PhD in Industrial Engineering

General

Program Description

The purpose of the Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering is to develop the competencies of the postgraduate student in a chosen field of specialization on an advanced level. It requires a student to undertake research at the most advanced academic levels, which will be evident in the acceptance of a thesis. This qualification enables the student to make a direct and original academic contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the area of specialization. 

Industrial Engineering Technology

Industrial Engineers are involved in planning for the processes of storage, movement of materials, and layout of factories. To ensure a coordinated workflow and optimal productivity, they organize and manage the relationship between other planners, plan operators, and the plant. 

Responsibilities

Industrial Engineers design and implement systems within organizations to maximize production. They work in conjunction with other engineers to put the theory of mechanical, chemical, and electrical engineering into practice. 

Busy day at the steelworks

At the University of Johannesburg “The Future. Reimagined.” is not simply a catchy phrase

The institution is taking the lead across Africa in the 4th Industrial Revolution Thinking, reimagining the future for all disciplines 4IR is the next wave of industrialization that we need to understand and shape in order to build the future of this country – and the Africa continent – so richly deserve. 4IR is not just about robotics and automation; it is about the advancement of society to empower people and uplift generations.

As the world moves forward into the 4th industrial revolution, so does UJ with “Education 4IR” – bringing 4IR thinking and technology into the curriculum across different courses and using innovative blended-learning technologies. This means that UJ graduates are better prepared to embrace the future of business and industry as AI and 4IR play a bigger part in the way we live and work.

At the University of Johannesburg, it is our duty to embrace and navigate the future leaders of our country proudly and boldly through the unimagined complexities of 4IR so that they may take full advantage and deliver a better tomorrow. Future leaders like you! Here we are leading courageous conversation; pushing and shaping the design of a new tomorrow. Here we are taking action and building the new world.

Admission requirements:

An approved Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering or a similar field. Provision is made for alternate forms of access to the qualification based on the rules and regulations of the University. 

Duration of program:

  • Full-time: 2 years
  • Part-time: 3 years

Contact details:

Name: Ms Dudu Kanyi / Tel: 011 559 2109 / Email: febehd@uj.ac.za

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less