UNISA Short Course in Industrial Engineering

UNISA Short Course in Industrial Engineering

University of South Africa Short Course in Industrial Engineering

Programme in Industrial Engineering (76837)Purpose

To support students with existing engineering qualifications to bridge over to Industrial Engineering
 Target group

Students with an existing national diploma in any engineering discipline (except industrial engineering) who wants to register for the BTech in Industrial Engineering have to complete this programme first to assist them to reskill
 Admission requirements

A National Diploma in Engineering: Mechanical, Civil, Electrical or Chemical or equivalent.
 
 Duration

One year

Language medium

English
 Registration periods

January to 15 February
 Tuition method

Mixed mode: printed media, computer based training
 Kind of assessment

Note:
Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment:
Assignments
Summative assessment:
A three-hour examination for every module
 Operations Management (OPERMAN)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Operation strategy and competitiveness
  • Financial accounting (balance sheet, income statement, depreciation, cash flow)
  • Financial ratio analysis
  • Cost accounting (fixed costs, variable costs, overhead costs, basic calculations)

Product Design and Process Selection ()Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Product design and process analysis, selection and design in manufacturing and service industries
  • Total quality management
  • Waiting line management
  • Process capability and statistical quality control
  • Fundamentals of statistics
  • Control charts for variables and attributes
  • Fundamentals of probability
  • Quality costs
  • OC curves

Design of Facilities and Jobs (DEFACJO)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Job design and work measurement
  • Facility layout
  • Facility location
  • Strategic chain strategy
  • Lean production
  • Forecasting
  • Basic ergonomics

The Start-Up of the System (TSTRUTS)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Project planning and control
  • Life cycle of project management
  • Functions of project management
  • Financial analysis of project.
  • Project financing and communications
  • Project implementation
  • Project risk management

The System in Steady State (TSYSISS)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Supply chain strategy
  • Demand management
  • Inventory control
  • Sales and operations planning
  • Material requirements planning
  • Operations scheduling

Improving the System (IMPRSYS)Syllabus/Content Topics

  • Operations consulting and reengineering
  • Synchronous manufacturing and theory of constraints
  • Business plan

Course leader

Mr N Ndou
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Office: Block C 5-034, UNISA Florida Campus
Tel: 011 471 2560
Fax: 011 471 2142
E-mail: nndou@unisa.ac.za
 
 Programme administrator(s)

Mr S Chikumba / Ms N Nkambule
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Office C-536, UNISA Florida Campus
Tel: 011 471 2963
Fax: 011 471 2142
E-mail: nkambule@unisa.ac.za / chikus@unisa.ac.za


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.