Masters of Engineering in Industrial Engineering

Postgraduate students at VUT Research have the opportunity to complete their Masters of Engineering in Industrial Engineering. Through completing their Master’s qualification students are able to move into a position of a researcher and further advance their career in the Industrial Engineering field. VUT Research offers this qualification at the Vanderbijlpark campus only and the course consists of at least eighteen months of full-time research concluded with a Masters Dissertation. On completion of the course, we hope to have promoted a lifelong learning approach within our graduates and we know that their research work will inspire those around them and contribute to the creation of knowledge within the specific field.

Masters of Engineering in Industrial Engineering

Build Your Future In Industrial Engineering

  • International Focus -VUT Research’s degrees and academic programmes are internationally recognised
  • Focus On Industrial Processes – deals with the optimization of complex processes, systems, or organizations. Industrial engineers work to eliminate waste of time, money, materials, person-hours, machine time, energy and other resources that do not generate value.
  • Facilities -At VUT Research we have world-class research facilities and resource access.

Industrial Engineering Course Requirements

In order for students to complete their Masters of Engineering in Industrial Engineering, they need to have achieved the following:

  • Postgraduate Diploma / Honours / or equivalent in Engineering: Industrial with an average of at least 60%
  • Proof of successful completion of a Vaal University of Technology approved course in Research Methodology

Ad hoc cases will be treated on merit.

A Masters of Engineering in Industrial Engineering is a powerful acknowledgement of the student’s hard work, discipline, and knowledge of the subject. Achieving this degree is a great achievement and sets a biotechnologist in good stead in their future endeavours.

  • The proposed topic must be appropriate for higher degree research and it must be consistent with the academic aims and objectives of the student.

  • The student must have access to the necessary resources, facilities and the necessary budget in order to complete the degree within the timeframe.

  • There must be a qualified staff member holding confirmed, continuous or fixed-term appointments of sufficient length for the purposes of supervision of the proposed research and student.

  • The proposed program of work must be able to be completed within the maximum period of submission for the degree.

  • A suitable level of contact with the university supervisors must be maintained.

  • Where the applicant is currently employed, capacity to meet the timelines and other requirements must be considered.

  • The proposed research cannot reproduce research that has previously been submitted for the award of a degree or diploma.

  • Where the intellectual property rights of the applicant may be a consideration, a suitable agreement protecting the rights of the student needs to be signed. If the student is unwilling to sign an agreement, the research proposal may not be approved and the student may be required to choose another topic in an area that is not commercially sensitive.

  • The applicant should have no outstanding financial obligation with the University and in the case of international applicants, they should be able to verify the necessary financial capacity to undertake the program.

  • The applicant must possess sufficient English language proficiency.

Career Opportunities

Once students have completed a Masters of Engineering in Industrial Engineering they open a number of doors for themselves in the research side of the industry. Students who have a passion for research will excel here and enjoy a career within the Industrial Engineering field as a researcher. Here graduates are well-equipped to conduct successful research projects independently and action the results gained into bettering the industry and technologies used by Industrial Engineers. There is a great demand for well-trained Industrial Engineers within the industry and our graduates will not struggle to find jobs that they can grow and develop in. The Masters qualification shows a student’s dedication and passion for a specific field and enables them to further their career opportunities within this field and use their skills and knowledge gained to leave the industry better than they found it.