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|Tuition Fees:||$3,256 /year|
|Applications Begin:||April 2021|
|Final Award:||Bachelor of Science (Engineering)|
|Start Date:||January 2022|
|Academic Unit:||Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment|
|Application Deadline:||30 September 2021|
The aeronautical engineer is involved in the design, development and modification of the components and systems of all types of flight vehicles.
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering – Aeronautical Engineering (BScEng Aeronautical) is a four-year professional degree. You will share the first two years of study with the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering students to provide you with a firm foundation in the engineering sciences. From the third year, emphasis is placed on aeronautical design and on the study of aircraft behaviour.
The practical aspects of your training are important and you will be required to complete project work during your vacations. Much of this project work is carried out in co-operation with the aircraft industry.
Wits offers the only accredited undergraduate Aeronautical Engineering degree on the African continent. While there are other accredited degrees that describe themselves as Aeronautical, it is the only degree which teaches aircraft design (the others only teach aerodynamics, or structures, or some other component of our full offering). It may also be the only undergraduate aircraft design degree in the Southern Hemisphere.
Graduates of this degree programme have gone on to work at Rolls Royce Aero Engines (Justin Mills), Airbus Industrie (Byron Mansfield; Arne Schwarck), and NASA (Prinal Naidoo). Graduates have also started their own companies designing drones with innovative design (Matthew Whalley).
For South African Students:
English Home Language OR First Additional Language
Students with English, Mathematics and Physics at Level 5 will be wait-listed, subject to place availability.
Generally, applicants who achieve 70% in English, Maths and Physical Science stand a greater chance of being accepted.
For International Students
Ordinary Levels – A-C
Advanced Levels – A-C
International Baccalaureate – HS, SL 4-7
Any other high school examinations where it applies.
Design, develop and manufacture aerospace vehicles and their component systems
– Research, design and development
– Management and production side of the aeronautical industry
– Operations and maintenance
– Aircraft Design Engineer
– Automotive Aerodynamics Engineer
– Aircraft Systems Design Engineer
– Propulsion Engineer
– Airline Manager
– Technical Director
– Production Manager
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*South African students pay R54000 per year as tuition fees.
*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay the same annual tuition fees as South Africans plus an International Registration Fee (IRF). The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
*Students sponsored by the Government of Rwanda will be treated as and pay the same amount as SADC students.
*Students from all other countries (Non-SADC) will pay double the fees paid by South African Students (R108000)
*Diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa & International Wits employees and their dependents will pay South African tuition fees + International Registration Fee (IRF).