Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering and Technology at VUT Research offers students the opportunity to complete a Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. This qualification enables the postgraduate student to move into a position of a researcher that will enable them to use their skills and knowledge gained to develop new technologies and products as well as bettering existing ones. We offer this qualification at our Vanderbijlpark campus only. The curriculum consists of a research project by dissertation and the duration of the course is at least a year of full-time study. Once equipped with their Master’s qualification our students will be able to conduct successful research projects independently and use this information in their chosen field.

Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering

Build Your Future In Mechanical Engineering

  • International Focus -VUT Research’s degrees and academic programmes are internationally recognised
  • Focus On Mechanical Processes -applies engineering, physics, and materials science principles to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems.
  • Facilities -At VUT Research we have world-class research facilities and resource access.

Mechanical Engineering Course Requirements

Students who would like to complete a Mechanical Engineering Masters course needs to have achieved the following:

  • Postgraduate Diploma / Honours / or equivalent in Engineering: Mechanical with an average mark of 65%

Ad hoc cases will be treated on merit.

A Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering is a powerful acknowledgement of the student’s hard work, discipline, and knowledge of the subject. Achieving this degree is a great achievement and sets a biotechnologist in good stead in their future endeavours.

  • The proposed topic must be appropriate for higher degree research and it must be consistent with the academic aims and objectives of the student.

  • The student must have access to the necessary resources, facilities and the necessary budget in order to complete the degree within the timeframe.

  • There must be a qualified staff member holding confirmed, continuous or fixed-term appointments of sufficient length for the purposes of supervision of the proposed research and student.

  • The proposed program of work must be able to be completed within the maximum period of submission for the degree.

  • A suitable level of contact with the university supervisors must be maintained.

  • Where the applicant is currently employed, capacity to meet the timelines and other requirements must be considered.

  • The proposed research cannot reproduce research that has previously been submitted for the award of a degree or diploma.

  • Where the intellectual property rights of the applicant may be a consideration, a suitable agreement protecting the rights of the student needs to be signed. If the student is unwilling to sign an agreement, the research proposal may not be approved and the student may be required to choose another topic in an area that is not commercially sensitive.

  • The applicant should have no outstanding financial obligation with the University and in the case of international applicants, they should be able to verify the necessary financial capacity to undertake the program.

  • The applicant must possess sufficient English language proficiency.

Career Opportunities

As well as enjoying job opportunities within the position of a Mechanical Engineer, students who have completed their Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering can expand their qualification and job responsibilities to that of a researcher within the field of Mechanical Engineering. This will enable the graduate to demonstrate the practices involved in successful research and use them to develop improved processes and technologies as well as improve ones that already exist within the mechanical engineering field. Our graduates are able to participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by acting professionally and ethically in this chosen field of study and to leave it better than they found it through their research.