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We are delighted that you are considering postgraduate study in the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment.

  • Before making a formal application for postgraduate study you are strongly advised to contact the Department in order to obtain advice about your proposed study.
  • Making contact with the Department is particularly important for candidates interested in research since they must ensure that the Department has the facilities and the expert supervision that will be necessary.
  • It is essential that postgraduate students interested in taught masters programmes (i.e. masters programmes primarily by coursework) and postgraduate diplomas also contact the relevant departments  so that they are fully aware of the structure of these programmes.

Information for International Students
Information on Funding

Closing Date:

31 October: Taught programmes

How to apply

Apply online

Please Note: Bachelor of City Planning Honours Degree applicants need to read the how to apply document and respond to the paper on spatial planning (included in how to apply document).

Tel: +27 21 650 2128 / 2129
Email: admissions-pg@uct.ac.za

Documentation Required when applying for postgraduate studies:

Please consult the table below for a list of required documents for your programme application.

Programme

Documentation required

 

  • Honours
  • Postgraduate diploma
  • MArch
  • Master of City and Regional Planning
  • Master of City Planning and Urban Design
  • MSc in Property Studies
  • MSc in Project Management
  • MEng (60 research, 120 coursework)
  • MPhil (60 research, 120 coursework)

 

 

  1. Certified copies of official academic transcripts in ENGLISH (full transcripts for each tertiary institution attended)
  2. Certified copies of degree certificates in ENGLISH (for each tertiary institution attended where applicable)
  3. Applicants from universities situated in non-English speaking countries: TOEFL/IELTS certificate OR letter from previous tertiary institution stating “English as medium of instruction” for the programme
  4. Curriculum vitae (include work experience)

 

 

  • MScEng
  • MPhil (120 research, 60 coursework)
  • Doctoral study

 

  1. Certified copies of official academic transcripts in ENGLISH (full transcripts for each tertiary institution attended)
  2. Certified copies of degree certificates in ENGLISH (for each tertiary institution attended where applicable)
  3. Applicants from universities situated in non-English speaking countries: TOEFL/IELTS certificate OR letter from previous tertiary institution stating “English as medium of instruction” for the programme
  4. 100 word research outline
  5. Supervisor choice (contact relevant department for assistance)
  6. Letter of motivation

 

 

  • Occasional study

 

  1. International affiliates - certified copies of official academic transcripts in ENGLISH (full transcripts for each tertiary institution attended)
  2. Certified copies of degree certificates in ENGLISH (for each tertiary institution attended where applicable)
  3. Applicants from universities situated in non-English speaking countries: TOEFL/IELTS certificate OR letter from previous tertiary institution stating “English as medium of instruction” for the programme

 

 

 

Please note that if the following documents are not submitted this will cause a delay in the processing of your application.

  1. Submission of academic qualifications:
    • obtain in a sealed envelope from the university concerned an original full transcript of your academic record for all the years of study (This transcript must include all details of courses taken and the marks obtained.) This needs to be sent to the Admissions Office, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701, Western Cape, South Africa.

    • attach certified copies of your degree certificates to your application form.

  2. Certified copy of your Identity Document/Passport
  3. A detailed curriculum vitae. PhD applicants to please include in their CV a summary of their Master's research and list any publications which may have arisen through their research.
  4. Letters of reference (one from the professor under whom you have studied and if applicable one from your employer).

Any new applicant for postgraduate study has to be assigned to an academic staff member who will ultimately become their supervisor. Applicants must make contact with the proposed supervisor prior to their formal application. View the areas of research and contact details of academic staff members. Please include with your application the name of the academic staff member you made contact with and a description of your area of research. PhD applicants see PhD Project Proposal.

The medium of instruction and examination at UCT is English. We require students to be proficient in English before they register. You will need to include an original copy of your TOEFL or IELTS score. Please refer to the section on English language proficiency for more details.

We advise that you regularly check the status of your application.

Contact details

Departments & websites Contact
Chemical Engineering Belinda Davids
Civil Engineering Rowen Geswindt
Construction Economics & Management:
MSc in Project Management / Property Studies, MPhil and PhD

Mareldia Fagodien
 

Honours in Construction Management / Property Studies / Quantity Surveying Anastacia Haddon
Electrical Engineering Nicole Moodley
Mechanical Engineering
BSc Honours in Material Science
Tasha Dilraj
Sarah George
 
Energy Research Centre Fazlin Harribi
   

School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics
All research degrees

Architecture (Professional) Honours and Masters
Geomatics Division

Conservation Built Environment


Janine Meyer

Heather Martin
Junita Abrahams

Naomi Gihwala

 

 

   
   

 

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