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Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #366 (BCR) Johannesburg, South Africa
The Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE) is one of nine faculties of University of Johannesburg. It offers both Engineering Technology and Engineering Science undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across 12 departments under five Schools.
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The qualified student will be able to:

1. Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyse and solve original engineering research/development problems creatively and innovatively by applying relevant advanced fundamental knowledge of i.e. Mathematics, Basic Science and Engineering Sciences in the chosen field of research.

2. Plan and manage advanced engineering research projects, demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding and insight into the principles, methodologies and concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities) engineering research/development in the chosen field of research practice.

3. Work effectively, individually or with others, as a member of a team, group, organisation and the community or in multi-disciplinary environments in the chosen field of research.

4. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively, professionally and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence, and exercise original judgment based on knowledge and expertise, pertaining to the field of research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Applicants can apply for the PhD Engineering in the following specialisations:

- Chemical Engineering

- Civil Engineering

- Electrical and Electronic Engineering

- Engineering Management

- Mechanical Engineering

- Metallurgy Engineering

- Operations Management.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

An approved Master’s degree in Engineering or a similar approved degree at Master’s level or NQF level 9 equivalent. Final admission to the programme will only be granted upon successful presentation of a research seminar six months after enrollment. Research topics must also be accepted and approved by the supervisors in the Faculty and finally by the Senate or Executive Committee of the Senate of the University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1172 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1172 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1172 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1172 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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R16 840.00.

Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

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