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Tuition Fees:$4,269 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering
Campus:Stellenbosch
Application Deadline: 30 June 2021
Programme Overview

Mechanical engineering is characterised by the field’s involvement in structures, motion and transfer of energy. Mechanical engineers are responsible for the design, development, production and marketing of, for example, machines and machine elements, vehicles, aeroplanes, vessels, missiles, cooling systems, cooling towers and engines.

They also organize and manage industrial installations and process plants and therefore play a crucial role in almost all engineering projects to ensure that resources are used efficiently.

Thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, structural mechanics and mechanical design are the most important disciplines in these fields.

Training is therefore many-faceted and leads to important and professional careers in e.g. air conditioning and cooling, power generation systems, conservation of energy, transportation engineering, aeronautics, noise and vibration and biomedical engineering. At the graduate level, mechanical engineers can specialize in a wide variety of fields

Curriculum

First Year

Applied Mathematics B 124

Engineering Chemistry 123

Engineering Drawings 123

Engineering Mathematics 115

Engineering Physics 113

Professional Communication 113

Probability Theory and Statistics 114

Applied Mathematics B 154

Computer Programming 143

Data Science 141

Electrotechnique 143

Engineering Mathematics 145

Strength of Materials 143

One of the following modules according to the corresponding programme:

Chemistry C 152

Electronic Engineering 152

Engineering Physics 152

Industrial Engineering 152

Mechanical Engineering 152

Mechatronic Engineering 152

Second Year

Applied Mathematics B 224

Electrotechnique 214

Engineering Mathematics 214

Strength of Materials 224

Thermodynamics A 214

Choose either the following elective module or the corresponding elective module in the

second semester:

Practical Workshop Training 211

Engineering Mathematics 242

Fluid Mechanics 244

Introductory Machine Design 254

Material Science A 244

Numerical Methods 262

Strength of Materials W 244 3 1

Choose either the following elective module or the corresponding elective module in the first

semester:

Practical Workshop Training 241

Third Year

Complementary Studies (Eng) 311

Electrical Drive Systems 324

Philosophy and Ethics 314

Machine Design A 314

Modelling 334

Strength of Materials W 334

Control Systems 354

Data Analytics (Eng) 344

Electronics 344*

Machine Design B 344

Thermofluid Dynamics 344

Vacation Training 341

Vibration and Noise 354

Fourth Year

Mechanical Project 478

Energy Systems M 434

Heat Transfer A 414

Mechatronics 424*

Project Management 412

Choose one of the following elective modules:

Finite Element Methods 414

Maintenance Management 414

Mechanical Engineering 414** 3

Numerical Fluid Dynamics 414

Mechanical Design 444

Environmental Engineering 442*

Production Management 444

Vacation Training 441

Admission Requirements

– The National Benchmark Tests AL, QL and MAT must be written

– A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with admission to bachelor’s studies, or an exemption certificate by the Matriculation Board

– An average of at least 70% in the NSC

– An NSC Mathematics mark of at least 70%

– An NSC Physical Sciences mark of at least 60%

– NSC language marks that meet one of the following:

– English Home Language 40%, with no Afrikaans requirement OR

– English First Additional Language 60%, with no Afrikaans requirement OR

– English First Additional Language 50% AND Afrikaans Home Language 40% OR

– English First Additional Language 50% AND Afrikaans Second Additional Language 60%

American High School Diploma

To obtain a certificate of foreign conditional exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires the High School Graduation Diploma accompanied by a certificate of eligibility for admission to study at any US university with a valid senior college accreditation issued by any of the following accreditation bodies: ACICS, DETC, MSA, NASC, NCA, NEASC – CIHE, SACS – CC, WASC – Sr

O/GCSE Levels:

A candidate who only holds O/GCSE-levels (only symbols A, B and C are acceptable) and no other school-leaving examination is not eligible for admission to the University, unless he/she has attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration and meets the subject combination and grade requirements for mature age exemption.

(Not all Faculties consider mature age applicants for admission).

A-Levels:

To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires two recognised A-level passes (symbols A to E are acceptable) and three O/GCSE-level passes (symbols A to C are acceptable) including English Language and an approved second language.

A foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in two approved A-level subjects and three approved O/GCSE–level subject credits, including English or English Language.

AS-Levels:

To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires four recognised AS-level passes (symbols A to D are acceptable) and one O/GCSE-level pass (symbols A to C are acceptable) including English Language and an approved second language.

A foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in four approved AS-level subjects (symbols A to D are acceptable) and one approved O/GCSE–level subject credit (symbols A to C are acceptable), including English or English Language but no second language.

Please Note: it is important to establish that the A-level, AS-level and O/GCSE-level subjects that are taken are recognised by HESA. Subjects like Psychology, Sociology, Physical Education, etc. are not recognised by HESA for matriculation exemption purposes.

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has obtained the International Baccalaureate Diploma with twenty four (24) points (grades 4 to 7 are acceptable).

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has obtained the International Baccalaureate Certificate (grades 4 to 7 are acceptable) with two higher level and three standard level subject passes including English.

Namibian H- and O-levels

To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires four recognised Higher-level subject passes (grades 1 to 3 are required) and one Ordinary-Level pass including English Language on first or second language Higher Level, and approved Higher or Ordinary Level language on first language level (if English had been taken on the second language level) or a foreign language (if English had been taken on first language level) accompanied by pass marks in two Higher Level subjects selected from two of the following groups:

Group 3: A third language, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Physical Science or Biology

Group 4: Art, Economics, History, Geography or a subject from Group 3 excluding third languages provided offered for one group only

Group 5: Accounting, Computer Studies or Design and Technology provided the subject must be accompanied by a pass mark in Mathematics on at least OL

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in four approved HL subjects and one approved OL subject credit, including English or English Language but no second language.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $7
Application Fees for International Students: $0

You can apply quickly and easily using the e-application available on the university’s website (https://web-apps.sun.ac.za/eAansoek2/alg.jsp?Tl=1)

Paper application forms are available on campus for those without internet access.

Before you apply
Make sure that you understand the University’s Admission Policy, and the admission and selection criteria of the different faculties before you apply. The policy, criteria and guidelines are available at the Undergraduate Prospective Student website at www.maties.com, or you can contact Client Service on +27 21 808 9111 or info@sun.ac.za. For postgraduate studies, please visit the Prospective Postgraduate Student website at www.sun.ac.za/pgstudies.

Closing dates for financial assistance:
31 August: Applications close for Stellenbosch University financial assistance.

Closing dates for applications
International students: Apply by 14 September of the previous year.
South African students: Apply by 31 January of the year in which you wish to study

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Aerospace industry
– Automotive industry
– Biomedical engineering
– Business and management
– Construction
– Product development
– Education
– Energy supply and alternative forms
– Manufacturing and automation
– Marine engineering
– Mining
– Research and development
– Transport

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $4,269
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,766

*South African students pay R62140 per year as tuition fees.
*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries, as well as Rwanda and Namibia, pay R60000 without an international tuition fee

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

*Students from Africa (Non-SADC) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R23940
*Students from the rest of the World (outside of Africa) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R50700

MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (SADC) – R60000
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Africa) – R83940
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Rest of the World) – R110700

Relevant Contact

 
Miss Chantel Maclons
Undergraduate Admin Officer
 
Miss Nicole Hartzenburg
Faculty Secretary