School of Engineering – Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

School of Engineering – Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

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List of NMMU Engineering Departments

This school encompasses:

  • Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is the design, construction and maintenance of roads, railways, airports, bridges, harbours, large buildings, dams, water supply, sanitation facilities etc. Modern communities are very much dependant on civil engineering.

  • Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering is the study of the behaviour of electrical, electronic, digital electronic and electromechanical systems. Electrical Engineers develop, manufacture and maintain systems that generate, transmit, distribute and ensure effective and sustainable use of electricity. Furthermore, communication on a local, national as well as global basis is provided through the means of analog and digital communication methods used in telephones, two way radio, broadcast radio, television, cellular and satellite communication systems.

  • Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering is regarded as a leading profession whose practitioners plan, design, implement and manage integrated production and service delivery systems that assure performance, reliability, maintainability, schedule adherence and cost control.

  • Mechanical Engineering

It is concerned with machines, vehicles, power generation, refrigeration & air-conditioning, ships or aircraft. The Mechanical Engineering team is responsible for the design, development, production and technical marketing of a large variety of machines. They also commission and run industrial installations and process plants. Computer-aided design is an important tool for modern mechanical engineering and is a key subject alongside mechanics, fluid mechanics, strength of materials and thermodynamics.

  • Mechatronics

Mechatronics is a new focus area in engineering and is a combination of precision mechanical engineering, electronics and computer systems. Engineers in this field play a key role in the design, development, manufacture and operation of a variety of products.

Courses Offered

UNDERGRADUATE

DIPLOMA

  • National Diploma (Engineering : Electical) Extended Programme
  • National Diploma (Engineering : Industrial)
  • National Diploma (Engineering: Civil)
  • National Diploma (Engineering: Mechanical)
  • National Diploma (Operations Management)
  • National Diploma Engineering: Electrical

DEGREE

  • BTech (Engineering : Civil Specialising in Transportation Engineering)
  • BTech (Engineering : Civil Specialising in Urban Engineering)
  • BTech (Engineering: Electrical)
  • BTech (Engineering: Industrial)
  • BTech (Engineering: Mechanical)
  • BTech (Engineering: Mechanical)
  • BTech (Operations Management)
  • BTech (Quality)
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics

POSTGRADUATE

M TECH DEGREE

  • MTech Operations (Quality)
  • MTech Operations (Quality)

MASTER’S DEGREE

  • Master of Engineering (Civil)
  • Master of Engineering (Civil)
  • Master of Engineering (Electrical)
  • Master of Engineering (Electrical)
  • Master of Engineering (Industrial)
  • Master of Engineering (Industrial)
  • Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Master of Engineering in Mechatronics
  • Master of Engineering in Mechatronics
  • Master of Operations Management
  • Master of Operations Management

DOCTORAL DEGREE

  • Doctor of Engineering
  • Doctor of Engineering
  • Doctor of Engineering
  • Doctor of Engineering
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Operations Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Operations Management)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Mechatronics)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Mechatronics)

Automotive Experiential Career Development Programme (AECDP) Winter School

The programme is effective in preparing learners whilst still at school for careers that are dependent on good Mathematics and Science results. This winter school also exposes learners to various engineering disciplines with a specific focus on the automotive industry. A long term vision of the AECDP is to enhance the education of learners and hence provide opportunity for employment, which will in turn give sustainability to the programme.

amtc.nmmu.ac.za/AECDP-(Winter-School)

Department of Roads and Transport Saturday Training School for Engineering

The Saturday school initiative provides supplementary education in Physical Science, Mathematics and English for grades 10, 11 and 12. The main focus is to identify and train potential engineering students from all participating regional schools. The purpose is to attract students to further their studies in the field of roads and transport engineering since a large need exists in South Africa in this area.

NMMU Racing Formula Student

The Formula Student vehicle is a single-seat formula type car with a 600cc motorcycle engine and fully independent double- wishbone suspension. Advanced technology is used to develop these cars including the latest computer-aided design and engineering CAD/CAE software, electronic fuel injection control,engine and chassis data acquisition with telemetry for vehicle parameter monitoring and the latest steel, aluminium alloy and composite manufacturing techniques.

nmmuracing.nmmu.ac.za

Baja Bug Competition

Participating students have to design and build a prototype – being a single seater, four-wheeled, off-road recreational vehicle, to meet given design specifications. These cars, powered by a 7,5kW engine must be safe, easy to transport and service and able to negotiate tough terrain. The design of the actual vehicle is open to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the students.

Siemens Cyber Junkyard

This competition is an inter-tertiary challenge aimed at exposing and stimulating real-life project engineering to engineering students in higher education. The brief of the competition changes every year and teams receive a sponsorship from Siemens to assist them in completing the task.

amtc.nmmu.ac.za/Student-Projects

VWSA NMMU Solar Car Project

The Advanced Mechatronic Technology Centre at NMMU has initiated a Solar Car project in conjunction with the VWSA–DAAD International Chair in Automotive Engineering. The project will entail the design and development of a solar powered car that will allow students across a range of study fields to conduct research into the renewable energy market and to build on the base of expanding accumulated knowledge in green engineering. This car will take part in an international race in South Africa.

nmmusolarcar.co.za

wela (women in engineering leadership association)

merSETA, together with NMMU, initiated the wela programme with the aim of empowering young female engineering students at the institution. The duo has recognised the importance of promoting and developing women in this emerging field and to market it as a desirable career aspiration.

It is the intention of wela to focus on academic, professional and personal development of women in engineering and to be of service to the community.

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