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Find out more about short courses, conferences, self-paced videos and other training at IDC Technologies by going to our international website here (you will leave this website).

Find out more about international online engineering programs from our sister organisation, Engineering Institute of Technology here (you will leave this website). 

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Next Start Date: January 19, 2016
The N4, N5 and N6 National Certificates are designed for people who wish to achieve a National Technical Diploma, but do not want to relocate, or lose a salary for the time period to gain such valuable qualification. The design of the programs allows the student to integrate the theoretical and practical components through Work Integrated Learning. These National Certificates are designed to enhance the careers of Technical Operators, Artisans, Tradesmen/women, Technicians and Technical Middle Management.

There are four streams to choose from: 

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial Instrumentation Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


How to apply?
If you are interested in this program, please complete the enquiry form below and a course advisor will be in touch.

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N4, N5, & N6 Book Titles list

ISBN Title Level
9781920671723 Logic Systems N4 - Hands On! - Schrickker N4
9781919780412 Mathematics N4 - MJJ van Rensburg N4
9781919780375 Industrial Electronics N4 - RBJ van Heerden N4
9781868536696 Mathematics N4 - De Wet, Duffield, Trollope N4
9781868134687 Mechanical Draughting N4 - Moolman, Brink N4
9781775812999 Industrial Electronics N4 - Hands On! - Kraft - Ebook N4
9781775811862 Communications Electronics - Briz - Ebook N4
9781775810810 Communications Electronics N4 - Britz N4
9781775810216 Industrial Electronics N4 - Hands On! - Kraft N4
9781430802839 Engineering Science - MJJ van Rensburg N4
9781430800446 Electrotechnics N4 - S Jowaheer N4
9780796200044 Mechanotechnics N4 2Ed - Joubert N4
9780636037335 Engineering Science N4 N4
1875016295 Mathematics - Olivier N4
095841355X Engineering Science - Olivier N4
0958404518 Digital Electronics - E.Haber N4
  Industrial Instrumentation - Instrument Trade Theory - P Stelzner N4
  Mathematics - Van Eck N4
9781920671945 Industrial Electronics N5 - Hands On! - Kraft N5
9781920671860 Communications Electronics N5 - Britz N5
9781919780849 Mathematics N5 - MJJ van Rensburg N5
9781919780382 Power Machines N5 - WH Spies N5
9781919780283 Electotechnics N5 - LE Ching N5
9781919780207 Mechanotechnics N5 - JT van Eeden N5
9781868534838 Mathematics N5 - De Wet, van Rensberg N5
9781775811893 Industrial Electronics N5 - Hands On! - Kraft - Ebook N5
9781775811886 Communications Electronics N5 - Britz - Ebook N5
9781430803652 Fluid Mechanics N5 (REVISED) - LL Maraschin & R Atkins N5
9780620161886 Industrial Electronics - Van Deventer N5
1875016333 Mathematics N5 Conensed Version - G Olivier, Vermeulen N5
1875016066 Industrial Instrumentation - JS Smith N5
0620057572 Engineering Physics - Olivier N5
  Logic Systems N5
  Mechnical Drawing and Design - Posthumus-Meyes N5
  Strength of Materials and Structures - SF Marals N5
9780796201386 Electrotechnics Book 2 N5&N6 - Meyer N5&6
9781920671884 Digital Electronics N6 - Hands On! - van Klashorst N6
9781920671877 Communications Electronics N6! - Hands On! - Britz N6
9781920671297 Industrial Electronics N6 - Hands On! - Blignault N6
9781920671228 Control Systems N6 - Hands On! Stoltz N6
9781919780856 Mathematics N6 - MJJ van Rensburg N6
9781919780320 Power Machines N6 - WH Spies N6
9781919780313 Mechnotechnics N6 - GAV Schmidlin N6
9781919781091 Fluid Mechanics N6 - LC de Lange N6
9781919780153 Electrotechnics N6 - LE Ching N6
9781868536689 Mathematics N6 - De Weet, van Rensburg N6
9781775812586 Logic Systems N6 - Hands On! - Schneider N6
9781775812036 Industrial Electronics N6 - Hands On! - Blingnault - Ebook N6
9781775812029 Digital Eelctronics N6 - Hands On! - van Klashorst - Ebook N6
9781775811916 Control Systems N6 - Hands On! - Stoltz - Ebook N6
9781775811909 Communications Electronics N6 - Hands On! - Britz - Ebook N6
1958413533 Mathematics N6 - Dr DH Swart N6
1875016341 Engineering Physics - Olivier N6
1875016058 Industrial Instrumentation - JS Smith N6
0620182326 Industrial Electronics N6 - Kraft N6
0620123907 Power Machines N6 - De Bruin, Moller N6
0620087951 Mechanical Drawing and Design - Moller N6
9781920540784 Strength of Materials N6 - Hands On! - Wickens N6

 

1. Is IDC Technologies accredited to run these programs?

Yes, we have been provided accreditation to run the N4-N5 Engineering programs and our reference number for this is QCTO NATED/15/0127

IDC Technologies is provisionally  registered as a  Private Higher Education Institution with the Department of Higher Education & Training) - DHET - Certificate No. 2016/HE07/001.

 

2. Will I receive Credits for the different subjects for these programs to study further?

Some universities do RPL and provide recognition and credits towards a degree – but in general this is not an acceptable entry requirement for Degree studies. However it does provide some credits to some of the modules in the degree programs.

 

3. Is this qualification recognized by ECSA? 

The National Technical Diploma is recognized by ECSA for registration as a Professional Technician.

 

4. Can a T qualification be converted to an N qualification?

The T courses are the previous Technikon courses before they were integrated into the Universities. The T courses cannot be converted to N courses but we can do a RPL Assessment and provide the person with credits for the N courses.

 

5. What NQF Level is applied to the N4-N6

For those who have been waiting for clarification on the N programs, the N qualifications and part qualifications have been registered by SAQA – in terms of section 36© of the NQF ACT, ACT 67 of 2008.

The National N Diploma at NQF Level 6, consisting of N4+N5+N6 (in the same field of study) + either 18 months of 24 months of evaluated work place learning.

