CUT Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Mechanical

CUT Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Mechanical

Qualification & Code


  • Campus


  • Duration of Programme

1 year

  • Enrolment Option(s)

Semester 1 and 2

  • SAQA Credits


  • NQF Level


  • Admission Requirements

See below: Additional Admission Requirements

  • Selection and/ or interview


Additional Admission RequirementsFor candidates who matriculated in 2007 or before:

Appropriate M+3 qualification.

For candidates who completed the NSC in 2008 and thereafter:

National Diploma: Mechanical Engineering, with the appropriate instructional offerings.

Career OpportunitiesThis programme is well-suited to those with an interest in the design and operation of heavy machinery, as well as production and manufacturing engineering. Mechanical engineering technologists could also work with steam plants at power stations, at vulcanising plants, pump stations and irrigation schemes, and with mining machinery and ore crushers. Manufacturing and production processes (also those used in the food and textile industries), as well as the planning, maintenance and optimisation of processes, are further facets of this field of study. The services of qualified persons are also often sought in the design of mechanical equipment. A promising future awaits qualified persons as installation engineers, technical representatives, production development engineers or works managers. They can establish their own engineering works or find employment with mines and the steel plants of Iscor, or with Eskom, PRASA, Transnet Freight Rail, consulting engineering firms, or suppliers of mechanical equipment. The motor industry is another possible employer. Other opportunities exist in the chemical processing industry (e.g. Sasol), the construction and building industry, as well as provincial government and municipal services. Emphasis is placed on entrepreneurship.

RemarksMathematics III is a prerequisite for all the above-mentioned instructional offerings.

*Compulsory instructional offerings: Engineering Design Project IV and any two of the following combinations:

Mechanics of Machines IV and Automatic Control IV or Strength of Materials IV and Stress Analysis IV or Thermodynamics IV and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning IV orFluid Mechanics IV and Turbo Machines IV. The total credit value of a level-IV instructional offering is 1.0 credit.


SEMESTER 1                                                                        INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS



MAC41AI                                                                                       Automatic Control IV

MSM41AI                                                                                       Strength of Materials IV

MTB41AI                                                                                      Thermodynamics IV

MTU41AI                                                                                      Turbo Machines IV

MSM31BI                                                                                         Strength of Materials II

MDP41AI                                                                               *Engineering Design Project IV


SEMESTER 2                                                                       INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS


MDP42AI                                                                                     *Engineering Design Project IV

MFM42AI                                                                                       Fluid Mechanics IV

MEM42AI                                                                                     Mechanics of Machines IV

MRF42AI                                                                                    Turbo Machines IV

MSM31BI                                                                                        Refrigeration and Air Conditioning IV

MSA42AI                                                                                               Stress Analysis IV