Application and Registration
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BTech: Engineering: Mechanical


Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering

Completion of this accredited qualification may enable the diplomat to register with the Engineering Council of South Africa as a Candidate Mechanical Engineering Technologist. 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.


The basic requirement is one of the following:

  • New National Diploma: Engineering: Mechanical
  • Old National Diploma for Technicians
  • Old National Higher Diploma: Mechanical Engineering
  • A qualification equivalent to any of the above.

In addition prospective students with other mechanical engineering or engineering qualifications plus considerable experience can apply for conferment of status.

As of January 2011 no students will be allowed to register for the BTech programme unless they have passed all the pre-requisite subjects.


NOTE: As gazetted in the Government Gazette, Vol. 613, No. 40123, 06 July 2016, the last date for first time entering students enrolling in academic programs that are not aligned with the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework is the 31st December 2019.