The school of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering has very active postgraduate research programs. There are three broad post-graduate programs on offer. For the postgraduate handbook as it deals with the School, click here.
1. Graduate Diploma in Engineering (GDE)
This is a post-graduate program obtained through coursework; it is available in various fields of Metallurgy (such as Pyrometallurgy, Welding, Materials Science plus Engineering)
This is a year long block course only offered in certain Metallurgy areas (e.g. welding). The courses offered can be viewed on the GDE link.
Master of Science in Engineering MSc (Eng)
There are two options for the MSc (Eng):
A GDE half taught course (1 year) and a research dissertation with limited scope (minimum duration1 year) - only offered in certain Metallurgy areas.
A full research program with (minimum 2 years).
The areas of specialisation for the masters programs are can be found on theAreas of Researchpage.
3. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The PhD isobtained by research work that makes an original contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field of study. The areas of specialisation can be found on theAreas of Researchpage.
A listing of the current fields of interest is available on the Areas of Research page in which the various members of staff are involved. Graduates are accepted for postgraduate studies at all universities worldwide.
Research is concentrated in these fields and although a strong theoretical tradition is retained, practical research is encouraged. Close liaison is maintained with the Chemical and Mining industries and all means of increasing such contacts are continually being explored. Minerals process engineering enjoys a particularly strong emphasis in this respect.
All students entering full-time post-graduate studying the School receive financial support in the form of bursaries and scholarships. The financial support is typically sufficient to cover tuition fees and living expenses for the year.
Queries from prospective postgraduate students may be addressed to the specific staff member involved in the area of research in which the student is interested, or alternatively to:
Postgraduate Administrative Officer School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering University of the Witwatersrand Private Bag 3 Wits 2050 South Africa Telephone: 27 (0)11 717 7521 Fax: 27 (0)86 553 6427 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +27 (0)11 717 1000
1 Jan Smuts Avenue
Johannesburg, South Africa