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

Why this course is perfect for you?

Do you have an aptitude for mathematics and science? Are you intrigued by the mechanics of machinery that bring convenience to our lives? If so, manufacture a solid career with the National N Diploma: Engineering Studies: Mechanical Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering is in demand in South Africa and is one of the broadest areas of engineering, attracting students who are proficient in mathematics and physics. Mechanical Engineers are logical thinkers who thrive on intricate challenges and problem-solving.

Mechanical engineers are primarily designers who develop, build and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices from tools to engines and machines. They design and construct equipment for all mechanical applications e.g. mining, vehicle manufacturing, fleet maintenance, etc.

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 full-time/part-time mode. The Structure is as follows:

National N3 Certificate

  • Mathematics N3
  • Engineering Science N3
  • Engineering Drawing N3
  • Mechano Technology N3

National N4 Certificate

  • Mathematics N4
  • Engineering Science N4
  • Mechanical Draughting N4
  • Mechano Technics N4

National N5 Certificate

  • Mathematics N5
  • Mechanical Drawing and Design N5
  • Strength of Materials & Structures N5
  • Mechano Technics N5

National N6 Certificate

  • Mathematics N6
  • Mechanical Drawing and Design N6
  • Strength of Materials & Structures N6
  • Mechano Technics N6

Careers you’d be great at

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Materials Scientist
  • Draughtsman
  • Fabricator
  • Process Controller/Technician

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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