Structured M.Eng in Smart Grid Technology

This is a new course offering by the Dept of E & E Eng, in response to worldwide evolutional processes in the electrical energy domain. These are seen to be technologically very exciting, but will also have a considerable impact on conventional networks, in the near to medium future.

You can also download the full course specifications for more information and also the detailed course schedule for 2021.

One, or two years; Full time basis or part-time basis. One week block per module with 45 hours of contact and additional work via distance education. Successful completion of all modules is followed by a thesis project of which more detail is available here). Each block carries 15 credits and the project 60 credits.

The course is composed of various modules as set out in the course specifications, which includes the following E&E modules:

Advanced PV Systems

Energy Storage Systems

Integrated Demand Side Technologies

Integrated Supply Side Technologies

Smart Grid Technology Overview

Smart Grid Communications

Project 884

Students wishing to apply for the new Structured Masters Programme in Smart Grid Technology, should take note of the following:

Prerequisite: To qualify for admission to our MEng (structured) program in Smart Grids Technology, the applicant must hold at least a BEng, a BSc Hons, another relevant four-year bachelor’s degree, an MTech, or a PGDip (Eng).

Application Steps:

    • Step 1: Potential MEng Structured students must apply electronically to the University first by completing the Electronic Application Form online and attaching the relevant documents (as requested on the Application Form).
    • Step 2: Download and complete the Departmental application form and submit to Mr Larry Morkel ( together with all supporting documentation regarding qualifications, study record and CV if applicable. (note that you need to include your student number obtained from your on-line application).

Closing dates:

  • Closing dates for South African students (including SA permanent residents): 1 December of the preceding year
  • Closing dates for International students: 30 September of the preceding year
  • Students must adhere to the closing dates to complete applications.

Communicating with applicants:

  • Applicants who do not qualify for admission will be notified as soon as their applications are processed.
  • Applicants who comply with all the admission requirements will be duly informed by an official letter and/or email of the success of their applications.
  • For enquiries about MEng Structured studies, please contact Mr Larry Morkel at