Doctoral Degree in Engineering Studies in South Africa

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Engineering Studies

A PhD or Doctor of Philosophy is a postgraduate academic degree awarded by universities. Once one attains a PhD he or she may often be referred to as a doctor.

The field of engineering is one which uses mathematics, science and creativity in ways that result in inventions that improve the daily routines of people from all walks of life and in all professional fields.

Top Doctoral Programs in Engineering Studies in South Africa 2019

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DIng / DPhil in Engineering Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering management sciences and/design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific management systems problems of society at large. [+]

DIng in Engineering Management

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering management sciences and/design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific management systems problems of society at large. One of the main objectives of this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct fundamental independent systems engineering and management research of an original nature. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach and an aptitude for training other students in similar fields.

Qualification outcomes

Exit level outcomes:

The qualified student will be able to:

Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyze and solve engineering research/development problems independently, creatively and innovatively by applying relevant advanced fundamental knowledge of i.e. Engineering and/or Engineering Management Sciences in the chosen field of research. Plan and manage advanced engineering research project(s), demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding and insight into the principles, methodologies, and concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities) engineering research/development/management in the chosen field of research practice. Work effectively, individually or with others, as a member of a team, group, organization and the community or in multi-disciplinary environments in the chosen field of research. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively, professionally and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence, and exercise original judgment based on knowledge and expertise, pertaining to the field of research. Plan and conduct advanced investigations, research and/or experiments of an original nature by applying or developing appropriate theories and methodologies, and perform data analysis... [-]

DIng / DPhil in Civil Engineering

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific problems of society at large. [+]

DIng in Civil Engineering

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific problems of society at large. One of the main objectives of this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct fundamental engineering research of an original nature. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach and an aptitude for training other students in similar fields.

Qualification outcomes

Exit level outcomes:

The qualified student will be able to:

Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyze and solve engineering research/development problems creatively and innovatively by applying relevant fundamental knowledge of i.e. Mathematics, Basic Science and Engineering Sciences in the chosen field of research. Plan and manage advanced engineering research projects, demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding, and insight into the principles, methodologies, and concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities) engineering research/development in the chosen field of research practice. Work effectively, individually or with others, as a member of a team, group, organization and the community or in multi-disciplinary environments in the chosen field of research. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively, professionally and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence, and exercise judgment based on knowledge and expertise, pertaining to the field of research. Plan and conduct advanced investigations, research and /or experiments of an original nature by applying or developing appropriate theories and methodologies, and perform data analysis and interpretation. Communicate effectively, both orally and in... [-]

DIng / DPhil in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific problems of society at large. [+]

DIng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific problems of society at large. One of the main objectives of this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct fundamental engineering research of an original nature. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach and an aptitude for training other students in similar fields.

Qualification outcomes

Exit level outcomes:

The qualified student will be able to:

Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyze and solve original engineering research/development problems creatively and innovatively by applying relevant advanced fundamental knowledge of i.e.Mathematics, Basic Science and Engineering Sciences in the chosen field of research. Plan and manage advanced engineering research projects, demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding, and insight into the principles, methodologies, and concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities) engineering research/development in the chosen field of research practice. Work effectively, individually or with others, as a member of a team, group, organization and the community or in multi-disciplinary environments in the chosen field of research. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively, professionally and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence, and exercise original judgment based on knowledge and expertise, pertaining to the field of research. Plan and conduct advanced investigations, research and/or experiments of an original nature by applying or developing appropriate theories and methodologies, and perform data analysis and interpretation. Communicate effectively, both... [-]

DTech in Metallurgy Engineering

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

At this level, a qualifying student will be competent in conducting original research and development at a specialized level in Metallurgical Engineering, thus contributing to the research and development needs and knowledge base of the metallurgical industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist. [+]

At this level, a qualifying student will be competent in conducting original research and development at a specialized level in Metallurgical Engineering, thus contributing to the research and development needs and knowledge base of the metallurgical industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist.

