School of Mechanical, Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering
Our graduates are at the forefront of a wide variety of professional engineering practices and also add the strengths of their engineering education to problem solving in related fields such as management, consulting, law, medicine, and government. In addition, a number of prestigious research centres, units and groups – structures operating at a national level and contributing to the development of local industry and policy – are hosted by the School.
To read more about the history of the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering follow the link to the History page.
The curriculum within the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment is structured to supply a solid grounding in fundamental engineering science, with an emphasis on generalised problem-solving skills.
Academics in the School are involved in a diverse range of research projects, including shock waves, thermal management of energy systems, residual stresses, Lean, multivariable robust control theory to aerospace vehicles, high capacity vehicles, supply chain management, and cold gas dynamic spraying.
Wits has teamed up with the world’s largest and most respected university that specialises in aviation and aerospace, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), to offer an internationally recognised postgraduate programme in Aeronautical Engineering.
Are you a postgraduate student looking for a supervisor? Our academic staff research interests range from manufacturing strategy and aircraft tumble manoeuvre mechanics to shock waves and thermodynamic analysis and optimisation of thermal systems.