Bachelor of Electromechanical Engineering (BEng) | NWU

APS Required



6 year(s)


Bachelor's Degree





  • NS(C) with full matriculation exemption
  • Mathematics level 6 (70%+)
  • Physical Sciences level 6 (70%+)
  • Afrikaans OR English as Home OR First
    Additional Language at least level 5 (60%+)
  • Additional entry route: Students with 65%
    in both Mathematics AND Physical Sciences,
    and an APS of 31, may have the opportunity
    to write a test as additional point of entry.
  • Students with 40%+ in both Mathematics
    and Physical Sciences and at least 60% for
    the language of instruction can apply for the
    1-year Xcel bridging programme: https://

Career Prospects

  1. Automation Engineer: Design and implement automated systems for manufacturing processes, including robotics and control systems. Automation engineers play a crucial role in increasing efficiency and productivity in industries such as automotive manufacturing and food processing.
  2. Renewable Energy Engineer: Develop and maintain renewable energy systems such as solar, wind, and hydroelectric power plants. South Africa has a growing focus on renewable energy, offering opportunities for engineers to contribute to sustainable energy solutions.
  3. Mechatronics Engineer: Combine principles of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering to design and optimize complex systems such as automated machinery and robotics. Mechatronics engineers are in demand in industries ranging from automotive manufacturing to aerospace.
  4. Power Systems Engineer: Design and maintain electrical power generation, transmission, and distribution systems. With the need to improve energy infrastructure and reliability, power systems engineers play a vital role in ensuring a stable electricity supply in South Africa.
  5. Control Systems Engineer: Design and optimize control systems for various applications, including industrial processes, automotive systems, and aerospace vehicles. Control systems engineers help improve efficiency, safety, and performance in diverse industries.
  6. Instrumentation Engineer: Design and maintain instrumentation systems used for monitoring and controlling industrial processes. This includes sensors, data acquisition systems, and control interfaces, which are essential for industries such as mining, oil and gas, and manufacturing.
  7. HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) Engineer: Design and optimize HVAC systems for buildings, ensuring comfortable and energy-efficient indoor environments. HVAC engineers are in demand in South Africa’s construction industry, particularly in commercial and residential building projects.
  8. Project Engineer: Manage engineering projects from conception to completion, including planning, budgeting, and implementation. Project engineers play a crucial role in delivering infrastructure projects such as road construction, water supply systems, and renewable energy installations.
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