Post-Graduate Qualification

The PGQ programme is aimed at those students who do not necessarily want to embark on a research-based master’s degree. The outcome of the programme is an accredited professional qualification for BTech, BSc and BEng engineers and selected scientists. Students also have the option to complete single modules for continuous professional development.

The programme structure follows a set of courses that are designed in block format to allow for part-time study, to limit time away from work. The courses can either be completed as part of the university programme (where university rules would apply), or as stand-alone courses.

The available five programmes are:

  • An honours degree in Physical Asset Management at the University of Pretoria
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Power Plant Engineering at the University of Cape Town
  • Smart Grid Technology and Renewable & Sustainable Energy
  • Diploma in Welding Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand
  • Bachelor of Science honours degree in Welding Technology at the University of Pretoria

How to apply:

Click here to apply online. Please note that your manager’s support is a pre-requisite for your application to be considered.


  • BTech candidates require 3 years’ postgraduate experience. Although it is not a formal requirement, some universities may impose a 60% minimum final year average.
  • BSc/BEng candidates require 2 years’ postgraduate experience.

Screening exams are not required to be administered to PGQ applicants. However, should Eskom provide a bursary then applicants may be required to agree to a retention contract and to a suitable course curriculum. Should you wish to apply for individual courses, please indicate this on the online application form.