CPUT Diploma: Mechanical Engineering (Extended) Course and Fees

Course Information and Fees

Mechanical Engineering (Extended)
Phasing IN from 2024 – replacing National Diploma: Mechanical Engineering (Extended)

Diploma: (Diploma)

Graduates will be able to integrate analytical and practical mechanical engineering techniques and mechanical engineering knowledge to solve engineering problems. They will also be able to use given criteria to assess mechanical processes and outcomes.

The Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) spreads the first year over two years (year Zero and year One) to give students additional support. In the second and third year the students join the Mainstream programme.

Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
Persons achieving this qualification will be able to, independently as well as under supervision, integrate analytical and practical engineering techniques and engineering knowledge to solve well-defined and open-ended engineering problems. They will also be able to select criteria to judge processes and outcomes. This qualification is intended for engineering practitioners in industry.

Career Opportunities
A graduate will be a member of a team, including engineers, designers, technologists and technicians in the design, construction, marketing, installation and maintenance of mechanical equipment.Mechanical Engineering students follow streams such as manufacturing, maintenance, design, research and development as well as complete the Government Certificate of Competency. These streams open up employment opportunities at mining companies, automotive plants, engineering and production companies, building service contractors and consulting engineers, and give students 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.

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Additional admission requirements


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

Postgraduate admission requirements

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

First Year

In the ECP Programme, the first-year subjects of the Diploma are spread over two years – year Zero will start in 2024, and Year 1 will start in 2024.

Compulsory subject(s):

Second Year

Will only be offered from 2024

Compulsory subject(s):

Third Year

Will only be offered from 2024

Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Select two of the following electives:
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /
Course is offered on Bellville Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Mr N Madonsela
Telephone: +21 21 959 6207
Fax: Fax2Email: 088 647 8345
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. 


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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