Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
(Renewable and Sustainable Energy): PG Dip in Engineering
Requirements – PG Dip in Engineering
Students holding one of the following qualifications may be admitted to the PG Dip in Engineering programme:
2. B Tech
To be accepted into the PG Dip in Engineering programme, a student must normally have completed his/her
undergraduate qualification within the prescribed minimum number of years. BSc graduates must have achieved
an average of at least 60 % in the final year of the BSc programme. BTech graduates must have achieved an
average of at least 65 % over the whole period, as well as an average of at least 65 % in the final year. Please note: acceptance for the Pg Dip in Engineering does not guarantee acceptance for the MEng at a later stage.
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 PG Dip
in Engineering 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 – PG Dip in Engineering
With full-time study, students can complete the PG Dip in Engineering in one (1) academic year, and the
maximum time allowed is two (2) years. The minimum time required to complete the PG Dip in Engineering 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 three (3) years.
For the PG Dip in Engineering, a student must complete eight (8) modules.
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.
Prospective students should note that the modules offered to PG Dip in Engineering students will be revised
every year, taking into account the fast changing context of renewable and sustainable energy, and the
availability of experts in these fields.
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
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.