About Mechanical Engineering Bursaries
Mechanical Engineering revolves around the study of physics, engineering plus the science of materials. It is used daily in manufacturing, analysis, maintenance and design of mechanical systems and more. This field includes the operation, design and production of machinery.
Mechanical Engineering bursaries are offered by many companies in South Africa each year to deserving candidates. Have a look at some of the companies listed below if you want to study in this field.
Companies in South Africa Offering Mechanical Engineering Bursaries
- Anglo American
- Anglo Platinum
- Anglo Coal
- Access Trust
- BHP Billiton
- Denel Dynamics
- Department of Public Works
- Department of Education
- Department of Higher Education
- Department of Transport
- De Beers
- First Rand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship
- Glencore (XSTRATA)
- Gold Fields
- Haw & Inglis
- Harmony Gold
- Kantey & Templer
- Kumba Iron
- Murray & Roberts
- NMISA Bursaries
- National Skills Fund
- Palabora Copper
- Petra Diamonds
- SA Military
- Stefanutti Stocks
- Study Trust
Here are the most common study fields if considering a career in Mechanical Engineering:
- Civil Engineer
- Automotive Engineer
- Aerospace Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Instrumentation / Control Engineer
- Maintenance Engineer
You may also look at the following fields:
- Mining Engineer
- Water Engineer
- Technical Sales Engineer
- Production Manager
- Corporate Investment Banker
- Patent Attorney
A mechanical engineering degree can offer you work opportunities in many industries. These are construction, electronics, aerospace, engineering, consumer goods, metals industries, materials, marine industry and many other business sectors or industries.
Applicants wanting to study in this field must meet the stipulations as set out by each company to apply for a bursary. Basic stipulations may include the following and more:
- To apply you must have a valid ID document.
- You must be a South African citizen.
- Must be analytical thinkers with problem solving skills.
- Must have great mathematic skills and be creative.
- Must be able to work individually and as part of a team.
- Exceptional language skills for communication is ideal.
This field could include electricity, kinematics, mechanics, material science and more. This is a revolutionary field and may require long hours and dedication.