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Work Ready Programmes for our students


The Ready for Work Programme is specifically designed for students or graduates from the University of Pretoria (UP) to acquire the requisite skills and attributes to help you integrate into the world of work more easily. Move from the world of education to the world of work with essential and/or specialised skills that will improve your employment (or self-employment) prospects. The programme consists of four course packages that include either free modules or pay-per-course options.


Programmes are free for UP students and can be accessed at:


(If you have ANY questions first read this)





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Disciplinary Code: Students - Click here to download document

MODULES: (Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department)

1st Semester (2020)

MGC 110

Graphical Communication

MSD 210


MOW 217

Manufacturing and Design

MPR 213

Programming and information technology

MJJ 210

Professional and Tech Communication

MPY 315

Practical training

MOW 312

Machine Design

MSY 310

Structural Mechanics

MTV 310


MTX 311


MKM 411

Computational fluid dynamics

MTV 410


MOX 410

Design Project

MRN 412/422

Research Project

MPY 415

Practical training

MVS 311

Manufacturing systems (service module)

2nd Semester (2019)

MOW 227

Structural Design

MTX 221


MOW 323

Simulation-based design

MVR 320

Vibrations and Noise

MIA 320

Engineering activity and group work

MKM 321

Solid Mechanics

MRN 412/422

Research Project

MBB 410

Control Systems

MTV 420

Thermal  and fluid Machines

MVE 420

Vehicle Engineering

MLV 420


MII 420

Maintenance Engineering

MKI 420

Nuclear Engineering - not presented in 2017

MEG 421


MHM 420

Heat and mass transfer

MOO 420

Optimum design


General forms to be downloaded:

  • Application for credit of modules - Click here to download form
  • Change and discontinuations of modules: Click here to download form
  • Exemption from attendance of lectures/practicals - Click here for application form 


Time and again students have been found to commit PLAGIARISM. The University have compiled a document that serves as information on what constitutes plagiarism, why it is considered a grave offence, and what the possible consequences could be if a student is found guilty of plagiarism.

To ensure that a student understand this, he/she must submit his/her assignment or research using the following coverpages:


 Business Email Etiquette - please click to download


Lecture Timetable (Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering 2019)


Test Timetable (Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering)

  • Test timetable - Will be available on the UP Portal 2 weeks before the test

Examination Timetable - UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS (Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering)

  • Examination timetable  -  Will be available on  the UP Portal 2 weeks before the examination
  • Re-examination timetable -  Will be available on  the UP Portal 2 weeks before the examination

Examination Timetable - POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS (Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering )

POSTGRADUATE LECTURE 2016 (Prof NJ Theron) - Click here to open presentation

Prescribed books - Nevada-cloud 

Lecturer and Module Allocations: 2019 - Click here to download

Calculators and Personal Computers

  • Personal Computers: Recommended specifications when purchasing a PC : Click here
  • Regarding Closed Book Exams: Any non-programmable calculator is allowed
  • Regarding Open Book Exams: Any pocket calculator is allowed, with the following exeptions:
    • Any calculator with wireless communication abilities
    • Palmtops/Palmpilots
    • Netbooks
    • Laptops

Computer Aided Engineering Software

Student versions of the MSC software namely Adams, MSC (MD) Nastran, Marc and SimXpert are available for download. It is required that you register if you would like to use this software.

License Server Information

The license server for most commercial software in the Department is -

Listed below are the package specific server information:


CD-Adapco StarCCM+: [email protected]

MSC Simxpert, Adams, Patran, Nastran, Dytran, Easy5: [email protected]

SolidWorks: [email protected]

Mentor FloEFD:[email protected]

NX SPLM_LICENSE_SERVER = [email protected]

The images of the software can be downloaded from /  the software is hosted under the name of the manufacturer.



End User Licence Agreement 


Students are allowed to work in the workshops and laborotaries under certain conditions. The rules and regulations for the use of the workshops and laboratories are set out in the following documents. These forms must be signed and handed in before any student will be allowed to use these facilities.

Rules(20kb pdf), Reëls(21kb pdf)

Registration as a Professional Engineer

Presentation by Prof Meyer -

Form A1.1  - Application form 
Form E1.1 - Application form
Discipline specific guidelines: Mechnical Engineering
Discipline specific guidelines: Aeronautical Engineering

Policy Statement R2/1A
Presentation: Prof JP Meyer

Presentation: Do a proper literature survey in half the time - click here for more information

Project Descriptions for

MOX 410 & MSC 412/422 - Presentation during November 2016

Protocol for  Supervisors and Undergraduate Students utilising the
CSIR, ASC Wind Tunnels

Examples of good undergraduate Reseach Projects

Examples of good undergraduate Design Projects









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