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

*Purpose of the programme:
The purpose of the BET in Mechanical Engineering is to build the necessary knowledge, understanding, abilities and skills required for further learning towards becoming a competent practicing Mechanical Engineering Technologist. Specifically, the qualification provides graduates with:
– Preparation for careers in engineering itself and areas that potentially benefit from engineering skills, for achieving technological proficiency and to make a contribution to the economy and national development;
– The educational base required for registration as a Professional Engineering Technologist with ECSA.
– For graduates with an appropriate level of achievement, the ability to enter NQF level 8 programmes and then proceed to masters degrees.
– For certificated engineers, the education base for achieving proficiency in mechanical engineering / plant operations and occupational health and safety.

*Outcomes (Exit level outcomes)
The exit level outcomes, as informed by ECSA, are that students who complete this programme will be able to:

– Apply mechanical engineering principles to systematically diagnose and solve broadly-defined engineering problems
– Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science and engineering sciences to defined and applied mechanical engineering procedures, processes, systems and methodologies to solve broadly-defined engineering problems
– Perform procedural design of broadly-defined mechanical engineering components, systems, works, products or processes to meet desired needs within applicable standards, codes of practice and legislation
– Conduct investigations of broadly-defined mechanical engineering problems through locating, searching and selecting relevant data from codes, data bases and literature, designing and conducting experiments, and analysing and interpreting results to provide valid conclusions
– Use appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering tools, including information technology, prediction and modelling, for the solution of broadly-defined mechanical engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations, restrictions, premises, assumptions and constraints
– Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with engineering audiences and affected parties
– Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the impact of mechanical engineering activity on the society, economy, industrial and physical environment, and address issues by analysis and evaluation
– Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mechanical engineering management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team and to manage projects
– Demonstrate competence to engage in independent and life-long learning through well-developed learning skills
– Comprehend and apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of mechanical engineering technology practice.

Curriculum

Year One
(First Semester)
– African Insights
– Computer Skills 1A
– Engineering Communication Skills 1A
– Electro-technology 1A
– Engineering Mathematics 1A
– Mechanical Engineering Drawing 1A
– Engineering Physics 1A

(Second Semester)
– Autocad 1B
– Engineering Communication Skills 1B
– Engineering Mathematics 1B
– Engineering Physics 1B
– Strength Of Materials 1B
– Mechanical Manufacturing1B
– Workshop Practice 1B

Year Two
(First Semester)
– Electro/technology 2A
– Engineering Mathematics 2A
– Fluid Mechanics 2A
– Mechanical Engineering Design 2A
– Mechanical Manufacturing2A
– Workshop Practice 2A
– Thermodynamics 2A

(Second Semester)
– Applied Strength Of Materials 2B
– Environmental Management 2B
– Hydraulic Machines 2B
– Machine Design 2B
– Steam Plant 2B
– Theory Of Machines 2B

Year Three
(First Semester)
– Fluid Mechanics 3A
– Mechanical Engineering Design Project 3A
– Mechanics Of Machines 3A
– Strength Of Materials 3A
– Thermodynamics 3A

(Second Semester)
– Automatic Control 3B
– Mechanical Engineering Design Project 3B
– Refrigeration And Air Conditioning 3B
– Stress Analysis 3B
– Turbo Machines 3B

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/Apply and 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 and Industrial Engineering Technology
 
Prof. Daniel Mashao
Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries