UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND, JOHANNESBURG

Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment Postgraduate Programmes

The Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment is at the forefront of creating wealth by providing society with well-educated, entrepreneurial graduates in engineering and built environment programmes.

The Faculty maintains strong links with industry in the form of student bursaries, scholarships and internships, and has the highest number of endowed professorships or chairs in the University. Large numbers of contract research is conducted for local and international companies.

Engineering has high calibre academic and support staff, purpose built laboratories, and computing and library facilities which enable us to provide the opportunity for advanced skilling in specialist areas and training in cutting edge research. The variety and quality of the postgraduate qualifications in Engineering ensure that capable and committed students, with good first degrees, can equip themselves for leadership roles in technology and related fields.

A wide range of postgraduate studies are available in the School of Architecture and Planning and the School of Construction Economics and Management. The delivery of affordable housing and other highly relevant social and physical challenges form the basis of the teaching and research programmes. For example, research work in the School of Construction Economics and Management includes the use of available stone and manual labour in the construction of bridges and dams, and the use of waste materials in the production of masonry bricks. Issues that pertain to townships, informal settlements, metropolitan systems and provincial policies are at the heart of a number of student projects issues relevant to the South African context and climate but drawing on internationally accepted disciplinary principles. Doctoral studies range from a gender-orientated analysis of urban homelessness (the first study of its kind), to an examination of indigenous construction techniques and a treatise on early Cape architecture.

By submission of published work:

 

Doctor of Architecture - DArch

 

Doctor of Engineering - DEng

 

Doctor of Town and Regional Planning - D(TRP)

 

Doctor of Science in Architecture - DSc(Arch)

 

Doctor of Science in Building - DSc(Building)

 

Doctor of Science in Engineering - DSc(Eng)

 

Doctor of Science in Quantity Surveying- DSc(QS)

 

Doctor of Science in Town and Regional Planning - DSc(TRP)

 

By research:

 

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD 

Minimum of 2 years full-time or maximum of 4 years part-time

Master of Architecture - MArch

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of Science in Building - MSc (Building)

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of Science in Engineering - MSc(Eng) 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of Science in Town and Regional Planning - MSc(TRP)

Master of Science in Quantity Surveying- MSc (QS)

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

By coursework and research report:

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of Architecture (Professional) - MArch(Prof)
A postgraduate degree for students who hold a Bachelor of Architectural Studies with Honours.

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of Architecture in the field of Sustainable and Energy Efficient Cities 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of the Built Environment in the field of Housing

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of Urban Studies

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Master of Urban Design 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Master of Science in Engineering - MSc(Eng) 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Master of Science in Building 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Master of Science in Development Planning 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

By coursework:


Master of Engineering - M(Eng) 

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Graduate Diploma in Engineering - GDE 

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Postgraduate Diploma in Property Development and Management - PGdip PDM

2 years part-time

PG Diploma in Planning  

Honours degrees:

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Bachelor of Architectural Studies with Honours BAS(Hons)

 

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Construction Management BSc(Hons)(CM)

 

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Quantity Surveying BSc(Hons)(QS)

 

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Urban and Regional Planning BSc(Hons)(URP)

 

Contact Details:

Olga Ndlovu
Tel: 011 717 7002/14
Fax: 011 717 7009
Email: Olga.Ndlovu@wits.ac.za

Postal: Engineering and the Built Environment, Private Bag 3, Wits, 2050.
Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment website