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The Faculty of Engineering was established in 1944 with three engineering departments of which Mechanical Engineering was one.

In 2006 the name of the Department changed to that of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, because the department is the home of the Mechatronics programme since 2001.

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Stellenbosch University 2021  OPEN DAY

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Dr Gareth Erfort with good news for South Africa

Using geographic information system methods, Dr Gareth Erfort and student, Gordon Rae, found a possible solution to South Africa's shortage of power woes. Their research contributes towards developing a sustainable future, job creation and if implemented successfully could supply South Africa with electricity eight times more than our current supply. Their report was published in the Journal of Energy in Southern Africa. In their research they identified six suitable regions around our coastline for offshore wind farms.

 

The GradStar Awards 2021 - Entries are now OPEN!!

Closing date 31 May 2021 (Final Year students check your emails for all details)

"No stone will be left unturned when finding the best of the best talent in South Africa."

 

Undergraduate

Are you interested in science and technology? Are you innovative and self-motivated? Do you have an above average mathematics aptitude and are you a strong rational thinker? These qualities are ideal if you want to choose Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering as a career.

Read more about our Undergraduate Programmes here...

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is characterised by the field's involvement in structures, motion and transfer of energy.

Read more about our Mechanical Engineering programme here...

Mechatronic Engineering

Mechatronic engineering is a new focus area in engineering that promises to become even more important in the future, both in South Africa as well as internationally. With automation as the current key to productivity, the need for mechatronics (which makes it possible to generate simpler, more economical, reliable and versatile systems) increases by the day.

Read more about our Mechatronic Engineering programme here...

Teaching and Learning - ARTLA: ​​Augmented Remote Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Our teaching and learning commenced online from Monday, 20 April 2020, via SUNLearn. Updates and communiques regarding how the Covid-19 pandemic and isolation measures may affect studies can be obtained by following our SU social media links or the Covid-19 SU webpage https://bit.ly/SUcoronavirus

Also see how we have progressed from Emergency Teaching and Learning to Augmented Remote Teaching, Learning and Assessment

 

Stellenbosch University Open Day

See photos and descriptions of our displays at our previous Open Day here

Engineering Winter Week