The duration of the evaluated workplace learning is determined by the duration of the relevant N programs. In cases where the N programs are one of the trimester duration, twenty four (24) months of practical workplace learning is required where the N programs are of six months duration, the practical workplace experience is eighteen (18) months.

For full details of the qualification and part qualifications please click on the following link to SAQA:

 

NQF Level Technikons & Universities of Technology
6 N6 National Higher Diploma
5 N5
  WIL
4 (S4) [T4] N4 National Diploma
2 (S3) [T3] N3
  (S2) [T2] N2
1 (S1) [T1] N1

 

6. Where to after I have completed my N4-N6?

  • These levels follow on from one another. When choosing a module, you must first have passed the module at the lower level. Before you can be awarded a qualification, you must have completed the required number of credits; and the modules must be completed at the required NQF level.
  • Plan your studies using the information below.

  • The National Diploma leads to the Baccalaureus in Technology (B-Tech) or to a National Higher Diploma (NHD).

New NQF level Vocational Professional General
10   Doctoral degree Doctoral degree
9   Master's degree Master's degree
8 Postgraduate diploma Postgraduate diploma Bachelor's degree Honours degree Bachelor's degree
7 Advanced diploma Bachelor's degree Advanced diploma Bachelor's degree
6 Diploma (240 credits and 360 credits) Diploma  
6 Advanced certificate (12 credits)    
5 Higher certificate (120 credits)    

 

7. What are the pre-requisites?

For N4 – Students need to be in possession of a Senior Certificate with Maths and Science or a N3 Certificate with Maths and Science.

For N5 – Relevant N4 Course

For N6 – Relevant N5 Course

 

8. What National Technical Program Preparation process does IDC have?

We will have three six months sessions where we handle two subjects per week for two sessions of 1 hour 30 minutes. The student completes the formative assessment during the online sessions and assignments are given to the students to complete. We put together a portfolio of evidence which is sent to the examinations center where he/she will write examination. IDC will provide additional online support via tutorials and subject problem solving discussion and support. We will also make a progress report available after three months so that the Sponsor/Student can identify their level of engagement and if they would require additional Support. If successful, the student will enroll for the next two subjects of the relevant Certificate. After completing all the subject’s minimum of four N4, four N5 and four N6 subjects they can put a portfolio together of their work experience signed by the employer and submit to the Department of Education for the Issuing of the relevant National Technical Diploma. It is important to mention that their work experience must be in-line with the subjects passed at N4, N5, and N6 level.

This is the Process that we put in place to prepare and support the students to achieve the National Technical Diploma.

 

9. What books are required?

You need to budget about R1000.00 per N4, N5 and N6 Certificate for books which you are required to obtain over and above the fees charged for the program/s.

 

10. What are the Hardware and Software Requirements?

You need an adequate Internet connection, PC, Speakers and a microphone. The software package will be sent to you prior to the start of the program with instructions.

 

11. What happens if I need to postpone or withdraw from an advanced diploma course?

(i) Withdraw prior to the course start:

On the enrolment forms we state: a “fee equivalent to 1 monthly installment (approximately 6% of the total course fee) will apply for the written cancellations received less than 14 days prior to the commencement date of the course. However substitutes are welcome.” This applies to all payment options.

(ii) Postponement after the course has started:

If a student needs to suspend studies but definitely intends to re-join a future course, then at the time of the postponement the student completes a course withdrawal declaration form. The student can re-join at the point where a subsequent class reaches the last Module in the course that he or she has successfully completed. Are-joining fee of R350.00 will apply to a student to complete the course – in practice this means that the students will need to re-join so that there is time to finish within 3 years of the original start date. Students can only postpone and re-join twice, and after this it is treated as a full withdrawal (please see below).

(iii) Full withdrawal:

If a student decides to withdraw completely from a National Technical Diploma course a R200.00 withdrawal fee may apply.

Students are asked to complete the withdrawal declaration form.

Students who have paid in advance (payment option 1) can apply for a pro-rata refund for the fee paid. The refund will consist of the balance after deductions for:

  1. Modules attended by the student up to the point where the Course Coordinator receives written notice of the students request for withdrawal. The withdrawal declaration form must be received before the first topic is commenced (and even if no assignment is submitted) otherwise the module is deemed to have been attended and the full fee for that module is due. Therefore it is important to submit the form as soon as the decision is made.

  2. The R200.00 withdrawal fee.

  3. The value of any courses reference manuals supplied by the EIT in advance. This will be determined by the Course coordinator.

Students who have chosen to pay monthly installments do not receive a full refund on full withdrawal. Payment of all installments is required up to and including the Module where the student provided the IDC with the completed withdrawal declaration form. As applies to students who pay in advance, the withdrawal declaration form must be received before the first topic is commenced (and even if no assignment is submitted) otherwise the module is deemed to have been attended and the full fee for that module is due. Therefore it is important to submit the form as soon as the decision is made. If paying by instalments, the course reference complimentary manuals are provided in batches and arrears, so there is no need for a deduction for those materials.

 

12. What is e-learning?

Our e-learning program are designed for engineers, technicians an electricians who refer not to be limited by time or distance and need to develop skills and knowledge in a particular subject.

E-learning is a form of distant learning, where some or all of the course components are presented online. In the e-learning environment the presenter of the material and participants are not physically present in the same room. Instead, they can meet in a “virtual” room. In our courses, the material is shared via the internet in a live “webinar”.

Out e-learning courses incorporate a live approach, also referred to as the synchronous or video-conferencing approach. This ensures that the training is interactive, which maintains the motivation and discipline necessary for successful completion. The live sessions are supported with reading and assignment work.

You will be required to “log in” to your webinar classroom at a pre-arranged time together with several other participants from all over the world. The moderator in attendance will be a real instructor/presenter, qualifies and experienced in the particular topic. The presentation (or live webinar) is usually between 60 and 90 minutes, but this can vary depending on the number of questions from students. At any stage the instructor can be signaled if queries on the course material exist. After each presentation there is a question and answer session where you can talk to the instructor, as well as to other participants.

