Postgraduate - Admission Procedure and Requirements

Procedure for South African Students

  • All students currently registered at the University of Pretoria (eg. final year undergraduate, Honours and Masters students) who wish to start with further postgraduate studies must complete the “Internal Application for Admission” form before 30 November of the year prior to the intended first year of study for the new degree. This form only has to be completed at the start of a new degree. The forms are available from the Client Service Centre. After successful admission to the University has been confirmed students have to register at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering before 31 January of the intended year of study (see the Registration Procedure and Study Fees  section for details).
  • All students from other Universities, as well as students from the University of Pretoria who were not registered for a year or longer, must apply for admission to the University before 30 October of the year prior to the intended first year of study. “Application for Admission” forms are available at: Apply at UP. After successful admission to the University has been confirmed, students have to register at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering before 31 January of the intended year of study (see the Registration Procedure and Study Fees  section for details).

Procedure for International Students

  • International students who wish to apply for admission to the University of Pretoria must be in possession of a valid study permit/permanent residency permit and have the necessary medical aid cover before their registration will be finalised. Please contact the Client Service Centre of the University of Pretoria for help in this regard, at [email protected]  or +27 12 420-3111.
  • Students must apply for admission to the University before 31 August of the year prior to the intended first year of study. “Application for Admission” forms are available at:Apply at UP
Foreign students must also provide the following as part of their application for admission.

1. Copies of transcripts for all previous university studies
​2. Copy of final year project report in PDF format
3. Copy of masters dissertation or equivalent in PDF format (for PhD students only)
4. A list of published journal articles, if any
5. For students who did not complete their studies in an English medium University, TOEFL exam scores (internet based test - iBT) must also be provided.
 
After successful admission to the University has been confirmed students have to register at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering before 31 January of the intended year of study (see the Registration Procedure and Study Fees  section for details).

Admission Requirements for Specific Degrees

BEng(Hons)

The minimum requirement for admission to the BEng(Hons) degree is:

  • A BEng degree awarded by the University of Pretoria (or equivalent); or a four year bachelor’s degree in engineering that ECSA (Engineering Council of South-Africa) regards as acceptable for registration as a Candidate Engineer and for eventual registration as a Professional Engineer.
  • The departmental Postgraduate Committee reserves the right to make a thorough assessment of the applicant's academic transcript and CV, and to decide if the applicant is suitable for postgraduate studies. This assessment may include an oral or written entrance examination.

BSc(Hons)

  • No new applications for BSc(Hons) and BSc(Hons)(Applied Sciences) degrees have been considered from 2004 onwards. Students that are registered for these degrees in other departments may not take Honours level modules in this department.

MSc(Applied Science)

  • The minimum requirement for admission to the MSc(Applied Sciences) degree is an applicable BSc(Hons) degree (eg. BSc(Hons)(Applied Sciences), BSc(Hons)(Computer Science), etc.). Only students with an average above 65% for their Honours degree will be considered.

MEng

The minimum requirement for admission to the MEng degree is:

  • A BEng(Hons) degree from the University of Pretoria. Only students with an average above 65% for their Honours degree will be considered.
  • An Honours degree or equivalent engineering qualification from another University – if the applicant has been selected by a selection committee in the Department. Applicants who wish to be considered for selection must supply the same documents as listed in points 1 to 5 under the Procedure for International Students. The selection committee may decide to invite the applicants for an oral examination.

PhD(Engineering)

The minimum requirement for admission to the PhD(Engineering) degree is:

  • An MEng degree from the University of Pretoria.
  • A Masters degree or equivalent engineering qualification from another University – if the applicant has been selected by a selection committee in the Department. Applicants who wish to be considered for selection must supply the same documents as listed in points 1 to 8 under the Procedure for International Students. The selection committee may decide to invite the applicants for an oral examination.

PhD

The minimum requirement for admission to the PhD degree is:

  • An MSc(Applied Science) degree from the University of Pretoria.
  • A Masters degree or equivalent qualification from another University – if the applicant has been selected by a selection committee in the Department. Applicants who wish to be considered for selection must supply the same documents as listed in points 1 to 8 under the Procedure for International Students. The selection committee may decide to invite the applicants for an oral examination.

DEng

The DEng degree is a doctoral degree that is conferred on the basis of publications. Naturally, it is expected that candidates for this degree have undertaken eminent and extensive research and, by virtue of their publications, enjoy significant international recognition.

Published by Helena Gous

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