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Teaching in the Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering has grown significantly over the past couple of years and has become an important contributor in alleviating the shortage of engineers in South Africa. The Faculty of Engineering is characterised by high quality teaching. Teaching and learning programmes are continually renewed to create better opportunities for effective learning and studying.

The Faculty draws a great number of top matriculants from all over the country and is proud of the achievements of its graduates. Where student success is concerned, the Faculty's module success rate of 85% is higher than the SU average.

All our BEng degrees have been accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) for registration of graduates as Professional Engineers after acquiring the relevant experience in practice. These degrees are also recognised in the overseas countries signatory to the Washington Accord, such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, 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 the next level of postgraduate study programmes in engineering at international universities. An engineering degree obtained at Stellenbosch University therefore literally opens the door to the world!

Undergraduate programmes

Four-year BEng degree leading to the possibility of registration as a professional engineer:

BEng (Chemical)

BEng (Civil)

BEng (Electrical and Electronic)

BEng (Industrial)

BEng (Mechanical)

BEng (Mechatronic)​

In the first year all students take the same modules. Students may change from one engineering programme to another at the end of their first year if their performance is satisfactory.

Postgraduate programmes

Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering


Master's degrees

MEng (Structured)

MEng (Research)


Doctoral degrees