 

13. How does it work?

The course consists of a number of modules (this varies from course to course) over a given time period involving live, interactive webinars. Some modules may involve a practical component or group activity. For each module there is an initial reading assignment along with coursework or problems to be handed in and practical exercises in some cases. You will have access to ongoing support from instructors via e-mail, Moodle or Skype.

 

14. What do live webinars involve?

These are live, interactive sessions over the internet. You will join the instructor and other participants around the country/Africa in an online “virtual classroom” where you are able to watch a presentation, and communicate with the instructor and other students via audio, text messaging or drawing on the whiteboard. Each webinar is between 60 and 90 minutes in duration and will be scheduled at 2 or 3 varying times, so you can select the session which is most convenient.

 

15. What if I cannot join or I miss a live webcast?

Webinars are recorded and available to students upon request, however to receive the certificate of completion a minimum of 70% of live webinars must be attended. The live webinars offer the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants from around the globe, which is an essential part of the learning process.

We do have a few students on the current courses who work on-site and therefore cannot always attend webinars during the scheduled time. For special circumstances such as this we will negotiate the minimum attendance and usually agree that provided they watch the recordings and provide feedback, attend when they can and do all assignments on time, then this may be acceptable. This is negotiated on a case by case basis.

 

16. Can I talk to my instructor throughout the session or is all the communication one-sided?

Communication with the instructor is encouraged via microphone, drawing on the whiteboard or by typing in the chat box.

 

17. What hardware and software do I require?

A participant’s computer is referred to as the “client” machine. The following are recommended configurations. Slightly less powerful machines may still work reasonably well, but faster is better.

Windows Client:

  • Browser based, preferably Google Chrome
  • Pentium III 500MHz processor
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 10MB free disk space
  • Soundcard with headset

Mac Client:

  • Browser based, preferably Google Chrome
  • G3 233 MHz
  • 64 MB RAM (Os9), 128 MB RAM (OS X)
  • 20 MB free disk space
  • Soundcard with headset

SPARC Solaris Client:

  • Browser based, preferably Google Chrome
  • UltraSPARC IIc 300 MHz
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 20 MB free disk space
  • Soundcard with headset

Java Desktop System Client:

  • Browser based, preferably Google Chrome
  • Pentium III 1 GHz processor
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 20 MB free disk space
  • Soundcard with headset

 

18. Do I really need a headset?

Headsets are recommended for sound quality and to avoid feedback through the microphone. Built-in loudspeakers and microphones will work, but are not ideal. Even when microphone problems occur, the presentation can be followed with audio alone. Feedback or questions can be types using the direct messaging tool. We do strongly recommend a microphone for optimum interactivity.

 

19. Who can assist me if I have technical difficulties with the software?

We ask that you install and test the software well before any webinars. Due to company firewalls, you may experience initial problems which we will work through a correct well beforehand. It is recommended that you approach your company’s IT department to assist with a test connection prior to the course start date.

 

20. What level of computer skills do I need to have?

We recommend that you have basic computer skills. The webinar software is very user friendly and easy to use. Most problems are experienced during initial setup of the software (usually due to firewalls) so if you have limited computer knowledge we recommend you have some technical support nearby.

 

21. Are there exams?

There are exams and these are written in line with the Government Exam Calendar. We will have a number of centers around the country that have entered into agreements with where you can write the exams with an invigilator present. A list of these centers will be made available to you prior the exams. 

 

22. How much time do I need to spend on the course every week?

The theoretical component of this qualification will require a time commitment of 6 months of study per course. The theoretical component is complimented with 24 months practical experience in the respective area of study which will lead to the achievement of the National Technical Diploma.

Each N4, N5 and N6, subject requires 30 hours attendance online. There are 4 subjects, thus meaning you require 120 hours attendance online. In addition, you need to plan for 60 hours self-study for each certificate (or 15 hours per subject). This requires you to dedicate at least 7-10 hours per week in total to achieve success.

You will attend 3 tutorial sessions per week online, each of 1.5 hours or in the evening after 6pm. In addition you are required to spend another 3 hours on assignments (mainly problem-solving), labs and self-study.

You will be required to attend at least 70% of these tutorial sessions (from any location as long as you have an internet connection).

 

International students:

Who must apply for a student number?

You must apply for IDC Technologies student number if you have never before registered a formal qualification with us. A formal qualification is a higher certificate, diploma, degree, honors degree, postgraduate certificate, master’s degree or doctoral degree. You do not need to apply for admission to IDC Technologies if you want to register for a short learning program.

 

How do I apply for admission?

Speak to our staff who will provide you with the necessary documentation.

 

What are the admission requirements for IDC Technologies qualifications?

The admission to IDC Technologies is dependent on you meeting the minimum admission requirements for your chosen qualification. Based on that qualification, IDC Technologies may set additional requirements: college-specific and/or qualification-specific requirements.

 

I completed my schooling or undergraduate studies outside South Africa, do I qualify?

(i) Undergraduate applications:

For a list of acceptable school qualifications for admission per country, visit http://he-enrol.ac.za/qualification-country.

(ii) How do I pay the Registration fee?

The online application fee is R100.00. You can pay the fee via SWIFT payment:

Beneficiary: IDC Technologies (Pty) Ltd

Bank: Standard Bank

Account number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Branch code: 018105

SWIFT code: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

 

What Documents do I need to submit when applying for a submission to IDC?

(i) Undergraduate applications:

  • Certified copy of your school qualifications. For a list of acceptable school qualifications per country, visit http://he-enrol.ac.za/qualification-country
  • Certified copy to your tertiary academic quualifications (if applicable)
  • Certified copy to your passport
  • Certified copy of your marriage certificate (if applicable), or divorce decree (if applicable)
  • Original sworn transitions of documents if they re not in English or Afrikaans
  • Course Registration form and Form B supplied with the registration forms.

*Certified copies are acceptable for the admission phase, but documents must be certified at South African embassy or by a public notary.

(ii) How can I contact IDC Technologies?

Please visit the IDC website first for information related to your application. If you require additional information, however, please send your enquiry via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (only add your student number and the name of your course in the subject line). 

