Can I please have some information for mechanical engineering b-tech. Does my RPL count for the course and can it be done online part time. Hope you can assist.
Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Mechanical
Persons achieving this qualification should be able to independently integrate mechanical engineering principles and specialist knowledge, apply these to determine appropriate ways of approaching activities and establish and use criteria to judge processes and outcomes. This qualification is intended for engineering practitioners in the industry. A qualified person with sufficient experience will be able to register with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a Professional Technologist in this field of Engineering.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.
Who can register?
- Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification.
- Re-registering students may register for the 2019 academic year once the registration period opens.
- Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.
- All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.
How to choose your modules
Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:
- At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
- At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.
You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:
- At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
- At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.
The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.
You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately
- 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
- 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.
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As to whether your RPL counts, the answer is YES.