mechanical engineering Mechanical Engineering National N Diploma: Mechanical Engineering mechanical engineeringMechanical Engineering deals with the design, manufacture and maintenance of a wide range of industrial appliances. This field of study is suitable for persons who are interested in following a technical career path and have the ability to work with their hands.

PERSONALITY TRAITS
• Good hand-eye co-ordination
• Reasonable physical strength
• Mathematical ability
• Self-discipline
• Logical thinking and accuracy
• A technically-minded person

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
• Draughts person
• Fitter & Turner
• Toolmaker
• Millwright
• Machinist
• Instrument Technician
• Mechanical Technician
• AutoCAD Designer
• Refrigeration Technician

Program Composition (subjects)

  • N1

    – Fitting and Machining
    – Engineering Drawing
    – Engineering Science
    – Mathematics

    N2

    – Fitting and Machining
    – Engineering Drawing
    – Engineering Science
    – Mathematics

    N3

    – Mechanotechnics
    – Engineering Drawing
    – Engineering Science
    – Mathematics

    N4

    – Mathematics
    – Engineering Science
    – Mechanical Draughting
    – Mechanotechnics
    – Supervisory Management (Part time)

    N5

    – Mathematics #
    – Mechanotechnics
    – Strength of Materials #
    – Power Machines #
    – Fluid Mechanics #
    – Mechanical Drawing & Design (Part time)
    – Supervisory Management (Part time)

    N6

    – Mathematics #
    – Mechanotechnics
    – Strength of Materials #
    – Power Machines #
    – Fluid Mechanics #
    – Mechanical Drawing &
    – Supervisory Management (Part time)
    – Loss Control

    # CHOICE SUBJECTS

     

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 & Qualifications

The duration of each level is THREE months.

Therefore a TRIMESTER timetable is followed enabling the successful learner to accumulate THREE national certificates in Mechanical Engineering during the course of ONE year.

QUALIFICATIONS

After successfully completing the Mechanical Engineering N6 Certificate and an 18-month in-service training period spent in an environment relevant to the qualification, the student can apply for the National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

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.