School of Engineering

Vision, Mission and More


To be a global leader in providing core competencies in Engineering Industry.


To be a competitive global leader and preferred provider in transferring and development of variety of competencies in the Engineering industry through dedicated leadership, teamwork and innovation using edge leading technology.

Objectives: SOE's Habits of Excellence

In order to strive for excellence, the SOE believes in practising the following habits:

  • Build strong enduring relationships with our customers and engage them effectively to understand their needs and expectations

  • Being open to changing learning needs and benchmark against the best in the world, in order to remain relevant

  • Plan and prioritise our work, focus on the important and seek to add value in everything we do

  • Recognise, reward and celebrate good performance and our successes

  • ¬†Evaluate and reflect on the success of our work in order to continuously improve

  • Work as a team to achieve our common goals

  • Communicate effectively with each other and test our understanding of¬† communications

  • Take responsibility for our own professional development and actively adopt learning opportunities provided by the organisation

SOE Strategic Goals

The SOE has adopted the following strategic goals:

  • To meet skills development targets and quality standards to support rolling stock availability and reliability

  • To meet the engineering skills demands of other Transnet Operating Divisions

  • To contribute to increasing technical skills in SA and Africa by meeting skills development targets set by government for Transnet

Value Proposition

Our goal is to contribute to a skilled, flexible, productive, cost effective, safety and customer conscious workforce by:

  • Supporting business goals and objectives
  • Growing internal talent to cover critical positions
  • Supporting and promoting new forms of work in the organisation
  • Measure learning impact to demonstrate value and renewed commitment
  • Ensuring that learning is aligned with business needs and requirements
  • Researching competencies required to perform core business processes
  • Designing and developing curricula, programmes and courses that address core and emerging skills requirements
  • Recognising that line management is accountable for capacity building
  • Ensuring management is held accountable for sufficient capacity to deliver business results
  • Taking capacity building seriously at the most senior level and monitored by EXCO
  • Applying modern learning delivery and assessment, focusing on stimulated learning, structured on the job learning, blended and self-directed learning
  • In conjunction with the above Value Propositions, we also adhere closely with the Culture Charter behavior.