Alert: Plans for 2022 Semester 2
All modules will return to campus in the second semester of 2022, with the primary mode of teaching being contact learning on campus, and the primary mode of assessment being on campus.
Please consult the ClickUP page of each specific module you take to obtain more detailed information.
Departmental Documents || Sick Tests || Course Documents || Plagiarism || Timetables || Computing and Software || Workshops || PrEng Registration || Final year Research Projects
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 them 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. Access more information here.
Student Support FAQ
If you have ANY questions first read this
APPLICATION TO WRITE SICK TEST
Please DO NOT send emails to lecturers in this regard.
Please note that all sick test applications for Mechanical Engineering modules need to be submitted as follows:
- Please complete the application form on this link:
- email your valid sick note or document to [email protected] within 3 days of the semester test you missed.
Students who need to be exempted from writing a test due to religious obligations should also complete the form and email me a confirmation letter from the religious institution.
Modules and lecturers list
List of 1st Semester Courses
List of 2nd Semester Courses
Time and again students have been found to commit PLAGIARISM. The University has 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 understands this, he/she must submit his/her assignment or research using the following cover pages:
Undergraduate Test and Exam timetables:
- Test, exam and re-exam timetables will be available on the UP Portal 2 weeks before the test
Postgraduate Exam Timetables:
Calculators and Personal Computers
- Personal Computers: Recommended specifications when purchasing a PC
- Regarding Closed Book Exams: Any non-programmable calculator is allowed
- Regarding Open Book Exams: Any pocket calculator is allowed, with the following exceptions:
- Any calculator with wireless communication abilities
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.
The license server for most commercial software in the Department is - prHlabLic01.up.ac.za
Listed below are the licence servers or licence information for particular software:
The images of the software can be downloaded under the name of the manufacturer from :
The University of Pretoria has a campus-wide licence to Matlab. If you would like to download and use Matlab, follow this link and register your Matlab account using your UP email address.
Students are allowed to work in the workshops and laboratories under certain conditions. The rules and regulations for the use of the workshops and laboratories are set out in the following document:
Visit the ECSA website to register as a candidate engineer.
- Examples of good undergraduate Research Projects