CPUT Mechatronics



CPUT Mechatronics

CPUT Mechatronics,



Course Information and Fees

ENGINEERING: MECHANICAL: MECHATRONICS
(Phasing OUT – Replaced by Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in Mechatronics which started in 2018).
Only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register.

ND: (National Diploma)



Mechatronics is an inter-disciplinary field, combining traditional electrical, electronic, mechanical, control and computer engineering skills, applied to solve problems that bridge the boundaries between these disciplines, requiring multi-skilled practitioners. Mechatronic engineering includes the study of electronics, software and mechanical engineering in the design and manufacture of products and processes.In addition, the wide and varying range of work involved requires the development of good transferable Engineering skills to provide the basis for continuing professional development.
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.
Career Opportunities
Students will therefore follow a course of study that covers a broad range of different disciplines so that they can develop, manage, integrate, manufacture, and operate mechatronics systems and components. Graduates from the program would follow a career in a multidisciplinary engineering environment in the printing, packaging, food processing, manufacturing, assembly, automation and automotive industries.

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

First Year

Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):

Second Year

Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):

Third Year

Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / 3 Years
Course is offered on Bellville Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Mr Olukayode Ayodele
Telephone: +27 (0)21 953 8431
Fax: +27 (0)86 556 4096
Email: ayodeleo@cput.ac.za

Course Information and Fees

ENGINEERING: MECHANICAL (MECHATRONICS)

BTech: (Baccalaureus Technologiae)



A graduate at this level functions as a technologist who displays competence as a leader of a multidisciplinary engineering team in the execution of engineering projects. The theoretical aspects of the engineering principles covered in the diploma level will be further developed along with supporting skills such as project management and entrepreneurship to produce a well equipped graduate for the modern competitive engineering environment.
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
The technological advancement towards automation especially in the manufacturing and processing sectors has resulted in an ongoing need for personnel that are highly skilled in combining traditional engineering fields of mechanical, electrical, electronics, with control and information technology. Graduates will apply proven techniques and procedures to the solution of practical multidisciplinary engineering problems requiring a high level technical decision making.

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 (Mechatronics) 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
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / Minimum one year (2 semesters)
Course is offered on Bellville Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Olukayode Ayodele
Telephone: +27 (0)21 953 8431
Fax: +27 (0)86 556 4096
Email: ayodeleo@cput.ac.za

Course Information and Fees

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in Mechatronics
Phasing IN from 2018 – replacing National Diploma: Mechanical Engineering: Mechatronics
Diploma: (Diploma)

Mechatronics is an inter-disciplinary field, combining traditional electrical, electronic, mechanical, control and computer engineering skills, applied to solve problems that bridge the boundaries between these disciplines, requiring multi-skilled practitioners. Mechatronic engineering includes the study of electronics, software and mechanical engineering in the design and manufacture of products and processes.In addition, the wide and varying range of work involved requires the development of good transferable Engineering skills to provide the basis for continuing professional development.
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.
Career Opportunities
Students will therefore follow a course of study that covers a broad range of different disciplines so that they can develop, manage, integrate, manufacture, and operate mechatronics systems and components. Graduates from the program would follow a career in a multidisciplinary engineering environment in the printing, packaging, food processing, manufacturing, assembly, automation and automotive industries.


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):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):

Second Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):

Third Year

Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /
Course is offered on Bellville Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Mr Olukayode Ayodele
Telephone: +27 (0)21 953 8431
Fax: +27 (0)86 556 4096
Email: ayodeleo@cput.ac.za