Industrial Engineering, M.Eng. | Stellenbosch University | Stellenbosch, South Africa
24 months
1892 USD/year
1750 USD/year
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The Department of Industrial Engineering at the Stellenbosch University hosts two postgraduate study domains: Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. Join the Industrial Engineering programme at Stellenbosch University.

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The Industrial Engineering programme at Stellenbosch University  is a research based programme, generally requiring full-time study and research over a period of typically 18-24 months (minimum residence period is 1 year). A research thesis is produced together with the successful completion of a series of four or five supplementary modules, depending on the students' undergraduate background and the study domain that they plan to pursue. 

The objective of the compulsory modules is to secure a common foundation, to calibrate different backgrounds amongst students, and to facilitate the research project in general: 

  • 1. Advanced operations analysis and synthesis, delivered through Analytics and Synthesis, for both study domains irrespective of undergraduate background; 
  • 2. The ability to perform independent research taught through Research Methodology for both the M.Eng study domains irrespective of undergraduate background; 
  • 3. Commercial and/or financial reasoning capability delivered through Project Finances for Engineers for both M.Eng study domains if a student has a background in BEng other than Industrial Engineering; 
  • 4. Strategic technology and operations management and awareness of externalities delivered through Advanced Topics in Engineering Management for the Engineering Management M.Eng course; and 
  • 5. Professional Communication for everyone, which also includes to make students aware of the risks associated with plagiarism. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analytics and Synthesis
  • Project Economics and Finance
  • Research Methodology
  • Advanced Topics in Engineering Management
  • Professional Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold at least a BEng, a BScHons, another relevant four-year bachelor’s degree, an MTech, or a PGDip (Eng); or 
  • Hold other academic degree qualifications and appropriate experience that have been approved by the Faculty Board. The department’s chairperson must make a recommendation regarding such a qualification and experience to the Faculty Board.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1892 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1892 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    1750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1750 USD per year during 24 months.
  • SADC - minimum compulsatory initial fee: R30,000; Tuition fee: R0
    • Africa - minimum compulsatory initial fee R30,000; Tuition fee: R0
    • Rest of the World - minimum compulsatory initial fee: R30,000; Tuition fee R32,425

Living costs for Stellenbosch

7630 - 10640 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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