The Faculty of Engineering

One of Stellenbosch University’s flagship faculties and is one of South Africa’s major producers of top quality engineers.
The world-class engineers we produce contribute to the economic development of the country and improves citizens’ quality of life.

In addition, our outstanding research and consulting services add value to industry, and substantially supplement our funding streams.

There are approximately 4 000 engineering students, of whom 3 000 are undergraduate and 1 000 postgraduate.

T​he Faculty was established in 1944 and is housed in a large complex of buildings with modern facilities.

Engineering Departments

Our faculty has 5 departments:

Chemical Engineering


Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering

News & Media

News and media relevant to the Faculty
Recent NRF ratings for Faculty of Engineering academics

We are thrilled to announce the recent National Research Foundation (NRF) ratings for several academic…

Promising SA-first solution to convert paper sludge, food and textile waste into bioethanol

A pioneering solution has been developed to convert cellulose fibre-rich waste from pulp and paper…

Highlights from SU's 2024 Open Day for future engineers

On Saturday, 20 April 2024, the Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University (SU) hosted another…

2024 Open Day

Stellenbosch University’s online Open Day will take place on Saturday, 6 April 2024 from 08:30 to 15:00.  SU’s online Open Day website will remain active from 1 April to 31 July 2024.

The on-campus (in-person) Open Day will take place on Saturday, 20 April 2024 from 08:00 to 15:00

Be proactive and visit the Open Day site to learn more about our study programmes, admission requirements, accommodation, financial assistance and more. Please feel free to contact us if you require any additional information.


Discover Engineering Winterweek, exclusively for grade 11 and 12 students, offering insights into the engineering profession and life as a Matie at Stellenbosch University.

Maties 101

📹 Tune in to find out why studying at SU’s faculty of Engineering will be an opportunity you don’t want to miss out on.

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2024 Faculty Yearbook - Programmes & Facility Info