The Department offers a PhD degree in Engineering Management, Technology and Innovation Management and in Project Management. A PhD colloquium is held at least four times a year where PhD students and academic staff present and discuss their research. All doctoral students and staff are required to attend.

  • A recognized and applicable full research MEng/applicable MSc degree with at least 70%; or a recognized and applicable taught Master’s degree with an average of at least 70% for the coursework and at least 70% for the mini-dissertation.
  • The departmental Postgraduate Committee will evaluate the application and if the academic record is acceptable and the research idea falls within the departmental research areas a supervisor will be allocated to the applicant. The applicant may then register for non-degree purposes for a maximum period of 6 months to prepare a full proposal in line with the prescripts on the departmental website. The proposal will be evaluated by the departmental Postgraduate Committee. The applicant may register for PhD after the research proposal has been accepted.
  • The applicant must demonstrate sufficient background knowledge of engineering/project/technology management, must have mastered the relevant content of the proposed research field, can perform independent scientific research, and can analyse results logically.
  • A TOEFL or IELTS test will be required of candidates who have not studied the pre-requisite degree through the medium of English.
  • Applicants who did not study at a South African University need to submit a SAQA certificate.



Application forms:

Any person who wishes to register at the University for the first time, OR after an interruption of studies

Please complete the online University's Application form;

Current UP studies

Please complete the application form on your UP portal. 


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