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Tuition Fees:$2,774 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Engineering Industrial Engineering
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and IT
Campus:Hatfield Campus
Application Deadline: 31 August 2021
Programme Overview

Industrial engineers are generally responsible for the analysis, design, planning, implementation, operation, management and maintenance of integrated systems. These systems consist of people, capital, materials, equipment, information and energy. Their aim is to increase the productivity of organisations and to create wealth.

Is engineering a profession intended mainly for men? As far as industrial engineering is concerned, the answer to this question is a resounding ’No’. Women who have completed their industrial engineering degrees at the University of Pretoria have come into their own in this profession and are counted among the top achievers, both as academics and as practising engineers.

This Department is the largest of its kind in South Africa and currently has more than 500 students. Academic staff are specialists in their respective fields. Alumni of the Department have made major contributions in several spheres of society and occupy important positions in organisations throughout South Africa, while many others are employed overseas. Currently, the demand for industrial engineers exceeds the supply, and young graduates are virtually assured of employment.

Curriculum

Year 1
Fundamental modules
– Academic orientation 112

Core modules
– General chemistry 172
– Electricity and Electronics 111
– Physics 116
– Humanities and social sciences 110
– Humanities and social sciences 120
– Graphical communication 110
– Materials science 123
– Mechanics 122
– Calculus 158
– Mathematics 164
– Workshop practice 121

Year 2
Core modules
– Engineering statistics 220
– Professional and technical communication 210
– Productivity 220
– Community-based project 203
– Manufacturing and design 217
– Programming and information technology 213
– Dynamics 210
– Thermodynamics 221
– Mathematics 238
– Differential equations 256
– Calculus 258
– Numerical methods 263

Year 3
Core modules
– Industrial analysis 313
– Facilities planning 320
– Information systems design 320
– Industrial logistics 320
– Operational management 310
– Operational research 312
– Practical training 310
– Business engineering 321
– Engineering management 310
– Simulation modelling 321
– Financial management 110
– Engineering activity and group work 320
– Manufacturing systems 311

Year 4
Core modules
– Labour relations 320
– Business law 310
– Quality assurance 410
– Engineering economics 420
– Operational research 410
– Project 410
– Project 420
– Practical training 410
– Management accounting 410
– Systems engineering 410
– Engineering professionalism 410

Admission Requirements

APS
35+

English Home Language
NSC/IEB – 5
AS Level – C

Mathematics
NSC/IEB – 6
AS Level – B

Physical Sciences
NSC/IEB – 6
AS Level – B

Cambridge A Level candidates who obtained at least a D in the required subjects will be considered for admission. Students in the Cambridge system must offer both Physics AND Chemistry with performance at the level specified for NSC Physical Sciences.

International Baccalaureate (IB) HL candidates who achieved at least a 4 in the required subjects will be considered for admission.
Students in the IB system must offer both Physics AND Chemistry with performance at the level specified for NSC Physical Sciences.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

UP applications open on 1 March of the year preceding the year of study.

Each prospective student must complete only one online application. On the online application, the University of Pretoria offers a first and second choice in terms of what you wish to study. All applicants should fill in both a first and second choice on the online application.

Once your online application has been processed, you will receive a student number(EMPLID).

Receiving a student number (EMPLID) does NOT imply that you have been accepted by the University of Pretoria yet. Admission is a separate process that your application undergoes after being evaluated by the relevant faculty.

It is in your best interest to complete your own online application. The University of Pretoria does not make use of representatives, agents or agencies during the application process. If you choose to make use of representatives, agents or agencies, you do so at your own risk. It is of utmost importance that you provide your personal email and postal addresses to enable the University of Pretoria to communicate with you directly.

UP applications open on 1 March of the year preceding the year of study.

Each prospective student must complete only one online application. On the online application, the University of Pretoria offers a first and second choice in terms of what you wish to study. All applicants should fill in both a first and second choice on the online application.

Once your online application has been processed, you will receive a student number(EMPLID).

Receiving a student number (EMPLID) does NOT imply that you have been accepted by the University of Pretoria yet. Admission is a separate process that your application undergoes after being evaluated by the relevant faculty.

It is in your best interest to complete your own online application. The University of Pretoria does not make use of representatives, agents or agencies during the application process. If you choose to make use of representatives, agents or agencies, you do so at your own risk. It is of utmost importance that you provide your personal email and postal addresses to enable the University of Pretoria to communicate with you directly.

International students need to comply with immigration requirements. For assistance and enquiries, email isd@up.ac.za.

The registration guidelines show you step by step on how to register successfully. In case of difficulties, contact the online registration help desk from 6 January 2020 on telephone +27 (0) 12 420 5347 or email us at registration@up.ac.za.

Various holds may prevent you from registering successfully. Please check for holds on the UP Student Centre.

**Application Deadline for South Africans – 30th September
**Application Deadline for non-South Africans – 31st August

Career Opportunities

Industrial Engineers design, test, implement and manage a wide range of man/machine systems for production and the delivery of services. Organisational matters that require optimisation include site selection and layout of facilities, manufacturing, inventory control, materials handling, supply chain management, quality management, cost control, financial services, maintenance, reliability, computer simulation, information systems, human resources and business law.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $2,774
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,548

An international levy (R3295) is payable annually by all non-South African citizens as well as students who are citizens of SADC countries on these visas. This amount is payable in addition to the initial fee payable at registration.

Asylum seekers, refugees, diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa are exempted from paying the international levy.

International registration and tuition fees:
Non-South African citizens (excluding students who are citizens of SADC countries) will be charged double the tuition fee of South African students, AND the International levy will be charged. (Except for research master’s or doctoral degrees, where only the local tuition fee will be required.)

Students who are citizens of SADC countries will pay the same tuition fee as charged for South African citizens BUT also have to pay the international levy.

Asylum seekers, refugees and diplomats stationed in South Africa, as well as permanent residents of South Africa only, are exempted from paying double tuition fees and are exempted from the international levy.

International students will be required:
– to pay an initial fee before registration (R5000)
– to pay 50% of their full student account by 30 April, and the remainder by 31 July

Relevant Contact

 
Miss Jenny van Rooyen
Undergraduate applications and admissions
 
Miss Samantha Adams
Undergraduate applications and admissions