NQF Level Technikons & Universities of Technology
6 N6 National Higher Diploma
5 N5
  WIL
4 (S4) [T4] N4 National Diploma
2 (S3) [T3] N3
  (S2) [T2] N2
1 (S1) [T1] N1
 

 

 

  N4 N5 N6
Trimester 1 19 January 19 January 19 January
Trimester 2 09 May 09 May 09 May
Trimester 3 07 September 07 September 07 September

Dates are subject to change

Our e-Learning programs are designed for engineers, technicians and electricians who prefer not to be limited by time or distance and need to develop skills and knowledge in a particular subject.

e-Learning is a form of distance learning, where some or all of the course components are presented online. In the e-Learning environment the presenter of the material and the participants are not physically present in the same room. Instead, they can meet in a ‘virtual’ room.  In our courses, the material is shared via the internet in a live ‘webinar’.

Our e-Learning courses incorporate a live approach, also referred to as the synchronous or video-conferencing approach. This ensures that the training is interactive, which maintains the motivation and discipline necessary for successful completion. The live sessions are supported with reading and assignment work.

You will be required to ‘log in’ to your webinar classroom at a pre-arranged time together with several other participants from all over the world. The moderator in attendance will be a real instructor/presenter, qualified and experienced in the particular topic. The presentation (or live webinar) is usually between 60 and 90 minutes, but this can vary depending on the number of questions from students. At any stage the instructor can be signalled if queries on the course material exist. After each presentation there is a question and answer session where you can talk to the instructor, as well as to other participants.

 

South Africa - Johannesburg:

Telephone:

+ 27 11 024 5520/1/2/3/4/5

Fax:

+ (086) 558 7434

Location:

Waterfall Business Park, Bekker Road Elevation Gardens Elevation Close, Block 2, Ground Floor Vorna Valley, Ext 21, Midrand, 1686, Bekker Road Elevation Gardens

 

Australia - Perth: 

Telephone:

+ 61 8 9321 1702

Fax:

+ 61 8 9321 2891

Location:

1031 Wellington Street, West Perth, WA, 6005, Australia

Become one of the innovators who helps to develop new products and more efficient processed. You'll learn how to draw and design for engineering, how to make the best use of the right materials to make a product, the fundamentals of mechanotechnics, hydraulics and more.

This is an occupational - based program that reflects both present and future workplace needs. It will provide graduates the possibility to be employed within the engineering field with the flexibility to pursue different careers in the broader mechanical engineering field.

This occupational- based program that reflects both present and future workplace needs. It will provide graduates the possibility to be employed within the engineering field with the flexibility to pursue different careers in the broader mechanical engineering field.

Join the next generation of mechanical technicians and embrace an intensive yet enjoyable career by embarking on this comprehensive and practical engineering career pathway. Leading mechanical engineers and academics present the program.

By completing this course you will have the skills and confidence to effectively:

  • Evaluate and apply essential methods to technical operational systems 
  • Analyze and apply acquired knowledge in performing the tasks and solve common problems
  • Gather and analyze relevant information, use data to apply theories and principles within engineering related situations
  • Execute role and responsibilities by being able to summarize, classify, discuss and estimate application processes required through mathematical concepts, technical and schematic diagrams, computer and technology usage in a range of different contexts
  • Communicate with colleagues, clients and members of supervisory/management levels by presenting information reliably and accurately in spoken and written form.

The overall aim of this program is to provide you with core electrical engineering skills so that you can grasp these opportunities to enhance your career and to benefit your employer. In the engineering team the electrical technician may have to act as a supervisors in order to interpret and pass on the instructions received from senior personnel.

How to apply 

For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Sisipho Phakmisa on 011 024 5520.

To apply for a place in the next scheduled start date, please complete the enrolment application form contained in the program brochure

APPLY NOW

Career opportunities 

After completion of the theoretical part of the National Certificate at level 6, the student will be employed as a learner technician for the period determined by the employer - a minimum of 24 months. After completion of the training period, the student may be appointed as a technician.

People working in the mechanical engineering fields require specialised technical skills and knowledge in order to meet the requirements of continually changing environment of the various industries. Students will acquire the technical knowledge and skills that are required in small and medium businesses as well as provide access and mobility into higher-level more specialised occupations. 

People working in the mechanical engineering fields require specialised technical skills and knowledge in order to meet the requirements of continually changing environment of the various industries. Students will acquire the technical knowledge and skills that are required in small and medium businesses as well as provide access and mobility into higher-level more specialised occupations.

Qualifying learners at N6 should be able to find employment as:

  • Plant operations and maintenance personnel
  • Designers
  • Process technicians
  • Mechanical technicians
  • Mechanical equipment sales executive
  • Pump and mechanical equipment operators
  • Contract and asset managers

Comprehensive eBooks and Associated Documentation 

In addition to the course fee, you will need to purchase the textbooks for most subjects in the program. Included with the course fee you will receive four of our up-to-date technical eBooks to add to your library. All together, these reference books contain hundreds of pages of valuable know-how distilled from years of experience in presenting technical training throughout the world.

  • Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering
  • Practice Mechanical Drives (Belts, Chains and Gears) for Engineers and Technicians
  • Practical Pumps and Compressor Control, Operation, Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Practical Fundamentals of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) 

Subjects for each level:

