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Faculty Website: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering Science
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: PhD in Mechanical Engineering
Programme Code: P6M02Q
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 10
NQF Credits: 360
The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineer with advanced abilities in applying fundamental engineering sciences and/design and synthesis, and related principles independently to specific problems of society at large. One of the main objectives in this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct fundamental engineering research of an original nature. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach and an aptitude for training other students in similar fields.
An approved master’s degree in Engineering or a similar approved degree at master’s level.
Final admission to the programme will only be granted upon successful presentation of a research seminar six months after enrolment. Research topics must also be accepted and approved by the supervisors in the Faculty and finally by the Senate or Executive Committee of the Senate of the University.