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Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment


Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Electrical Engineering


The programme is designed to produce graduates who can evaluate processes in complex systems (organisations) by competitive variables using the tools and techniques of Industrial Engineering, Business and Economics so as to design new or improved processes. They will demonstrate capacity for self-directed study, working independently to assemble knowledge in the forefront of fields in Industrial Engineering and research them, using the scientific method, in an industrial situation. The programme targets engineers working across the whole spectrum of industry.

Admission Requirements

The Master of Industrial Engineering seeks to recruit suitably qualified candidates who are capable of benefiting from, contributing to, and successfully completing the programme. In order to be considered for admission to this programme, applicants must:

• Hold a Bachelor of Engineering degree, or a four-year Bachelor degree in a discipline that includes professional studies of the underlying subject matter in engineering with a component of supervised research, or an equivalent qualification at NQF level 8 from a recognised institution.

• Demonstrate proficiency in English communication at post graduate level, as demonstrated by the fact that the undergraduate degree was done in the medium of English. If the undergraduate degree was not obtained in the medium of English, then the applicant will be required to show proficiency in the medium of English through achieving at least band 7 of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent test.

• Be employed or self-employed for the duration of the programme.

Course Code


Level of Programme


Modes of Study

Full Time