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
Mechatronics student explores cost-effective way to simulate racing in his final year project

[Graduation Spotlight: Murray Bester, BEng in Mechatronic Engineering] A final-year, undergraduate student from the Department…

PhD candidate's quest to find cure for cancer

[Graduation Spotlight: Takunda Gwanzura, PhD in Electronic Engineering] Takunda Gwanzura was only 15 years old…

Changing the narrative through engineering and creativity

[Graduation Spotlight: Ella Gardiner, BEng in Mechatronic Engineering] Goldieblox® is an American company that was…

2023 Open Day

Stellenbosch University’s on-campus (in-person) Open Day took place from 08:00 to 15:00 on Saturday, 6 May 2023. You can still access the SU’s Open Day page which serves as a 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 more.
Alternatively, you can watch the 2022 online Open Day presentations, by clicking on the button below.


Stellenbosch University’s Engineering Winterweek aims to give high-school learners (gr 11’s and 12’s only) a glimpse into the engineering profession and into the life of an engineering student at one of the country’s best universities

Visit the Winterweek website to get a glimpse of the offerings.

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.

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

Rules for registration of BEng programmes

Call for Abstracts

The  South African Conference on Computational and Applied Mechanics (SACAM 2024) will be held on 22 and 23 Jan 2024 at STIAS.

Faculty Yearbook - Programmes & Facility Info