UP PG – University of Pretoria (UP) Post Graduate Online Application

University of Pretoria Post Graduate Application

University of Pretoria (UP) Post Graduate Online Application

 

On this Educative Page, We provide you with the information about the University of Pretoria Post Graduate Application, Requirements, Application Process, Information Booklet & Degree Programmess

 

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA POST GRADUATE APPLICATION PROCESS

After obtaining your first degree, you may decide to take a break from studying and start a career. If you’re ready to take on a secondary degree and focus your academic career, head over here to find out more about the postgraduate qualifications the UP offers. If anything, a postgraduate degree will enhance your CV and equip you with the knowledge required to thrive in your industry.

To help you get the most out of the information provided, here are a few key points you should bear in mind:

  1. Identify the program you wish to study
  2. The minimum entrance requirements for the program
  3. Application fee and application closing date

Both South Africans and International interested students can apply for the University of Pretoria (UP) Postgraduate Application Form provided they qualify and meet the entry requirements for the programmes they want to apply.

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA POST GRADUATE LIFE-CYCLE

Welcome to the postgraduate life-cycle, which is aimed at providing comprehensive information to help you successfully complete your postgraduate studies timeously.

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UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA Information Booklet

This booklet gives you a holistic overview of postgraduate life at UP. It contains information about some outstanding features of UP, the postgraduate programmes offered, how to apply, and the holistic support provided to postgraduate students throughout their postgraduate life cycle.

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UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA ONLINE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

The Online Application System is intended for use by new prospective students submitting an application to UP for the first time. It is not intended for students presently registered at the University of Pretoria.

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UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION PROCEDURE AND REQUIREMENTS

 

UP Procedure for South African Students

  • All students currently registered at the University of Pretoria (eg. final year undergraduate, Honours and Masters students) who wish to start with further postgraduate studies must complete the “Internal Application for Admission” form before 30 November of the year prior to the intended first year of study for the new degree.
    This form only has to be completed at the start of a new degree. The forms are available from the Client Service Centre. After successful admission to the University has been confirmed students have to register at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering before 31 January of the intended year of study (see the Registration Procedure and Study Fees section for details).

 

  • All students from other Universities, as well as students from the University of Pretoria who were not registered for a year or longer, must apply for admission to the University before 30 October of the year prior to the intended first year of study. “Application for Admission” forms are available at: Apply at UP.

    After successful admission to the University has been confirmed, students have to register at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering before 31 January of the intended year of study (see the Registration Procedure and Study Fees  section for details).

 

UP Procedure for International Students

  • International students who wish to apply for admission to the University of Pretoria must be in possession of a valid study permit/permanent residency permit and have the necessary medical aid cover before their registration will be finalised. Please contact the Client Service Centre of the University of Pretoria for help in this regard, at ssc@up.ac.za  or +27 12 420-3111.
  • Students must apply for admission to the University before 31 August of the year prior to the intended first year of study. “Application for Admission” forms are available at: Apply at UP

Foreign students must also provide the following as part of their application for admission.

1. Copies of transcripts for all previous university studies
​2. Copy of final year project report in PDF format

3. Copy of masters dissertation or equivalent in PDF format (for PhD students only)
4. A list of published journal articles, if any
5. For students who did not complete their studies in an English medium University, TOEFL exam scores (internet based test – iBT) must also be provided.
After successful admission to the University has been confirmed students have to register at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering before 31 January of the intended year of study (see the Registration Procedure and Study Fees  section for details).

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The minimum requirements for formal admission to the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology are:

  • Matriculation exemption
  • English or Afrikaans (HG) (first language) – 5 (60-69%)
  • Minimum for Mathematics (HG) – 6 (70%-79%)
  • Minimum for Physical Science (HG) – 6 (70%-79%)
  • Life Orientation – 4 (50-59%)
  • Two other subjects
  • Minimum APS score = 35
  • Life Orientation is excluded from the calculation of the Admission Point Score (APS).

