What is the MEM and why Stellenbosch University?

The Masters Degree in Engineering Management (MEM) is a structured, module-based hybrid online masters degree in engineering management, specifically designed to prepare early to mid-career engineers of all disciplines and scientists to excel in their current roles, but also to build meaningful careers that will empower them to shape the future.

Engineers and scientists typically take on leadership and management responsibilities early in their careers. Their undergraduate engineering and science degrees focus mainly on the scientific and engineering principles and how to apply them in order to solve technical and scientific problems. The MEM enhances the undergraduate education by not only equipping young engineers and scientists with the management and leadership skills that their current workplace demands, but also to create the workplace of the future and to provide the management foundations for an exceptional career.

The curriculum is future-focused, innovative, industry-relevant and designed to suit the profile of the part-time student, wherever in the world the student may be. The MEM programme is hosted in the Department of Industrial Engineering.

Stellenbosch University is one of South Africa’s premier research universities with an enviable international reputation for academic excellence. It is located in the picturesque town of Stellenbosch in the heart of South Africa’s wine country, 50 km from Cape Town.

The Faculty of Engineering is one of the University’s flagship faculties and one of South Africa’s major producers of top-quality engineers and impactful research. It is home to 4000 engineering students. The faculty was established in 1944 and is housed in a large complex of buildings with modern facilities.