Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Prof K Ramdass (External Affairs and ECSA Accreditation)

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Engineering
Department: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Associate Chair
Tel: 011 471 2117


  • Doctorate of Philosophy Degree: Engineering Management, University of Johannesburg, 9 March 2009 (34464 - 200517757)
  • Master of Technology Degree: Production Management, Technikon Witwatersrand, 2003 (2011896) (MT0174)
  • PG.Dip in Higher Education: Rhodes University (G15R3575 completed 2017). Higher Education in context; Teaching and Learning; Curriculum; Assessment; Quality; Academic development.
  • Bachelor of Technology Degree: Quality, Technikon SA, 2001 (22731878) (B3593)
  • Quality Management Systems III; TQM Improvement of Business Processes III; Statistical Quality Techniques III and IV
  • Quality Auditing Techniques IV; Management Functions III; Organisational Techniques for TQM IV; Total Quality Management IV
  • Quality Planning and Implementation IV; Project IV
  • National Higher Diploma: Production Management, ML Sultan Technikon, 1992(MLST 843924)
  • Introduction to Marketing Management I; Financial Planning and Control III; Advanced Production Management Techniques IV
  • Production Management III and IV
  • National Diploma: Organisation and Work Study, ML Sultan Technikon, 1990 (MLST 843924)
  • Workstudy I, II and III; Costing and Estimating;The Personnel Function; Labour Law;Production Planning and Control Iand II;
  • Production Management Techniques II and III; Applied Statistics;Business Economics I
  • Secondary Schooling (Matric), Verulam High School, 1980

Currently teaching

  • B.Tech: Industrial Engineering
  • Quality and Information Systems

Fields of academic interests

Research interests

  • Process re-engineering
  • TQM
  • Lean operations

Field of Specialisation

  • Operations Management
  • Quality Management
  • Industrial Engineering

Journal articles

Ramdass, K. (2015, July). Student reflections on teaching, learning and the workplace at a university in SA. In 2015Proceedings of PICMET '15: Management of the Technology Age: pp 1155 – 1162. IEEE (978-1-890843-32-8)

Ramdass, K. (2015, July). Leadership challenges: a higher education perspective. In 2015Proceedings of PICMET '15:Management of the Technology Age: pp 1112 – 1120. IEEE(978-1-890843-32-8)

Ramdass, K. (2015, July). Integrating 5 S principles with process improvement: A Case Study. In 2015 Proceedings of PICMET '15: Management of the Technology Age: pp 1908 – 1917. IEEE(978-1-890843-32-8)

Ramdass, K. (2015, July). Key leadership factors towards business process improvement: A managerial focus. In 2015Proceedings of PICMET '15: Management of the Technology Age: pp 1908 – 1917. IEEE (978-1-890843-32-8)

Masithulela, F., & Ramdass, K. (2015). Delivery challenges at a mechanical testing centre facility: A case study of a railway system in South Africa. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 26(3), 216-230.

Ramdass, K. and  Masithulela, F. (2016).Comparative Analysis of Pedagogical Strategies Across Disciplines in Open Distance Learning at Unisa International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning.17(2),1-18.

Ramdass, K. (2016, September). Curriculum Engineering: A South African Case. In 2016 Proceedings of PICMET '16: Technology Management for Social Innovation: pp 1732 – 1739. IEEE (CFP16766-USB)

Ramdass, K. (2016, September). Reflection as a means of improvement: A Higher Education Perspective.In 2016 Proceedings of PICMET '16: Technology Management for Social Innovation: pp 2197 – 2204 IEEE (CFP16766-USB)

Naidoo,K.,Naidoo,R and Ramdass K. Comparing a Hybrid Mathematics Course with a Conventional Mathematics course: A case study at a University of Technology. International Journal of Educational Sciences. Vol.15 No (3) pp 392-398. ISSN. 0975-1122. December 2016.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • Pr Tech Eng
  • ECSA membership
  • SAIEE council member


  • Performance implementation and Reporting
  • Ergonomics
  • Material handling