Postgraduate Degrees offered in the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment
The Faculty offers a wide range of programmes and specialisations at postgraduate level, providing exciting opportunities for further study and research. Programmes at Postgraduate Diploma, Honours, Masters and PhD are organised primarily within the departments, but the processing of applications for admission into the programmes are administered by the Faculty Office. Rules and guidelines for the degrees may be found in the Faculty Handbook.
The MPhil in Urban Infrastructure: Design and Management has a strong interdisciplinary focus as the Faculty believes that urban problems can only be addressed sustainably through an integration of approaches that come from specifi disciplinary backgrounds.The programme aims at building capacity amongst those in government, the private sector and civic society who are committed to the future of African cities and to the servicing of particularly poorer inhabitants. Click here for more information.
A useful source of information on policies and procedures on postgraduate study in the Faculty may be found in the handbook, Research-based Educationfor Masters and PhD Students.
Policies and guidelines for the degrees are developed by the Faculty's Postgraduate Planning and Administration Committee for approval by the Faculty Board and, where appropriate, by Senate. The Committee is chaired by a Deputy Dean.
View the qualifications and areas of specialisation offered in the Faculty.
Details are set out in the Faculty Handbook. The standard minimum requirements for admission are as follows. Selection is based on an applicant's academic record.
A three-year Bachelors degree in an appropriate field.
Postgraduate diplomas and Masters degrees
An appropriate four-year Bachelors degree or Honours equivalent is required; but applicants who are holders of three-year qualifications plus a minimum of 5 years relevant senior working experience (post Bachelors qualification) may be considered for admission.
Masters Degrees in City & Regional Planning, City Planning & Urban Design, and the Landscape Architecture: for these structured two-year Masters degrees in the School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics an appropriate three-year Bachelor's qualification.
At doctoral degree level three qualifications are offered:
- The PhD: this is a University-wide research degree. The standard entrance requirement is a Masters degree
- The DArch and the DSc(Eng): these are rarely awarded senior doctorates, for example for published work which has established the author as a world authority. Detailed information on the doctoral degrees is obtainable from the Faculty Office.