Mechanical Engineering (Tuning Africa: Implementation)

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List of Subject-Specific Competences

1. Ability to apply knowledge of the basic and applied sciences of mechanical engineering.
2. Ability to identify, evaluate and implement the most appropriate technologies for the context in hand.
3. Capacity to create, innovate and contribute to technological development.
4. Capacity to conceive, analyse, design and manufacture mechanical products and systems.
5. Skills in planning and executing mechanical engineering projects.
6. Capacity to supervise, inspect and monitor mechanical engineering systems.
7. Capacity to operate, maintain and rehabilitate mechanical engineering systems.
8. Skills in evaluating the environmental and socio-economic impact of mechanical projects.
9. Capacity to model and simulate mechanical engineering systems and processes.
10. Skills in selecting, mobilising and administering material resources, tools and equipment cost-effectively.
11. Capacity to integrate legal, economic and financial aspects in decision-making in mechanical engineering projects.
12. Capacity for spatial abstraction, graphic representation and engineering drawings.
13. Providing mechanical engineering solutions to societal problems for sustainable development.
14. Skills in safety and risk management in mechanical engineering systems.
15. Skills in using information technologies, software and tools for mechanical engineering.
16. Capacity to interact with multidisciplinary groups towards developing integrated solutions.
17. Skills in employing quality control techniques in managing materials, products, resources and services.
18. Capacity to conduct life cycle assessment for products and systems.
19. Capacity to employ mechanical engineering skills to transform local natural resources into products or services through value addition.


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