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Research focus The development of human potential in a diverse society through the improvement of sporting performances, movement literacy, sport for persons with disabilities and health promotion. PROGRAMMES AND QUALIFICATIONS QUALIFICATION PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Main areas of research The most important areas of research are exercise and sport physiology, motor learning, peak performance, sport and exercise psychology, kinanthropometry, sport injuries and rehabilitation, sport pedagogy, and sport history.






Faculty Secretary: Mr Minnaar Pienaar · Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4835 · Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4576 E-mail: [email protected] or Ms Tanya Ficker · Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4203 · Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4206 E-mail: [email protected] · Web site:

*All programmes are suitable for international students. A detailed research brochure is also available.

STRUCTURE / FIELDS OF STUDY A professional qualification for persons with a bachelor's degree with appropriate subjects, other than a BEd, who wish to become professional educators. Six areas of specialisation: Curriculum Studies Community Education and Learning Support Education Management Education Policy Studies Educational Psychology Language Education Specialisation in the area of either Biokinetics or Sport Science. In Sport Science there are two focus areas, namely Paediatric Sport Science and High Performance Sport. Research or taught programme in one of these areas: Curriculum Studies Education Policy Studies Educational Support Educational Psychology (MEdPsych)


Bachelor of Education with Honours

BHons in Sport Science* MEd* (Brochures available on request) MPhil* (Brochures available on request)

Bachelor of Sport Science with Honours

Master of Education

Master of Philosophy

Lectured programme in one of these areas: Higher Education Education and Training for Lifelong Learning

M of Sport Science*

Master of Sport Science

Research programme in one of the following areas of specialisation: Sport and Exercise Physiology Sport Psychology Motor Learning Sport History Kinanthropometry Adapted Sport Independent research producing a dissertation that can withstand international, intellectual scrutiny. Sustained research for a continuous period in a particular field of Education in the form of a collection of published work that had been subjected to critical peer evaluation.

The Faculty of Engineering is one of South Africa's major producers of high-level engineers. Established in 1944, it currently has five engineering departments, namely Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Industrial, Mechanical and Mechatronic, and Process. The Faculty is housed in a large building complex and has excellent teaching and research laboratories and an extensive support infrastructure. Its mission is to serve as a cost-effective source of excellent technical proficiency and professional leadership through teaching, research and service to industry and the community. The Engineering Faculty has a long tradition of close cooperation with industry. Both contract research and consultation for industry are facilitated by various internal organisations. These include the respective Centres for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies, for Civil Engineering, for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and for Process Engineering, as well as the Institutes for Thermodynamics and Mechanics, and for Industrial Engineering. The Faculty and its various departments currently have several overseas cooperation agreements in place enabling postgraduate students to do part of their postgraduate studies and projects in a foreign country. More information regarding these foreign partnerships is available from the various chairs of departments and the Vice-Dean: Research. All students who do not have South African citizenship potentially have access to all the postgraduate programmes offered, provided that an official study permit is obtained and that all the requirements of admission are met. The medium of instruction on postgraduate level is English.

management, environmental water requirements, river hydraulics, design of hydraulic structures, water services and water purification, as well as coastal and port engineering. Coastal and port engineering is one of the postgraduate specialisation topics in water engineering. This postgraduate programme is presented both to full-time and part-time students. Presentation to part-time students is done by means of both block courses and Internet-based tuition. Refer to the postgraduate brochure on our web site for more information. Transportation engineering, pavement engineering and geotechnics: The topics for specialisation in transportation engineering are intelligent and public transportation systems, transportation safety, transportation planning and traffic engineering. In pavement engineering, the topics for specialisation are pavement materials, advanced asphalt and concrete pavement design, pavement management systems, road pavement evaluation and rehabilitation design. In geotechnics the engineering properties of soil, interaction between soil and geotextiles, and the improvement of problem soils are investigated.




Doctor of Philosophy


Doctor of Education

For more information Ms Amanda de Wet Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4404 Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4947 E-mail: [email protected] Web site: A detailed brochure is available. Within the wider discipline of civil engineering the Department has a special focus on the areas of water resource development, transportation engineering, pavement engineering, structural engineering, reliability analysis, engineering management and civil engineering informatics. The Department has at its disposal well-equipped laboratories for research in all fields of specialisation. Water and environmental engineering: The topics for specialisation include water resources development and


Structural engineering: The focus falls on steel construction, reinforced concrete construction and structural behaviour, development of cement-based construction materials, structural reliability and design code development, supported by computational and experimental mechanics. Civil engineering informatics: The focus is on fundamental methods, models and processes of civil engineering, as well as information technology. This provides the basis for the systematic mapping of problems to the computer in such a way that the potential of information technology can be fully exploited. Engineering management: The research in this area focuses on project and facilities management, project economics and finance, construction and engineering law, as well as risk management in construction.

