Doctoral Degree in Engineering and Technology in South Africa

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Engineering and Technology

One must accomplish two things when earning a PhD. First one must understand a particular subject thoroughly. Secondly, one must extensively in knowledge about that subject.

The field of engineering and technology involves the study of how the conceptual design focus of engineering can be utilized in technological applications. Engineering and technology students learn how to take the plans made by engineers and make them work in the real world.

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Top Doctoral Programs in Engineering and Technology in South Africa 2017

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PhD in Information Technology Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Through the doctoral thesis, in which the qualification finally culminates, a qualifying student show evidence of independent and original scientific work. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to knowledge of, and insight into the subject discipline as well as the field of research. [+]

Best Doctorates in Engineering and Technology in South Africa 2017. Through the doctoral thesis, in which the qualification finally culminates, a qualifying student show evidence of independent and original scientific work. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to knowledge of, and insight into the subject discipline as well as the field of research. Qualifying students would display applied competence in research methodology, and the proper written and/or oral communication in the research process and findings. The student should be able to reflect on his/her research decisions and applications to access the effect thereof in the holistic context of research in the information technology management industry. Admission requirements A relevant Master’s degree on NQF Level 9 with a 65% average. The Dean of the Faculty of Management may refuse a student admission to the doctoral qualification if he/she is of the opinion that the student’s academic background is insufficient for the proposed study. Contact details Name: Dr B Gatsheni Tel: +27 (0)11559 1506 / Email: bgatsheni@uj.ac.za [-]

PhD in Information Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

Through the Doctoral thesis, in which the qualification finally culminates, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original scientific work. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to knowledge of and insight into the subject discipline as well as the field of research. [+]

Through the Doctoral thesis, in which the qualification finally culminates, a qualifying student would show evidence of independent and original scientific work. The thesis would constitute a decided contribution to knowledge of and insight into the subject discipline as well as the field of research. Qualifying students would display applied competence in research methodology, and the proper written and/or oral communication in the research process and findings. The student should be able to reflect on his/her research decisions and applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of research in the information industry. Admission requirements Student access will be provided to the student who is in possession of any relevant Master’s Degree on NQF Level 8 or 9. The Dean of the Faculty of Management may refuse a student admission to the Doctoral qualification if of the opinion that the student’s academic background is insufficient for the proposed studies. Contact details Name: Prof T du Plessis Tel: +27 (0)11 559 3836 / Email: tduplessis@uj.ac.za [-]

DIng / DPhil in Engineering Management

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2017 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. [+]

