Course Aim:
Graduates are competent members of engineering teams executing technical tasks, and applying their knowledge in independent thinking and communication. They are also proficient in the identification and solution of broadly-defined engineering problems. Graduates obtaining this qualification will be competent in applying industrial engineering techniques and strategies resulting in improved effectiveness and productivity in industry.

Purpose and Rationale of the Qualification
This qualification is primarily industry oriented. The knowledge emphasises general principles and application or technology transfer. The Advanced Diploma in Industrial Engineering qualification provides students with a sound knowledge base and ability to apply their knowledge and skills to industrial engineering problems, while equipping them to undertake more specialised and intensive learning.

Professional Registration
The Advanced Diploma in Industrial Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).

An industrial engineer is usually employed by manufacturing firms, but may also find employment in commerce. Training and experience enable the graduate to influence the factors contributing to productivity, in other words, the best utilisation of people, machines, space, materials, information, and money, and to undertake investigations and advise management on: systems, manufacturing methods, plant layout, materials handling, production control, purchasing and stock control, quality control, work standards, and industrial economics, integrated manufacturing systems, operating information systems, and those of project and logistics management.

Admission requirements:
• A 360 credit National Diploma or Diploma in Industrial Engineering or an equivalent qualification at NQF L6, or
• A 240 credit Diploma in Engineering Technology in Industrial Engineering or an equivalent qualification together with the 120 WIL component completed (aligned to ECSA E-21-PN standard for the Advanced Certificate in Engineering Technology in Industrial Engineering or a related field.

If the applicant has an international qualification, that qualification must be evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority Unit for Evaluation of Foreign Qualifications before submission of the application (visit

Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) is in line with the CPUT RPL policy. Visit the RPL page for more information

For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
General admission requirements

For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
General admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

Please note:

The fees reflected here are for the 2024 academic year, and are subject to change for 2025.Please confirm the final fee amount by contacting the relevant Faculty Office or contact person as listed at the bottom of this page.

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NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2024 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.

This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.
Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.