List Of Engineering Bursaries South Africa 2019 – 2020

List Of Engineering Bursaries South Africa 2019 – 2020

The Engineering sector has many sub-sectors, each of them vitally important to the functioning of various systems and industries (such as factories, motor vehicles, pharmaceuticals etc). Below we have compiled a brief description of each of the Engineering sub-sectors, the type of skills required and job descriptions, as well as the salaries relating to each of these sctors, so that you have a better idea of which branch of engineering you will be best suited to.

In order to enter into the Engineering field of study at any major tertiary institute in the country, you will need to possess the following skills or meet the following criteria (as a minimum):

  • Have a strong academic record
  • Have passed Mathematics (not Mathematical Literacy) in Matric
  • Have passed Science in Matric
 

We bring you bursaries from big well-known organisations, such as Afrox, de Beer, Eskom, Engen, Sappi, Group Five, Sasol, SARS, FNB, Standard Bank and various departments of government.

Below is the LARGEST list of Engineering bursaries in South Africa for 2019 & 2020!
 

AERONAUTICAL & AEROSPACE ENGINEERING BURSARIES FOR 2019 & 2020

Aerospace Engineers develop and test aircraft and spacecrafts. They are also responsible for the design, maintenance and management of R&D for various types of spacecrafts, aircrafts, missiles and satellites. This sector of engineering is divided into 2 branches which overlap: astronautical engineering and aeronautical engineering. These professionals often work for defense contractors or for the government.

In order to pursue a career in this field, Aeronautical Engineers are generally required to have an Engineering degree (this can include electronic/ electrical/ mechanical/ industrial/ computer/ civil engineering qualifications).

Over and above the tertiary qualification, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineers will need many years of working experience with aerodynamics, aeroacoustics and computational fluid dynamics. A high level of communication skills (both oral and written) is also required, as is team work and keeping up to date with new technology.

The average Aeronautical Engineer earns approximately R360 000/ annum, while Aerospace Engineers earn around R515 000/ annum. If you are looking for bursaries or funding for the Aeronautical/ Aerospace Engineering sector, here are some options for you:

 

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING BURSARIES FOR 2019 & 2020

Chemical Engineers use chemical processes to find new ways to produce goods – from pharmaceuticals, cleaning solvents and fuels, to textiles and even food. These professionals are also involved in creating new ways to improve industrial processes by use of better chemical systems, as well as to limit inefficiency and waste within the industrial setting.

Chemical Engineers often work for industrial companies that create products by use of chemical compounds. The job role would then involve research and experimentation of chemical processes and coming up with new ways to develop or improve products with these compounds.

Apart from a tertiary qualification, Chemical Engineers are generally required to be skilled in the use of computers and automated chemical equipment. You will need basic project management experience and can expect to earn between R280 000 and R500 000/ annum depending on years within the field.

Students entering the Chemical Engineering sector could apply for these bursaries:

 

CIVIL ENGINEERING BURSARIES FOR 2019 & 2020

Civil Engineers oversee the design, planning and construction of major infrastructures such as railways, highways, bridges, skyscraper buildings and water reservoirs. They assess material and labour costs, project deadlines and environmental impacts which will affect their projects.

These professionals can find employment in various sectors, including environmental, transportation and structural.

A Civil Engineering degree (bachelor’s or master’s) is definitely a prerequisite for this field. Skills required include the knowledge and practical experience using engineering design software and auto computer-aided design (CAD) software. They must also be able to work well within a team, have good communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and be able to train their juniors.

Civil Engineers earn an average of R330 000/ annum, while Civil Engineering Technicians earn around R170 000/ annum. Here are all our bursary opportunities for Civil Engineering students:

 

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING BURSARIES FOR 2019 & 2020

Construction engineers deal with the design, planning, management and construction of major infrastructures, including buildings, bridges, airports, tunnels, roads, railroads, dams, facilities and the like. Construction engineering is a sub-division of the Civil Engineering sector.

Some of the job responsibilities of a Construction Engineer, involves: creating cost estimates and project timelines, measuring areas of the construction site to ensure they are in line with construction plans, performing on-site observation and coordination, informing construction workers of engineering concepts and ideas, ensuring that materials are delivered to site when needed.

The average income for a construction engineer in South Africa, is around R305 000/ annum (depending on years experience). Planning on studying in this field – here are some bursary opportunities for the Construction Engineering sector.

 

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING BURSARIES FOR 2019 & 2020

Electrical Engineering involves the design and implementation of devices, as well as the components of devices which make use of electricity. This also includes researching and improving existing devices and products.

Electrical Engineering is made up of 2 sub-sectors: macro engineering, which involves the design of major projects; such as power grids for a city or roller coasters in an amusement park, and micro engineering which focuses on the design of smaller projects; such as a cars airbag sensors or digital cameras and MP3 players.

Skills requirements for the job include creative thinking, computer literacy, problem solving skills, excellent science and mathematical skills and project management.

Electrical engineers with less than 10 years experience will earn around R350 000/ annum, while entry-level electrical engineers can expect to earn around R290 000/ annum. Apply for an online bursary for Electrical Engineering via these companies:

 

ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING BURSARIES FOR 2019 & 2020

Electronics engineering deals with the design of electronic circuits, microcontrollers, microprocessors and other devices by way of active and non-linear electrical components.

