Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X691, Bruma, Johannesburg, 2026
Physical 1st Floor Waterview Corner Building, 2 Ernest Oppenheimer Avenue, Bruma Lake Office Park, Bruma, Johannesburg
Tel 011 607 9500 / 0861 225 555


The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) is a statutory body established in terms of the Engineering Profession Act (EPA), 46 of 2000. The ECSA's primary role is the regulation of the engineering profession in terms of this Act. Its core functions are: the accreditation of engineering programmes; registration of persons as professionals in specified categories; and the regulation of the practice of registered persons.

ECSA is the only body in South Africa that is authorised to register engineering professionals and bestow the use of engineering titles such as Pr Eng, Pr Tech Eng, Pr Techni Eng, Pr Cert Eng, on persons who have met the requisite professional registration criteria.

Its vision is to ensure engineering excellence and to transform the nation and fulfils this vision though: determining standards for education and accreditation of educational programmes; registration of engineering practitioners; developing and sustaining a relevant, transformed, competent and internationally recognised engineering profession; educating the public on expected engineering quality standards; protecting the interest of the public against sub-standard quality of engineering work; regulatory efforts to ensure environmental protection; and engaging with government to support national priorities.

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