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Advanced Mechatronic Technology Centre


The merSETA Chair in Engineering Development at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University was established in 2010.


To grow human resources in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, mechatronics and Industrial engineering in order to enhance the manufacturing industry in the Eastern Cape to enable competitiveness and a growing and sustainable economy.


  • To increase capacity at FET Colleges;
  • Promote women in engineering;
  • Create an awareness of the relevance and importance of engineering at schools within rural communities in the Eastern Cape Province;
  • Increase capacity of educators at technical high schools in the Eastern Cape Province; and develop specialist training courses to address the needs of the manufacturing industry.
  • Assist in the development of new technologies in manufcaturing (renewable energy)
Contact information
Mr Karl du Preez
Principal Lecturer
Tel: 27 41 504 3644

Ms Meera Naidoo
Project Manager merSETA Chair in ED
Tel: 27 41 504 3464