Electrical Engineering electrical engineering National N Diploma: Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering

The Electrical engineering field of study consists of two main fields, namely Electrical Heavy Current and Electrical Light Current (also known as Electronics).

Electricians are involved in the generation, installation, distribution and usage of electricity via electrically-operated equipment, e.g Refrigerator, generators, stoves, heaters and industrial and domestic installations.

PERSONALITY TRAITS
• Candidates need to have good eyesight and not be colour blind
• Good communication skills
• Natural aptitude for working with tools

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
• Electrician
• Electro-technician
• Refrigeration Technician
• Master Electrician
• Lift Technician
• Millwright
• Electrical Fitter
• Electrical Engineer
• Electrical Wireperson (Domestic installation)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
• For N1 Grade 12 Certificate with A Pass in Mathematics and Physical Science
• For N4 – N3
• For N2 – N1
• For N5 – N4
• For N3 – N2 /Technical Grade 12
• For N6 – N5

DURATION AND QUALIFICATION
The duration of each level is THREE months. Therefore a TRIMESTER timetable is followed, with registration taking place
in January, April and August, enabling the successful student to accumulate THREE national certificates during the course of one year.

ASSESSMENT
The pass requirement is a minimum of 40% per subject. Evaluations are cumulative, based on regular class tests and practical testing. At the end of each trimester an external examination is written.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics N1, N2, N3
  • Industrial Electronics N1, N2, N3
  • Engineering Science N1, N2, N3
  • Electrical Trade Theory N1, N2
  • Electrotechnics N3

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING N4 – N6

Entry Requirement:

  • For N4: Electrical Engineering N3 or NCV: Electrical Infrastructure Construction Level 4
  • For N5: Electrical Engineering N4
  • For N6: Electrical Engineering N5

Subjects:

  • Mathematics N4, N5, N6
  • Engineering Science N4
  • Electrotechnics N4, N5, N6
  • Industrial Electronics N4, N5, N6
  • Power Machines N5, N6