The Mechanical Engineering programme comprises the design and development of machinery, ranging from simple mechanisms to more complex machines as well as the processes involved in operating and maintaining them. Mechanical Engineers use an understanding of core concepts such as kinetics and thermodynamics (application of heat and mechanical power) to create a wide variety of machines and analyse mechanical processes to suit and sustain manufacturing and operating goals of an organisation.
The programme duration is 2 years on a full-time basis, or 4 years on a part-time basis.
With this qualification, successful learners could pursue a career as a: Mechanical Engineer, Design Engineer, Materials Scientist, Draughtsman, Fabricator or Process Controller/Technician
Upon successful completion of this programme, learners will receive a: National Certificate at each Level N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6; National N Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (on completion of N4-N6 and 24 months in-service training)
Entry to N1: A Grade 9 Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Science; Entry to N2: National Certificate N1 in Engineering Studies; or Grade 10 with a pass in Mathematics and Science; Entry to N3: National Certificate N2 in Engineering Studies; or Grade 11/Senior Certificate/NSC with a pass in Mathematics and Science.