The Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University is one of South Africa's major producers of top quality engineers. Established in 1944, the Faculty is housed in a large complex of buildings with modern facilities. It has excellent teaching facilities and research laboratories. The Faculty has approximately 3 800 students, of whom approximately 2 900 are undergraduate and 900 postgraduate.
It currently has five Engineering Departments:
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering
All our BEng degrees have been accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) for registration of graduates as Professional Engineers after acquiring the relevant experience in practice. These degrees are also recognised in the overseas countries signatory to the Washington Accord, such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, to name but a few.
The Faculty of Engineering is at the forefront of basic and applied research, and enjoys international recognition for its work. By focusing on cutting-edge and inter-disciplinary research, the Faculty is experiencing strong growth in its research and postgraduate programmes. It has a long tradition of close cooperation with industry. Both contract research and consultation for industry are facilitated by various internal organisations in the five departments.
Our Faculty is research-intensive and is one of the largest contributors to the research income of Stellenbosch University.