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Bsc Mechanical Engineering Degree at Wits: Mechanical Engineering applies scientific principles to design, develop, construct, install, operate, and maintain engines, energy harnessing equipment, and machines in all industries.


Qualification: BSc (Eng)

FacultyEngineering and the Built Environment

Study mode: Full-time

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering is a 4-year full-time programme. The curriculum is structured to supply a solid grounding in fundamental engineering science, with an emphasis on developing generalised problem-solving skills.

The first two years of study are common to each of the three branches in the School – Mechanical, Industrial and Aeronautical. There is no difficulty in your changing between these branches during this time. From the third year of study, the courses focus on the study of mechanical engineering systems, reflected in courses such as fluid dynamics, system response and control, stress analysis, mechanics of machines, heat transfer, and thermodynamics.

Mechanical engineers work in the most important sectors of the economy, including manufacturing, mining, power generation, and transportation.

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Career Opportunities

  • Energy Engineer
  • Mechanical Design and Development Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Technical Marketing Manager
  • Transport Engineer

Entry Requirements

APS 42+

English Home Language OR First Additional Language
Level 5

Level 5

Physical Sciences
Level 5


Students with English, Mathematics and Physics at Level 5 will be wait-listed, subject to place availability. Generally, applicants who achieve 70% in English, Mathematics and Physical Science stand a greater chance of being accepted.

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