Why you should consider Mechanical Engineering

Trying to decide on a career? Mechanical Engineering is a great choice. If you are in matric, it’s a good idea to start planning what you want to study next year. Knowing what career you want to pursue will give you an indication of what results you will need to achieve to be accepted for a University Degree. Planning ahead is also important to ensure that you do not miss the application deadlines. Mechanical Engineering jobs offer exciting career opportunities both locally and internationally.


Becoming a Mechanical Engineer is a good choice because there are many interesting jobs available in this field. The diverse range of positions to choose from makes Mechanical Engineering an exciting career choice. The core responsibilities of this position are designing, installing and maintaining machinery. Research positions are also available in this field.


If you decide to become a Mechanical Engineer, you will need to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Engineering which specialises in Mechanical Engineering. This degree takes four years and requires excellent technical and problem solving skills. Numeracy and IT skills are also essential. Once you have qualified you will need to complete three years’ of training. The final step to becoming a professional in South Africa is to register with the Engineering Council of South Africa.


There are plenty of career prospects for Mechanical Engineers which add to the appeal of this profession. Positions are available in the automotive and manufacturing sectors. The energy industry also requires the skills of Mechanical Engineers.


The Durban University of Technology, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Tshwane University of Technology, University of Cape Town and the University of Johannesburg are among the educational institutes in South Africa which offer Mechanical Engineering qualifications. Although entry requirements may differ according to each university, the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal requires 48 to 33 Academic Performance points for admission into the BSc Eng: Mechanical programme.

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  1. Madikane Siphamandla says:

    Im inspired and i would like to become a qualified mechanical engineer one day

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