 

Admission to the Engage Programme will be determined on the basis of:

  • Faculty selection
  • Results of the Institutional Proficiency Test
  • The National Senior Certificate
  • 5 in Mathematics (Higher Grade)
  • 4 in Physical Science (Higher Grade)
  • 4 in Afrikaans or English
  • Minimum APS score = 25

 

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC DEGREES

BEng(Hons)

The minimum requirement for admission to the BEng(Hons) degree is:

  • A BEng degree awarded by the University of Pretoria (or equivalent); or a four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering that ECSA (Engineering Council of South-Africa) regards as acceptable for registration as a Candidate Engineer and for eventual registration as a Professional Engineer.
  • The departmental Postgraduate Committee reserves the right to make a thorough assessment of the applicant’s academic transcript and CV, and to decide if the applicant is suitable for postgraduate studies. This assessment may include an oral or written entrance examination.

 

BSc(Hons)

  • No new applications for BSc(Hons) and BSc(Hons)(Applied Sciences) degrees have been considered from 2004 onwards. Students that are registered for these degrees in other departments may not take Honours level modules in this department.

MSc(Applied Science)

  • The minimum requirement for admission to the MSc(Applied Sciences) degree is an applicable BSc(Hons) degree (eg. BSc(Hons)(Applied Sciences), BSc(Hons)(Computer Science), etc.). Only students with an average above 65% for their Honours degree will be considered.

MEng

The minimum requirement for admission to the MEng degree is:

  • A BEng(Hons) degree from the University of Pretoria. Only students with an average above 65% for their Honours degree will be considered.
  • An Honours degree or equivalent engineering qualification from another University – if the applicant has been selected by a selection committee in the Department. Applicants who wish to be considered for selection must supply the same documents as listed in points 1 to 5 under the Procedure for International Students. The selection committee may decide to invite the applicants for an oral examination.

PhD(Engineering)

The minimum requirement for admission to the PhD(Engineering) degree is:

  • An MEng degree from the University of Pretoria.
  • A Masters degree or equivalent engineering qualification from another University – if the applicant has been selected by a selection committee in the Department. Applicants who wish to be considered for selection must supply the same documents as listed in points 1 to 8 under the Procedure for International Students. The selection committee may decide to invite the applicants for an oral examination.

PhD

The minimum requirement for admission to the PhD degree is:

  • An MSc(Applied Science) degree from the University of Pretoria.
  • A Masters degree or equivalent qualification from another University – if the applicant has been selected by a selection committee in the Department. Applicants who wish to be considered for selection must supply the same documents as listed in points 1 to 8 under the Procedure for International Students. The selection committee may decide to invite the applicants for an oral examination.

DEng

The DEng degree is a doctoral degree that is conferred on the basis of publications. Naturally, it is expected that candidates for this degree have undertaken eminent and extensive research and, by virtue of their publications, enjoy significant international recognition.

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA POST GRADUATE APPLICATION

Thank you for accessing the University of Pretoria’s online Study Application. Please read the instructions at Step 1 carefully in order to successfully complete the application. Note that the following systems do not accept emails from UP: Hotmail, Webmail, Ymail, Outlook and Live.

Deadlines for MSc and PhD applications: dependent on study supervisor

Deadlines for Honours applications: 30 September

Deadlines for all international applications: 31 August

Ensure to follow the steps below when applying for master’s or doctoral studies in the Department of Geology.  This will ensure that the department is aware of your application and is able to supervise you before submitting registration forms.  A tick list can be requested via email (for easy completion) or can be viewed as a pdf.  This completed document can be submitted to a potential project promoter or supervisor to ensure a complete and thorough application.

 

Note that no candidate will be considered without a detailed project proposal, proof of funding and a potential supervisor.

