Bursary for Mphil in Engineering Education (UCT)

Bursary for Mphil in Engineering Education (UCT) Opportunity Ocean

Closing Date: 8 March 2019

We are inviting applications from potential students interested in pursuing Masters studies at the University of Cape Town as part of an international project between the UK, US and South Africa.

The MPhil is located in the growing field of engineering education research, located in the broader field of higher education. The project looks at the way in which students change and grow towards becoming professional engineers /scientists as they move through their university careers. Applications are invited from suitable candidates.

The successful candidate
– must hold a four-year bachelor’s degree or honours degree from a university recognised by the Senate of the University of Cape Town for the purpose
– will register as a full-time student at the University of Cape Town
– will be required to comply with the university’s approved policies, procedures and practices for the postgraduate sector
– Although the successful candidate will be permitted to take up part-time employment (maximum 15h per week), the candidate may not hold the scholarship and salaried/full-time employment concurrently. No service will be required in return for the award.

Application requirements:
Applications need to be submitted to renee.smit@uct.ac.za by 8 March 2019, and should include:
– a cover letter of application, detailing research interest in the broad field of engineering education
– a detailed curriculum vitae, including a record of academic results of undergraduate studies completed
– contact details for OR letters of reference from at least two academics who have taught, supervised or worked alongside the applicant

Value & tenure of scholarship:
The successful applicant will be awarded a NRF grant-holder bursary of R60 000 towards the cost of the Masters degree. The candidate will be responsible payment of student fees. The scholarship is tenable for one year and renewal for a further year will be considered on evidence of satisfactory progress and availability of funds.

Eligible and complete applications will be considered by a small committee of researchers on the project. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to be interviewed via Skype.

It is foreseen that the degree will take 18 -24 months to complete, and the candidate may be required to participate in some, depending on the background and experience of the successful candidate. The candidate will be required to complete a research proposal within the first 3 months after being registered. Throughout the period of registration, the student will be expected to participate in seminars with other researchers in the field to share progress.

Any queries about the process should be directed to renee.smit@uct.ac.za

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The University of Cape Town reserves the right to disqualify ineligible, incomplete and/or inappropriate applications. The University of Cape Town reserves the right to change the conditions of the award or to make no award at all.


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