Postgraduate Programmes

Here you find information on the postgraduate degrees and research programs on offer within the school.

Postgraduate Degrees

Master of Science in Engineering – MSc(Eng) by research only 

  • A candidate is expected to carry out advanced study and research under the direction of an appointed supervisor. After consultation with the supervisor and with his/her consent, a candidate will be expected to submit for examination a dissertation based on his/her research.
  • This is suited to those interested in research.

Master of Science in Engineering – MSc(Eng) by advanced coursework and a project (50/50 option)

  • An approved curriculum will comprise a programme of courses consisting of 20 credit point core and elective courses totalling not less than 120, and a research project with a value of 120 credit points, making a total of 240 credit points. The project, which will be carried out under an appointed supervisor, should be equivalent to six months of full-time study. On completion of the project, a candidate must after consultation with, and with the consent of the supervisor, submit a report on the project for examination.
  • This is suited to those interested in research and skills development in a particular field.

Master of Engineering – (MEng) by advanced coursework only

  • A programme of advanced coursework over a period of not less than one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.
  • This is suited to those interested in skills development in a particular field, and is frequently chosen by industry professionals looking to build on their knowledge.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • At the close of the period of research and after consultation with the appointed supervisor, a candidate will be expected to submit, with the supervisor’s approval, a thesis for examination.
  • The thesis must constitute a substantial contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the subject chosen and must be satisfactory as regards literary style and presentation.
  • The minimum period of registration for the degree of PhD is two years of full-time study.

Further information (application forms, PG handbook,etc.) can be found on the Faculty Website.


Research Programmes

The above-mentioned degrees can be studied in one of the following research programmes. 

Each of the research programmes offer the option of the MSc. Eng by research only, by advanced coursework and a project (50/50 option), Master of Engineering – (MEng) by advanced coursework only or   Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).