CPUT ND: Engineering: Mechanical: Mechatronics Course And Fees

Course Information and Fees

(Phasing OUT – Replaced by Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in Mechatronics).
Only students who have previously studied this qualification will be allowed to register.

ND: (National Diploma)

Mechatronics is an inter-disciplinary field, combining traditional electrical, electronic, mechanical, control and computer engineering skills, applied to solve problems that bridge the boundaries between these disciplines, requiring multi-skilled practitioners. Mechatronic engineering includes the study of electronics, software and mechanical engineering in the design and manufacture of products and processes.In addition, the wide and varying range of work involved requires the development of good transferable Engineering skills to provide the basis for continuing professional development.

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
Students will therefore follow a course of study that covers a broad range of different disciplines so that they can develop, manage, integrate, manufacture, and operate mechatronics systems and components. Graduates from the program would follow a career in a multidisciplinary engineering environment in the printing, packaging, food processing, manufacturing, assembly, automation and automotive industries.

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 (Mechatronics) 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

This year has been phased out.

Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):

Second Year

Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / 3 Years
Course is offered on Bellville Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Mr Olukayode Ayodele
Telephone: +27 (0)21 953 8431
Fax: +27 (0)86 556 4096
Email: ayodeleo@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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