The curriculum is determined in consultation with the relevant heads of departments. A student is required to pass modules to the value of at least 128 credits.
The degree is awarded on the basis of examinations only.
The BScHons (Applied Science) degree is conferred by the following academic departments:
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Industrial and Systems Engineering
- Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
- Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
- Mining Engineering
Any specific module is offered on the condition that a minimum number of students are registered for the module, as determined by the relevant head of department and the Dean. Students must consult the relevant head of department in order to compile a meaningful programme, as well as on the syllabi of the modules. The relevant departmental postgraduate brochures must also be consulted.
- Any one of the following:
- a three-year BSc degree (in natural sciences) (or equivalent) with a weighted average of at least 60%;
- an appropriate BTech qualification, i.e. one offered by a department of industrial engineering at a university of technology in South Africa, with a weighted average of at least 75% and no modules failed in the BTech, excluding the National Diploma;
- a four-year engineering-based university degree not recognised by ECSA for 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.
Other programme-specific information
The programme consists of two compulsory modules (48 credits) with any relevant core module as prerequisite and the remainder of credits either core and/or elective modules. Students are allowed 16 relevant credits from outside the department. Students are advised to select modules in line with their desired research stream:
- Resource Optimisation (RO)
- Business Process Optimisation (BPO)
- Supply Chain Engineering (SCE)
Please refer to the Programme Guide for further information, available here.