BEngTech Hons in Mechanical Engineering

General

Program Description

The purpose of the BEngTech Hons in Mechanical Engineering is to build the necessary knowledge, understanding, abilities, and skills required for further learning towards becoming a competent practicing Mechanical Engineering Technologist. Specifically, the qualification provides graduates with:

  • Preparation for careers in engineering itself and areas that potentially benefit from engineering skills, for achieving technological proficiency and to make a contribution to the economy and national development;
  • The educational base required for registration as a Professional Engineering Technologist with ECSA.
  • For graduates with an appropriate level of achievement, the ability to enter NQF level 8 programs and then proceed to masters degrees.
  • For certificated engineers, the education base for achieving proficiency in mechanical engineering/plant operations and occupational health and safety.

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University of Johannesburg’s Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment – The First in South Africa to Roll Out the Widest and Comprehensive Range of BEngTech Degrees.

In line with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Council of Higher Education’s (CHE) new Higher Education Quality Sub-Framework (HEQSF), and Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) guidance, the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE) at University of Johannesburg has rolled out its approved three-year BEngTech and Built Environment Bachelors qualifications. These new programs are developed furthering our approach to Conceive-Design-Implement-Operate (CDIO) – the University of Johannesburg is a member of the CDIO consortia.

Consequently, most of FEBE’s National Diploma and BTech programs will be gradually phased out. The last intake of the three years National Diploma occurred in January 2016. We urge National Diploma graduates/alumnus who have not registered or completed their BTech, to register and complete their degrees as soon as possible. 

BEngTech Programs

The programs support expanded access, improved quality and increased diversity of provisions, and reinforce a stronger and more co-operative relationship between Higher Education and training institutions and the workplace. In addition, the programs are responsive to the needs of individual citizens, employers in both public and private sectors, as well as the broader societal and developmental objectives. The programs provide for improved articulation towards postgraduate qualifications and exit-level outcomes are aligned with those of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), a signatory of accords associated with the International Engineering Alliance (IEA).

Exit-Level Outcomes/Graduate attributes of the new BEngTech:

As required by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), the BEngTech Programs will be assessed against eleven exit level outcomes (ELO). These are listed below as follows:

  • Problem Solving
  • Application of scientific and engineering knowledge
  • Engineering Design
  • Investigation
  • Engineering methods, skills, tools, including Information technology
  • Professional and Technical Communication
  • Impact of Engineering Activity
  • Individual and Teamwork
  • Independent Learning
  • Engineering Professionalism
  • Engineering Management

At the University of Johannesburg “The Future. Reimagined.” is not simply a catchy phrase

The institution is taking the lead across Africa in the 4th Industrial Revolution Thinking, reimagining the future for all disciplines 4IR is the next wave of industrialization that we need to understand and shape in order to build the future of this country – and the Africa continent – so richly deserve. 4IR is not just about robotics and automation; it is about the advancement of society to empower people and uplift generations.

As the world moves forward into the 4th industrial revolution, so does UJ with “Education 4IR” – bringing 4IR thinking and technology into the curriculum across different courses and using innovative blended-learning technologies. This means that UJ graduates are better prepared to embrace the future of business and industry as AI and 4IR play a bigger part in the way we live and work.

At the University of Johannesburg, it is our duty to embrace and navigate the future leaders of our country proudly and boldly through the unimagined complexities of 4IR so that they may take full advantage and deliver a better tomorrow. Future leaders like you! Here we are leading courageous conversation; pushing and shaping the design of a new tomorrow. Here we are taking action and building the new world.

Contact

Ms. Dudu Kanyi
Tel: 011 559 2109
E-mail: dskanyi@uj.ac.za

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less