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Honours : Bachelor of Engineering Technology Honours in Mechanical Engineering

H_BMEC

Campus

Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus

1 Year

Semester 1

144

8

Additional Admission Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree (B Tech, BSc, or equivalent in related disciplines), or an Advanced Diploma (Mechanical Eng./related discipline), or a 3-year (minimum) Mechanical Engineering (B Tech Eng.) degree from a University programme accredited with the Engineering Council of South Africa and recognised within the Washington and/or Sydney Accords. In addition, a minimum of 60% average in the pre-requisite degree/advanced diploma with at least 60% average marks in the final year of that programme at NQF Level 7, are required. In cases where a candidate does not meet the 60% average, recognition of prior learning (RPL) in addition to the minimum admission qualification could be considered on a case-by-case situation. In other words, RPL in combination with the criteria stipulated above, would only grant prospective students admission to the programme and therefore no exemption of individual subjects as such.

Career Opportunities

Maintenance, operations, design, project engineering, research and development in the manufacturing, steel, chemical, petrochemical, power generation, and construction industries, consulting engineering industry, governmental departments, local authorities and municipalities, water boards, transportation agencies, research institutions, and/or entrepreneurial enterprises.

The B Eng. Tech (Hons) degree is a postgraduate qualification at NQF Level 8 which prepares students for industry and research to become either competent engineering technologists and/or engineers (upon completion of an accredited structured Master’s programme in addition to the B Eng. Tech (Hons)), that can be positioned as high level technical managers in industrial enterprises, both nationally and internationally. This qualification demands a high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence to solve complex engineering problems. The learning programme has a coherent core of mathematics, basic sciences and fundamental engineering sciences which provide a viable platform for further studies and lifelong learning.

  • The BEngTech Hons (Mechanical) degree will provide students with a sound knowledge base in the mechanical engineering discipline and an understanding of engineering management principles whilst also equipping them to undertake more specialised post graduate studies and provides inter alia:
  • Preparation for research careers in mechanical engineering itself and areas that potentially benefit from engineering skills and to make a contribution to the economy and national development; 
  • provide leadership and to manage projects in the application of technology in safety, health, engineering and commercially effective operations and have well-developed interpersonal skills;
  • work independently and as a member or leader in a multi-disciplinary project, applying judgement to decisions arising in the application of technology and health and safety considerations to problems and associated risks.

1ST YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SAQA

CREDITS

HEMIS

CREDITS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

 

January

July

 

MMSC418

 

Materials Science

16

0.111

MDMA418

 

Design for Manufacturing

16

0.111

MMEN418

 

Maintenance Engineering

16

0.111

MSEN418

 

Systems Engineering

8

0.056

MREP408

MREP408

Research Project

32

0.222

 

MSTA428

Stress Analysis

16

0.111

 

MADM428

Advanced Manufacturing

16

0.111

 

MESD428

Energy Systems Design and Analysis

16

0.111

 

MEMT428

Engineering Management

8

0.056

Total:

144

1.000


For more information contact Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

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