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Civil Engineering, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Stellenbosch, South Africa
Within the wider discipline of Civil Engineering at the Stellenbosch University, the Department has a special focus on the areas of hydraulic and environmental engineering, transportation engineering, pavement engineering, structural engineering, reliability analysis, construction engineering and management, and civil engineering informatics.


A course based Civil Engineering Master’s Degree study programme at the Stellenbosch University requires a combination of course modules and a project.The nature of presentation provides practising civil engineers the opportunity of advanced study without having to take prolonged study leave. This can be achieved by means of structured studies, which culminate in the M Eng (S) Degree. This degree is offered in the following fields of specialisation:

  • Construction Engineering and Management
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Pavement Engineering
  • Port and Coastal Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water and Environmental Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Informatics

What we offer

A set of course modules is compiled to provide a coherent curriculum of advanced studies in a field of specialisation. The course modules are formulated to be of an applied nature, whilst developing a high level of conceptual thinking. The project should demonstrate the ability of the candidate to solve problems in the chosen field of specialisation by synthesis and/or the application of one or more of the concepts in an innovative and practical manner.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Civil Engineering Informatics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Pavement Engineering
  • Structural Engineering:
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Engineering
  • Port and Coastal Engineering
  • Construction Engineering and Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • A certified copy of the Degree or Diploma complying with the admission requirements
  • Certified copies of the complete study record (marks) achieved towards obtaining the required qualification
  • A short Curriculum Vitae
  • A preliminary overview of the research interest or intended course module attendance is also useful, but not compulsory
  • Proof of permanent residence or refugee status (if you are not a South African citizen)
  • Student support form (students with disabilities)
  • Additional programme specific documents (If applicable)
  • Application fee (R100) – 8 USD
  • Unless your documents are in English or Dutch, you should supply a certified translation with certified copies of your qualifications

Tuition Fee

  • International

    568 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 568 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Stellenbosch

  • 7630 - 10640 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

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