University of Johannesburg Dept Of Mechanical Engineering

University of Johannesburg Dept Of Mechanical Engineering

 

Programme: Mechanical Engineering Science
Mechanical Engineers play a significant role in product design, manufacture, maintenance, research, control, development, management and marketing of mechanical engineering services. Mechanical Engineering is concerned with a large variety of mechanical equipment varying from small items to large constructions such as aircraft, railways, spacecraft, ships, motorcars and major transport equipment. In South Africa, Mechanical Engineers make a significant contribution in heavy industries, transport services, manufacturing, mining, consulting, research and the commodities industry.

Career Opportunities
Employment opportunities exist across fields, however the department places particular emphasis on mechanical engineering skills in relation to key industry sectors such as mining, manufacturing and design.

The “A to Z” of Mechanical Engineering

Employment opportunities that exist within the field of Mechanical Engineering Science:

​ ​Mechanical Engineering Science
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Contracting Civil Engineer
  • Control and Instrumentation Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Corporate Investment Banker
  • Mining Engineer
  • Patent Attorney
  • Production Manager
  • Technical Sales Engineer
  • Water Engineer

Programme: Mechanical Engineering Technology 
Mechanical Engineering Technology involves the applying scientific and engineering theories to technical areas such as product design, development, production and manufacture, power and control of machinery, materials, quality control and cost analysis.

Responsibilities
Mechanical Engineers design, manufacture and maintain industrial machines and engines. They are involved in the development of a wide range of products, from spacecraft and air conditioning systems to automobiles and dryers

Career Opportunities
Employment opportunities exist across fields, however the department places particular emphasis on mechanical engineering skills in relation to key industry sectors such as mining, manufacturing and design.