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Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering

BEngTech (Mechanical)

NQF Level: 7

Credits: 420

Duration of Study: 3 years full time



Admission criteria


A National Senior Certificate (NSC) meeting the minimum requirements for degree studies with an admission points score (APS) of 36. Add the APS scores of the 7 best subjects according to the National Senior Certificate (NSC) obtained using the table below – these must include Mathematics, Physical Science and English. Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 30 and 35 may be referred to write the Access Assessment Test before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.


A 60% pass at N3 level for Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Science plus grade 12 Languages from a TVET College.


A 60% pass in the recommended National Certificate Vocational (NCV) subjects in Engineering and related fields at NQF Level 4: 3 fundamental subjects (English, Mathematics, Life Orientation); and the compulsory subject Physical Sciences; and any 2 of the other compulsory subjects.

Career opportunities

After graduating with your BEngTech degree, you will find employment relevant to your studied discipline. To fully develop your career opportunities, you must register with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a candidate Professional Engineering Technician / Technologist.

Registration as a Professional Engineering Technician can take place after 3 years and Technologist after 4 years of suitable and documented Initial Professional Development (IPD) in your work place. Once registered with ECSA, professionals must maintain their status by ensuring Continuous Professional Development (CPD) through, among others, the attendance of relevant short courses.

The work of Mechanical technicians / technologists spans numerous fields and disciplines, with emphasis on the creation, design, construction, installation and maintenance of mechanical components, structures and devices that enables modern living like heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems for buildings. Product development requires the adaptation or refinement of existing vehicle-, machine- or mechanical components, or the process used to produce them, for further mechanical optimization or cost reduction to benefit the consumer and also improving the international competitive edge of the manufacturer.


Contact information
Ms Madelein Brown
Administrative Professional
Tel: 27 41 504 3285

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