Certificate Basic Mechanical Engineering

Basic Mechanical Engineering

  • NQF: 4
  • SAQA ID: 21102
  • CREDITS: 120


This programme caters for learners who have an interest in mechanical engineering. The qualification is designed to equip learners with the foundation skills to survive in the complex and technical automotive industry. During the course, learners will develop their knowledge in mathematical, drawing and computer literacy. Whether pursued full-time or part-time this theoretical and practical course will afford learners the knowledge needed within the mechanical field.

Admission Requirements
  • Grade 10

Career Fields

Junior Process Controller
Maintenance Supervisor
Certification and Examination Authority

Upon successful completion of this programme, learners will receive a Certificate: Basic Mechanical Engineering issued by the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO)


One (1) year full-time or two (2) years part-time

Study Materials
  • A prescribed textbook list is available from the Academic Department at the campus
  • Electronic copies of the study guide for this course is available on the student portal
Additional Costs

Students must make provision for additional items such as textbooks, stationery, supplementary examinations, research costs and printing of study guides.


Enquire at the Berea College of Technology campus for a pricelist for the programme you are interested in.

1st Year 1st Semester Subjects
Mathematics, Engineering Science, Engineering Drawing, Mechanotechnology, Communication, Computer Practice
1st Year 2nd Semester Subjects
Mechanical Draughting, Mathematics, Engineering Science, Mechanotechnics, Electro-technology, Machines and Properties of Metals

Formative and summative assessments are an integral part of the programme and are used to ensure that the learner understands the course and is able to successfully complete the qualification.

Student Support Services
  • Job readiness skills
  • CV writing, interview training and workshops
  • Campus Counsellor
  • Work-integrated learning, internships and post-graduate employment
Centre for Student Relations (CSR)

The Centre provides a free online service to students who require additional academic and personal support.

Further Studies

On completion of Certificate: Basic Mechanical Engineering, you may progress to the Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Enquire further at your nearest campus.

For more information on this course and further study options, visit www.bct.ac.za

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