Signal processing: The signal processing group focuses its research on pattern recognition techniques which may be applied, among other things, to the automatic processing of human speech, and also to the development of digital radar and broadcasting systems. The emphasis is on the application of statistical decision making to the processing of information from sensors and automatic interpretation of real world data. The group largely makes use of Linux-based computer networks available for the development of software as well as the design of signal processing hardware.



For more information Ms Amelia Henning Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4240 Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4245 E-mail: [email protected] Web site: The overall aim of the Department's research is to promote the global competitiveness of national enterprises and industries by concentrating on five activity areas. Strategic industrial engineering: This area covers the engineering of enterprises as a whole. In order to achieve this, industrial engineers apply their ability to analyse enterprises, design them, implement them and operate them. Strategic industrial engineering includes fields like enterprise engineering, knowledge and information management, financial management and technology management. Operational industrial engineering: Here the focus is on the engineering of the operational processes of an enterprise. In order to achieve this, industrial engineers apply their ability to analyse technical and non-technical processes, to redesign them, implement them and operate them. Operational industrial engineering includes fields like value engineering, business process redesign, quality improvement, continuous improvement, facilities planning and ergonomics. Systems engineering: This is the application of statistical and modelling techniques to support decision making. In order to achieve this, industrial engineers apply their ability to model problems systematically, use scientific techniques, determine optima and forecast the effect of changes. Systems engineering includes fields like theory of constraints, system dynamics, simulation modelling, operations research, reliability modelling, analytical decision-making models, sensitivity analyses and forecasting. Applied industrial engineering: In this area, the application of industrial engineering in specific industries is covered. In order to achieve this, industrial engineers apply their ability to specialise in specific industries like primary and secondary manufacturing, technology, finance and services. Applied industrial engineering includes fields like manufacturing processes, manufacturing systems, robotics, logistics, electronics, metallurgy, medical technology and services. Engineering management: This area covers the management of technical enterprises or processes. In order to

achieve this, industrial engineers apply their ability to coordinate, integrate and optimise the inputs of other disciplines. Engineering management includes fields like project management, risk management, quality management, performance management and feasibility studies. Research is mainly coordinated and managed by the Department's Institute of Industrial Engineering (IBi). This includes the Global Competitiveness Centre (GCC), the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing (SENROB) and the Unit for Systems Modelling and Analysis (USMA). The Centres are mainly supported by the Technology and Human Resources in Industry Programme (THRIP), the National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Strategy (AMTS). Research partners include a branch of the Fraunhofer Institute, overseas universities and a number of foreign companies.

Design and automation: Research is being done on the optimisation of computer-aided design and mechatronic systems. On postgraduate level particular attention is given to machine vision and manufacturing applications of mechatronics. Granular flow modelling: Important work is being done on the optimisation of dragline buckets and particle dampers. Software for modelling granular flow is also developed in the group. The Department offers a master's programme and also individual modules for part-time students. This is aimed at practising engineers who are keen to expand their capabilities without interrupting their work.






For more information The Postgraduate Officer Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4481 / 4936 / 4478 Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4981 E-mail: [email protected] Web site: The Department has four main areas of research. Computer and control systems: This group specialises in control, automation and system identification for a variety of platforms: e.g. underwater vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), airships and satellites. The group's research activities take place in the Electronic Systems Laboratory (ESL), the birthplace of SUNSAT, South Africa's first satellite. Realtime computer applications and FPGA-based architectures are generally used. Other research topics include biomedical electronics and process control. Electrical energy: The research focuses on electric energy conversion and control in renewable energy and power systems. Internationally recognised research is done on inter alia multi-level power electronic converters, permanent magnetic electrical machines, high-voltage insulators, power system dynamics and parameter estimation, with applications in for example wind and wave energy, free-piston Stirling engines, electrical vehicles and energy efficiency. Electronics and electromagnetics: The work on superconductor devices, electromagnetic interference, filters and nonlinear circuits has an overall focus on high-frequency applications. A sophisticated near-field antenna laboratory, supported by appropriate instrumentation and massive computing power, provides the infrastructure for work in the areas of computational electromagnetics and antennas, and enjoys widespread recognition. Several members of the group are actively engaged in the design and building of the antenna, feed structure and RF interference minimisation policy for South Africa's Square Kilometre Array bid. Together with the SUNSAT group, this forms the largest RF and microwave academic team in South Africa.

