48 months
6930 USD/year
3465 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Industrial engineers are generally responsible for the analysis, design, planning, implementation, operation, management and maintenance of integrated systems. This Industrial Engineering programme is offered by University of Pretoria.

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These systems consist of people, capital, material equipment, information and energy. Their aim is to increase the productivity of the organisation and create wealth. The Industrial Engineering programme is offered by University of Pretoria .

Career Opportunities

Industrial engineers design, test, implement and manage a wide range of man/machine systems for production and the delivery of services. Organisational matters that require optimisation include site selection and layout of facilities, manufacturing, inventory control, materials handling, supply chain management, quality management, cost control, financial services, maintenance, reliability, computer simulation, information systems, human resources and business law. Since almost any organisation could benefit from the services of industrial engineers, they are employed in a wide variety of organisations in the industrial, business and service sectors. Typical activities of an industrial engineer are:

  • designing, implementing and managing production processes and equipment;
  • designing and improving plant layout;
  • designing and improving business processes;
  • functional design and implementation of information systems;
  • developing and implementing performance criteria and standards;
  • providing support with decision-making;
  • scheduling activities;
  • analysing systems with the aid of mathematical and simulation models;
  • undertaking economic evaluations of alternatives; and
  • integrating new systems in an existing environment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry 
  • Electricity and electronics
  • Physics 
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Graphical communication 
  • Materials science 
  • Statics 
  • Calculus 
  • Mathematics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications will close when the available study spaces are filled (close on availability of space). All applicants are therefore strongly advised and encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible after 1 April and to check the application site regularly.


586 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants with school-leaving qualifications other than the South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) or Independent Examination Board (IEB) should meet the following admission requirements for undergraduate studies at the University of Pretoria.
  • The first requirement to study a bachelor’s degree in South Africa is a Universities South Africa (USAf) exemption. USAf coordinates and issues exemption certificates based on the prescribed requirements stipulated in the gazetted exemption regulation. All applicants who obtained a school-leaving qualification other than the South African NSC or IEB, must submit a Certificate of Complete Exemption* or Foreign Conditional Exemption obtainable from USAf. The University of Pretoria no longer accepts exemption based on mature age.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6930 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    3465 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3465 USD per year during 48 months.
  • SADC Countries: From $3 465–3 661
  • Non-SADC countries: From $6 930–7  322

Living costs for Pretoria

8592 - 10309 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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