WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,957 /year
Part-time Study:4 years
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:PhD
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Engineering and the built environment
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

The degree requires the completion of a 360-credit thesis that includes significant original contribution to knowledge.

Admission Requirements
  • Master of Science in Engineering or equivalent cognate qualification (NQF 9)
  • A supervisor from the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment must be identified and approached prior to application.

Additional Entry RequirementsContact School.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African and SADC Students: $14
Application Fees for International Students: $14

  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment.
  • Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal, view academic application status, accept an offer (once certified hardcopies have been received by SEnC), apply and check residence application status, and generate a fees estimate.
  • Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

For more information, contact the Student Call Centre +27 (0)11 717 1888, or log a query at

Relevant Contact

Mr Mumtaz Adam
Postgraduate administrator
Prof. Ling Cheng
Postgraduate Coordinator