Where Can I Study Aeronautical Engineering In South Africa

What is an Aeronautical Engineering?

Aeronautical engineering is a field of engineering that focuses on designing, developing, testing, and producing aircraft. Aeronautical engineers use mathematics, theory, and problem-solving abilities to design and build helicopters, planes, and drones.

Where Can I Study Aeronautical Engineering In South Africa

Wits offers the only accredited undergraduate Aeronautical Engineering degree on the African continent. While other accredited degrees describe themselves as Aeronautical, ours is the only degree which teaches aircraft design (the others only teach aerodynamics, structures, or some other component of our full offering). Ours may also be the only undergraduate aircraft design degree in the Southern Hemisphere. 

How long does it take to become an aeronautical engineer in South Africa?


The Aeronautical Engineering offered at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg is a four-year professional degree. You will share the first two years of study with the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering students to provide you with a firm foundation in the engineering sciences.

What grades do I need to study Aeronautical Engineering?

A minimum of C-(minus) Mean Grade at K.C.S.E for all courses except for; Aeronautical Engineering: Requires a mean grade of at least a C+ with at least a C+ in Physics, English, and Mathematics.

Is it hard to get a job as an Aeronautical Engineer?

This career requires a lot of training and education before you can get a job. The absolute minimum credential you will need is a bachelor’s degree in engineering. However, it may be difficult to find jobs if you do not get a bachelor’s specifically in aerospace engineering.