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School of Engineering

The School of Engineering offers a variety of academic programmes including National Diplomas (The final year for new admission into this programmes is 2016), NEW Higher Certificate in Mechatornic Engineering, Bachelor (The final year for new admission into this programmes is 2018), Bachelor of Engineering Technology degrees, Master’s and Doctoral degrees.

Aspects of basic science, engineering science and mathematics are integrated with applied technologies in the respective fields to ensue well balanced qualifications to ensure maximum employability and to serve the needs of industry. The teaching, learning and research experience is enriched by practical and research work in excellent laboratories and active engagement with local, national and international universities.

The above mentioned programmes are offering the full spectrum of engineering activities including Civil, Industrial, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering as well as Mechatronics, Operation Management and Quality.

Accreditation

The relevance and quality of the programmes offered are closely managed with the Advisory Board participation and regular self evaluation. External accreditation by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) on behalf of the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) further ensures quality and international standards via the Sidney, Washington and Dublin accords.

Vision

The Vision of the School of Engineering is in line with the Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology vision, which is: To be the Faculty/School of choice for professional and career-oriented education and research in the fields of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology

Mission

The Mission of the School of Engineering is in line with the Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology mission, which is:

To be a people-centred Faculty –

  • offering internationally recognised academic programmes,
  • delivering competent graduates, and
  • providing innovative solutions and services to industry and the community.

Core Values (Aligned with Nelson Mandela Values)

All elements of the future planning of this Faculty/School are based on the following “Core Values”:

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • People-centredness
  • Respect for diversity
  • Taking responsibility
  • Respect for the natural environment

MOTTO

The motto of the School of Engineering is in line with the Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology motto, which is: TECHNOLOGY FOR TOMORROW