University of Pretoria Dept Of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering

University of Pretoria Dept Of 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 staff, comprising of 24 world class academic staff members, and 17 most capable members of the support staff, 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.

Name of programme
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

Name of degree
BEng (Mech)

Departmental mission
The mission of the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering is to prepare engineers for success and leadership that is recognized internationally for its quality in the conception, design, implementation, and operation of mechanical- and aeronautical-related engineering systems.

Departmental mision
Our vision is to provide students with an education that is recognized internationally for academic excellence and a focus on quality that stresses the fundamentals and is focused on real world systems and products. It will provide an integrated education that provides experiential learning through a rich offering of team-based design-build-operate projects, both in the classroom and a state-of-the-art Learning Laboratory.

Explanation of “Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering” in the programme
Our point of departure is that systems/equipment such as:

  • mining systems operating underground;
  • transport systems (motorcars, motorbikes, boats, trucks, trains, etc.), energy systems (heating ventilation & air-conditioning systems, power plants, solar systems, etc.), manufacturing and production plants (gold from a mine, paper from a mill, paint from a chemical plant, cars from an automotive manufacturing plant, etc.), usually operating at or near the surface of the earth;
  • aeronautical and astronautical systems operating in space and out of space

 

Contact Details

General Departmental contact information

Physical address:
Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Engineering I building
University of Pretoria
Lynnwood Road
Hatfield
Pretoria

A campus map in pdf format can be downloaded here. The engineering 3 building is building number 82 on the map.
Directions to the University of Pretoria,  can be found under Maps & Directions.
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(We are on the Hatfield campus in Building 82)

Postal address:
Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
University of Pretoria
Private bag X20 Hatfield
Pretoria
0028
South Africa

General Enquiry telephone number: +27 12 420 3104
General Enquiry fax number: +27 12 362 5124
General Enquiry e-mail address: mecheng@up.ac.za
Marketing:
Undergraduate student enquiries:elzabe.pieterse@up.ac.za
Postgraduate student enquiries:nico.theron@up.ac.za

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