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

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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 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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