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MEng Structured (Mechanical Engineering)

Admission Requirements - MEng Structured Mechanical:

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:

  1. BEng: 4-year degree
  2. HonsBSc
  3. Applicable 4-year B degree
  4. PG Dip in Engineering


To obtain admission to the MEng Structured Mechanical, 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.


The MEng Structured is specially conceived to provide engineering skills to students from diverse backgrounds and nationalities, who are motivated to make a contribution in the renewable energy field.  However, prospective applicants are advised that a proven analytical background both in mathematics and physical sciences is an essential prerequisite to successfully complete this degree program. Prospective applicants applying with a PG Dip in Engineering should note that besides the minimum criteria mentioned above, an average of 65 % for Mathematics and Programming modules are required in the Undergraduate degree / diploma / advanced diploma to be accepted for the MEng Structured (Mechanical) programme. The Departmental Admissions Committee must therefore apply its discretion particularly with this in mind.​


The Faculty Council may, on the recommendation of the Departmental Chairman, grant admission to the MEng Structured Mechanical 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 (Mechanical Engineering)

With full-time study, students can complete the MEng Structured programme in one academic year (spanning over a period from late January to late November), and the maximum time allowed is two years. The minimum time required to complete the MEng Structured programme 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 years.


For the MEng Mechanical degree, a student must normally complete 8 modules of 16 SAQA credits each.


To view the Programme outline please click here Master of Engineering (Structured) in Mechanical Engineering_Programme Outline_2023


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 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 module.


The nature of the project 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 Postgraduate Office.