N4 (Any of the 4 subjects below)
1. Mechanical Draughting
Conventional Respresentation of a Single Spur Gear, Spur Gears in a Mesh, Square Threads and Helical Springs
Cam Profiles
Sectional Drawing
Detailed Drawing
Assembly Drawing
2. Machines and Properties of Metal
Safety Precautions and Safety Devices
Electrical Installations in Explosive Atmosphere
Power Transmission
Friction
Brakes
Fluid Drives
Engineering
3. Mechano-Technics
Organization and Lay-Out of Workshops
Calculations: Flat, Vee, and Convey or Belt Drivers
Metal Cutting Machines: Forces Acting on the Cutting Tools
Metal Protection
Precision Mesuring of Machine Parts
Bearings
Gear Drivers
Hydraulic Systems: Elementary Calculations
4. Engineering Science
Kinematics
Angular Motion
Dynamics
Statics
Hydraulics
Stress, Strain and Young's Modulus
Heat
5. Mathematics
Equations, Manipulation, and Word Problems
Determinants
Complex Numbers
Trigonometry
Sketch Graph
N5 (Any of the 4 subjects below)
1. Mechanical Drawing and Design
Ultimate and Working Stress for Various Materials. Factors of Safety.
Single and Double Riveted Lap and Butt Joints. Number, Size and Pitch of Studs or Bolts for Steam Cylinder Covers and Manhole Doors
Cotter and Knuckle Joints
Piston Rods
Friction
Working Pressure for Bearings and Crossheads
Size of Solid and Hollow Shafts to Transmit to Given Power (Pure Torsion)
Keys and Keyways
Couplings
Belts`
Welded Joints
2. Strength of Materials and Structures
Forces
Stress, Straing and Factor of Safety
Simple Framed Structures
Thin Cylinders and Riveted Joints
Shafts
Strain Energy
Loading of Beams
Bending of Beams
Long Columns and Struts
Simple Cases of Temperature Stress
Testing Machines and Placing Concrere for General Purposes
3. Mechano-Technics
Epicycle Gears and Gear Trains
Reduction Gearboxes
Belt Drives and Belt Conveyors
Bucket Elevators and Conveyors
Rope Haulages and Aerial Ropeways
Elevators
Rail and Road Traction Calculation
4. Mathematics
Limits and Continuity
Differentiation
Application of Differentiation
Integration Techniques
Application of the Definite Integral
Differential Equations
5. Power Machines
Heating and Expansion of Gases
Steam Generation
Condensers
Condensers Pumps
Combustion
Reciprocating Air Compressors
Governors
The Gas Turbine
6. Fluid Mechanics
General Introduction
Hydrostatics
Hydrodynamics
N6 (Any of the 4 subjects below)
1. Mechanical Drawing and Design
Design of Selected Axles with Torque and Bending of Pulley/Gear Drives (Solid and Hollow Axles)
Belt Drives
Pulley and Gear Arms
Gears
Combined Gear Drives and Gear Boxes
Cams
Journal Bearings
Brakes
Couplings (Plate, Centrifugal)
Long Columns and Supports
Lubrication (Greasing)
2. Strength of Materials and Structures
Pin Jointed Frames Structures
Thick Cylinders
Combined Bending and Twisting as Applied
Theory of Bending
Strength and Testing of Ropes, Chains and Attachments in Lifting Gear
Sag and Tension in Wire Ropes and Chains Supported from Horizontal Points
Mixing and Placing of Mass and Reinforced Concrete
Details and Construction of Brick, Concrete and Masonry Structures
Types of Foundations and Applications
Organisation, Inspection and Estimates of Quantiles
3. Mechano-Technics
Clutches
Brakes
Line Shafts
Flywheels
Reduction Gearboxes
Rail Traction and Vehicle Dynamics
Balancing
Kinematics
4. Mathematics
Differentiation
Integration Techniques
Partial fractions
Differential Equations
Applications of the Definite Integral
Applications Where Differentiation and Integration Techniques are Combined
5. Power Machines
Thermodynamics
Steam Generation
Nozzles
Steam and Gas Turbines
Internal Combustion Engines
Air Compressors
Refrigeration
6. Fluid Mechanics
General Introduction
Flow in Pipes and the Hydraulic Gradient
Water Flow in Open Canals
Advanced Calculation Concerning the Flow of Water through orifices
Descriptions and Calculations of Pumps
Calculating the Descriptions of Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Description and Calculations Concerning Water Turbines
Description and Calculations Concerning Pelton Wheels

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Learn about the tools and techniques that are used to measure, control and monitor today's industrial facilities.  This stream places emphasis on the use of industrial related techniques and tools such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's), classic and modern control strategies and industry-standard software development tools.

Well trained instrument technicians are in demand due to retirement, restructuring and the rapid growth in new industries and technologies. there is a general shortage of skilled instrumentation engineers and technicians in several parts of the world. Many companies comment on how difficult it is to find experienced instrumentation workers, despite offering attractive salaries.

Join the next generation of instrument technicians and embrace an intensive yet enjoyable career by embarking on this comprehensive and practical engineering career pathway. Leading instrumentation engineers and academics present the program.

The aim of this program is to provide you with core instrumentation engineering skills so that you can grasp these opportunities to enhance your career and to benefit your employer. An instrument technician will be involved with the practical design, installation and maintenance of electronic digital and pneumatic equipment, control systems, maintenance and problem solving. the calibration of measuring instruments and the optimisation of systems can also be required. In the engineering team the technician may have to act as a supervisor in order to interpret and pass on the instructions received from senior personnel.

How to apply

For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Sisipho Phakmisa on 011 024 5520.

To apply for a place in the next scheduled start date, please complete the enrollment application form contained in the program brochure

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Career Opportunities

After completion of the theoretical part of the National Certificate at level 6, the student will be employed as a learner technician for the period determined by the employer - a minimum of 24 months. After completion of the training period, the student be appointed as a technician.

People working in the instrumentation engineering fields require specialised technical skills and knowledge in order to  meet the requirements of continually changing environment of the various industries. Students will acquire the technical knowledge and skills that are required in small and medium businesses as well as provide access and mobility into higher-level more specialised occupations.

Qualifying learners at N6 should be able to find employment in the sectors below:

  • Mining
  • Petrochemical
  • Marine
  • Food & Beverage
  • Chemical Industries
  • Automotive Industry
  • Aeronautical/Aerospace Industry

Other fields that can also be entered are those of sales engineer at an existing supplier of instrumentation equipment or as an entrepreneur, specialising in sales, maintenance, installation or manufacturing.

 

Comprehensive eBooks and Associated Documentation

In addition to the course fee, you will need to purchase textbooks for most subjects in the program. Included with the course fee you will receive four of our up-to-date technical eBooks to add to your library. All together, these reference books contain hundreds of pages of valuable know-how distilled from years of experience in presenting technical training throughout the world.

