SA engineering programme gains international recognition
The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) has received accreditation from the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) for the engineering programmes in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. The accreditation is internationally recognised as one of the best management practices in engineering education as it aligns to internationally recognised engineering accords.
“This means our students get the very latest technology, access to modern state-of-the-art methodology, receive professional development in the areas of engineering competencies, mentoring, training and practical work and graduate as adequate and competent persons meeting the minimum requirements to be registered as candidate engineering technicians and technologists”, says Professor Maurice Ndege, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering & Technology.
The Faculty of Engineering and Technology produced 687 graduates during the 2014 Autumn Graduations. The 415 diplomas, 254 Btechs and eight Mtechs graduates will contribute into the scarce and critical skills industry needed in South Africa. The graduate throughput strengthen the quality of research and innovation in building capacity for South Africa’s engineering needs.
“This standing offers our graduates the platform to use their qualification and be employable worldwide, so we are proud that our new innovative engineering courses will give our learners a head start not only in South Africa but also internationally”, he said.
The accreditation will be valid for the accreditation cycle of two years, ending in 2016.
For more information on VUT’s engineering courses visit www.vut.ac.za
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