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Postgraduate study opportunities

Application for current prospective SU postgraduate students

Applications open from 1 June- (navigate to here) mysun/Studies/Application Postgraduate study (​​​ NB all SU application deadline dates apply​​)

Postgrad departmental presentation - Aug 2020 


Application for prospective non-SU Postgraduate students

Before officially applying for admission, prospective students should familiarize themselves with the different degree programmes and research topics offered by the Department.

Read more about the application and selection procedures here...

Biomedical Engineering

Mechanics and Dynamics

Computational Modelling

Granular Materials Research Group

Energy & the Environment

Mechatronics, Automation and Design

The following Postgraduate Programmes are available in the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering:

PG Dip in Engineering
MEng Structured
MEng Research (Mechanical)
MEng Research (Mechatronic)
PhD in Engineering

Read more about the available Postgraduate programs here...

PG Dip in Engineering
MEng Structured
MEng Research (Mechanical)
MEng Research (Mechatronic)
PhD in Engineering

Most of these postgraduate modules are normally offered for/by the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering during the first semester of the academic year (February to June):

Read more about the modules available here

Research Master's and Doctoral students have to complete a thesis as part of their study. A list of typical thesis topics are given at the link below.

These are not the only available topics - we only state a few to give prospective students an idea of the different fields of research that are covered in our department. 

At a Masters Doctoral level, funding is closely related to specific project topics. With each topic's description we give an indication of the availability of funding for that topic (certain conditions apply).

Prospective students who have already been accepted by the Department for Postgraduate studies are welcome to contact the relevant lecturers for more information on their topics.

The list of topics are updated at the end August for the following year.

M_PhDTopics 2021

The MEng Structured requires students to complete a research project. A list of typical research project topics are given below. These are not the only available topics - we only state a few to give prospective students an idea of the different fields of research that are covered in our department. 

At a Masters Doctoral level, funding is closely related to specific project topics. With each topic's description we give an indication of the availability of funding for that topic (certain conditions apply).

Prospective students who have already been accepted by the Department for Postgraduate studies are welcome to contact the relevant lecturers for more information on their topics.

The list of topics are updated at the end of August for the following year.

M_PhDTopics 2021

Fac Eng Postgraduate Study Fees

​International students: Please contact the International Office for a quote on the fees for the following year

Ms Sue-Vicky Brandt brandt@sun.ac.za