These professionals are responsible for designing, testing and maintaining of electronic parts and systems used in the automation, navigation, communication and related fields.

Electronics engineering is part of the electrical engineering sector and professionals within this sector receive an average annul income of R350 000. Senior Electronic Engineers can expect to earn within the range of R550 000/ annum.

If this is the career path you wish to follow, here are some Electronic Engineering bursary opportunities for you:

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING BURSARIES FOR 2019 & 2020

Environmental Engineers create solutions for environmental problems, by making us of engineering principles, as well as chemistry, biology and soil science. Their work involves addressing global issues such as climate change, water and air pollution, waste disposal, public health, recycling and environmental sustainability.

Professionals in this sector are generally required to have completed a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering or a similar field. There is certainly a growing need for Environmental Engineers, as more global enviornmental issues are being uncovered. Salaries for environmental engineers range from R87 000 – R650 000 (averaging around R447 000) per annum, based on experience and time within the field.

Below you can find a list of bursary opportunities for students pursuing their studies within the Environmental Engineering field:

 

GENERAL ENGINEERING BURSARIES FOR 2019 & 2020

The bursaries listed below cover a range of Engineering sub-sectors – if you are unsure as to which path of Engineering you wish to pursue, this list will be your best guide to applying for a general Engineering bursary:

 

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING BURSARIES FOR 2019 & 2020

Industrial Engineers are responsible for determining ways to improve employee management; as well as the management of machinery; manufacturing processes and other assets, in order to improve the operations of their company. These professionals study reports based on process efficiency and create strategies which will improve said processes – this can include the use of new machinery, maintenance, employee and staff training.

Industrial Engineers generally work within an office, in an industrial plant or manufacturing facility. A bachelor’s degree is a standard requirement for the job, as is pratical related working experience. Some of the skills that would be beneficial within this sector include: business process engineering, project management and process improvements.

The average expected salary for an Industrial Engineers with less than 10 years experience, is in the range of R280 000/ annum.

Here are a list of the top Industrial Engineering bursary opportunities for South African students:

 

INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERING BURSARIES FOR 2019 & 2020

Instrumentation engineers focus on automated systems, pneumatic domains and the operation and principles of measuring instruments used herein.
People in this sector generally work for manufacturing or chemical plants, with the aim of improving the productivity, stability, optimisation and reliability of the system in question.
For those who are interested to know, Instrumentation Engineers earn an average of R400 000/ annum

 

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING BURSARIES FOR 2019 & 2020

Mechanical Engineers are the brains behind the design of anything with a mechanical process, often called the “general practitioners” of engineering, as they can work in various sectors. To work within this sector, you will need Computer Aided Design (CAD) and project management experience.
These types of engineers earn an average of R350 000/ annum.

 

MECHATRONICS BURSARIES FOR 2019 & 2020

Mechantronics is a division of the Science field that is made up of a combination of electronics, control engineering, computer engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering and telecommunications engineering.
Mechantronics was originally the combination of mechanics and electronics, but has since expanded to include more technical areas.
Professionals in the Mechantronics field usually earn on average R320 000 per annum.

 

METALLURGY & METALLURGICAL BURSARIES FOR 2019 & 2020

Metallurgy studies the behaviour of metallic elements (both chemical and physical), their intermetallic compounds and alloys. Metallurgy also involves the production of metals to be used in products for manufacturers and consumers.
It is recorded that professionals within the metallurgical field earn on average R495 000/ annum.

 

MINE SURVEYING & MINERAL SURVEYING BURSARIES FOR 2019 & 2020

Mine surveying is a division of mining science and technology. This profession entails measuring, calculating and mapping used in various stages of mineral deposits.

 

MINING ENGINEERING BURSARIES FOR 2019 & 2020

Mining Engineers are those that apply both technology and science to extracting earth minerals. Geology, metallurgy, surveying and mineral processing are associated with this engineering sector. The pay range for this discipline is on average R130 000 – R430 000/ annum.

 

ROCK ENGINEERING & ROCK BLASTING BURSARIES FOR 2019 & 2020

 

SOUND ENGINEERING BURSARIES FOR 2019 & 2020

 

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING BURSARIES FOR 2019 & 2020

Structural engineering involves calculating and predicting the rigidity, strength and stability of built structures and non-built structures. Structural engineers are responsible for developing designs and supervising the construction of their designs.
Based on years experience, most structural engineers will earn an average of R350 000/ annum.

 

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING BURSARIES FOR 2019 & 2020

Systems engineering is the discipline of enabling successful systems that will satisfy not only the needs of customers, but also users and stakeholders.
Systems engineers in senior roles generally earn around R400 000/ annum.

 

WHERE TO STUDY ENGINEERING

You can study Engineering at the following Universities and Universities of Technology in South Africa:
– University of Johannesburg
– University of the Witwatersrand
– University of Pretoria
– University of Cape Town
– University of Stellenbosch
– University of KwaZulu-Natal
– North-West University
– Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
– Walter Sisulu University
– University of South Africa (UNISA)
– Central University of Technology
– Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
– Cape Peninsula University of Technology
– Durban University of Technology
– Tshwane University of Technology
– Mangosuthu University of Technology
– Vaal University of Technology

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