mechanical engineering university of pretoria

Last Updated on December 24, 2022

Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology at the University of Pretoria is a leading and dynamic faculty that is one of the foremost providers of high-level intellectual capital and research in the country. The Faculty is renowned for its unique approach to innovation, its international status and links with industry.

The Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering is one of 14 departments in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, and is the largest Department of Mechanical Engineering in South Africa. Its graduate and postgraduate students are trained to become top-quality engineers, owing to the Department’s internationally accepted programmes.

Its excellent world-class academic staff, most capable support staff members and facilities that include sophisticated experimental and computer laboratories have enabled the Department to establish various internationally renowned centres of excellence. Facilities include the following:

  • A unique laboratory for structural mechanics, which is one of a very small number worldwide
  • A superbly equipped vibration and controls laboratory
  • Various wind tunnels and engine test facilities
  • An excellent heat transfer laboratory
  • Excellent workshops.

The following undergraduate degrees are offered in the EBIT Faculty:

School for the Built EnvironmentBSc – ArchitectureBSc – Construction ManagementBSc – Real EstateBSc – Quantity SurveyingB&TRP – Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning
School of EngineeringBEng – Industrial EngineeringBEng – Chemical EngineeringBEng – Civil EngineeringBEng – Electrical EngineeringBEng – Electronic EngineeringBEng – Mechanical EngineeringBEng – Metallurgical EngineeringBEng – Mining EngineeringBEng – Computer EngineeringThe Engineering Augmented Degree Program (ENGAGE). Click here
School of Information TechnologyBsc – Computer ScienceBsc – Information and Knowledge SystemsBIT – Information SystemsBIS – MultimediaBIS – Infomation ScienceBIS – Publishing

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) progresses, the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information (EBIT) continues to focus on re-inventing itself. To ensure that it remains globally competitive and a leader, we actively collaborate with international universities, government departments, and industry, and focus on producing high-quality research to make UP a leading research-intensive university. This has borne fruit, as evidenced by the 2020 US News and World Report Rankings of the Best Global Universities for Engineering, which placed UP Engineering in the No. 1 position in Africa! 

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