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Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Pretoria


Written by Lynette Pieterse on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 16:00

Over the past thirty plus years the Department

  • Produced university educated Industrial Engineers capable of serving a diverse range of manufacturing and service organisations in the pursuit of optimum productivity in the widest sense of the word.
  • Reliably continued to serve the University of Pretoria in an economically viable fashion.
  • Supported the School of Engineering by training other branches of Engineering in the probabilistic approach to problem solving.
  • Underwrote the mission of the Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering in supporting and regulating the profession of Industrial Engineering.
  • Created and supported Industrial Engineering research at undergraduate and postgraduate level in developing the field of study.
  • Served as the driving force of the South African Journal of Industrial Engineering.
At undergraduate level the department offers a four-year Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering. At graduate level the department offers Honours, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Industrial Engineering to engineering graduates; and Honours, Masters and Doctoral degrees in Applied Science (Industrial Systems) to students with an appropriate BSc, BTech or other appropriate degree.

Our Bachelors degree programme is accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). A graduate from an accredited engineering programme is eligible for registration as a professional engineer after a minimum period of three years practical experience. Being accredited implies that:

  1. our degree programme meets the educational requirement toward registration as a Professional Engineer;
  2. the graduates from our programme are ready to enter engineering employment;
  3. the standard of our degree programme is comparable to international degree programmes; and
  4. the public is assured of the quality of our programme.
Through the Washington Accord, the equivalence of accredited degree programmes in signatory countries is acknowledged as having met the academic requirements for entry into the practice of engineering and subsequent registration as a professional engineer. At present the signatory countries are Australia, Canada, Ireland, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States.
For more information, visit the departmental website.

Last updated Tuesday, 10 March 2015 14:00