Wits University Admission Requirements for Engineering & the Built Environment

Your admission to Wits University for Engineering and the Built Environment is dependent on you meeting the specific admission or entry requirements  for your chosen qualification. If you don’t meet these requirements, you may want to consider alternative qualifications or possibly, if you qualify, an extended programme (refer to the college admission requirements), enabling you to register for limited modules in your first year.

Here are the Wits Admission / Entry Requirements for Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment:

Engineering and the Built Environment

Programme Minimum Admission Requirements  Selection procedures
APS   Subjects & achieved scale
Bachelor of Science in Engineering BSc (Eng)  (4 years) English HL or 1st Add Lang – 5 Mathematics – 5 Physical Science – 5 Note: Due to the limited number of places available, admission is not guaranteed. Selection will be based on final NSC results. Generally students who achieve at least 70% in Mathematics, Physical Science and English stand a greater chance of being accepted.
  • Aeronautical
40+
  • Chemical
42+
  • Civil
36+
  • Electrical
36+
  • Industrial
40+
  • Mechanical
40+
  • Metallurgy
42+
  • Mining
40+
Bachelor of Engineering Science in the field of Digital Arts 
(3 years)
42+ English HL or 1st Add Lang – 5
Mathematics – 5
Physical Science – 5
Applicants will be required to complete additional selection criteria, e.g. workshop, interview.
Bachelor of Engineering Science in Biomedical Engineering 
BEngSc (BME)
(3 years)
42+ English HL or 1st Add Lang – 5
Mathematics – 5
Physical Science – 5
Bachelor of Architectural Studies BAS
(3 years)
34+ English HL or 1st Add Lang – 4
Mathematics – 4
Acceptance is dependent on departmental selection procedures. Applicants are required to complete a written and graphic exercise and may be required to attend an interview. Applicants with a Wits APS of 34 and above may be accepted on this basis. Applicants with a Wits APS of between 29 and 33 may only be considered on the basis of exceptional exercise scores. The selection process for the BAS is conducted by a panel of senior academics from the School of Architecture and Planning, monitored by the Assistant Dean. Selection is based predominantly on performance against the selection exercise, interview and academic performance, although demographic balance is taken into consideration where a choice needs to be made between applicants scoring within the same range.
Bachelor of Science in Construction Studies
BSc (CS)
(3 years)Bachelor of Science in Property Studies BSc (PS)
(4 years)
36+ English HL or 1st Add Lang – 5
Mathematics – 5
Provided that Mathematics and English pass at NSC Scale of Achievement Level 5.
Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Planning BSc (URP)
(3 years)
36+ English HL or 1st Add Lang – 5
Mathematics – 5
Provided that Mathematics and English pass at NSC Scale of Achievement Level 5.