BTech Mechanical Engineering Syllabus [Mechanical engineering]

BTech Mechanical Engineering Syllabus

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

BTech: ENGINEERING: MECHANICAL baccalaureus technologiae


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 and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

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


For all Bachelors, Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the 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.

Please Note:
The fees for 2015 reflected below may be subject to change.

Please confirm the final fee amount by contacting the relevant Faculty Office or contact person as listed at the bottom of this page.

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

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