University Of Johannesburg Mechanical Engineering



University Of Johannesburg Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineers play a significant role in product design, manufacture, maintenance, research, control, development, management and marketing of mechanical engineering services. Mechanical Engineering is concerned with a large variety of mechanical equipment varying from small items to large constructions such as aircraft, railways, spacecraft, ships, motorcars and major transport equipment. In South Africa, Mechanical Engineers make a significant contribution in heavy industries, transport services, manufacturing, mining, consulting, research and the commodities industry.
Career Opportunities
Employment opportunities exist across fields, however the department places particular emphasis on mechanical engineering skills in relation to key industry sectors such as mining, manufacturing and design.
Employment opportunities that exist within the field of Mechanical Engineering Science:



​ ​Mechanical Engineering Science
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Contracting Civil Engineer
  • Control and Instrumentation Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Corporate Investment Banker
  • Mining Engineer
  • Patent Attorney
  • Production Manager
  • Technical Sales Engineer
  • Water Engineer


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Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering TechnologyMechanical engineering technology involves applying scientific and engineering theories to technical areas such as product design and development, production, manufacturing, power and control of machinery, materials, quality control and cost analysis.
Mechanical engineering technicians and technologists are concerned with the methods, materials, machinery and human resources that make up modern industrial environments. They are key in developing new and better design and production methods. They apply physical principles and current technological trends to improve machinery and operation design.
In today’s marketplace, most industries require mechanical engineering skills for mechanical design, drafting, product development and testing, and production or technical sales.
Employment can be found in consulting engineering firms, manufacturing or processing plants and government agencies.
Mechanical Engineering Technology involves the applying scientific and engineering theories to technical areas such as product design, development, production and manufacture, power and control of machinery, materials, quality control and cost analysis.
Scope of Work​​​
Mechanical Engineers design, manufacture and maintain industrial machines and engines. They are involved in the development of a wide range of products, from spacecraft and air conditioning systems to automobiles and dryers./p>
Head of Department: Sam Gqibani​
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Technology
Telephone: +27 (0)11 559 6136
Email: llbolilitye@uj.ac.za​​
Telephone: +27 (0)11 559 6795
Email: samuelg@uj.ac.za