  • Practical Instrumentation for Automation and Process Control
  • Best Practice in Process, Electrical and Instrumentation Drawings and Documentation
  • Fundamentals of Process Plant Layout and Piping Design
  • Practical Project Management for Engineers and Techncians

 

Subjects for each level:

N4
1. Industrial Electronics
Alternating Current Theory
Direct Current Theory
Semi-Conductors (Diodes)
Power Supplies
Transistor and Amplifier Devices
Operational Amplifiers
Electronic Power Control
Transducer
Testing Equipment
2. Digital Electronics
Number Systems and Codes
Logic Circuits and Systems
Basic Treatment of Interfacing Elements and Applications
3. Industrial Instruments
Pressure and Vacuum Measurements, Including Electrical Methods
Level Measurement
Flow Measurement
Temperature Measurement
Telemetering
Automatic Control
4. Engineering Science
Kinematics
Angular Motion
Dynamics
Statics
Hydraulics
Stress, Straing and Young's Modulus
Heat
5. Mathematics
Equations, Manipulation and Word Problems
Determinants
Complex Numbers
Trigonometry
Sketch Graphs
Limits and Differentiation
Integration
N5 (Any of the 4 subjects below)
1. Industrial Electronics
Alternating Current Theory
Power Supply
Transistor Amplifiers
Operational Amplifiers
Integrated Circuits
Transducers
Electronic Phase Control
Oscillators
2. Digital Electronics
Number Systems and Codes
Logic Circuits and Systems
Interfacing Elements and Applications
3. Industrial Instruments
Flow
Analytical Instruments
Control (Hardware)
Temperature Measurement
Telemetering
Automatic Control
4. Mathematics
Limits and Continuity
Differentiation
Application of Differentiation
Integration Techniques
Application of the Definite Integral
Differential Equations
N6 (Any of the 4 subjects below)
1. Industrial Electronics
Transients
Transducers
Ultrasonic
X-Rays and Radio Activity
Automatic Inspection and Testing
Non-Destructive Testing
Electronic Safety Devices
Thyristor Power Supplies
Electronic Power Control
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
2. Digital Electronics
Number Systems and Codes
Logic Circuits and Systems
Interfacing Elements and Applications
3. Industrial Instruments
Emmision Spectroscopy
Gas Analysers
Calorimetry
Chromatography
Automatic Control
Control Valves
Process Reaction
Instrumentation of Plant
Explosion Hazard and Intrinsic Safety
4. Mathematics
Differentiation
Integration Techniques
Partial fractions
Differential Equations
Applications of the Definite Integral
Applications Where Differentiation and Integration Techniques are Combined

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Be at the leading edge of modern engineering with your knowledge of electronics. You'll learn hot topics such as industrial and digital electronics, industrial instrumentation and communication electronics. Leading electronics engineers and academics present the program.

Join the next generation of electronics technicians and embrace an intensive yet enjoyable career by embarking on this comprehensive and practical engineering career pathway.

Electronics technicians often work in specialist areas, such as biomedical engineering, telecommunications, office equipment or domestic appliance maintenance, industrial instrumentation, advanced manufacturing, aeronautical engineering.

The aim of this program is to provide you with core electrical engineering skills so that you can grasp these opportunities to enhance your career and to benefit your employer

 

How to apply

For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Sisipho Phakmisa on 011 024 5520.

To apply for a place in the next scheduled start date, please complete the enrollment application form contained in the program brochure.

APPLY NOW

 

Career opportunities

After completion of the theoretical part of the National Certificate at level 6, the student will be employed as a learner technician for the period determined by the employer - a minimum of 24 months. After completion of the training period, the student may be appointed as a technician.

People working in the electronics engineering fields require specialised technical skills and knowledge in order to meet the requirements of continually changing environment of the various industrial sectors. Students will acquire the technical knowledge and skills that are required in small and medium businesses as well as provide access and mobility into higher-level more specialised occupations.

Qualifying learning at N6 should be able to find employment in the sectors below:

  • Radio and TV Technician
  • Technician: Office Equipment, Photocopier and Fax machine
  • Telecommunications Technician
  • Instrumentation Technician
  • Domestic Appliance Technician
  • Cellphone Repairs
  • Car Radio installation
  • TV & Aerial Installation

 

Comprehensive eBooks and Associated Documentation

In addition to the course fee, you will need to purchase textbooks for most subjects in the program. Included with the course fee you will receive four of our up-to-date technical eBooks to add to your library. All together, these reference books contain hundreds of pages of valuable know-how distilled from years of experience in presenting technical training throughout the world.

  • Fundamentals of Industrial Electronics
  • Practical Process Control
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Best Practice in Industrial Data Communications

 

Subjects for each level:

N4 (Any of the 4 subjects below)
1. Mathematics
Equations, Manipulation and Word Problems
Determinants
Complex Numbers
Trigonometry
Sketch Graphs
Limits and Differentiation
Integration
Switchgear and Protective Devices
2. Industrial Electronics
Alternating Current Theory
Direct Current Theory
Semi-Conductors (Diodes)
Power Supplies
Transistors and Amplifier Devices
Operational Amplifiers
Eletctronic Power Control
Transducer
Testing Equipment
3. Digital Electronics
Number Systems and Codes
Logic Circuits and Systems
Basic Treatment of Interfacing Elements and Applications
4. Communication Electronics
Network Theorems
Vectors
Frequency Response
Modulation
Demodulation
Communication Systems
Radiowave Propogation
5. Industrial Instruments
Pressure and Vacuum Measurements, Including Electrical Methods
Level Measurement
Flow Measurement
Temperature Measurement
Telemetering
Automatic Control
N5 (Any of the 4 subjects below)
1. Mathematics
Limits and Continuity
Differentiation
Application and Differentiation
Integration Techniques
Application of the Definite Integral
Differential Equations
2. Industrial Electronics
Alternating Current Theory
Direct Current Theory
Semi-Conductors (Diodes)
Power Supplies
Transistors and Amplifier Devices
Operational Amplifier
Electronic Power Control
Transducer
Testing Equipment
3. Communication Electronics
Resonating Circuits
Mutual Inductance
First Order Lag and Lead Coupling Circuit Response
Basics of 4 Terminal Passive Transmission Paths
Basics of Radio Communication:
A. Radiation of RF by means of an Antenna
B. Modulation
C. Demodulation
D. Block Diagrams
N6 (Any of the 4 subjects below)
1. Mathematics
Differentiation
Integration Techniques
Partial Fractions
Differential Equations
Applications of the Definite Integral
Applications where Differentiation and Integration Techniques are Combined
2. Industrial Electronics
Transients
Transducers
Ultrasonic
X-rays and Radio Activity
Automatic Inspection and Testing
Non-Destructive Testing
Electronic Safety Devices
Thyristor Power Supplies
Electronic Power Control
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
3. Digital Electronics
Number Systems and Codes
Logic Circuits and Systems
Interfacing Elements and Applications
4. Communication Electronics
Alternators and Filtera
Transmission Lines
Antennas
Noise
Modulation and Demodulation
5. Industrial Instrument
Emission Spectroscopy
Gas Analysers
Galorimetry
Chromatography
Automatic Control
Control Values
Process Reaction
Instrumentation of a Plant
Explosion Hazard and Intrinsic Safety
6. Control Systems
A. General Theory on Control Systems
Block Diagram Algebra
Transient Response
Bode Diagrams
Practical Control Systems
Root-Locus Diagrams
B. Practical Control Systems
Transducers
Electronic Systems
Electrical Machines and Systems
Hydraulic Systems
Pneumatic Systems
Test and Testing Equipment

