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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The Penny Wilson Award
The Penny Wilson Award recognises a final year student's contribution to his or her class as voted for by the class itself. Congratulations go to David Raphael for being the recipient of the Penny Wilson Award for 2016.
A/Professor Collier Reed (right) congratulates David Raphael (left) on being the recipient of the Penny Wilson Award for 2016