Structured Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering in Renewable and
Sustainable Energy: MEng Structured
Admission Requirements – MEng
Students holding one of the following qualifications may be admitted to the MEng programme:
3. Applicable 4-year B degree
To obtain admission to the MEng Structured, students must normally have completed an undergraduate
qualification within the prescribed minimum number of years with an average of at least 60 %, calculated over the
whole period, as well as an average of at least 60 % in the final year. However, due to the many different grading
schemes used internationally, a grade of 60 % from universities other than Stellenbosch will
not necessarily imply acceptance.
Approval is also subject to the discretion of the Department.
The Faculty Council may, on the recommendation of the Departmental Chairman, grant admission to the MEng
Structured to a prospective student who does not comply with the above requirements, but who has
demonstrated in another way that he/she has achieved an equivalent level of competence.
Scope – MEng Structured:
With full-time study, students can complete the MEng Structured in one (1) academic year (spanning over a
period from late January to late January), and the maximum time allowed is two (2) years. The minimum time
required to complete the MEng Structured on a part-time basis, will depend on the student's own progress. The
maximum time allowed for part-time study in this programme is four (4) years.
For the MEng Structured degree, a student must normally complete eight (8) modules of sixteen (16) SAQA
credits each and a project.
To view the Programme outline please click here
Please visit the web site of the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) for more
information on this programme and the above mentioned modules.
Students may apply to the Postgraduate Admissions Committee for recognition of modules done at other
departments or institutions. However, no recognition will be granted for modules done as part of another
qualification. The Committee will assess whether each module is considered to be equivalent to a postgraduate
The nature of the project (at least 300 hours in duration) must be that of a high level practical application of the
postgraduate coursework. Part-time students normally do their project in industry.
Part-time students must have off-campus access to the internet and e-mail. All students have to attend classes,
tests and examinations on campus.
For more information relevant to International students, please visit the web site of our International Office.
Block modules are offered at the Sustainability Institute.