and an extensive support infrastructure. The Faculty has approximately 2 800 students, of whom about one third are postgraduate students.
Engineering degrees awarded at Stellenbosch University
The Faculty Calendar contains detailed information on degree programmes and their requirements.
Recognition of degrees
The four year BEng degree is accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). According to the conditions of the Washington Accord, through the Engineering Council of South Africa, the BEng is also recognized in those countries signatory to the Accord, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, to name but a few.
In addition, Stellenbosch University's engineering degrees generally provide direct admission to postgraduate study programmes in engineering at international universities.
The Faculty of Engineering is at the forefront of basic and applied research, and enjoys international recognition for its work. By focusing on cutting-edge and inter-disciplinary research, the Faculty is experiencing strong growth in its research and postgraduate programmes. It has a long tradition of close cooperation with industry. Both contract research and consultation for industry are facilitated by various internal organisations. These include:
Research activities are supported by excellent staff, as well as world-class experimental laboratories, computational facilities and research infrastructure. We are fortunate in attracting students of the highest calibre. Postgraduate students can expect to be supervised by top-notch researchers and academics who share their knowledge in a collegial environment.
- Centre for Process Engineering
- Centre for Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Centre for Civil Engineering
- Institute for Thermodynamics and Mechanics
- Institute for Industrial Engineering.
Our faculty is research-intensive and is one of the largest contributors to the research income of Stellenbosch University.
The historic, picturesque town of Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch is a vibrant university town with a rich history. It is South Africa's second oldest town after Cape Town, and was founded in 1679. The town has approximately 170 000 inhabitants. The picturesque town has oak tree-lined streets and is surrounded by majestic mountains and vineyards. The Stellenbosch wine region is one of the oldest in the Southern Hemisphere. Stellenbosch is close to Cape Town, which allows students to have the best of both worlds: a small-town atmosphere, less than an hour's drive from the exciting, vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. For the nature lover there are hiking and biking trails, as well as rock climbing in the surrounding mountains. With the sea only 25 kilometres away, those who enjoy beautiful beaches, swimming, surfing, diving and other water sports, will be in their element!
The town of Stellenbosch and the University offer students a wide range of opportunities and excellent facilities for nearly all types of sport, cultural activities and student fun.