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Tuition Fees:$3,829 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc Eng)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Campus:Upper Campus
Application Deadline: 31 July 2021
Programme Overview

The programme in Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering (formerly Electro-Mechanical Engineering) comprises courses selected from the Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering curricula. Engineering design is made central to the curriculum and thus forms the core of the programme.

The programme places an emphasis on integrated studies, in the broad area of professional engineering practice associated with the processing and manufacturing industries, developing both team and individual skills.

Furthermore, the programme aims to meet the increasing demand for engineers with cross-discipline skills, particularly in the fields of robotics, automated manufacturing and electro-mechanical power systems.

Curriculum

First Year

CEM1008F Chemistry for Engineers
MAM1020F Mathematics IA for Engineers
MAM1021S Mathematics IB for Engineers
MEC1005W Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
MEC1007F Mechanical Engineering Drawing
MEC1008S Introduction to Mechanical Design
MEC1009S Introduction to Engineering Mechanics
PHY1012F Physics A for Engineers
PHY1013S Physics B for Engineers
MEC1000X Practical Training I

Second Year

CSC1019F Foundations of Computer Programming for Engineers
EEE2041F Introduction to Electrical Engineering & Power Utilisation
EEE2042S Introduction to Analogue & Digital Electronics
MAM2083F Vector Calculus for Engineers
MAM2084S Linear Algebra and DEs for Engineers
MEC2046F Materials Science in Mechanical Engineering
MEC2047S Engineering Dynamics
MEC2048S Mechanical Engineering Design
MEC2049F Solid Mechanics I
MEC2050S Thermofluids I
MEC2000X Practical Training II

Third Year

EEE2046S Embedded Systems I
MEC3076F Stress Analysis and Materials
MEC3078S Mechanics of Machines
MEC3077F Thermofluids II
MEC3081S Manufacturing Sciences
MEC3082S Mechanical Engineering Machine Element Design
MEC3074F Measurement and Actuators
MEC3075F Computer Methods for Mech Engineering
MEC3079S Fundamentals of Control Design
MEC3083W Engineer in Society
STA1008F Statistics for Engineers

Fourth Year

MEC4047F Mechanical Vibrations
MEC4053Z Measurement and Control in Mechatronics
MEC4063C Industrial Ecology
MEC4103F Product Design
MEC4107S Fundamentals of Control Systems
MEC4108S System Design
MEC4109S Engineering Professionalism
MEC4110W Final-Year Project

Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate

FPS 510

Mathematics ≥ 80%

Physical Sciences ≥ 75%

NBT scores of Proficient for AL, QL and Maths

International Student

A-level

• at least C for English at IGSCE/O-level; and

• at least C for Mathematics at A-level and C for Physics at A-level

AS-level

• at least C for IGSCE/O-level English; and

• at least B for Mathematics at AS-level and C for Physics at AS-level plus two other AS-level subjects with B symbols

Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC)

At least four Higher level subjects with level 1 passes in Mathematics and Physical Science

International Baccalaureate

full IB Diploma with at least a Grade 6 pass at SL or a Grade 5 pass at HL for each of the subjects Mathematics and Physics

Note: Mathematical Studies is not acceptable

OTHER NON-SOUTH AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS

School-leaving subjects MUST include Mathematics.

Applicants from some countries (eg Angola and DRC) must have completed the first year of a four-year degree programme at a university in their country of origin before applying to UCT.

Applicants with only O-Level and/or IGCSE subjects need to complete the first year of a four-year degree programme at a university in their country of origin, before applying to the UCT.

Applications will be assessed on an individual basis. Meeting the above minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission may be limited due to available capacity.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Apply online

You will need a working email address and your South African identity number. If you are an international applicant, you need your passport number.

Applications close

31 July of the year prior to study for South African and international applicants.

Application status

Check your application status online or follow the directions on your letter from the admissions office in order to log in and determine your application status. Should you not have received your login and password, you may also use your names and birth date.

Career Opportunities

Graduates find exciting employment opportunities with the design, development and manufacture of technologies, products and processes.
These include automotive, aircraft and space industries, marine engineering and naval architecture, air conditioning and refrigeration, food and packaging industry, biomechanical research and development, energy and power utilisation, robotics, computer-aided manufacturing and design, general manufacturing and production, and the environmental industry.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,829
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,829

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

South African citizens and South African permanent residents

An initial payment of fees (for tuition and residence) is due by January. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. You will be allowed to register if the initial payment has not been received by the due date.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment),

plus if applicable;

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due 30 June 2020.

International students from the SADC region

An initial payment of fees (tuition and residence and the administrative service fee) is due before registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment), plus

Non-refundable administrative service fee R4,000

plus if applicable

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

International Students

International students must make a minimum initial payment towards the tuition fees, international term fees and residence fees (where applicable), prior to registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

Payment due prior to registration for:

UCT full-time international fee-paying students (except Master’s & PhD students): R95,000

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

plus if applicable:

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full residence cost. Final payment is due in June.

Relevant Contact

 
Miss Celeste Wilson
Undergraduate Manager
 
Miss Carlyn Hewitson
Undergraduate Admin Assistant