For more information Ms Welma Liebenberg Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4095 Fax: +27 (0)21 808 4958 E-mail: [email protected] Web site: The main areas of research are as follows:Renewable energy: Postgraduate training and research in the broad field of renewable and sustainable energy studies is conducted in cooperation with various other academic departments in the University. Our research focuses on solar and wave energy where, in particular, the thermodynamic and fluid mechanic problems are investigated. Heat transfer and thermodynamics: The research here is done on heat transfer, heat exchangers, cooling towers, twophase flow and sustainable energy systems, as well as internal combustion engines. The Department is a world leader in air-cooled heat exchangers and cooling towers, a field in which it boasts an A Category researcher (as rated by the National Research Foundation). Fluid mechanics, including computational fluid mechanics, turbomachinery and marine engineering: The Department is also involved in modelling the dispersion and accumulation of atmospheric particles. Structural mechanics and optimisation: The research here focuses on solid mechanics, composite materials and structural dynamics and vibrations, including both machine and human response. Optimisation methods that can be applied over a wide spectrum of areas are developed, but with a particular focus on structures. Biomedical engineering: Mechatronics and biomechanics are used in various applications, including telemedicine, diagnostic aids and implants. Materials science: Research areas are fibre-reinforced composites and powder metallurgy.



For more information Ms Lynette Bresler Tel: +27 (0)21 808 4485 Fax: +27 (0)21 808 2059 E-mail: [email protected] Web site: A detailed research brochure is available. This Department, with its very strong focus on research, plays a leading role in upgrading and improving chemical and metallurgical processes in industry by developing and applying modern information systems technology. Often this is achieved by collaborating with other local and foreign research institutions. The main areas of research are:Bioprocess engineering: The particular focus is on the application of chemical engineering principles to the development and optimisation of bioprocesses. Examples of bioprocesses include the production of valuable chemicals, enzymes and proteins, including subunit vaccines. A major focus is the development of production organisms together with elucidation of process strategies for the enhancement of the organism's performance and optimisation of product accumulation. Energy and environmental engineering: The main focus is on the production of fuels and chemicals from renewable biomass. Biological and thermo-chemical process technologies are used to convert lignocellulose into valuable products, to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and capture economic opportunities in the reduction of carbon emissions. The work is tailored to industrial needs, to ensure commercial application of the technologies developed. Intelligent process systems: Development is mainly concerned with smart sensors, process modelling, simulation, control and optimisation, analysis and modelling of complex nonlinear systems, data mining and statistical modelling. These systems are mostly applied in the mining and chemical process industries.

Microwave processing of materials: Research here focuses primarily on the design of microwave applicators for industrial chemical processes. Current projects include microwave treatment of ores and minerals and the decontamination of drill cuttings. Much of the work involves collaboration with international partners. Minerals and extractive metallurgy: In the area of hydrometallurgy research focuses on the understanding of leaching with particular application to uranium-bearing gold ores and PGM ores, as well as the development of process models. Other research projects investigate the use of on-line analysers to aid in process monitoring on hydrometallurgical plants. In the area of mineral processing studies are focused on the effect of certain operating conditions and pre-treatment regimes on the efficiency of flotation in the PGM industry. Pyrometallurgical investigations cover the high temperature thermodynamics of metallurgical furnaces, as well as the complex multiphase fluid dynamics and electromagnetics of furnaces and ladles. Metal accounting is also an important area of research. Reactive systems: Core areas of chemical engineering expertise are integrated and projects cover all aspects of reactor technology, chemical reaction kinetics, thermochemistry, thermal separation, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics. Separation technology: Experimental and fundamental work focuses on distillation, membrane technology, supercritical extraction, thermodynamics and absorption. In distillation the work includes the characterisation of packing material and trays, understanding the hydrodynamics in distillation columns, practical distillation work and modelling. Membrane technology research has two main thrusts: catalytic membrane technology and the use of membranes for water treatment. Work on supercritical extraction aims at developing new super-critical extraction processes. In thermodynamics the main focus is on the measurement of high pressure multicomponent phase equilibria in the supercritical regime, solubility measurements in supercritical fluids and thermodynamic modelling of complex systems. In absorption the main objective is CO2 sequestration.

