Aerospace Engineering Bursaries in South Africa

Bursaries for Aerospace Engineering in South Africa 2023: Are you looking for Aerospace Engineering bursaries in South Africa 2023? In this article, I will provide you with details on the various available bursaries for Aerospace Engineering students in South Africa 2023, how to submit your application online and other related information.

Application is currently open for Aerospace Engineering bursaries in South Africa 2023. The Engineering sector has many sub-sectors, each of them vitally important to the functioning of various systems and industries (such as factories, motor vehicles, pharmaceuticals etc). Below we have compiled a brief description of each of the Engineering sub-sectors, the type of skills required and job descriptions, as well as the salaries relating to each of these sectors, so that you have a better idea of which branch of engineering you will be best suited to.

In order to enter into the Engineering field of study at any major tertiary institute in the country, you will need to possess the following skills or meet the following criteria (as a minimum):

  • Have a strong academic record
  • Have passed Mathematics (not Mathematical Literacy) in Matric
  • Have passed Science in Matric

We bring you bursaries from big well-known organisations, such as Afrox, de Beer, Eskom, Engen, Sappi, Group Five, Sasol, SARS, FNB, Standard Bank and various departments of government.

Aerospace Engineering Bursaries in South Africa 2023

Aerospace Engineers develop and test aircraft and spacecrafts. They are also responsible for the design, maintenance and management of R&D for various types of spacecrafts, aircrafts, missiles and satellites. This sector of engineering is divided into 2 branches which overlap: astronautical engineering and aeronautical engineering. These professionals often work for defense contractors or for the government.

In order to pursue a career in this field, Aeronautical Engineers are generally required to have an Engineering degree (this can include electronic/ electrical/ mechanical/ industrial/ computer/ civil engineering qualifications).

Over and above the tertiary qualification, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineers will need many years of working experience with aerodynamics, aeroacoustics and computational fluid dynamics. A high level of communication skills (both oral and written) is also required, as is team work and keeping up to date with new technology.

The average Aeronautical Engineer earns approximately R360 000/ annum, while Aerospace Engineers earn around R515 000/ annum. If you are looking for Aerospace Engineering Bursaries in South Africa 2023, here are some options for you:

  • Absa Fellowship/ Scholarship Programme
  • Armscor Bursary
  • ATNS AIMO Bursary
  • Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Bursary
  • DSI-CSIR Bursary
  • Eastern Cape Department of Transport Bursary
  • Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Bursary
  • J.P. Morgan Bursary
  • KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) Bursary
  • SANSA Bursary
  • South African Civil Aviation Authority Bursary
  • Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) Bursary