Mechanical engineering is the study of designing, analyzing, manufacturing, and maintaining mechanical systems using engineering, physics, engineering mathematics, and materials science principles. It’s one of the oldest and most diverse engineering fields.
Mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis, and electricity are all essential knowledge areas in mechanical engineering.
Mechanical engineers design and analyze manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, heating and cooling systems, transportation systems, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices, weapons, and other items using tools such as computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and product life cycle management, among other things. It is a branch of engineering concerned with the design, manufacture, and operation of machines.
Mechanical engineers can also work in biomedical engineering, focusing on biomechanics, transport phenomena, biomechatronics, bionanotechnology, and biological system modeling.
The following is a list of South African Mechanical Engineering Universities and Colleges:
- Mechanical Engineering – Unisa
- Mechanical Engineering – Wits University
- Mechanical Engineering, B.Eng. – at University of Pretoria
- University of KwaZulu Natal Dept Of Mechanical Engineering
- University of Cape Town Mechanical Engineering
- Stellenbosch University Dept Of Mechanical Engineering
- NWU School Of Mechanical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering
- NMMU Dept Of Mechanical Engineering
- University of Johannesburg Dept Of Mechanical Engineering
- Monash South Africa Dept Of Mechanical Engineering
- CUT Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
- BTC National ‘N’ Diploma Mechanical Engineering
- Vaal University Department of Mechanical Engineering
- CPUT Dept Of Mechanical Engineering
- Wamalloy Engineering College Dept Of Mechanical Engineering