After successful completion of the National Diploma, candidates may, subject to the applicable programme regulations, register for the Bachelor’s Degree in Technology (Baccalaureus Technologiae –BTech). The BTech requires a minimum of one year’s further study.

A BTech Degree in the relevant field of study will be conferred on candidates after successful completion of all theoretical requirements.

At this level, a qualifying student will be competent in the metallurgical process and product design, process and product development, and be able to demonstrate technical management competence, thus contributing to the needs of the metallurgical industry and mining community.

The qualified student will be able to register with ECSA as a Professional Technologist.


Exit level outcomes:

The qualifying student should be competent to:

  1. Initiate and optimize a range of requirements in metallurgical processes, products, and specifications.
  2. Communicate effectively by means of reports, presentations, specifications, drawings, and standards.
  3. Manage finances/budgets, material, manpower, equipment, and technology within the metallurgical field.

Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria

  • A National Diploma leading to the BTech: Engineering: Metallurgy, with the minimum entry requirement to be determined by programme staff, in conjunction with Regulation G4.1.1, or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard.
  • A student must pass a minimum 60% at S4 level first time or 2 years of industrial experience with
  • motivation.
  • A student may be required to complete prerequisite modules at National Diploma level, as determined by the HOD before admission to BTech.
  • Also, refer to Faculty Regulation EB3.

Conferment of the degree

The Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Metallurgy will be conferred on students who have completed a total of four modules listed in the prescribed curriculum successfully.

Registration and Start Dates

Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.

All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.

End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated August 6, 2019
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Jan 2020
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5,000 USD
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