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BEng (Industrial Engineering)

All fields of study of the BEng degree have been accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), and comply with the academic requirements for registration as a professional engineer. The programs are designed in accordance with the outcomes-based model as required by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The learning outcomes and contents of the programs have been compiled in accordance with the latest accreditation standards (PE-60 and PE-61) of ECSA, which also comply with the SAQA requirements.

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Admission requirements

The admission requirements apply to students who apply for admission to the University of Pretoria with a National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Independent Examination Board (IEB) qualifications.

Applicants with qualifications other than the abovementioned should refer to Brochure: Undergraduate program Information 2022: Qualifications other than the NSC and IEB.

Citizens from countries other than South Africa (applicants who are not South African citizens) should also refer to Brochure: Newcomer's Guide 2021.

School of Tomorrow (SOT), Accelerated Christian Education (ACE), and General Education Development Test (GED): The University of Pretoria no longer accepts qualifications awarded by these institutions.

National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) Level 4: The University of Pretoria may consider NCV candidates, provided they meet the exemption for bachelor's status criteria and the program requirements.

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Program content

Curriculum Year 1

Fundamental modules

  • Academic orientation

Core modules

  • General chemistry
  • Electricity and electronics
  • Physics
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Graphical communication
  • Materials science
  • Statics
  • Calculus
  • Mathematics
  • Workshop practice

Year 2

  • Engineering statistics
  • Professional and technical communication
  • Productivity
  • Community-based project
  • Manufacturing and design
  • Programming and information technology
  • Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mathematics
  • Differential equations
  • Calculus
  • Numerical methods

Year 3

  • Industrial analysis
  • Facilities planning
  • Information systems design
  • Industrial logistics
  • Operational management
  • Operational research
  • Practical training
  • Business engineering
  • Engineering management
  • Simulation modelling
  • Financial management
  • Engineering activity and group work
  • Manufacturing systems

Final Year

  • Labour relations
  • Business law
  • Quality assurance
  • Engineering economics
  • Operational research
  • Project
  • Project
  • Practical training
  • Management accounting
  • Systems engineering
  • Engineering professionalism

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.


Undergraduate Tuition fees per faculty in 2022

  • 1st year: 53 000 + 15% VAT
  • 2nd year: 57 000 + 15% VAT
  • 3rd year: 70 000 + 15% VAT
  • 4th year: 56 000 + 15% VAT


Total Credits: 595

A graduate in engineering should be able to apply the following skills on an advanced level:

  • Engineering problem solving.
  • Application of specialist and fundamental knowledge, with specific reference to mathematics, basic sciences and engineering sciences.
  • Engineering design and synthesis.
  • Investigation, experimentation and data analysis.
  • Engineering methods, skills, tools and information technology.
  • Professional and general communication.
  • Awareness and knowledge of the impact of engineering activity on society and the physical environment.
  • Work in teams and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • An awareness and ability for lifelong learning.
  • An awareness and knowledge of principles of professional ethics and practice.
  • Awareness and knowledge of engineering management principles and economic decision-making.

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment & Information Technology

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology

cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
South Africa

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