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Tuition Fees:$3,351 /year
Applications Begin:1 April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Campus:Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

*Purpose of the programme:

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineering intellectual who can identify, assess and formulate the engineering needs of the society at large, and research and solve the identified engineering problems creatively and innovatively, by applying scientific, mathematical, engineering, economic and other relevant principles and methods. The qualification prepares students for an engineering science, design and project-based career through fundamental understanding, use and appropriate application of engineering methods, skills, tools and information technology. The qualification also provides a platform for lifelong learning.

*Outcomes:

The student should be able to:

  1. Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyse and solve engineering problems creatively and innovatively by applying mathematics, basic science and engineering sciences from first principles.
  2. Plan and manage small engineering projects, demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding and insight into the principles, methodologies and concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities) engineering practice.
  3. Work effectively, individually or with others, as a member of a team, group, organisation, community or in multi-disciplinary environments.
  4. Organise and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively, professionally and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence, and exercise judgment based on knowledge and expertise.
  5. Plan and conduct limited investigations, research and experiments by applying appropriate theories and methodologies, and perform appropriate data analysis and interpretation.
  6. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with engineering audiences and the community at large, using appropriate structure, style and graphical support.
  7. Use and assess appropriate research methods, skills, tools and information technology effectively and critically in engineering practice, and show an understanding and a willingness to accept responsibility for the impact of engineering activities on society and the environment.
  8. Perform procedural and non-procedural design and synthesis of components, systems, works, products or processes as a set of related systems and assess, where applicable, their social, legal, health, safety and environmental impact and benefits.
  9. Employ various learning strategies and skills to master module outcomes required in fundamental Mathematics, engineering sciences,engineering design research and aspects of management, thereby preparing him/herself to engage in lifelong learning, to keep abreast of knowledge and skills required in the engineering field.
  10. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national and global communities by acting professionally and ethically.
  11. Demonstrate cultural and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social context in the execution of engineering activities.
  12. Explore education and career opportunities.
  13. Organise and develop entrepreneurial opportunities through engineering problem-solving, design, technical research and managerial skills.
Curriculum

YEAR ONE

(First Semester)

– Applied Mathematics 1A

– Graphical Communication 1A

– Introduction to Engineering Design 1A

– Engineering Mathematics 1A

– Engineering Physics 1A

– Chemistry 1A


(Second Semester)

– Applied Mathematics 1B

– Graphical Communication 1B

– Introduction to Engineering Design 1B

– Engineering Mathematics 1B

– Engineering Physics 1B

– Electrotechnics 1B


YEAR TWO

(First Semester)

– Applied Mathematics 2A

– Engineering Mathematics 2A2

– Engineering Mathematics 2A1

– Design (Mechanical) 2A

– Electrotechnics 2A

– Fluid Mechanics 2A

– Modelling 2A


(Second Semester)

– Applied Mathematics 2B

– Engineering Mathematics 2B2

– Engineering Mathematics 2B1

– Design (Mechanical) 2B

– Science of Materials 2B

– Strength of Materials 2B

– Thermodynamics 2B


YEAR THREE

(First Semester)

– African Insights

– Design (Mechanical) 3A

– Statistics for Engineers 3A01

– Fluid Dynamics 3A

– Thermofluids 3A

– Science of Materials 3A

– Mechanical Engineering Laboratory 3


(Second Semester)

– Engineering Practice 3B

– Theory of Machines 3B

– Design (Mechanical) 3B

– Manufacturing Methods 3B

– Strength of Materials 3B

– Communication 3B

– Mechanical Engineering Laboratory 3


YEAR FOUR

(First Semester)

– Design and Engineering Practice 4

– Project Investigation (Mechanical) 4

– Heat Transfer 4A

– Strength of Materials 4A

– Thermomachines 4A

– Advanced Manufacturing Systems 4A


(Second Semester)

– Design and Engineering Practice 4 (Year module)

– Project Investigation (Mechanical) 4 (Year module)

– Legal Applications in Engineering Practice 4B

– Management Principles and Practice 3B

– Thermal Systems 4B

– Control Systems (Mechanical) 4B

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements For Applicants With a National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV)
For admission to a BEng degree (4 years) the applicant must have:
A NCV (level 4) issued by the Council for General and Further Education and Training.
Achieved a minimum of 70% for 5 of the 7 subjects – fundamental and vocational categories.
Passed English as Language of Teaching and Learning / First Additional Language as fundamental component with a minimum of 70%.
Passed Mathematics and Physical Sciences as Fundamental Components with a minimum score of 70%.
For admission to a National Diploma the applicant must have:
A NCV (level 4) issued by the Council for General and Further Education and Training.
Achieved a minimum of 60% for 6 of the 7 subjects – fundamental and vocational categories.
Passed English as Language of Teaching and Learning / First Additional Language as fundamental component with a minimum of 70%.
Passed Mathematics and Physical Sciences as Fundamental Components with a minimum score of 60%.

