Mechanical Engineering Department

Mechanical engineering emerged as a field during the Industrial Revolution in Europe in the 18th century; however, its development can be traced back several thousands of years around the world. It is perhaps the most diverse of engineering disciplines. It is the branch of engineering that involves the design, production, and operation of machinery by applying physics, engineering, mathematics, and materials science principles. Mechanical engineering combines creativity, knowledge and analytical tools to complete the difficult task of shaping an idea into reality.

Mechanical engineers design things that move to improve our world. Because design is inherently collaborative and creative so is our approach to teaching. Because there are so many things that move Mechanical Engineering is the broadest of all engineering disciplines, which increases your chance of finding and developing your passion. Because technology is the greatest driver of change, mechanical engineers improve our world by making it better, safer and healthier. Nationwide, Mechanical Engineering is the third highest paying major for students graduating with Bachelor Degrees.

Mechanical engineers are the second largest engineering occupation. A mechanical engineer has opportunities to work in the automotive, heating and cooling, manufacturing and aeronautic industries, to name a few. Projects can be revolutionary or evolutionary.

At President University, our students learn by doing - connecting theory to practice. This means our flexible courses will challenge and engage you, but also help you to develop the skills, knowledge and experience that employers look for.
Be a mechanical engineer at President University
As a mechanical engineering student at PU, you will develop an interest in how things work and learn more about the science behind it - connecting it to the world around you to help solve engineering problems and improve lives.
You will be taught by academics who are experts in their fields, with a wealth of experience and links with industry and research. You will also have an academic personal tutor who will support and guide your progress.

Our facilities are designed to be similar to industrial work spaces so that you can gain insight into what it is like to work in a professional environment. You’ll also have access to our modern research facilities, which are fitted with the latest technology. This is similar to the equipment you could use in industry when you graduate.

Studying mechanical engineering at President University can open up a whole world of opportunity. Whether you are interested in work and research experience during your degree, getting valuable expertise in industry, or travelling abroad, there is a lot that our undergraduate students can explore.

At President University, you can work in industry as part of your internship. Having industrial work experience can help put your academic studies into context, further develop your skills, and improve your employability. You can start to build a work profile, learn more about your own career interests, and start your journey towards being a professionally recognized engineer. You will be responsible for finding your own placement but the departmental and faculty year in industry teams will help you find the right position and get the most out of your time in industry.


The University’s Careers Network will support you in finding your ideal graduate job, with support in CVs, applications and preparing for interviews and assessment centers. Our graduates will have the opportunities to join world and local leading companies, including:

Famous 21st Century Engineers

Elon Musk

28 June 1971. American, Canadian, South African.
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Jeff Bezos

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Bill Gates

28 October 1955, American
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