  1. Approve your latest degree on the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) homepage and apply for accreditation by clicking here.
  2. Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language TM (TOEFL®) by registering online if you cannot prove that you studied in English. A score of 550 (or 213 for the computerised test) is required.
  3. Ensure that you have adequate funding for tuition, living expenses and project costs which may pertain to your field of research. Tuition fees are noted here and information about postgraduate funding, loans and bursaries are available here.
  4. Apply for VISAs, permits and insurance diligently by clicking here as the University of Pretoria will not make these arrangements on your behalf.
  5. Decide which degree to pursue
  6. Choose a provisional topic as the Department of Geology cannot randomly supply projects and it remains your prerogative to choose your topic. To ensure that your proposed project falls within the expertise of the Department, have a look at our research thrusts.
  7. Find a promoter within the Department of Geology who is able, willing and available to supervise you. Then submit your query (including acknowledgement that all preceding steps have been followed, a provisional topic and a preferred promoter) by clicking here to generate a query which will be discussed in the Department of Geology.
  8. Register after receipt of an email from a potential supervisor (whether or not the person chosen above). Registration forms from can be obtained from the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences or you can register online. For online registration, you need to have a credit card. Applications close 30 June for selection courses and 31 August for all other courses for all non-RSA residents.
  9. Submit supporting documentation (e.g. identity documents, degree certificates and academic records) as requested in an email you will receive from the Faculty.
  10. Departmental recommendation follows at this stage, after which – on approval – the student will be informed by the Faculty.
  11. Arrange a project meeting on acceptance with the Department.
  12. Do you have a valid driver’s license and your own transport?  This is required for anyone studying Engineering and Environmental Geology (honours, master’s and doctorate levels).

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA (UP) POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES (MSC AND PHD)

 

MASTERS DEGREES (MSc)

All Masters programmes in the Department of Geology are research-only programmes.  The following Masters degrees are offered in the Department of Geology:


M.Sc. in Geology (code 02250141)

GLY 890 Dissertation: Geology 890 (180 credits)


M.Sc. in Engineering Geology (code 02250371)

IGL 890 Dissertation: Engineering Geology 890 (180 credits)


M.Sc. in Engineering and Environmental Geology (code 02250372)

IGL 890 Dissertation: Engineering Geology 890  (180 credits)


M.Sc. in Engineering and Environmental Geology (Hydrogeology) (code 02250373)

GTX 890 Dissertation: Hydrogeology 890 (180 credits)


180 credits translate to 1 800 notional hours.  For a 45-week academic year comprised of 40 hours per week, this implies that the minimum period of enrolment for a Masters’s degree is one year and completion is expected within two years, irrespective of whether studies are full-time or part-time.

The UP guidelines for postgraduate supervision state that the “… award of a research master’s degree requires that a student demonstrates that s/he has achieved mastery in a specific academic or professional field.

The master’s graduate will have demonstrated that s/he has acquired a body of advanced-level knowledge, has completed a piece of independent research, and has applied skills of critical analysis and evaluation to the results of the research.  Following a masters degree, the graduate should be able to integrate knowledge, handle complexity, formulate judgements and communicate their conclusions to an expert and non-expert audience, and possibly even continue into further studies.

DOCTORATE DEGREES (PhD)

All Doctorate programmes in the Department of Geology are research-only programmes.  The following Doctorate degrees are offered in the Department of Geology:

The following Doctoral degrees are offered in the Department of Geology:


Ph.D. in Geology (code 02260521)

GLY 990 Thesis: Geology 990 (360 credits)


Ph.D. in Engineering and Environmental Geology (code 02260542)

IGL 990 Thesis: Engineering Geology 990 (360 credits)


Ph.D. in Engineering and Environmental Geology (Hydrogeology) (code 02260522)

GTX 990 Thesis: Hydrogeology 990 (360 credits)


360 credits translate to 3 600 notional hours.  For a 45-week academic year comprised of 40 hours per week, this implies that the minimum period of enrolment for a Doctoral degree is two years and completion is expected within three years, irrespective of whether studies are full-time or part-time.

UP’s guidelines for postgraduate supervision define a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree as “… a research-based qualification, awarded for an independent study conducted in the sciences or humanities”.

Additionally, awarding the degree requires “… the creation and interpretation of new knowledge, making a significant and original contribution at the forefront of the academic discipline or area of professional practice, manifest(ing) ability to conceptualise, interrogate and answer high-level research questions, and understanding of relevant research techniques” and should merit peer review and publication.  The degree can only be awarded based on passing a thesis and an oral defence.

In exceptional circumstances, a doctoral degree can be conferred on a candidate who enjoys international recognition by virtue of outstanding and extensive research (doctoral degree by virtue of publications), or through the upgrading of a master’s dissertation.

 

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