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|Tuition Fees:||$2,774 /year|
|Applications Begin:||March 2021|
|Final Award:||Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)|
|Start Date:||February 2022|
|Academic Unit:||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and IT|
|Application Deadline:||30 September 2021|
Mechanical and aeronautical engineering entails the application of science to design, manufacture, operate and maintain mechanical and aeronautical equipment and processes. The undergraduate programme focuses on the establishment of a broad knowledge of engineering and includes topics such as dynamics, the strength of materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and design.
The outputs of mechanical and aeronautical engineers include products and services that add value to the economy of the country. Mechanical and aeronautical expertise is instrumental in the design and manufacture of products and services such as the provision of electricity and water, transport (road, rail and air), mining activities, mechatronics and air conditioning.
As a result of their broad technical background, mechanical and aeronautical engineers either pursue professional careers in these fields or become very successful senior managers in these industries.
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NSC/IEB – 5
AS Level – C
NSC/IEB – 6
AS Level – B
NSC/IEB – 6
AS Level – B
Cambridge A Level candidates who obtained at least a D in the required subjects will be considered for admission. Students in the Cambridge system must offer both Physics AND Chemistry with performance at the level specified for NSC Physical Sciences.
International Baccalaureate (IB) HL candidates who achieved at least a 4 in the required subjects will be considered for admission.
Students in the IB system must offer both Physics AND Chemistry with performance at the level specified for NSC Physical Sciences.
UP applications open on 1 March of the year preceding the year of study.
Each prospective student must complete only one online application. On the online application the University of Pretoria offers a first and second choice in terms of what you wish to study. All applicants should fill in both a first and second choice on the online application.
Once your online application has been processed, you will receive a student number(EMPLID).
Receiving a student number (EMPLID) does NOT imply that you have been accepted by the University of Pretoria yet. Admission is a separate process that your application undergoes after being evaluated by the relevant faculty.
It is in your best interest to complete your own online application. The University of Pretoria does not make use of representatives, agents or agencies during the application process. If you choose to make use of representatives, agents or agencies, you do so at your own risk. It is of utmost importance that you provide your personal email and postal addresses to enable the University of Pretoria to communicate with you directly.
International students need to comply with immigration requirements. For assistance and enquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The registration guidelines show you step by step how to register successfully. In case of difficulties, contact the online registration help desk from 6 January 2020 on telephone +27 (0) 12 420 5347 or email us at email@example.com.
Various holds may prevent you from registering successfully. Please check for holds on the UP Student Centre.
**Application Deadline for South Africans – 30th September
**Application Deadline for non-South Africans – 31st August
Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Aerospace engineer
– Automotive engineer
– CAD technician
– Contracting civil engineer
– Control and instrumentation engineer
– Maintenance engineer
– Mechanical engineer
– Nuclear engineer
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An international levy (R3295) is payable annually by all non-South African citizens as well as students who are citizens of SADC countries on these visas. This amount is payable in addition to the initial fee payable at registration.
Asylum seekers, refugees, diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa are exempted from paying the international levy.
International registration and tuition fees:
Non-South African citizens (excluding students who are citizens of SADC countries) will be charged double the tuition fee of South African students, AND the International levy will be charged. (Except for research master’s or doctoral degrees, where only the local tuition fee will be required.)
Students who are citizens of SADC countries will pay the same tuition fee as charged for South African citizens BUT also have to pay the international levy.
Asylum seekers, refugees and diplomats stationed in South Africa, as well as permanent residents of South Africa only, are exempted from paying double tuition fees and are exempted from the international levy.
International students will be required:
– to pay an initial fee before registration (R5000)
– to pay 50% of their full student account by 30 April, and the remainder by 31 July