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Practical Training MPY 315/415

" There will be two information sessions each semester to answer students questions and clarifications about these two modules. The detailed information regarding these sessions will be communicated through email, please check your emails and do not ignore it. Information regarding practical training should be the concern of all students".


Mechanical engineering students must gain six (6) weeks of industrial experience at the end of their 2nd and 3rd years of study. The aim is to develop an insight in the practical application of engineering science in industry and the related human relationships and safety aspects. The Engineering Council of South Africa requires this type of experience in the training of engineering students.

The following documents can assist the student in the preparation for MPY:

Special Concession Regarding MPY 315 and MPY 415 

(University admin,s answer to " Does students have to register or deregister again for MPY if they have not submitted their reports? And do they have to pay again if they re-register the module?" )

We allow students to register for MPY 315/415 once,  the reasons for this is if students are registered for MPY more than once our credit total for the degree (when the degree is completed) will exceed the full degree credits. We have in the the past allow student to be registered for MPY 315/415 in one year and only handing in the report early the following year, we as admin read in the students mark as if he/she completed this module in the year he/she was registered for the said module This, however, is not a set regulation but rather a special concession. 

MPY 315 & MPY 415 Submission Dates 2019

First Semester
Please be advised that MPY 315 and MPY 415 submissions (First Semester - 2019) will open on Monday, 25th of February 2019 at 09:00 and will end on Friday, 1st of March 2019 at 15:30.
Please note the hand-in times and venue below: 
Venue: Mrs. Karabo Kunene’s Office, Engineering Building III, Room 6-65
09:00 – 10:45 on 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th of February and 1st of March 2019.
14:00 – 15:30 on 1st of March 2019.
No reports will be accepted after the deadline (Friday 1st of March 2019 at 15:30).
Second Semester
The MPY 315 and MPY 415 submissions (Second Semester - 2019) will open on 
Monday, 26th of August 2019 at 09:00 and will end on Friday, 30th of August 2019 at 15:30.
The exact hand-in time and venue will be communicated in Jun through the Department web page.

MPY 315/415 Information Session - First Semester 2019

Please be advised that an MPY 315/415 information session has been scheduled for;

Date: 18th of February

Venue: Engineering III-1

Time: 17:00-18:00

Please do attend this information session. All questions regarding MPY 315/415 will be explained and answered during this session.


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