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Awards and Prizes

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​Each year thousands of rands and medals galore are presented to the best achievers of the year. These prizes are awarded at our Awards Event, usually the day before or the day of the December graduation ceremony. At this function we formally congratulate our final year students and other achievers, meet their parents and share a glass of wine with our Industry partners.

So! If you want to be invited; graduate, or win one of the available prizes! The size of the prizes range from R1 000 to R20 000. Below is a photograph of our top students for 2018

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Below is the list of available prizes as they appear in the Faculty Calendar 11:

http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Documents/Yearbooks/Current/Engineering.pdf

on page 15:

1.7.5 Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

o The AeSSA Prize for the best Mechanical final-year project in Aeronautics.

o The SAIMechE Prize for the best and second-best final-year project presentations in

Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering.

o The SAIMechE Shield for the best final-year project in Mechanical and Mechatronic

Engineering.

o The CAE Book Prize for the best final-year project in Automotive Engineering.

o The Kröger Book Prize for the best final-year project in the field of Thermodynamics

or Heat Transfer.

o The Chairperson’s Prize awarded to a Mechanical or Mechatronic Engineering student

for an outstanding achievement as decided by the lecturers of the Department.

o The SASOL Prize for the best second-year student in Mechanical Engineering.

o The SASOL Prize for the best third-year student in Mechanical Engineering.

o The SASOL Prize for the best final-year student in Mechanical Engineering.

o The SASOL Prize for the best third-year Mechanical Engineering student in Design.

o The SASOL Prize for the best postgraduate student in Mechanical Engineering.

o The Aluminium Federation of South Africa’s Prize for the best final-year project with

aluminium.

o The ITM Prize for the best second-year student in Mechatronic Engineering.

o The ITM Prize for the best third-year student in Mechatronic Engineering.

o The ITM Prize for the best final-year student in Mechatronic Engineering.

o The ITM Prize for the best postgraduate student in Mechatronic Engineering.

o The ITM Prize for the best poster presentation in a final-year project in Mechanical or

Mechatronic Engineering.

o The Arthur Child Award for an exceptional postgraduate student in Aeronautics.

o The Element Six (Pty) Ltd and DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials

prizes for excellence in Materials Science and Engineering for the best third- and finalyear

student in Mechanical Engineering with the highest average.

o The AAT Composites Prize for the best final-year project in Composite Materials.

o The Autodesk/Educad Prize for the best use of CAD (Inventor) in a final-year project

in Mechanical or Mechatronic Engineering.

o The MMW Prize for the most outstanding final-year student in the laboratory

environment.

o The MMW Prize for the most outstanding postgraduate student in the laboratory

environment

o The John Thompson Prize for Exceptional Performance in Mechanical Engineering.

o The John Thompson Prize for the best final-year project in Thermal Energy Systems

o The Centre for Renewable & Sustainable Energy Prize for the best final-year project in

Renewable Energy

o The Centre for Renewable & Sustainable Energy Prize for the best postgraduate project

in Renewable Energy

o The Nico Laubscher Prize for the best final-year project written in Afrikaans

o The Heever Technologies Prize for the best final-year project in Biomedical

Engineering

o The Gradwealth Prize for Innovation

o The Simera Prize for the best progress in a final-year project by the middle of the year

o The Simera Prize for the most independent and innovative student for practical work in the Structures laboratory​