Best Doctorates in Engineering and Technology in South Africa 2017. 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 in 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, analyse and solve engineering research/development problems independently, creatively and innovatively by applying relevant advanced fundamentalknowledge 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,organisation 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 orally and in writing, with specifically research audiences and the community at large,in so far as they are affected by the research,using appropriate structure, style and graphical support. Use and assess appropriate advanced research methods, skills, tools, technology and information technology effectively and critically in engineering research/development practice,and show an understanding and a willingness to accept responsibility for the impact of research/development activities on society and the environment. Perform procedural and non-procedural design and synthesis of components, systems, works, products or processes as a set of related systems and assess their social, legal, health, safety and environmental impact and benefits,where applicable,in the chosen field of research. Employ various learning and research strategies and skills to master outcomes required for preparing him/herself to engage in continuous learning and research,to keep abreast of knowledge and skills required in the engineering management research/development field. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities by acting professionally and ethically in the chosen field of research. Demonstrate,where applicable,cultural and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social contexts in the execution of engineering management research/development activities. Explore,where applicable, education and career opportunities in advanced engineering management research/development. Organise and develop,where applicable,entrepreneurial opportunities through engineering, technical research, development and/or managerial skills. Admission requirements and selection criteria An approved Master’s degree in Engineering or a similar approved degree at Master’s level. Final admission to the programme will only be granted upon successful presentation of a research seminar six months after enrolment. Research topics must also be accepted and approved by the supervisors in the Faculty and finally by the Senate or Executive Committee of the Senate of the University. Conferment of the degree The DIng: Engineering Management will be conferred on students who have completed the research seminar and thesis successfully. DPhil in Engineering Management The purpose of the qualification is to develop an intellectual with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering management sciences and/design and synthesis, and related inter-disciplinary principles independently to specific management systems problems of society at large. One of the main objectives in this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct fundamental inter-disciplinary engineering research of an original nature. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach as well as 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, analyse and solve engineering research/development problems of an original nature creatively and innovatively by applying relevant advanced fundamental knowledge of i.e. Engineering Management Sciences in the chosen field of research. Plan and manage 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/management in the chosen field of research practice. Work effectively,individually or with others,as a member of a team, group, organisation 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 inter-disciplinary investigations, research and/or experiments of an original nature by applying or developing appropriate theories and methodologies,and perform appropriate data analysis and interpretation. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with specifically research audiences and the community at large,in so far as they are affected by the research, using appropriate structure, style and graphical support. Use and assess appropriate advanced inter-disciplinary research methods, skills, tools and information technology effectively and critically in engineering research/development practice,and show an understanding and a willingness to accept responsibility for the impact of research/development activities on society and the environment. Perform synthesis of components,systems, works, products or processes as a set of related systems and assess their social, legal, health, safety and environmental impact and benefits,where applicable,in the chosen field of inter-disciplinary research. Employ various learning and research strategies and skills to master outcomes required for preparing him/herself to engage in continuous learning and research,to keep abreast of knowledge and skills required in the engineering management research/development field. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities by acting professionally and ethically in the chosen field of research. Demonstrate,where applicable,cultural and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social contexts in the execution of engineering management research/development activities. Explore,where applicable,education and career opportunities in advanced engineering management research/development. Organise and develop,where applicable,entrepreneurial opportunities through technical research, development and/or managerial skills. Admission requirements and selection criteria An approved Master’s degree in Engineering or a similar approved degree at Master’s level. Final admission to the programme will only be granted after successful presentation of a research seminar six months after enrolment. Research topics must also be accepted and approved by the supervisors in the Faculty and finally by the Senate or Executive Committee of the Senate of the University. Conferment of the degree The DPhil: Engineering Management will be conferred on students who have completed the research project and thesis successfully. [-]

DIng / DPhil in Civil Engineering

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2017 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 in 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, analyse 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, organisation 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 writing, with engineering and specifically research audiences and the community at large,in so far as they are affected by the research,using appropriate structure, style and graphical support. Use and assess appropriate advanced engineering research methods, skills,tools, technology and information technology effectively and critically in engineering research/development practice,and show an understanding and a willingness to accept responsibility for the impact of engineering research/development activities on society and the environment. Perform procedural and non-procedural design and synthesis of components, systems, works, products or processes as a set of related systems and assess their social, legal, health, safety and environmental impact and benefits,where applicable,in the chosen field of research. Employ various learning strategies and skills to master outcomes required for preparing him/herself to engage in continuous learning,to keep abreast of knowledge and skills required in the engineering research/development field. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities by acting professionally and ethically in the chosen field of research. Demonstrate,where applicable,cultural and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social contexts in the execution of engineering research/development activities. Explore,where applicable,education and career opportunities in advanced engineering research/development. Organise and develop,where applicable,entrepreneurial opportunities through engineering, technical research, development and/or managerial skills. Admission requirements and selection criteria An approved Master’s degree in Engineering or a similar approved degree at Master’s level.Final admission to the programme will only be granted after successful presentation of a research seminar six months after enrolment. Research topics must also be accepted and approved by the supervisors in the Faculty and finally by the Senate or Executive Committee of the Senate of the University. Conferment of the degree The DIng: Civil will be conferred on students who have completed the research seminar and thesis successfully. DPhil in Civil Engineering The purpose of the qualification is to develop an intellectual with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences or related inter-disciplinary principles independently to specific problems of society at large. One of the main objectives in this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct fundamental inter-disciplinary 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, analyse and solve research/development problems of an original nature creatively and innovatively by applying relevant advanced inter-disciplinary fundamental knowledge and/or Computer Engineering Sciences in the chosen field of research. Plan and manage advanced inter-disciplinary research projects, demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding and insight into the principles, methodologies and concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities) advanced inter-disciplinary 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 inter-disciplinary research. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively 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 inter-disciplinary investigations, research and/or experiments of an original nature by applying or developing appropriate theories and methodologies,and perform appropriate data analysis and interpretation. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with specifically research audiences and the community at large,in so far as they are affected by the research,using appropriate structure, style and graphical support. Use and assess appropriate advanced inter-disciplinary research methods, skills, tools and information technology effectively and critically in research/development practice and show an understanding and a willingness to accept responsibility for the impact of research/development activities on society and the environment. Perform a synthesis of systems, works, products or processes as a set of related systems and assess their social, legal, health, safety and environmental impact and benefits,where applicable,in the chosen field of research. Employ various learning and research strategies and skills to master outcomes required for preparing him/herself to engage in continuous learning and research,to keep abreast of knowledge and skills required in the engineering research/development field. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities by acting professionally and ethically in the chosen field of research. Demonstrate,where applicable,cultural and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social contexts in the execution of research/development activities. Explore,where applicable,education and career opportunities in advanced research/development. Organise and develop,where applicable,entrepreneurial opportunities through technical research, development and/or managerial skills. Admission requirements and selection criteria An approved Master’s degree in Engineering or a similar approved degree at Master’s level. Final admission to the programme will only be granted after successful presentation of a research seminar six months after enrolment. Research topics must also be accepted and approved by the supervisors in the Faculty and finally by the Senate or Executive Committee of the Senate of the University. Conferment of the degree The DPhil: Civil Engineering will be conferred on students who have completed the research project and thesis successfully. [-]

