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DOCTOR of ENGINEERING (DEng): Industrial

SAQA NLRD: 96812

Doctor of Engineering (DEng) in Industrial Engineering

This qualification is intended for persons who will make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in a specialised area of technology. They will have a high level of overall knowledge in that specialised area ranging from fundamental concepts to advanced theoretical or applied knowledge. 

(Amended w.e.f. 2015/08)



Students are required to have completed a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering. Graduates with a (M+4) degree in Industrial Engineering plus an appropriate Masters degree relevant to the field of Industrial Engineering can apply for the qualification using rule G10 – Conferment of Status.

(Amended w.e.f. 2015/08)



Applications are made directly with the department as follows:

  • Doctoral applications are accepted from during the months of August and September preceding the year of intended study
  • A four to five-page proposal is required outlining the following: an introduction; the research problem(s) and study objective(s); a brief literature review; an outline of the intended research methodology and research activities inclusive of schedules and timeframes
  • All applications must be accompanied by the relevant certified academic certificates/records and transcripts of all prior qualification(s); a concise CV; certified ID or passport
  • Applicant would receive feedback on their applications once the department has finalised selections
  • Successful applicants must complete their registrations before 31st of March in the intended year of study. No late registrations will be accepted.

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