 

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You'll be in demand when you learn the fundamentals of electrical components, equipment and systems used in industry and commerce, These are key sections of this popular program.

Join the next generation of electrical technicians and embrace an intensive yet enjoyable career by embarking on this comprehensive and practical engineering career pathway. Leading electrical engineers and academics present the program.

There is a general shortage of electrical engineers and technicians in many parts of the world due to retirement, restructuring and the rapid growth in new industries and technologies. many companies comment on how difficult it is to find experienced electrical workers, despite offering attractive salaries.

The aim of this program is to provide you with core electrical engineering skills so that you can grasp these opportunities to enhance your career and to benefit you employer. In the engineering team the electrical technician may have to act as a supervisor in order to interpret and pass on the instructions received from senior personnel. 

How to apply

For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Sisipho Phakmisa on 0110245520.

To apply for a place in the next scheduled start date, please complete the enrollment application form contained in the program brochure.

APPLY NOW

 

Career opportunities

After completion of the theoretical part of the National Certificate at level 6, the student will be employed as a learner technician for the period determined by the employer - a minimum of 24 months. After completion of the training period, the student may be appointed as a technician.

People working in the electrical engineering fields require specialized technical skills and knowledge in order to meet the requirements of continually changing environment of the various industries. Students will acquire the technical knowledge and skills that are required in small and medium businesses as well as provide access and mobility into higher-level more specialized occupations.

Qualifying learners at N6 should be able to find employment in the sectors below:

  • Energy (Eskon, Mines)
  • Transport (PRASA)
  • Telecommunications (Telkom)
  • Municipalities
  • Chemical Industries
  • Motor Manufacturing/Automotive Industry
  • Aeronautical/Aerospace Industry 

 

Comprehensive eBooks and Associated Documentation

In addition to the course fee, you will need to purchase textbooks for most subjects in the program. Included with the course fee you will receive four of our up-to-date technical eBooks to add to your library. All together, these reference books contain hundreds of pages of valuable know-how distilled from years of experience in presenting technical training throughout the world.

  • Practical Power System Protection for Engineers and Technicians
  • Practical Troubleshooting of Electrical Equipment and control Circuits
  • Electrical Maintenance for Engineers and Technicians
  • Electrical Drawings and Schematics.

 

 

Subjects for each level:

N4
1. Electrical-Technics
Principles of Electricity
DC Machines
AC Circuit Theory
Transformers
AC Machines
Generation and Supply of AC Power
Measuring Instruments
Switchgear and Protective Devices
Solid State Control
Rectification
Installation, Care, Operation, Maintenance
Supervision and inspection of the above equipment.
2. Industrial Electronics
Alternating Current Theory
Direct Current Theory
Semi-Conductors (Diodes)
Power Supplies
Transistors and Amplifier Devices
Operational Amplifiers
Electronic Power Control
Transducer
Testing Equipment
3. Engineering Science
Kinematics
Angular Motion
Dynamics
Statics
Hydraulics
Stress, Strain and Young Modulus
Heat
4. Mathematics
Equations, Manipulation and Word Problems
Determinants
Complex Numbers
Trigonometry
Sketch Graphs
Limits and Differentiation
Integration
N5 (Any of the 4 subjects below)
1. Electro-Technics
DC Machines
AC Circuit Theory
Transformers
AC machines
Generation and Supply of AC Power
Measuring
Switchgear and Protective Devices
Static Control
Installation, Care, Operation, Maintenance, Supervision and Inspection of Transformers and Protective Devices
2. Industrial Electronics
Alternating Current Theory
Power Supply
Transistor Amplifiers
Operational Amplifiers
Integrated Circuits
Transducers
Electronic Phase Control
Test Equipment
Oscillators
3. Engineering Physics
General Properties of Matter
Heat
Light I
Light II; Wave Theory, Interference, Wave Length
Magnetism
Electricity
Sound
4. Mathematics
Limits and Continuity
Differentiation
Application of Differentiation
Integration Techniques
Application of the Definite Integral
Differential Equations
5. Power Machines
Heating and Expansion of Gases
Steam Generation
Condensers
Condensers Pumps
Combustion
Reciprocating Air Compressors
Governors
The Gas Turbine
N6 (Any of the 4 subjects below)
1. Electro-Technics
DC Machines
AC Circuit Theory
Transformers
AC machines
Generation and Supply of AC
Measuring Instruments
Switchgear & Protective Devices
Static Control
Special Characteristics of Arc-Furnace Transformers, Switchgear and Control Systems, Electrical and Hydraulics
2. Industrial Electronics
Transients
Transducers
Ultrasonic
X-rays and Radio Activity
Automatic Inspection and Testing
Non-Destructive Testing
Electronic Safety Devices
Thyristor Power Supplies
Electronic Power Control
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
3. Engineering Physics
Thermodynamics
Sound
Electricity
Radioactivity
4. Mathematics
Differentiation
Integration Techniques
Partial fractions
Differential Equations
Applications of the Definite Integral
Applications Where Differentiation and Integration Techniques are Combined
5. Control Systems
A. General Theory on Control Systems
Block Diagram Algebra
Transient Response
Bode Diagrams
Practical Control Systems
Root-Locus Diagrams
B. Practical Control Systems
Transducers
Electronic Systems
Electrical Machines and Systems
Hydraulic Systems
Pneumatic Systems
Test and Testing Equipment
6. Power Machines
Thermodynamics
Steam Generation
Nozzles
Stream and Gas Turbines
Internal Combustion Engines
Air Compressors
Refrigeration

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“Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”

– Malcolm S. Forbes

Chapter contents

17.1    Introduction

17.2    New Technologies and Their Impact

17.3    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

17.4    What Works Now for Online Learning

17.5    Risky Predictions

17.6    Conclusion

17.1 Introduction

In this chapter...