Admission requirements and selection criteria

An appropriate Magister Technologiae or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard. Students are selected on academic merit and approved field of study.

Conferment of the degree

The DTech: Engineering Metallurgy will be conferred on students who have completed the research programme and thesis successfully.... [-]


DTech in Extraction Metallurgy

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

At this level, a qualifying student will be competent in conducting original research and development at a specialized level in Metallurgical Engineering, thus contributing to the research and development needs and knowledge base of the metallurgical industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist. [+]

At this level, a qualifying student will be competent in conducting original research and development at a specialized level in Metallurgical Engineering, thus contributing to the research and development needs and knowledge base of the metallurgical industry and mining community. The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist.

Admission requirements and selection criteria

An appropriate Magister Technologiae or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard. Students are selected on academic merit and approved field of study.

Conferment of the degree

The DTech: Extraction Metallurgy is conferred on students who have completed the research programme and thesis successfully.... [-]


DTech / DIng / DPhil in Mechanical Engineering

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

This qualification is intended for students who will make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in a specialised area of technology. They will be able to demonstrate a high level of overall knowledge in that specialized area, ranging from fundamental to advanced theoretical or applied knowledge. [+]

DTech in Mechanical Engineering

This qualification is intended for students who will make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in a specialized area of technology. They will be able to demonstrate a high level of overall knowledge in that specialized area, ranging from fundamental to advanced theoretical or applied knowledge.

Qualification Outcomes

Exit level outcomes:

The qualified student will be able to:

Identify and solve problems by means of responses that demonstrate responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking. Collect, organize, analyze and critically evaluate information. Work effectively with others. Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in oral and/or written presentation. Admission requirements and selection criteria ... [-]

PhD in Informatics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Informatics is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of informatics. [+]

The purpose of the Ph.D. in Informatics is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of informatics. A Ph.D. in Informatics is a pure science-based research study that requires candidates to demonstrate high-level research capability and make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of the discipline of specialization.

The PhD in Informatics demands a very high level of intellectual, theoretical and practical specialized science knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of the application of advanced experimental methods and techniques of the modern research, as well as of fundamental scientific and academic values in generating, processing, interpreting and presenting research data orally and in written form.... [-]


Doctorate of Mechanical Engineering

Mind Development Academy
Online 1 - 4 years February 2019 South Africa Cape Town

The Doctor of Mechanical Engineering (D.Sc) objective is to help students prepare for the increasing demands of designing and producing more complex mechanical devices to serve the needs of the organizations by focusing on basic research related to materials science and process engineering, product design, and information integrated manufacturing processes. [+]

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The Doctor of Mechanical Engineering (D.Sc) objective is to help students prepare for the increasing demands of designing and producing more complex mechanical devices to serve the needs of the organizations by focusing on basic research related to materials science and process engineering, product design, and information integrated manufacturing processes. The Mechanical Engineering is designed to advance the professional development of experienced Mechanical Engineering graduates and professionals in the Mechanical Engineering arena by extending their knowledge and equipping them with broad research and process Mechanical Engineering skills, enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their chosen fields.... [-]


Doctorate of Engineering Systems

Mind Development Academy
Online February 2019 South Africa Cape Town

The Doctor of Engineering Systems (D.Sc) objective is to help students develop technical knowledge and apply new research methodologies to address problems in the development and implementation of engineering and technological systems. The Engineering Systems program provides both a broad background knowledge base and an in-depth study of a specialized area of systems engineering. [+]

About

The Doctor of Engineering Systems (D.Sc) objective is to help students develop technical knowledge and apply new research methodologies to address problems in the development and implementation of engineering and technological systems. The Engineering Systems program provides both a broad background knowledge base and an in-depth study of a specialized area of systems engineering. Examples of specialization include: civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering. The Engineering Systems program is designed to advance the professional development of experienced engineering systems graduates and professionals in the engineering systems arena by extending their knowledge and equipping them with broad research and process engineering systems skills, enabling them to make a key leadership contribution to their chosen fields.... [-]