What is Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical Engineering is the branch of engineering dealing with the design, construction and use of systems and machines.  It is one of the broadest and most versatile of the engineering professions and offers a wide scope in terms of career opportunities in all areas of industry.  The Mechanical Engineer applies scientific principles to the design, development, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of the machines and systems that drive our world. Graduates are enabled to make a real difference in the world we live in. 

Your UCT degree programme will teach you to think independently and approach problems with logic and confidence.  You will work as a team and collaborate closely with professional colleagues from other backgrounds.

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Congratulations!                                                                                                                                                                    We are proud to announce that Professor Genevieve Langdon has been awarded 1st Runner-Up for the Distinguished Young Woman Scientist Award in the Natural (Physical and Life) and Engineering Sciences category at the 2017 South African Women in Sciences Awards. The awards recognise excellence by women scientists and researchers, and profile them as role models for younger women. The theme for the 2017 WISA was Women's economic empowerment  in the changing world of work, which is the 2017 priority theme for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW).