University Of Stellenbosch Engineering

By | December 20, 2016

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University Of Stellenbosch Engineering

University Of Stellenbosch Engineering, The Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University is one of South Africa’s major producers of top quality engineers. Established in 1944, it currently has five Engineering Departments, namely:
Civil Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
Process Engineering (Chemical Engineering)
The Faculty is housed in a large complex of buildings with modern facilities. It has excellent teaching facilities and research laboratories. The Faculty has approximately
3 800 students, of whom approximately 2 900 are undergraduate and 900 postgraduate.

Executive summary (For applicants interested in the post of Dean: Engineering.)

Engineering degrees awarded at Stellenbosch University

Undergraduate

BEng (Civil)
BEng (Chemical)
BEng (Electrical & Electronic)
BEng (Industrial)
BEng (Mechanical)
BEng ( Mechatronic)
 

Postgraduate

Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering

MEng (Structured)
MEng (Research)
PhD
DPhil
 
The Faculty Calendar contains detailed information on degree programmes and their admission requirements.
 

Recognition of degrees

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 postgraduate study programmes in engineering at international universities. An engineering degree obtained at Stellenbosch University therefore literally opens the door to the world!
 

Research
The Faculty of Engineering is at the forefront of basic and applied research, and enjoys international recognition for its work. By focusing on cutting-edge and interdisciplinary research, the Faculty is experiencing strong growth in its research and postgraduate programmes. It has a long tradition of close cooperation with industry. Both contract research and consultation for industry are facilitated by various internal organisations in the five departments. These include:
Centre for Civil Engineering
Centre for Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Centre for Process Engineering
Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies
Institute for Industrial Engineering
Institute for Thermodynamics and Mechanics
 
Research activities are supported by highly competent staff, as well as world-class experimental laboratories, computational facilities and research infrastructure. We are fortunate in attracting students of the highest calibre . Postgraduate students can expect to be supervised by top-notch researchers and academics who share their knowledge in a stimulating and collegial environment.
Our Faculty is research-intensive and is one of the largest contributors to the research income of Stellenbosch University.
 

Community Interaction

The Faculty brings hope through a variety of community interaction projects that fall under social responsibility and contract research.
Contract research carried out in the research centers and institutes is closely interconnected with the activities of the five academic departments. Apart from the essential research expertise that is made available to industry, a substantial amount is ploughed back into the Faculty in the form of postgraduate bursaries, research material, apparatus, software, books and research travel.
The Faculty meets its social responsibilities through interaction with school communities with programmes such as TRAC and Maths Tutor programmes. TRAC, funded externally, provides learners country-wide the opportunity to get a better understanding of physical sciences by means of practical, experimental work. The national head office is based in the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty also plays a role in the oversight of the programme. With the Maths Tutor Programme engineering students present tutorials to learners at local high schools in order to stimulate their interest in engineering and to help learners in obtaining better pass marks in this essential subject for engineering studies.
The Faculty of Engineering has several Outreach programmes to stimulate interest in science, engineering and technology.
 

The historic, picturesque town of Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is a vibrant university town with a rich history. It is South Africa’s second oldest town after Cape Town, and was founded in 1679. The picturesque town has oak tree-lined streets and is surrounded by majestic mountains and vineyards. The Stellenbosch wine region is one of the oldest in the Southern Hemisphere.
Stellenbosch is close to Cape Town , which allows students to have the best of both worlds: a small-town atmosphere, less than an hour’s drive from the exciting, vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. For the nature lover there are hiking and biking trails, as well as rock climbing in the surrounding mountains. With the sea only 25 kilometers away, those who enjoy beautiful beaches, swimming, surfing, diving and other water sports, will be in their element!
 

Student life

The town of Stellenbosch and the University offer students a wide range of opportunities and excellent facilities for nearly all types of sport, cultural activities and student fun.

Programmes

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

PDE

Master’s degrees

MEng (Structured)
MEng (Research)
 

Doctoral degrees

PhD
DEng
 

Engineering Faculty – Contact Us

Enquiries

Administrative Assistant and Reception
Ms Portia Adonis
Office A209
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4203
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4206
Email
Academic Enquiries
Ms Nicole Hartzenburg
Office A214 (Admin A building)
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4835
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4576
Email

Dean’s Division

Dean
Prof Hansie Knoetze
Office A209
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4204
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4206
Email
Vice Dean:  Research
Prof Willem Perold
Office E411
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4368
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4981
Email
Vice Dean:  Teaching and Quality Assurance
Prof Anton Basson
Office M516
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4250
Fax: +27 (0)86 615 5206
Email
Faculty Secretary
Ms Nicole Hartzenburg
Office A214 (Admin A building)
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4835
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4576
Email
Personal Assistant:  Dean
Ms Marilie Oberholzer
Office A209
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4203
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4206
Email
Faculty Manager
Mr Enzo D’Aguanno
Office A215
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4986
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4206
Email
Faculty Officer
Mr Minnaar Pienaar
Office A214
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4205
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4206
Email
Corporate Marketer
Ms Liesel Koch
Office A215
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4066
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4206
Email
Postgraduate Coordinator
Ms Tanya Ficker
Office A215A
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 9403
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4206
Email
Administrative Assistent
Ms Avril Ford
Office A214A
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3614
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4206
Email
Administrative Assistant and Reception

Ms Portia Adonis
Office A209
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4203
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4206
Email
Technical Officer

Mr Ulrich Smith
Office A211
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4214
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4206
Email

Departmental Chairs

Department of Civil Engineering
Prof Kobus du Plessis
Office S458
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4358
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4440
Email
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Prof Maarten Kamper
Office E311
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4323
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4981
Email
Department of Industrial Engineering
Prof Corne Schutte
Office M412
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3617
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4245
Email
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Prof Kristiaan Schreve
Office M520
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4091
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4958
Email
Department of Process Engineering
Prof Steven Bradshaw
Office C410
Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4493
Fax: +27 (0)21 808 2059
Email