Health Sciences


Postgraduate Office · Room 5007 Teaching Building · Faculty of Health Sciences PO Box 19063 · TYGERBERG 7505 · Tel: +27 (0)21 938 9056 · Fax: +27 (0)21 931 3352 Web site: See also Calendar Part 12, Health Sciences:




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*All programmes are suitable for international students.

QUALIFICATION PDE Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering

BRANCHES OFFERED Civil, industrial and process engineering. A taught programme (minimum 180 credits) in engineering with a project (minimum 60 credits) in which the emphasis is on the advanced application of engineering sciences in design. Fields of study: civil, industrial and process engineering, and engineering management. Research-focused programme (240 credits). The programme comprises either a research project (maximum 100%), or a research project (minimum 160 credits) together with a number of prescribed modules (maximum 80 credits) that develops the student's design skills. Fields of study: civil, industrial and process engineering, and engineering management. Research and writing of dissertation. All engineering branches. Research and publications. All engineering branches.


Master of Engineering


Master of Science in Engineering

As a leader in the field of health sciences the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) nurtures a student-centred learning culture in which independent professionals can develop further and in which new knowledge relevant to Africa can be generated by means of research. The FHS also benefits the broader community through our participation and service. The FHS is situated on the Tygerberg Campus of Stellenbosch University, close to the Tygerberg Academic Hospital. The Campus is close to public transport facilities and within easy reach of the main campus at Stellenbosch (40 minutes by car), the University of Stellenbosch Business School (10 minutes), Cape Town (20 minutes) and Cape Town International Airport (15 minutes). Tygerberg Campus has excellent facilities for postgraduate students. These include laboratories, a library, a computer centre, a skills laboratory, five student residences, sports fields, accommodation for international students and a students' centre. The students' centre consists of a cafeteria, an academic bookshop and a well-equipped gymnasium, as well as the fully-equipped self-catering Mankadan Lodge for visitors. In addition, the nearby head office of the Medical Research Council (MRC), through its excellent infrastructure, lends further support to postgraduate students. The FHS hosts several MRC-supported and other research and training units, such as the Centre for Molecular and Cellular Biology, the Unit on Anxiety and Stress-related Disorders, the Perinatal Mortality Research Unit, and the Brain Imaging Centre. Centres that focus on specific areas include the Nutrition Information Centre, the Centre for Rehabilitation Studies, the Centre for Infectious Diseases, the Poison Information Centre, the Centre for Human Genetics Research and Education (GENRED) and the Desmond Tutu TB Centre. The Centre for Health Sciences Education offers courses and research that cultivate leadership and innovation in the scholarship of teaching and learning in health sciences in the country. The annual research output of the FHS consists of more than 300 published scientific articles in reputable journals and more than 600 scientific papers, abstracts and posters at congresses and other scientific meetings in South Africa and abroad. We also deliver 80 master's and 15 doctoral candidates on average a year. The Faculty has a Postgraduate Office which provides an efficient one-stop service to all postgraduate students. Current and prospective postgraduate students can come here for information, assistance and skills development. A wide variety of training opportunities from all health-related disciplines are presented on Tygerberg Campus and the surrounding training platform in the Western Cape.


Some of these programmes and/or specific modules are presented by means of interactive telematic education technology (ITE; see page 10). - PD in Occupational Medicine - PD in Family Medicine (ITE) (coursework over two years; contact sessions) - PD in Infection Control (coursework over 2 to 4 years; contact sessions, research and self-study assignments, project and assessment) - PD in Nursing (Clinical Programmes) (fields of study: critical care nursing, advanced midwifery and neonatology, operating room nursing, primary health care nursing and advanced psychiatric nursing) - PD in Nursing (Non-Clinical Programmes) (fields of study: nursing education and nursing management) BSc IN MEDICAL SCIENCES WITH HONOURS (BScMedScHons)

This structured programme may be followed full-time over one year or part-time over two years and offers the following fields of study: biochemistry, epidemiology, pharmacology, physiology, hyperbaric medicine, nuclear medicine, human genetics (clinical), human genetics (laboratory), microbiology, morphological sciences, underwater medicine, pathology, reproductive biology (clinical), reproductive biology (biochemistry) (see ITE, page 10) and medical virology.

PhD DEng

Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Engineering



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