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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Call for Papers: 2016 SAIMechE Regional Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing and Materials Engineering

The 2016 SAIMechE conference is the fifth in a series of regional postgraduate conferences, endorsed by SAIMechE. The Conference provides an opportunity to showcase the postgraduate activity and research achievements at three tertiary institutions (The University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University, and Cape Peninsula University of Technology) in the Western Cape.

The conference will be held on 4 November 2016 at the River Club, Liesbeek Parkway, Observatory, Cape Town.

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