DURATION: 1 Trimester Per Level (10 Weeks Plus Exams)
LEVELS: N1 – N6
INTAKES: January, May & August

Program Description

The program caters for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the manufacturing of chemicals through management of the physical, thermal and chemical changes at an industrial scale.


Career Prospects

Biochemist, Laboratory Technician, Environmental Officer, Chemical Engineer, Process Controller, Water & Sanitation Technician, Extractive Engineer, Chemical Technologist.


Minimum Entry Requirements

N1: A Grade 9 Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Natural Sciences

N2: A National Certificate: N1 Engineering Studies or

  • At least three applicable Grade 10 Instructional offerings at Higher or Standard Grade Level.
  • An equivalent qualification

N3: A National Certificate: N2 Engineering Studies or

  • At least three applicable Grade 11 instructional offerings at Higher or Standard Grade Level or
  • An equivalent qualification.

N4: An appropriate National Certificate: N3 Engineering Studies

  • A Senior Certificate with at least three instructional offerings which are applicable to the instructional offerings chosen by the candidate for the program
  • Equivalent qualification

N5: A National Certificate: N4 Engineering Studies

  • Equivalent qualification taking into account pre-requisites for instructional offerings

N6: A National Certificate: N5 Engineering Studies

  • Equivalent qualification taking into account pre-requisites for instructional offerings


Program Duration & Structure

The program is done within a period of two years or else two years six months. Each level should be done over a minimum of three months. The program is available in fulltime/part-time mode. The Structure is as follows:

N1-N2 Modules

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Plant Operation Theory
  • Water & Waste-water Treatment Practice

N3 Modules

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Plant Operation Theory
  • Water Treatment Practice

N4-5 Modules

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Chemical Plant Operation
  • Chemistry

N6 Modules

  • Mathematics
  • Power Machines
  • Chemical Technology
  • Chemical Plant Operation

Electives

  • Waste Water Treatment Practice N3
  • Foundry Theory N1
  • Production & Quality Control
  • Supervisory Management
  • Loss Control
  • Control Systems

Examination Board, Certification & ICASS

External examinations are administered by the Department of Higher Education & Training (UMALUSI & QCTO). The examinations are National Examinations. Certificates are awarded by the Department of Higher Education & Training. (UMALUSI & QCTO). A student will only be allowed to write the final examinations upon completion of the Portfolio of Evidence (POE) and 80% class attendance.

TUITION FEES

Engineering Full-Time Course Fees (Total R9 900)

REGISTRATION & ADMIN FEESINSTALLMENT 1
(PAID 1st MARCH)
INSTALLMENT 2
(PAID 1st APRIL)
INSTALLMENT 3
(PAID 1st MAY)
INSTALLMENT 4
(PAID 1st JUNE)
INSTALLMENT 5
(PAID 1st JULY)
INSTALLMENT 7
(PAID 1st SEPT)
INSTALLMENT 8
(PAID 1st OCT)
INSTALLMENT 9
(PAID 1st NOV)
R 2200R 800R 800R 1 500R 800R 800R 1400R 800R 800

Engineering Full-Time (Per Subject Fees)

 4 SUBJECTS3 SUBJECTS2 SUBJECTS1 SUBJECT
Registration
(Part of Fees)
R 500R 500R 500R 500
Admin FeeR 1 300R 1 300R 1 300R 1 300
Monthly InstallmentR 799 X 2 = R 1 598R 799R 533R 300
Exam Fee Per SessionR 200R 150R 100R 50
TOTAL COSTR 3 598R 2 749R 2 400R 2 150

Engineering Part-Time & Distance Learning Fees

 4 SUBJECTS3 SUBJECTS2 SUBJECTS1 SUBJECT
Registration
(Part of Fees)
R 500R 500R 500R 500
Admin FeeR 1 500R 1 450R 1 400R 1 700
2nd PaymentR 1 200R 1 000R 800N/A
TOTAL COSTR 3 200R 2 950R 2 700R 2 200

Engineering Exam-Only Fees

 4 SUBJECTS3 SUBJECTS2 SUBJECTS1 SUBJECT
Registration
(Part of Fees)
R 500R 500R 500R 500
Admin FeeR 1 300R 1 500R 1 300R 800
MonthlyR 700N/AN/AN/A
TOTAL COSTR 2 800R 2 000R 1 800R 1 300
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