CPUT Mechanical Engineering

CPUT Mechanical Engineering

CPUT Mechanical Engineering, The department of Mechanical Engineering is divided into the fields of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics.



The Mechanical Engineering qualification concentrates on the areas of mechanics, fluid mechanics, strength of materials and thermodynamics, while mechatronics is an inter-disciplinary field that combines traditional disciplines of electrical, electronic, mechanical, control and computer engineering skills to solve problems that bridge the boundaries between these disciplines, which requires multi-skilled students.
Mechanical Engineering as a career
In Mechanical Engineering the technician or technologist works closely with the Engineer to ensure that the engineer’s design is realised in practical terms. The main duties of the Mechanical Engineering technician will be to liaise with management and the workshop. The Mechanical Engineering course produces Technicians with knowledge of economic design, planning and production.
Mechanical Engineering technicians form a vital link in industry where designs are to be successfully implemented. They are employed by consultants, contractors and in the public sector. Due to the versatility of the Mechanical Engineering syllabus students have been placed in:

  • mining companies
  • automotive factories
  • engineering and production workshops
  • building service contractors
  • consulting engineers.

The technician could be involved in a combination of any of the following functions:

  • setting out of work on site.
  • designing and detailing of mechanical equipment
  • contract planning and supervision
  • quality control of material testing and non-destructive testing
  • drawing up of contract documents
  • drawing office supervision.

Mechatronics as a career
A mechatronic engineer is a



  • broadly skilled individual
  • willing to seek and apply knowledge from many fields
  • to design, specify, manufacture, commission, operate and maintain
  • intelligent electro-mechanical systems that perform a specified task.

Where do our graduates find employment?

  • home to farm automation
  • from marine to aviation
  • from packaging to production, etc.

In short:   anywhere computers are used to control machines!

Contact us

Department of Mechancial Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Building
Bellville Campus
PO Box 1906
Bellville
7535
Tel:  +27 21 959 6496

Department of Mechatronics

Mechanical Engineering Building
Bellville Campus
PO Box 1906
Bellville
7535
Tel:  +27 21 953 8431

Course Information and Fees

Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical

Diploma: (Diploma)

Graduates will be able to integrate analytical and practical mechanical engineering techniques and mechanical engineering knowledge to solve engineering problems. They will also be able to use given criteria to assess mechanical processes and outcomes.
Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
Persons achieving this qualification will be able to, independently as well as under supervision, integrate analytical and practical engineering techniques and engineering knowledge to solve well-defined and open-ended engineering problems. They will also be able to select criteria to judge processes and outcomes. This qualification is intended for engineering practitioners in industry.

Admission requirements
Undergraduates
For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
General admission requirements
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
Additional admission requirements
Postgraduates
For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

First Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Bellville Campus, elective subjects:

 



Course Information and Fees

ENGINEERING: MECHANICALBTech: (Baccalaureus Technologiae)

Graduates can apply mechanical engineering principles to determine appropriate ways of approaching mechanical engineering activities, as well as to establish and use criteria to assess processes and outcomes.
Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
Persons achieving this qualification will be able to independently integrate mechanical engineering principles, apply these to determine appropriate ways of approaching activities and establish and use criteria to judge processes and outcomes. This qualification is intended for engineering practitioners in industry.
Career Opportunities
Graduates work with engineers, designers, technologists and technicians in the design, construction, marketing, installation and maintenance of mechanical equipment. The work is intellectual, demanding the capacity to think independently and to supervise technical and administrative staff.Students follow streams such as manufacturing, maintenance, design, research and they can complete the Government Certificate of Competency (GCC). These streams prepare graduates for employment by mining companies, automotive plants, engineering and production companies, building service contractors and consulting engineers. Graduates also have the knowledge and skills to become entrepreneurs.


Admission requirements
Undergraduates
For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
General admission requirements
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
Additional admission requirements
Postgraduates
For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
Postgraduate admission requirements

Professional Registration
The BTech: Engineering: Mechanical is accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). Graduates will comply with the academic requirements for registration as a Professional Technologist.
Syllabus and fees

Fourth Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 1 Only
Electives:
Select two of the following electives:
Semester 2 Only
Electives:
Select one of the following set of electives (set 1):
Select one of the following set of electives (set 2):
Subject selection
TWO of the following subjects must be taken: Fluid Mechanics 4, Strength of Materials 4, Stress Analysis 4
New Full Time students:
Register for Engineering Design Project 4 (Individual and Group) and three subjects in Semester 1, and the remaining three subjects in Semester 2.
Part Time students:
Register for a maximum of two subjects in any Semester.
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / One year
Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / Two years
Course is offered on Bellville Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Mr N Madonsela
Telephone: +21 21 959 6207
Fax: 088 647 8345 (Fax2Email)
Email: madonselan@cput.ac.za