Student Noticeboard of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

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

Online Registration  

Study Guide for the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

Please read carefully


Disciplinary Code: Students - Click here to download document

Study Guides for Modules

Lecturer and Module Allocations: 2021 - Click here to download

1st Semester (2021)

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 (2021)

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


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:


Lecture timetables

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:

General and Administrative:

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 

Prescribed books

Please see the list of prescribed books for each course here: Nevada-cloud 

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 exceptions:
    • Any calculator with wireless communication abilities
    • Palmtops/Palmpilots
    • Netbooks
    • Laptops

Licences for 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.

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

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 :


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 documents. These forms must be signed and handed in before any student will be allowed to use these facilities.


Registration as a Professional Engineer

Presentation by Prof Meyer -

Form A1.1  - Application form  (Professional Engineer registration)
Form E1.1 - Application form (Candidate Engineer registration)
Discipline specific guidelines: Mechnical Engineering
Discipline specific guidelines: Aeronautical Engineering

Policy Statement R2/1A
Presentation: Prof JP Meyer

Research ( MRN 412/422) and Design (MOX 410) Projects


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