Engineering (Mechanical) N Diploma

Full Time

Our Mechanical Engineering programme covers the design and development of machinery, ranging from simple mechanisms to more complex machines. You will also learn about the processes involved in operating and maintaining them.

Mechanical Engineers use an understanding of core concepts such as kinetics and thermodynamics (the application of heat and mechanical power) to create a wide variety of machines and analyse mechanical processes to suit and sustain the manufacturing and operating goals of an organisation.

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Entrance Requirements

Grade 12 National Senior Certificate (NSC) or an appropriate National Certificate (N3) or equivalent

Career Opportunities

This programme will prepare you for many career opportunities in the field of mechanical engineering such as:

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Process Controller
  • Design Engineer
  • Process Technician
  • Materials Scientist
  • Fabricator
Course Outline

National Certificate N4

  • Mechanotechnics N4
  • Mathematics N4
  • Supervisory Management N4
  • Engineering Science N4

National Certificate N5

  • Mechanotechnics N5
  • Mathematics N5
  • Power Machines N5
  • Strength of Materials and Structures N5

National Certificate N6

  • Mechanotechnics N6
  • Mathematics N6
  • Power Machines N6
  • Strength of Materials and Structures N6
Accreditation and Certification

Students write national examinations which are set and administered by the DHET. Successful students achieve the following certification which is conferred and issued by the DHET:

  • National Certificate: N4 Engineering Studies (SAQA ID: 66881)
  • National Certificate: N5 Engineering Studies (SAQA ID: 66960)
  • National Certificate: N6 Engineering Studies (SAQA ID: 67005)

Once you have successfully achieved all three N4-N6 certificates and have worked for 2 years (minimum of 2 670 hours) in an engineering environment, your logbook will be submitted to the DHET.

Once you receive DHET approval, you will qualify to receive the highly respected National N Diploma: Engineering Studies (SAQA ID: 67043).

Course Factsheet