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BEng (Mechanical Engineering) Engage

The Engineering Augmented Degree program (Engage) is an extended degree program with a five-year curriculum. It is designed to enable students who show academic potential but who do not meet the normal entry requirements for the four-year degree program, to obtain an Engineering degree. Engage students spend the first three years of the program covering the content of the first two years of the four-year degree program.

Admission requirements

The admission requirements apply to students who apply for admission to the University of Pretoria with a National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Independent Examination Board (IEB) qualifications.

Applicants with qualifications other than the abovementioned should refer to Brochure: Undergraduate program Information 2022: Qualifications other than the NSC and IEB.

Citizens from countries other than South Africa (applicants who are not South African citizens) should also refer to Brochure: Newcomer's Guide 2021.

School of Tomorrow (SOT), Accelerated Christian Education (ACE), and General Education Development Test (GED): The University of Pretoria no longer accepts qualifications awarded by these institutions.

National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) Level 4: The University of Pretoria may consider NCV candidates, provided they meet the exemption for bachelor's status criteria and the program requirements.

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Program content

Curriculum Year 1

Fundamental modules

  • Academic orientation

Core modules

  • General chemistry
  • Physics
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Professional orientation
  • Additional mathematics 1
  • Professional orientation
  • Additional mathematics 2
  • Additional physics
  • Additional chemistry 1
  • Calculus
  • Mathematics
  • Workshop practice

Year 2

  • Electricity and electronics
  • Community-based project
  • Additional electricity and electronics
  • Additional graphical communication
  • Additional materials science
  • Additional statics
  • Graphical communication
  • Materials science
  • Statics
  • Calculus
  • Numerical methods

Year 3

  • Engineering statistics
  • Professional and technical communication
  • Manufacturing and design
  • Structural design
  • Programming and information technology
  • Dynamics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mathematics
  • Differential equations

Year 4

  • Engineering management
  • Electrical engineering
  • Engineering activity and group work
  • Solid mechanics
  • Machine design
  • Simulation-based design
  • Practical training
  • Structural mechanics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Vibration and noise

Final Year

  • Engineering professionalism
  • Mechatronics and control
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Design project
  • Practical training
  • Research project
  • Research project
  • Heat transfer
  • Thermal and fluid machines

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.


Undergraduate Tuition fees per faculty in 2022

  • 1st year: 53 000 + 15% VAT
  • 2nd year: 59 000 + 15% VAT
  • 3rd year: 51 000 + 15% VAT
  • 4th year: 57 000 + 15% VAT


Total Credits: 659

A graduate in engineering should be able to apply the following skills on an advanced level:

  • Engineering problem solving.
  • Application of specialist and fundamental knowledge, with specific reference to mathematics, basic sciences and engineering sciences.
  • Engineering design and synthesis.
  • Investigation, experimentation and data analysis.
  • Engineering methods, skills, tools and information technology.
  • Professional and general communication.
  • Awareness and knowledge of the impact of engineering activity on society and the physical environment.
  • Work in teams and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • An awareness and ability for lifelong learning.
  • An awareness and knowledge of principles of professional ethics and practice.
  • Awareness and knowledge of engineering management principles and economic decision-making.

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment & Information Technology

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology

cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
South Africa

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