Welcome to the UCT Radar Masters Course
To address the growing need for skilled engineers and scientists in the challenging fields of Radar and Electronic Defence, the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in conjunction with the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), have established a Masters Degree in Engineering (MEng) with specialisation in Radar and Electronic Defence.
Don’t miss out on a wonderful opportunity to further your career!
Hosted in Cape Town, South Africa, students studying towards this degree focus on the relevant theory, technologies and applications, with both coursework and project components. The programme had its first intake of students in February 2011, and is now in its sixth year.
- For a list of the courses being offered this year, please see Current Courses (2016).
- For information about courses offered in previous years, see 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
You can get an idea of the cost of attending the courses and pursuing this degree (see Course Fee Structures).
Staff and Lecturers
You can learn more about our permanent members of staff, which include lecturers and teaching staff, as well as admin staff who are available to assist you behind the scenes (see Staff Members).
In addition, guest lecturers, all experts in their respective fields, come from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy, France and Australia, as well as from other parts of South Africa, to present these courses at the University of Cape Town (see Guest Lecturers).
About the Programme
On this website, you can find out:
- how the programme works (see the Course Introduction),
- what forms of postgraduate degree are possible (see Degree Structure), and
- what courses are offered within this programme (see Current Courses).
All the courses are also offered in a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) mode, where you attend only the lecture portion of the course, participate in the practical sessions, and meet your course leaders in person. For this, you receive a certificate of attendance, which can be utilised for professional registration development purposes.
Our radar programme is underpinned by an active research group, the Radar Remote Sensing Group (RRSG). A comprehensive list of the PhD Theses, MSc Dissertations and MEng Dissertations produced in the RRSG since its inception in 1990, as well as by the students of the Radar Masters Programme (see Past Research) gives you an excellent overview of the wide range of topics studied over the years. Via that page, you can also access the abstracts and download a PDF of almost all the theses and dissertations.