|Tuition Fees:||$3,747 /year|
|Applications Begin:||March 2021|
|Final Award:||Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)|
|Start Date:||February 2022|
|Academic Unit:||Faculty of Engineering|
|Application Deadline:||30 June 2021|
Mechatronic engineering is a new focus area in engineering that promises to become even more important in the future, both in South Africa as well as internationally.
With automation as the current key to productivity, the need for mechatronics (which makes it possible to generate simpler, more economical, reliable and versatile systems) increases by the day.
Mechatronic engineering is a synergistic combination of precision mechanical engineering, electronics and computer systems. A typical mechatronic system is characterised by close integration of the mechanical components, electronic sensors, mechanical and electrical actuators and computer controllers.
Mechatronic engineering is an interdisciplinary engineering field that specialises in the control of advanced hybrid systems.
These systems are found in numerous industry sectors where mechanical and electronic engineering are interfaced with computer systems, such as aerospace, automotive, chemical processing, computers, communications, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing and mining
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
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
Applied Mathematics B 224
Engineering Mathematics 214
Strength of Materials 224
Thermodynamics A 214
Choose either the following elective module or the corresponding elective module in the
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
Practical Workshop Training 241
Complementary Studies (Eng) 311
Electrical Drive Systems 324
Philosophy and Ethics 314
Machine Design A 314
Strength of Materials W 334
Control Systems 354
Data Analytics (Eng) 344
Machine Design B 344
Thermofluid Dynamics 344
Vacation Training 341
Vibration and Noise 354
Mechanical Project 478
Energy Systems M 434
Heat Transfer A 414
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
– 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
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).
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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
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*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