DIng / DPhil in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2017 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. [+]

Best Doctorates in Engineering and Technology in South Africa 2017. 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 in 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, analyse 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, organisation 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 orally and in writing, with specifically research audiences and the community at large,in so far as they are affected by the research,using appropriate structure, style and graphical support. Use and assess appropriate advanced engineering research methods, skills, tools and information technology effectively and critically in research/development practice,and show an understanding and a willingness to accept responsibility for the impact of engineering research/development activities on society and the environment. Perform procedural and non-procedural design and synthesis of components, systems, works, products or processes as a set of related systems and assess their social, legal, health, safety and environmental impact and benefits,where applicable,in the chosen field of research. Employ various learning strategies and skills to master outcomes required for preparing him/herself to engage in continuous learning,to keep abreast of knowledge and skills required in the engineering research/development field. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities by acting professionally and ethically in the chosen field of research. Demonstrate,where applicable,cultural and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social contexts in the execution of engineering research/development activities. Explore,where applicable, education and career opportunities in advanced engineering research/development. Organise and develop,where applicable,entrepreneurial opportunities through engineering, technical research, development and/or managerial skills. Admission requirements and selection criteria An approved Master’s degree in Engineering or a similar approved degree at Master’s level. Final admission to the programme will only be granted upon successful presentation of a research seminar six months after enrolment. Research topics must also be accepted and approved by the supervisors in the Faculty and finally by the Senate or Executive Committee of the Senate of the University. Conferment of the degree The DIng: Electrical and Electronic will be conferred on students who have completed the research seminar and thesis successfully. DPhil in Electrical and Electronic Engineering The purpose of the qualification is to develop an intellectual with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences or related inter-disciplinary principles independently to specific problems of society at large. One of the main objectives in this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct independent fundamental inter-disciplinary 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, analyse and solve research/development problems of an original nature creatively and innovatively by applying relevant advanced interdisciplinary fundamental knowledge and/or Computer Engineering Sciences in the chosen field of research. Plan and manage 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 in the chosen field of research practice. Work effectively,individually or with others,as a member of a team, group, organisation and the community or in multi-disciplinary environments in the chosen field of interdisciplinary research. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence,and exercise original judgment based on knowledge and expertise, pertaining to the field of inter-disciplinary research. Plan and conduct advanced inter-disciplinary investigations, research and/or experiments of an original nature by applying or developing appropriate theories and methodologies,and perform appropriate data analysis and interpretation. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with specifically research audience,using appropriate structure, style and graphical support. Use and assess appropriate advanced inter-disciplinary research methods, skills, tools and information technology effectively and critically in research/development practice,and show an understanding and a willingness to accept responsibility for the impact of engineering research/development activities on society and the environment. Perform synthesis of systems, works, products or processes as a set of related systems and assess their social, legal, health, safety and environmental impact and benefits,where applicable,in the chosen field of inter-disciplinary research. Employ various learning and research strategies and skills to master outcomes required for preparing him/herself to engage in continuous learning,to keep abreast of knowledge and skills required in the engineering research/development field. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities by acting professionally and ethically in the chosen field of research. Demonstrate,where applicable,cultural and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social contexts in the execution of inter-disciplinary research/development activities. Explore,where applicable,education and career opportunities in advanced research/development. Organise and develop,where applicable,entrepreneurial opportunities through technical research, development and/or managerial skills. Admission requirements and selection criteria An approved Master’s degree in Engineering or a similar approved degree at Master’s level.Final admission to the programme will only be granted upon successful presentation of a research seminar six months after enrolment. Research topics must also be accepted and approved by the supervisors in the Faculty and finally by the Senate or Executive Committee of the Senate of the University. Conferment of the degree The DPhil: Electrical and Electronic Engineering will be conferred on students who have completed the research seminar and thesis successfully. [-]

DTech in Metallurgy Engineering

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

At this level,a qualifying student will be competent in conducting original research and development at a specialised 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 specialised 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 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

At this level,a qualifying student will be competent in conducting original research and development at a specialised 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. [+]

Best Doctorates in Engineering and Technology in South Africa 2017. At this level,a qualifying student will be competent in conducting original research and development at a specialised 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 2017 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 specialised 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 specialised area of technology. They will be able to demonstrate a high level of overall knowledge in that specialised 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, organise, analyse 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 An appropriate Magister Technologiae or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard,as determined by a Status Committee. Students are selected on academic merit and approved field of study. Conferment of the degree The DTech: Engineering: Mechanical will be conferred on students who have completed the research programme and thesis successfully. DIng in Mechanical Engineering The purpos eof the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis,and related principles in dependently to specific problems of society at large. One of the main objectives in 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, analyse and solve engineering research/development problems of an original nature 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 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, organisation 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 appropriate data analysis and interpretation. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with engineering and specifically research audiences and the community at large,in so far as they are affected by the research,using appropriate structure, style and graphical support. Use and assess appropriate advanced inter-disciplinary research methods, skills and information technology effectively and critically in engineering research/development practice,and show a responsibility for the impact of engineering research/development activities on society and the environment. Perform procedural and non-procedural design and synthesis of components systems, works, products or processes as a set of related systems and assess their social, legal, health, safety and environmental impact and benefits,where applicable,in the chosen field of interdisciplinary research. Employ various learning and research strategies and skills to master outcomes required for preparing him/herself to engage in continuous learning and research,to keep abreast of knowledge and skills required in the engineering management research/development field. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities by acting professionally and ethically in the chosen field of research. Demonstrate,where applicable,cultural and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social contexts in the execution of engineering research/development activities. Explore,where applicable,education and career opportunities in advanced engineering research/development. Organise and develop, where applicable, entrepreneurial opportunities through engineering, technical research, development and/or managerial skills. Admission requirements and selection criteria An approved Master’s degree in Engineering or a similar approved degree at Master’s level. Final admission to the programme will only be granted upon successful presentation of a research seminar six months after enrolment. Research topics must also be accepted and approved by the supervisors in the Faculty and finally by the Senate or Executive Committee of the Senate of the University. Conferment of the degree The DIng: Mechanical will be conferred on students who have completed the research seminar and thesis successfully. DPhil in Mechanical Engineering The purpose of the qualification is to develop an intellectual with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences or related inter-disciplinary principles independently to specific problems of society at large. One of the main objectives in this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct fundamental inter-disciplinary 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, analyse and solve engineering research/development problems of an original nature creatively and innovatively by applying relevant advanced inter-disciplinary fundamental knowledge in the chosen field of research. Plan and manage 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, organisation 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 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 inter-disciplinary investigations, research and/or experiments of an original nature by applying or developing appropriate theories and methodologies,and perform appropriate data analysis and interpretation. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with specifically research audiences and the community at large,in so far as they are affected by the research,using appropriate structure, style and graphical support. Use and assess appropriate advanced inter-disciplinary research methods, skills, tools and information technology effectively and critically in research/development practice,and show an understanding and a willingness to accept responsibility for the impact of research/development activities on society and the environment. Perform synthesis of systems, works, products or processes as a set of related systems and assess their social, legal, health, safety and environmental impact and benefits,where applicable,in the chosen field of interdisciplinary research. Employ various learning and research strategies and skills to master outcomes required for preparing him/herself to engage in continuous learning and research,to keep abreast of knowledge and skills required in the inter-disciplinary research/development field. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities by acting professionally and ethically in the chosen field of research. Demonstrate,where applicable,cultural and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social contexts in the execution of engineering research/development activities. Explore,where applicable,education and career opportunities in advanced research/development. Organise and develop, where applicable, entrepreneurial opportunities through technical research, development and/or managerial skills. Admission requirements and selection criteria An approved Master’s degree in Engineering or a similar approved degree at Master’s level.Final admission to the programme will only be granted after successful presentation of a research seminar six months after enrolment. Research topics must also be accepted and approved by the supervisors in the Faculty and finally by the Senate or Executive Committee of the Senate of the University. Conferment of the degree The DPhil: Mechanical Engineering will be conferred on students who have completed the research project and thesis successfully. [-]

