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
Open Day 2023 – Informing learners to make the right choices

The Faculty of Engineering once again hosted a successful 2023 Open Day that showcased the…

Civil Engineering building boasts upgraded and modern facilities

The Department of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University has undergone…

Engineering graduate takes third place in 2023 SAICE National IP Showdown

A graduate of the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University (SU)…

2023 Open Day

Stellenbosch University’s Open Day website will run from: 1 April – 31 July 2023.
This is your one-stop shop to get all the information you need about our institution. Be proactive and visit the site to learn more about our study programmes, admission requirements, accommodation, financial assistance, and how to apply.

This is a chance not to be missed!

Remember, applications to study at Stellenbosch University in 2024 open on 3 April 2023. You can still watch the 2022 online Open Day presentations or visit our Open Day page for more information.

Winterweek 2023

Diarise these dates

Winterweek will run from 2 July to 7 July.

(Only grade 11’s and 12’s will be accepted.)

Application portal opens on 21 April and closes on 24 May

Data Engineering

Data Engineering has been added to the existing undergraduate degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering BEng (E&E).

Please feel free to contact us if you require any additional information in this regard.

Rules for registration of BEng programmes

First-Year BEng students Introductory newsletter

Faculty Yearbook - Programmes & Facility Info