|Baccalaureus : Engineering: Mechanical||
Duration of Programme
Semester 1 and 2
Additional Admission Requirements
For candidates who matriculated in 2007 or before:
Appropriate M+3 qualification.
For candidates who completed the NSC in 2008 and thereafter:
National Diploma: Mechanical Engineering, with the appropriate instructional offerings.
This programme is well-suited to those with an interest in the design and operation of heavy machinery, as well as production and manufacturing engineering. Mechanical engineering technologists could also work with steam plants at power stations, at vulcanising plants, pump stations and irrigation schemes, and with mining machinery and ore crushers. Manufacturing and production processes (also those used in the food and textile industries), as well as the planning, maintenance and optimisation of processes, are further facets of this field of study. The services of qualified persons are also often sought in the design of mechanical equipment. A promising future awaits qualified persons as installation engineers, technical representatives, production development engineers or works managers. They can establish their own engineering works or find employment with mines and the steel plants of Iscor, or with Eskom, PRASA, Transnet Freight Rail, consulting engineering firms, or suppliers of mechanical equipment. The motor industry is another possible employer. Other opportunities exist in the chemical processing industry (e.g. Sasol), the construction and building industry, as well as provincial government and municipal services. Emphasis is placed on entrepreneurship.
Mathematics III is a prerequisite for all the above-mentioned instructional offerings.
*Compulsory instructional offerings: Engineering Design Project IV and any two of the following combinations:
Mechanics of Machines IV and Automatic Control IV or Strength of Materials IV and Stress Analysis IV or Thermodynamics IV and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning IV or Fluid Mechanics IV and Turbo Machines IV. The total credit value of a level-IV instructional offering is 1.0 credit.
|Automatic Control IV|
|Strength of Materials IV|
|Turbo Machines IV|
|*Engineering Design Project IV|
|Fluid Mechanics IV|
|Mechanics of Machines IV|
|Refrigeration and Air Conditioning IV|
|Stress Analysis IV|
For more information contact: Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering