What is Mechanical Engineering?
Mechanical engineering is an engineering branch that combines engineering physics and mathematics principles with materials science, to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems.
It is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering branches.
How Long Does It Take To study Mechanical Engineering In South Africa?
Schools That Offer Mechanical Engineering Courses In South Africa
Below is the list of Mechanical Engineering Schools in South Africa
College of Cape Town
Unisa – Mechanical Engineering
University of Pretoria
Damelin – National N Diploma
IIE MSA – Bachelor of Engineering
Central Technical College
Durban University of Technology
University of Johannesburg
Mechanical Engineering – Mangosuthu University of Technology
Requirements To Study Mechanical Engineering In South Africa
Admission to study for a BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering requires you to have a full matriculation exemption, with an APS count of at least 31. You need the following subjects:
- Mathematics level 6 (70–79%)
- Physical Sciences level 5 (60–69%)
- The language requirement is a pass at level 5 (60–69%) in the language of teaching and learning, in either the home or first additional language.
- The requirements above apply to both NSC and IEB.
Minimum admission requirements for applicants with international status are as follows:
- English/Afrikaans: C on A Level or GED and SAT score 170
- Mathematics: C on A-Level, or GED 170
- Physics and Chemistry: B on A-Level, GED: 180 SAT 560
It is advisable to seek further instruction from any University of your choice about whatever other requirements that they may have. Below are some of the best places to study mechanical engineering.
Where can I study mechanical engineering in South Africa?
The University of Cape Town.
The University of Pretoria.
The University of KwaZulu-Natal.
University of Stellenbosch.
The University of the Witwatersrand.
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
The University of Johannesburg.