Start your engineering journey with EnSci at the UFS

The University of the Free State Department of Engineering Sciences (EnSci) offers a 3-year BSc degree majoring in Physics and Engineering subjects. Completion of this programme equip graduates with a degree in physics, with the addition of the fundamentals of engineering studies.

Graduates can then choose to:
  • enter the employment market, or
  • continue with further studies in physics, or
  • apply to register for an additional second degree in engineering, BEng or BScEng, for two additional years at another university that recognises the UFS degree. Acceptance is subject to conditions.

Graduates pursuing the latter option can obtain an additional second degree in a specific engineering discipline, e.g. civil -, electronic -, electrical -, mechanical -, mechatronic -, aeronautical - or industrial engineering.

Plans to offer a new full engineering degree at the UFS is far advanced. Watch this space!

Undergraduate Studies

To qualify you should achieve the following in the final NSC or equivalent examination:
  • Total AP score of 30 or more, and
  • AP score of 6 or higher in Mathematics, and
  • AP score of 5 or higher in Physical Science,and
  • AP score of 4 or more in language of instruction, and
  • Completion of the National Benchmark Test (NBT)

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Closing date: 30 September

Contact Us
Programme Director (Academic Enquiries)
Prof Johan Venter
T: +27 51 401 3336
General Enquiries
Zanele Mngomezulu
T: +27 51 401 3780
Head of Department
Louis Lagrange
T: +27 51 401 7164


Elfrieda van den Berg (Marketing Manager)
T: +27 51 401 2531


Dilahlwane Mohono (Faculty Officer)
T: +27 58 718 5284

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