CPUT BTech: Engineering: Mechanical Course and Fees

Course Information and Fees


BTech: (Baccalaureus Technologiae)

Graduates can apply mechanical engineering principles to determine appropriate ways of approaching mechanical engineering activities, as well as to establish and use criteria to assess processes and outcomes.

Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
Persons achieving this qualification will be able to independently integrate mechanical engineering principles, apply these to determine appropriate ways of approaching activities and establish and use criteria to judge processes and outcomes. This qualification is intended for engineering practitioners in industry.

Career Opportunities

Graduates work with engineers, designers, technologists and technicians in the design, construction, marketing, installation and maintenance of mechanical equipment. The work is intellectual, demanding the capacity to think independently and to supervise technical and administrative staff.Students follow streams such as manufacturing, maintenance, design, research and they can complete the Government Certificate of Competency (GCC). These streams prepare graduates for employment by mining companies, automotive plants, engineering and production companies, building service contractors and consulting engineers. Graduates also have the knowledge and skills to become entrepreneurs.

Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Professional Registration
The BTech: Engineering: Mechanical is accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). Graduates will comply with the academic requirements for registration as a Professional Technologist.
Syllabus and fees

Fourth Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 1 Only
Select two of the following electives:
Semester 2 Only
Select one of the following set of electives (set 1):
Select one of the following set of electives (set 2):
Subject selection
TWO of the following subjects must be taken: Fluid Mechanics 4, Strength of Materials 4, Stress Analysis 4
New Full Time students:
Register for Engineering Design Project 4 (Individual and Group) and three subjects in Semester 1, and the remaining three subjects in Semester 2.Part Time students:
Register for a maximum of two subjects in any Semester.

Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / One year
Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / Two years
Course is offered on Bellville Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Mr N Madonsela
Telephone: +21 21 959 6207
Fax: 088 647 8345 (Fax2Email)
Email: madonselan@cput.ac.za

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2024 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.

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This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.

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