As the custodian of the largest national research programme, the Department is recognised as the leading academic centre of its kind in Africa.

The Department has dynamic research programmes and students who have obtained satisfactory results in their undergraduate courses are encouraged to return for postgraduate study.

Our postgraduate degree programmes are fully accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa.

Postgraduates may register as Masters or PhD students. Both the MSc degree and the PhD degree incorporate the planning and execution of a research project within a particular time frame.