University Of Pretoria Engineering

by Israel Boafo Bansah

University Of Pretoria Engineering

University Of Pretoria Engineering, The Faculty is a leading source of locally relevant and internationally competitive programmes in Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. It attracts high-quality students and staff, and offers extended programmes to facilitate inclusiveness. It is well resourced in terms of teaching and research facilities, and houses several research institutes. The Faculty maintains close links with industry that support both the teaching and research programmes. The multidisciplinary nature of the Faculty facilities interaction accross disciplines in both teaching and research activities.

School of Engineering

Technological innovation and its management and application are essential for the creation of prosperity in any country. The Engineering School of the University of Pretoria gives students the education to make a considerable contribution in this field.
Our Engineering School is one of the largest of its kind in the country and has various fields of specialisation in a variety of departments, like industrial & systems engineering, chemical engineering, electrical, electronic & computer engineering, mechanical & aeronautical engineering, material science & metallurgical engineering, mining engineering and civil engineering. We have strong ties with industry. One of the benefits for our students is the high esteem in which our graduates are held, both nationally and internationally.

Engineering Augmented Degree Program (ENGAGE)


An engineering degree is very demanding. The workload is high, the pace is fast and the modules are academically challenging. Many students also face challenges regarding background knowledge in Mathematics and Physical Science, academic literacy and information technology, and may not have effective study skills to cope with the mainstream four-year programme. In addition, many students struggle with the transition to university life, with the very large first-year classes, freedom from strict discipline, and many social activities, even if they attended high-performing schools.
This is why the School of Engineering offers a five-year programme, called the Engineering Augmented Degree Programme (ENGAGE). ENGAGE is available in all the engineering disciplines. It provides a carefully structured curriculum that helps students adjust to university life and cope with the academic demands of engineering studies. In ENGAGE, the volume of work is gradually increased while the support provided is gradually decreased over a period of three years. However, the workload – the time students must spend on their studies – is high from the very beginning, so ENGAGE is not for students who do not want to work – students are expected to work for 60 – 70 hours per week!

Undergraduate Studies

The School of Engineering degrees:

  • BEng – Industrial Engineering
  • BEng – Chemical Engineering
  • BEng – Civil Engineering
  • BEng – Electrical Engineering
  • BEng – Electronic Engieering
  • BEng – Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng – Metallurigical Engineering
  • BEng – Mining Engineering
  • BEng – Computer Engineering

The Engineering Augmented Degree Program (ENGAGE).

Postgraduate Studies in the Department of Chemical Engineering

2018 Information:

The 2018 Engineering Yearbook  will be available soon. Click here for a pdf-copy of the 2017 Engineering Yearbook.
Note that applications for postgraduate studies in a particular year close on October 31 of the previous year for local students and on 31 August of the previous year for International students.
Depending on your qualifications, you may register for BEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons)(AppSci), which is coursework-based and, on completion of that, for MEng or MSc (Applied Science) within a field of specialization. Please note that direct registration for a Master’s degree after completion of a B-degree, is not possible.
Postgraduate studies in the Department of Chemical Engineering: General brochure for 2018. (First uploaded on 2017-11-19, updated on 2018-05-28)
Dates and venues for first meetings for all postgraduate modules in 2018:  First meetings 2018 (To be uploaded soon)

Program information

Students may specialize in any of the areas mentioned below. For information on postgraduate coursework programmes, kindly click on one of the hyperlinks below. Please note that the information on this page is subject to change.

  • Bioreaction Engineering 2018 – Contact Prof W Nicol E-mail:
  • Environmental Engineering 2018 (uploaded on 2017-11-19)
  • Carbon Fluorine and Polymer Materials (2018) (Updated 2018-01-28. Uploaded on 2017-11-19))
  • Process Control and lecturing schedule 2018 for the PMC group (Updated on 2018-02-11, uploaded on 2017-11-19)
  • Lecturing schedule 2017 for the PMC Group still available here.
  • Process Design and lecturing schedule 2018 for the PMC Group (Updated on 2018-02-11, uploaded on 2017-11-19)
  • Water Utilisation Engineering 2018 (uploaded on 2017-11-19)

For more information on the research activities in each focus area, kindly click on the Research link on on the left.
For cost of registration, please contact the administrative staff below or consult the General brochure above:
Honours: Ms Laurrine (Busi) Mgiba (+27 12 420 5316) E-mail:
Masters: Ms Stefanie Steenberg (+27 12 420 5315) E-mail:  PhD:: Ms Dawn Taljaard (+27 12 420 4095) E-mail:

All Chemical Engineering programmes

  • Registration will be online in 2018, accessible to students who have successfully applied & have been admitted.
  • Once admitted, register for specific modules by downloading, completing the following document: 2018 Postgraduate Registration form, renaming it to start  with your Surname and e-mailing it to:

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