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.

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.

Mechanical Engineering is a field of innovation and convenience. Mechanical engineers develop new equipment and products used by companies and people to increase production, improve work processes and quality of life. Essentially, it is the responsibility of a mechanical engineer to take an idea and turn it into a product that can be sold in the marketplace.

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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