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BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering for 2024

Why Study Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering?

The IIE Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering programme offered at IIE MSA is accredited by the CHE/HEQC and endorsed by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). The Engineering Council of South Africa is the only signatory in Africa to the Washington Accord, therefore allowing for global recognition.

The shortage of skilled mechanical engineers has a widespread effect on South Africa and the African continent at large, affecting the country’s functioning in the globalised business environment and economy. Upon graduating with this degree, your skills will be in high demand, making you sought after by potential employers.

You will be well-prepared to enter into the industry upon graduating. Unlike traditional engineering programmes, the IIE Bachelor of Engineering programme will expose you to the role of engineering in the real world as early as the first year of the programme. Our programme ensures that you are equipped with first-hand experience of the value that engineering adds to improving the quality of lives in communities.

This mechanical engineering qualification will provide you with the basic skills, knowledge and insights to reach a deeper understanding of managing the built environment, through the application of the principles learnt throughout the programme.

The mechanical engineering degree programme is offered in two streams; namely the four-year mainstream programme and the five-year extended programme. The purpose of the extended programme is to offer students the opportunity to complete the first two years of the mainstream programme over a period of three years. The credit allocation for the first two years of the programme will therefore be spread over three years and allow the student to make a smooth transition into tertiary education.

Successful completion of this mechanical engineering programme leads to an IIE qualification.

For more information about studying the Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at IIE MSA, get in touch with us

Career Opportunities

The mechanical engineering qualification prepares graduates to assume engineering positions within private consultation firms, development laboratories and large and small private enterprises involved with the design, development, production, and marketing of mechanical systems, subsystems and components of products.

Opportunities may also be available in government and non-profit organisations. Private consulting positions or creating opportunities in an entrepreneurial role are further options. Through further study, your opportunities may expand to include registration as a professional engineer, progression toward the Government Certificate of Competency. Graduates may also choose to pursue a career in academia, either as a discipline-specific lecturer or researcher.

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Mechanical Engineering Degree Duration
Mainstream programme

Minimum 4 years, full time study, for students gaining entry into the mainstream programme.

Extended programme

Minimum 5 years, full time study, for students gaining entry into the extended programme.

Mechanical Engineering Degree Accreditation

Accredited by the CHE. Registration: NQF Level 8, SAQA ID 101732

Discuss your study options with a Student Advisor
Mechanical Engineering Intake

First Semester (February)

Attendances
  • On-campus at IIE MSA: full-time
Mechanical Engineering Degree Programme code: BEME0801

South Africa Student Inquiries
Telephone: +27 11 950 4009
Email: enquiries@iiemsa.co,za

Mechanical Engineering Entry requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements: 4-year programme

National Senior Certificate (NSC)
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics (70%) and Physical Science (60%)

National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V))
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics (70%) and Physical Science (60%)

Senior Certificate (SC)
Endorsement with English (50%) and Mathematics (70%) and Physical Science (60%)

Senior Certificate (Amended) (SC(a))
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics (70%) and Physical Science (60%)

Alternate Admission
NSC: (English 40%-49%). If achieved 50% min in final Grade 11 results.
Should the English requirement not be met at NSC Grade 12, then entrance may be granted if the English requirement is met based on the Grade 11 final mark.

Minimum Admission Requirements: 5-year programme

National Senior Certificate (NSC)
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics (60%) and Physical Science (50%)

National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V))
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics (60%) and Physical Science (50%)

Senior Certificate (SC)
Endorsement with English (50%) and Mathematics (60%) and Physical Science (50%)

Senior Certificate (Amended) (SC(a))
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics (60%) and Physical Science (50%)

Alternate Admission
NSC: (English 40%-49%). If achieved 50% min in final Grade 11 results.
Should the English requirement not be met at NSC Grade 12, then entrance may be granted if the English requirement is met based on the Grade 11 final mark.

A cognate Higher Certificate OR any cognate 240 credit Diploma OR an Advanced Certificate OR 360 credit Diploma or Degree OR an appropriate IIE MSA Foundation Programme may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to degree studies.

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication, however, these may change.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Mechanical Engineering Entry requirements

International entry requirements

International Students

4-year programme: An USAf Exemption Certificate with 70% or equivalent for Maths AND 50% or equivalent for English AND 60% or equivalent is also required for either Physical Science or both Physics and Chemistry

5-year programme: USAf Exemption Certificate with 60% or equivalent for Maths AND 50% or equivalent for English AND 50% or equivalent is also required for either Physical Science or both Physics and Chemistry

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication, however, these may change.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

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