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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!

Courses Offered

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.

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:

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.


Our students are encouraged to attend local and international conferences, and to submit papers and posters to these.

An updated list of the upcoming Conferences of 2017 can be found here.

Contact Us

If you are curious to learn more about this programme, you can reach us via the Contact Us form, or via the various social media – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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