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Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary depending on the degree you are applying for. 

Master of Transport Studies (EM029CIV06)

MTransport applicants with an university honours or four-year bachelor degree, and a suitable level of numeracy and writing skills have a good chance of acceptance onto the Programme. Satisfactory numeracy is deemed to be a first year (one semester) university course in mathematics (pure or applied) or statistics, or mathematics at Senior Certificate level with a mark of 50% or higher. Applicants without the required level of numeracy specified above will be required to demonstrate a satisfactory level of numeracy in a test.

MTransport applicants with a three-year Bachelor degree from an university or a Bachelor of Technology degree from a university of technology need to demonstrate five years of relevant senior work experience post-qualification, and satisfactory academic performance (typically deemed to be a >60% mean course mark for the entire qualification or in the final year of study), in order to be considered. 

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Master of Engineering specialising in Transport Studies (EM017CIV06)

MEng applicants with a university bachelor degree in engineering have a good chance of acceptance onto the Programme.

MEng applicants with a three-year Bachelor degree in engineering from an university or a Bachelor of Technology degree in engineering from a university of technology need to demonstrate five years of relevant senior work experience post-qualification and satisfactory academic performance (typically deemed to be a >60% mean course mark for the entire qualification or in the final year of study) in order to be considered.

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Master of Science in Engineering (EM024CIV01)

MScEng applicants with a university bachelor degree in engineering have a good chance of acceptance.

MScEng applicants with a three-year Bachelor degree in engineering from an university or a Bachelor of Technology degree in engineering from a university of technology need to demonstrate five years of relevant senior work experience post-qualification, and satisfactory academic performance (typically deemed to be a >60% mean course mark for the entire qualification or in the final year of study), in order to be considered.

Potential MScEng applicants should approach members of academic staff associated with the CfTS in order to explore potential research topics and supervision. Only applicants with a viable research topic and a willing supervisor will be considered for admission. For an indication of the research fields of potential supervisors, see the research interests of the CfTS academic staff on their respective profile pages. 

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Master of Philosophy specialising in Transport Studies (EM027CIV06)

Degree by majority coursework

MPhil by coursework applicants with a university honours or four-year bachelor degree, and a suitable level of numeracy and writing skills have a good chance of acceptance onto the Programme. Satisfactory numeracy is deemed to be a first year (one semester) university course in mathematics (pure or applied) or statistics, or mathematics at Senior Certificate level with a mark of 50% or higher. Applicants without the required level of numeracy specified above will be required to demonstrate a satisfactory level of numeracy in a test.

MPhil by coursework applicants with a three-year Bachelor degree from an university or a Bachelor of Technology degree from a university of technology need to demonstrate five years of relevant senior work experience post-qualification, and satisfactory academic performance (typically deemed to be a >60% mean course mark for the entire qualification or in the final year of study), in order to be considered. 

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Master of Philosophy specialising in Transport Studies (EM026CIV06)

Degree by majority research

MPhil by research applicants with a university honours or four-year bachelor degree, and a suitable level of numeracy and writing skills have a good chance of acceptance onto the Programme. Satisfactory numeracy is deemed to be a first year (one semester) university course in mathematics (pure or applied) or statistics, or mathematics at Senior Certificate level with a mark of 50% or higher. Applicants without the required level of numeracy specified above will be required to demonstrate a satisfactory level of numeracy in a test.

MPhil by research applicants with a three-year Bachelor degree from an university or a Bachelor of Technology degree from a university of technology need to demonstrate five years of relevant senior work experience post-qualification, and satisfactory academic performance (typically deemed to be a >60% mean course mark for the entire qualification or in the final year of study), in order to be considered.

Potential MPhil by research applicants should approach members of academic staff associated with the CfTS in order to explore potential research topics and supervision. Only applicants with a viable research topic and a willing supervisor will be considered for admission. For an indication of the research fields of potential supervisors, see the research interests of the CfTS academic staff on their respective profile pages. 

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Doctor of Philosophy (ED001CIV01)

PhD applicants should refer to our dedicated PhD students support page. 

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How to apply

The selection of applicants for degree programmes is based on an applicant's academic record and experience, as well as the capacity of the CfTS staff to provide dissertation supervision.

Application

Apply for any of our degree study option on-line here.

Dates

New degree student applications should be submitted before 31 October.

Students wishing to change degree registration from the Master of Transport Studies to a 60-, 120- or 180-dissertation degree should apply for a change of degree registration before 31 October.

New student applications and degree change applications are considered by the Transport Studies Programme Convenor in November, and thereafter applicants are notified of the outcome of their applications by the EBE Faculty Office.

PhD candidates can apply at any date in the year, see details on our dedicated PhD students support page.

Rules and fees

See the Postgraduate Student Handbook available on EBE Faculty Postgraduate studies.

Enquiries

Further information can be obtained from the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (EBE).

Any queries regarding applications should be directed to the Ms Rowén Geswindt, Postgraduate Administrative Officer via email rowen.geswindt@uct.ac.za or phone +27 (0)21 650 3499.

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