Engineering Bursaries South Africa – 2024

Chemical Engineers

use chemical processes to find new ways to produce goods, from pharmaceuticals to textiles and even food.
To work within this sector, you will need basic project management experience and can expect to earn between R280 000 and R500 000/annum depending on years within the field.
View our list of Chemical Engineering bursaries.

Civil Engineers

oversee the construction of major infrastructures such as railways, highways, bridges, skyscraper buildings and water reservoirs. Skills within this sector include: Windows NT/200/XP Networking and project management.
Civil engineers earn an average of R310 000/annum.
View our list of Civil Engineering bursaries.

Industrial Engineers

are organizers of equipment, information, people and places – they ensure that big and complex systems run as they should. Some of the skills within this sector include: business process engineering, project management and process improvements.
Industrial engineers with less than 10 years experience can expect to earn within the range of R270 000/annum.
View our list of Industrial Engineering bursaries.

Mechanical Engineers

are the brains behind the design of anything with a mechanical process, often called the “general practitioners” of engineering, as they can work in various sectors. To work within this sector, you will need Computer Aided Design (CAD) and project management experience.
These types of engineers earn an average of R350 000/annum.
View our list of Mechanical Engineering bursaries.

Electrical Engineering

is made up of 2 parts: macro engineering, which involves the design of major projects; such as power grids for a city or roller coasters in an amusement park, and micro engineering which focuses on the design of smaller projects; such as a cars airbag sensors or digital cameras and MP3 players.
Skills associated with this engineering sector are: visual basic and project management. Electrical engineers with less than 10 years experience will earn around R350 000/annum.
View our list of Electrical Engineering bursaries.

Environmental Engineers

are the people who can make a difference to saving the planet, by finding ways to clean rivers, oceans and the drinking water, as well as ways to eliminate air pollution and safely dispose of toxic waste.
Salaries for environmental engineers range from R116 000 – R 420 000/annum based on experience and time within the field.
View our list of Environmental Engineering bursaries.

Mining Engineers

are those that apply both technology and science to extracting earth minerals. Geology, metallurgy, surveying and mineral processing are ll associated with this engineering sector. The pay range for this discipline is on average R130 000 – R430 000/annum.
If either of these engineering fields sounds like a career you would like to pursue, have a look at the bursary programmes below that can assist you with your studies.
View our list of Mining Engineering bursaries.

AECI Limited Bursary

AECOM Bursary

AfriSam Bursary

AFROX Bursary

Altech Bursary

Anglo American COAL Bursary

Anglo American Platinum Bursary

ArcelorMittal Bursary

Armscor Bursary

Aurecon Bursary South Africa

AVI Limited Bursary

BHP Billiton Bursary

BMW Bursary

CSIR Bursary

de Beers Bursary

Denel Dynamics Bursary

Engen Petroleum Bursaries

Eskom Bursaries

Evraz Highveld Bursary

Exxaro Bursary

GAST Bursary

GIBB Bursary

Glencore plc Bursary

Gold Fields Ltd Bursary

Group Five Bursary

Hatch Bursary

Hillary Construction Bursary

Hulamin Bursary


Illovo Sugar Ltd Bursary

IMESA Bursary

Jones & Wagener Bursary

Kantey & Templer Bursary

Kumba Iron Ore Bursary

Lonmin Bursary

merSETA Bursary

Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary

Mintek Bursary

Mtema Mashao Consulting Engineers Bursary

Murray & Roberts Bursary

Nanoteq Bursary

NMISA Bursary

Palabora Mining Bursary

Petra Diamonds Bursary

PRASA Bursary

Rand Water Bursary

Royal HaskoningDHV Bursary

SAB (South African Breweries) Bursary

Safripol Bursary

Samancor Chrome Bursary

SANRAL Bursary

SANSA Bursary

Sappi Bursary

Sasol Bursary

SAWISE Angus Scholarship

SEIFSA Bursary

Sibanye Gold Bursary

Siemens Bursary

SKA South Africa Bursaries

South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) Bursary

Telkom Bursary

Transnet Bursary

Umgeni Water Bursary

Unilever Bursary

UWP Consulting Bursary

WK Construction Bursary

WorleyParsons Bursary

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Bursary

Scroll to Top