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Applications

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.”

– Will Durant

CHAPTER CONTENTS

16.1    Introduction

16.2    Electrical, Electronics and Industrial Automation Engineering

16.3    Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

16.4    Chemical and Process Engineering

16.5    Information Technology (IT) and Computer...

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Marketing of Online Learning

“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”

– Oscar Wilde

Chapter contents

15.1    Introduction

15.2    A Horrible Home Truth

15.3    Timing and Duration

15.4    Techniques to Improve Response Rates

15.5    Design of...

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Management of Online Learning

“Education seems to be in America the only commodity of which the customer tries to get as little he can for his money.”

– Max Forman

Chapter contents

14.1    Introduction

14.2    Planning and Design of Online Courses

14.3    Instructor Guidelines

14.4    Tutors and Tutorials

14.5    Suggestions for...

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Assessment and Evaluation of Students and Online Learning Programs

“Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly.”

– Arnold Edinborough

Chapter contents

13.1    Introduction

13.2    Online Quizzes and Assignments

13.3    Dealing with Dishonest Conduct

13.4    Proctoring...

Virtual Teams and Collaborative Learning

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”

– Andy McIntyre and Derek Bok

Chapter contents

12.1    Introduction

12.2    Definition of a Virtual Team, Community of Practice and Collaborative Learning

12.3    Advantages and Disadvantages of Working in Teams

12.4    The Optimal Team

...

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Remote Laboratory Approaches

“Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.”

– William B. Yeats

Chapter contents

11.1    Introduction

11.2    Typical System Architectures

11.3    Remote Access Technologies

11.4    User Observations

11.5    Converting from Traditional Labs

11.6    General...

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Remote Laboratory Applications

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune .”

– Jim Rohn

Chapter contents

10.1    Introduction

10.2    Overview of Remote Labs

10.3    Remote Lab Consortia

10.4    Electrical, Electronics and Industrial Automation Engineering

10.5    Mechanical and Manufacturing...

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Virtual Laboratories

“Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.”

– Mark Twain

Chapter contents

9.1    Introduction

9.2    Authentic Learning and the Degree of Realism in Simulations

9.3    Virtual Lab Applications

9.4    Variations of Standard Virtual Labs

9.5    Key Elements of Successful Virtual...

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Review of Traditional and Online Laboratories

“I hear…I forget; I see…I remember; I do…I understand” (Confucius -c.500 BC)

Chapter contents

8.1    Introduction

8.2    Background

8.3    Traditional Labs

8.4    Introduction to Virtual and Remote Labs

8.5    Virtual Labs

8.6    Remote Labs

...

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Mobile Learning

“It is a thous and times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”

– Robert G. Ingersoll

Chapter contents

7.1    Introduction

7.2    Typical Behavior of Users

7.3    Ways of Using Mobile Devices

7.4    Challenges with Mobile Devices

7.5    Design of Mobile...

Good Practice in Web Conferencing

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

Chapter contents

6.1    Introduction

6.2    Preliminary Considerations

6.3    Before the Actual Session Commences

6.4    During the Session

6.5    After it is All Over

...

Synchronous Online Fundamentals

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”

–  Sydney J. Harris

Chapter contents

5.1    Introduction

5.2    Background

5.3    Terminology

5.4    Essential Requirements

5.5    Main Providers

5.6    Design Considerations

...

Key Elements of Asynchronous Online Learning

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

– Albert Einstein

Chapter contents

4.1    Introduction

4.2    Conducting a Typical Asynchronous Course

4.3    Learning Management Systems (LMS)

4.4    Discussion Boards or Forums

4.5    Authoring...

Putting Online Learning Under the Microscope

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. “

– Aristotle

Chapter contents

3.1  Introduction

3.2  Historical Review of Online and Blended Learning

3.3  The Three Main Types of Online Learning

3.4  Online vs. Classroom

3.5  The Concept of Presence

3.6  Interactivity

3.7  The Challenges...

Creating Useful Education and Training

“In times of change, the learner shall inherit the earth while the learned will be equipped for a world that no longer exists.”

– James Thurber

Chapter contents

2.1    Introduction

2.2    Training vs. Education and Knowledge

2.3    The Knowledge Society

2.4    The target market for online learning

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Introduction

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

– Mark Twain

Chapter Contents

1.2    The Foundations of Growth of the Online Model

1.3    Distance and Online Learning Terminology

1.4    Change is in the Air

1.5    Massive Growth in Online Education

1.6    Corporate Training Trends

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If you’re looking to build outstanding online training and educational programs in the fields of engineering and science, then this book is for you.

The internet, still young though it may be, holds near limitless possibilities for online learning throughout all disciplines, especially engineering and science. You may ask, then, why another book on online learning is necessary. Though our reasons for writing this book are myriad, the central point is that few texts have examined the...

A sincere thanks to our many students, in over 120 countries around the world, who have believed in us and supported us in our engineering training and education endeavors. You have helped us build IDC Technologies and the Engineering Institute of Technology into the vibrant education and training businesses they are today. The learning has been reciprocal–thank you. A debt of gratitude, too, to an old friend, Jim Taylor, who worked with me on a number of our earlier training ventures in the...

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Boredom can be a real danger, however, we use an interactive approach to our e-Learning – with live sessions instead of recordings.  The webinar software allows everyone to interact and involves participants in group work; including hands-on exercises with simulation software and remote laboratories where possible.  You can communicate with text messages, or live VoIP speech, or can even draw on the whiteboard during the sessions.

 

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