PhD in Informatics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

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

Best Doctorates in Engineering and Technology in South Africa 2017. The purpose of the PhD 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 PhD 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 specialisation. 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. The General Rules for Doctorates are applicable. In addition a minimum result of 65% is required for the preceding Master’s Degree. [-]

PhD in Computer Science

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

The purpose of the PhD in Computer Science is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of specialisation. [+]

The purpose of the PhD in Computer Science is to provide qualifying students with an in-depth understanding and integrated knowledge of advanced applicable theory in the field of specialisation. A PhD in Computer Science 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 specialisation. The PhD in Computer Science 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. The General Rules for Doctorates are applicable. In addition a minimum result of 65% is required for the preceding Master’s Degree. [-]

PhD

The Da Vinci Institute
Campus Full time 6 years February 2017 South Africa Lethabong

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) qualification in the Management of Technology and Innovation provides a highly individualised learning environment within which students actually solve a meaningful business problem of substance to their organisation. [+]

Best Doctorates in Engineering and Technology in South Africa 2017. (MOTI): NQF LEVEL 8+ (NEW HEQSF: NQF LEVEL 10) The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) qualification in the Management of Technology and Innovation provides a highly individualised learning environment within which students actually solve a meaningful business problem of substance to their organisation. The PhD programme is aimed at senior managers and executives and candidates are required to demonstrate their ability to develop new concepts that will significantly improve their operations. PhD applicants: It is compulsory for all students applying for enrolment for PhD study, to note that their final thesis for assessment will only be received with a publish-ready article attached. DEMAND The Learning Programme is specifically designed to enable members of an organisation to realise their true potential by: - Challenging them to initiate innovative solutions for business improvement and socio-economic transformation - Acquiring the competence to design a system and to develop technology and innovation related activities to meet transformational targets - Providing personal development opportunities for them to contribute significantly to the development of wealth within the South African economy. PURPOSE Students who achieve this Qualification will be able to: - initiate innovation and change at a national and international level - integrate systemic principles into alternative designs and developments - incorporate management of technology, management of innovation and management of people frameworks into new product/process designs and developments - make a contribution towards community development initiatives. ADMISSION CRITERIA Previous Academic Qualifications a. Masters Degree Or other relevant NQF 8 (New HEQSF: NQF Level 9) qualification Appropriate Work Experience (years): 10 Employer Support: General, but detailed assessment by Da Vinci b. Not equivalent to a Masters Degree Appropriate Work Experience (years): 15 Employer Support: Detailed assessment by Da Vinci Conditions: Prospective candidates can be provisionally approved on the following conditions: In the event that a candidate does not comply with the requirements for registration in the PhD programme, but does demonstrate relevant professional experience, consideration can be given to register such candidates in the PhD Programme at Da Vinci on the following conditions: - Demonstrate an understanding at NQF Level 8 (new HEQSF: NQF Level 9) (appropriate level descriptors will be used to guide the process). - Evidence of relevant publications, presentations or relevant working experience that could be considered for Recognition of Prior Learning at NQF Level 8+ (new HEQSF: NQF Level 9) - Registration for the four Research Workshops - Acceptance of a Research Proposal - On successful completion of the above, the provisional approval will be converted to full approval. In the event that a student is unsuccessful in completing the above, the student will be deregistered for the relevant qualification. [-]