Who is the MEM for – why me?

If you recently graduated with an undergraduate degree in engineering or an honours degree in any natural sciences field (including mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, biotechnology, agriculture, the built environment or health-related fields) and are in a job whilst you study, this degree may be what you are looking for to develop your management skills.

You have probably already started to or will soon take on an increasing range of management and leadership responsibilities. You will be faced with complex real-world challenges and unstructured problems, underpinned by foggy information amidst time, economic and work pressures. You will manage work relationships and work with people hailing from every corner of the globe, all with very diverse backgrounds. You will need to be aware of the changing global, national and local political, economic, social, environmental and regulatory environments. The technological landscape will continue to change at a rapid pace. As a technology leader you will need to have the ability to not only anticipate the technological and corporate future but contribute towards shaping a better future.

In order to excel in your world, now and in the future, a well-grounded engineering and scientific education is necessary… but not always sufficient. It will also require the ability to perform rigorous critical thinking and analysis, innovative decision-making abilities, modern engineering management skills, a future-focus and the drive to stay one (or more) step/s ahead.

Students from outside South Africa are very welcome to apply. The hybrid online delivery mode has been designed to facilitate your learning wherever you are.

If you resonate with this, the Stellenbosch MEM is for you!

Admission requirements

Admission requirements:

An NQF Level 8 qualification, such as a BEng, BSc (Hons), B.Eng.Tech(Hons), appropriate PGDip qualification, with your undergraduate qualification in an engineering or science-based discipline from a South African university or university of technology (or the international equivalents). At least one year (but preferably more) of relevant work experience and a cover letter to motivate your application… as well as the drive to achieve, the will to succeed, and the ambition to shape the future. A limited number of students with other qualifications can also be considered under the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) regulations.