Admission Requirements For National Senior Certificate For Adults (NASCA) Applicants:
National Senior Certificate for Adults (NASCA): The following criteria will apply for admission to all undergraduate Engineering programmes (BEng and BEng Tech).
The following minimum subject requirements will apply for admission:
–English 60% APS 5
–Maths 60% APS 5
–Physical Science 60% APS 5
Applicants will be required to complete a PsyCaD assessment obtaining an unconditional recommendation;
Recommendation by the relevant Head of Department;
Senate Discretionary Conditional Admission for applicants who have successfully completed the NASCA, provided that the applicant meets all the requirements;
Admission will also be based on the availability of space according to the Enrollment Management Plan of UJ as approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Admission Requirements For The Amended Senior Certificate (SC(a)) Applicants:
Amended Senior Certificate (SC(a)): The following criteria will apply for admission to all undergraduate Engineering programmes (BEng and BEngTech).
The following minimum subject requirements will apply for admission:
–English 60% APS 5
–Maths 60% APS 5
–Physical Science 60% APS 5
Applicants will be required to complete a PsyCaD assessment obtaining an unconditional recommendation;
Recommendation by the relevant Head of Department;
Senate Discretionary Conditional Admission for applicants who have successfully completed the SC(a), provided that the applicant meets all the requirements;
Admission will also be based on the availability of space according to the Enrollment Management Plan of UJ as approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training.

International Students
All international applicants must submit the following supporting documents:
Final School Results
Valid Passport or Identity Documents or Birth Certificate
Sworn English Translation of documents (Documents issued in any Language other than English
Provide proof of the English Proficiency where English was not used as a medium of learning and teaching.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $13
Application Fees for International Students: $13

Online Application
Please note the following:
No application fee will be charged for online applications.
If you have previously applied and have a UJ student number, please call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) to ensure that your cell number and email address are captured on our student database. This will ensure that you receive a PIN number to complete the online application process.
An applicant must go to www.uj.ac.za/Applyand select ‘Apply’.

Paper Application
Step 1: Select your qualification study choices 1 and 2. (Ensure you meet the admission requirements as set out in this prospectus.)
Step 2: Complete the academic application form with a payment of R200 for a paper application (no payment required for online application).
Step 3: Once you have submitted your application, please allow three weeks before checking on the status of your application. If your application meets the necessary requirements and there is space in your selected programme, you will be informed on whether your application has been successful or not. Please note that all official communication will be sent via email. You may also go to the UJ website to check your application status using your ID or student number.

International Students
International applicants follow the same application process as national applicants

Career Opportunities

Some Career Opportunities for Electrical and Electronic Engineering include:

– Aerospace Engineer
– Automotive Engineer
– Contracting Civil Engineer
– Control and Instrumentation Engineer
– Maintenance Engineer
– Mechanical Engineer
– Nuclear Engineer
– Corporate Investment Banker
– Mining Engineer
– Patent Attorney
– Production Manager
– Technical Sales Engineer
– Water Engineer

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $3,351
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,550

*The normal Tuition Fees for South African Students is R51,309

35% of the tuition fees need to be paid by April, and 100% by July.

All students must pay at least R3,870 before they begin their studies. Students residing on campus will need to pay at least R6,470.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries and other African Countries pay a non-refundable ICT levy, registration fee plus non-refundable international levy of R2000.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the rest of the world pay a non-refundable ICT levy, registration fee plus non-refundable international levy of R17000

International Levy Amount:
SADC & Africa – R2,000
Rest of the World – R17,000

ICT Levy – R430
Registration Fee – R610

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

For International Students:
***International Student Tuition Fees = Normal Tuition Fee (R51,309) + International Levy (R2,000) + ICT Levy (R430) +Registration Fee (R610) = R54,349
-An upfront payment of 30% of tuition fees should be paid at registration.
-35% of the tuition fees to be paid by 30 April.
-35% of the tuition fees to be paid by 31 July.
The University will offer a 5% discount should all fees be paid at registration.
Fees generally increase between 10 and 15 percent per year. Please contact the University in December to obtain the approved fees for the 2021 academic year.

Relevant Contact

Dr
Madindwa Mashinini
Head of Department: Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Technology
Prof.
Daniel Mashao
Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admissions Enquiries