MEng in Mechatronics
Candidates shall be admitted to the study for the qualification of Master of Engineering in Mechatronics only if they hold the qualification of Bachelor of Engineering or a qualification deemed by Senate to be equivalent thereto, or if they otherwise qualify for admission in the opinion of Senate. All candidates shall be subject to selection criteria as laid down by the department.
Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology
VISION AND MISSION
Our vision is to be the preferred provider of professional and career-oriented education and research in the fields of engineering, the built environment and information technology.
We are a people-centred faculty offering internationally recognised academic programmes, delivering competent graduates and providing innovative solutions and services to industry and community.
WELCOMING MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
Welcome to the Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology. In this faculty we combine top facilities, state-of-the-art technology and stimulating training to produce highly sought-after graduates in the fields of Civil, Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Information Technology, Quality and Operations Management, Quantity Surveying, and Construction Management.
The Faculty comprises three schools which include the Schools of Engineering, the Built Environment and Information and Communication Technology. All programmes, where applicable, are accredited by relevant professional bodies, which is an indication of the quality of education in this faculty.
The BSc (Construction Studies), BSc (Hons) (Construction Management) and MSc (Built Environment) are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB-UK) and the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP). The BSc Construction Economics and BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying are accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The two latter programmes as well as the National Diploma in Building and the BTech degree (Quantity Surveying) in the School of Built Environment are accredited by the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession (SACQSP). The BEng Mechatronics and all the National Diplomas and BTech engineering programmes are accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). The engineering qualifications are internationally recognised in terms of the Washington, Sydney and Dublin Accords. All the undergraduate and BTech programmes in the School of ICT, which hosts the Sub-Saharan Africa Cisco Academy Training Centre, contain a selection of Cisco-certified courses which allows us to provide internationally recognised IT specialists.
Apart from the academic departments, various institutes, centres and units are also housed in each school to promote their research, technology transfer, non-formal teaching, community service and outreach initiatives.
The faculty has established links with major industrial partners in the region, province and country. Industrial partners include major manufacturers and suppliers in the automotive and supplier industry, power utilities, large companies in the field of ICT, major construction companies, and large consulting businesses in South Africa. These partnerships provide a number of opportunities for contract research and collaborative research projects. World-class research is being conducted in this faculty, ranging from friction stir welding, manufacturing technology and automotive manufacturing, to information security, telecommunications, communication networks, and construction health and safety. There are strong links with a number of leading international partners which ensure active student exchange programmes abroad.
The faculty welcomes you into this vibrant environment where you will be part of a diverse student body in which students are holistically developed as confident, innovative and knowledgeable professionals.
Enjoy your studies!
The qualification shall extend over a minimum of one year or a maximum of four years of full-time or part-time study.
Candidates shall be admitted to the study for the qualification of Master of Engineering in Mechatronics only if they hold the qualification of Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science in Engineering or a qualification deemed by Senate to be equivalent thereto, or if they otherwise qualify for admission in the opinion of Senate. Candidates who have completed Bachelor of Technology in a relevant field may be eligible, at the discretion of the Faculty Management Committee. Additional coursework may, however, be prescribed. All candidates shall be subject to selection criteria as laid down by the department.
(Please note that these are the specific programme admission requirements - the university has its own minimum admission requirements.)
Faculty: Engineering, The Built Environment And Information Technology
Qualification type: 9 (Master's Degree)