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The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering is structured to supply a solid grounding in fundamental engineering science, with an emphasis on generalised problem-solving skills. 

Our graduates are leaders in a wide variety of professional engineering practices. They add the strengths of their engineering education to problem solving in related fields such as management, consulting, law, medicine, and government.

The streams of Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering have been at the forefront of engineering in South Africa for just over one hundred years.


To lead in creative learning experiences and research excellence relevant to our complex world.



  • To carry yourself proudly. To treat yourself and others with respect and generosity.


  • To nurture and develop the heart of the community of which we are a part.


  • The determination to see every endeavour as an opportunity and the passion to see it through to the end.


  • The attitude of always doing your best – and then doing even better.


  • To recognise the importance of, and continuously reimagine ways to play.

A better society by fostering ingenuity in talent and knowledge development.