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Development of Engineers

Bosch Ulwazi received approval of their ‘Commitment and Understanding’ from ECSA to develop engineers in South Africa. The programme has been developed to enable candidates to achieve their professional status from the council.

The programme is broken down into 5 phases:

Phase 1- Orientation
Orientation is the exposure of the candidates and mentors to their roles and responsibilities and the development process. This phase also includes templates for reports and assessments.
Phase 2 – Site Exposure (Practical Exposure)
This part of the programme focuses on ensuring that the candidates are exposed to the relevant areas related to the engineering discipline that the candidate has studied.
Phase 3 – Design Exposure
In engineering, design is a vital part of the planning and progress of a project. The candidate will be exposed to the relevant design programmes depending on the engineering discipline and also the latest design programmes that are in the market-place. The candidate will join a project team or be seconded to an existing project to gain the exposure required.
Phase 4 – Project Management
Project Management is a vital part of the engineer development programme. All aspects of Project Management, from the client kick-off meeting to the hand-over of the completed project, will be covered. To achieve the outcomes expected, the candidate will be seconded to a project and will become a vital member of the team. This also includes travelling to different sites and carrying out site Inspections and relevant tasks as required by the project.
Phase 5 – Multi-Disciplinary Exposure
The candidates will be exposed to different engineering disciplines to broaden their exposure and understanding of the engineering function.
Duration of the Programme:
The duration of the programme is 3 years.
Recognition of prior learning will be considered in determining the programme duration.
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