Postgraduate Courses

Admission, Dates & Programme information

 Postgraduate Overview Brochure 


Postgraduate Information Brochure 2022 

Dates & Venues for upcoming courses

!!!!! NB! On campus contact session affected by COVID-19 !!!!!

Dates of the courses can be found here: Postgraduate Module Dates

Online Registration

Online registration information can be found here:


The department can under no circumstances issue a quotation, only the finance department can do 

You can generate an unofficial quote online on the Student Online Services portal (click on Student Finances, generate quotation), but for official quotations you need to contact the client service centre:[email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

I have an engineering degree, do I qualify for post-graduate studies?

Prospective students with an ECSA-accredited (usually 4-year BEng or BSc (Eng)) degree can apply for the BEng (Hons) (Metallurgical Engineering) qualification.

I have a BTech or BSc degree, do I qualify for post-graduate studies?

Prospective students with a BTech degree may apply for the BSc (Hons) (Appl. Sci.) (Metallurgy) programme, if they have an average of 65% for their final year of study with no modules repeated. Students with a relevant BSc degree (i.e. in chemistry/physics with relevant modules) can also apply for admission – based on the set of modules you took, you could qualify (most of our graduates have at least some materials science background, but with modules in analytical, organic & physical chemistry or physics, you should qualify). After completing the BSc (Hons) (Appl. Sci.) degree, students can move on to the MSc & PhD programmes.

How do I know whether I have been admitted / How can I track my application?

You can log in to the UP Portal

What if my results (of my previous degree) are still outstanding? Can I still apply?

Apply as soon as you can, before the closing date (end of Nov); you can then send your results to Mrs. Dawn Taljaard (012 420 4095, [email protected]) as soon as it is ready. We cannot (under no circumstances at all) process your application without the results.

What can I register for, if I am registering for the first time?

BEng (Hons) students can register for all the modules that they wish to take as stated in the post-graduate brochure; we recommend one module a semester over two years for maximum chance of success.

BSc (Hons) (Appl. Sci.) students (first registration) will only be able to register for one “Basic” module in January (i.e. Basic Physical Metallurgy, Basic Extractive Metallurgy or Basic Pyrometallurgy). Once they pass this module, they register other modules (as indicated in the brochure) later in the semester by filling out a subject addition form.

Where do I get the notes/textbooks?

Once registered for a module the lecturer will communicate the requirements to you via ClickUP.

Need more information? Here are some contacts:

Administrative Officer: Ms. Gabi Ngema (012 420 3182, [email protected])

Head of Department: Prof.Roelf Mostert (012 420 4551, [email protected])


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