The Department of Mechanical Engineering has remained in touch with the needs of the community and in this regard, various projects/programmes are offered for enrichment purposes and continuous educational development targeting high school learners in particular.

The following community projects are run by the Department of Mechanical Engineeringin conjunction with industry partners: 

Automotive Experiential Career Development Programme (AECDP) - in conjunction with the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality (NMMM) and the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC)

Sasol Mini Baja Bug