Mechanical 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.

WHERE TO STUDY THIS COURSE
Ellis Park Campus

PERSONALITY TRAITS
• Good hand-eye co-ordination
• Reasonable physical strength
• Mathematical ability
• Self-discipline
• Logical thinking and accuracy
• The ability to design and see relations three-dimensionally is a recommendation
• A technically-minded person

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

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
After successfully completing the N6 course and a 24-month inservice 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.

CURRICULUM

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

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