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Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

Please note the primary focus of this engineering degree is renewable and sustainable energy technology and related studies. Students who have completed this degree will have gained excellent background knowledge and some specific expert knowledge and should find themselves well positioned to secure employment or gain admission to further studies in the very exciting and rapidly national and international developing renewable energy field.


Admission Requirements - PG Dip in Engineering

Students holding one of the following qualifications may be admitted to the PG Dip in Engineering programme:

  1. BSc
  2. B Tech/ Advanced Diploma or similar NQF Level 7 qualification.


To be accepted into the Pg Dip in Engineering programme, a student must normally have completed his/her undergraduate qualification within the prescribed minimum number of years. BSc graduates must have achieved an average of at least 60% in the final year of the BSc programme. BTech/Advanced Diploma or similar NQF Level 7 qualification graduates must have achieved an average of at least 65% over the whole period, as well as an average of at least 65% in the final year.


Approval is also subject to the discretion of the Department.The Faculty Council may, on the recommendation of the Departmental Chairman, grant admission to the PG Dip in Engineering to a prospective student who does not comply with the above requirements, but who has demonstrated in another way that he/she has achieved an equivalent level of competence.


Scope - PG Diploma in Engineering

With full-time study, students can complete the PG Dip in Engineering in one academic year, and the maximum time allowed is two years. The minimum time required to complete the PG Dip in Engineering on a part-time basis, will depend on the student's own progress. The maximum time allowed for part-time study in this programme is two years.


Please visit the web site of the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) for more information on the PG Dip Mechanical Engineering_Focus RenewableEnergy_Programme Outline_2023 and the above mentioned modules.


Prospective students should note that the modules offered to PG Dip in Engineering students will be revised every year, taking into account the fast changing context of renewable and sustainable energy, and the availability of experts in these fields.


Students may apply to the Postgraduate Committee for recognition of modules done at other departments or institutions. However, no recognition will be granted for modules done as part of another qualification. The Committee will assess whether each module is considered to be equivalent to a postgraduate module.


Part-time students must have off-campus access to the Internet and e-mail. All students have to attend classes, tests and examinations on campus.