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New 3-year Bachelor of Engineering Technology degrees (BEngTech) will be offered by the School of Engineering from January 2018.

These degrees, developed in co-operation with industry and other Higher Education institutes, will be available for the Civil, Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering disciplines. The degrees are endorsed by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and accredited by the Council for Higher Education (CHE).

Over and above academic progression by means of postgraduate studies, graduates with the BEngTech degree will be able to develop professional status via a candidacy phase culminating in registration with ECSA as professional Engineering Technologists or Technicians.

In light of this, the National Diplomas are being phased out and no first year intake will be offered from 2018.

Find out more about the B Eng Tech


Welcome to the official site of the School of Engineering

This school is comprised fo the following departments:

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is the design, construction and maintenance of roads, railways, airports, bridges, harbours, large buildings, dams, water supply, sanitation facilities etc. Modern communities are very much dependant on civil engineering.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering is the study of the behaviour of electrical, electronic, digital electronic and electromechanical systems. Electrical Engineers develop, manufacture and maintain systems that generate, transmit, distribute and ensure effective and sustainable use of electricity. Furthermore, communication on a local, national as well as global basis is provided through the means of analog and digital communication methods used in telephones, two way radio, broadcast radio, television, cellular and satellite communication systems.

Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering is regarded as a leading profession whose practitioners plan, design, implement and manage integrated production and service delivery systems that assure performance, reliability, maintainability, schedule adherence and cost control.

Mechanical Engineering

It is concerned with machines, vehicles, power generation, refrigeration & air-conditioning, ships or aircraft. The Mechanical Engineering team is responsible for the design, development, production and technical marketing of a large variety of machines. They also commission and run industrial installations and process plants. Computer-aided design is an important tool for modern mechanical engineering and is a key subject alongside mechanics, fluid mechanics, strength of materials and thermodynamics.


Mechatronics is a new focus area in engineering and is a combination of precision mechanical engineering, electronics and computer systems. Engineers in this field play a key role in the design, development, manufacture and operation of a variety of products.

Contact information
Professor Khaled Abou El-Hossein
Tel: (041) 504 3368

Mrs Zandra Joubert
Administrative Professional
Tel: +27 504 3967