Diploma Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

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Curious about power-producing machines and how an idea moves from paper to mechanical systems, then this course could be for you. Being a mechanical engineer involves using the principles of motion, energy and force. As a mechanical engineer, your work involves researching, designing, developing and testing mechanical and current devices including tools, engines, and machines. This programme will sharpen your mathematical, communication and computer skills.

Admission Requirements
  • Grade 12, or
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL

Career Fields

Automotive Technician
Maintenance Foreman
Mechanical Engineer
Certification and Examination Authority

Upon successful completion of this programme, learners will receive a Berea College of Technology Diploma: Mechanical Engineering. All examinations are set and administered by Berea College of Technology.


Two (2) years full-time or three (3) 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

There are additional costs such as a drawing board, materials for model making and drawing instruments. Enquire at the campus for more details.


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
2nd Year 1st Semester Subjects
Power Machines, Strength of Materials and Structures, Mechanical Drawing & Design, Mathematics, Production and Quality Control Electro-technology
2nd Year 1st Semester Subjects
Power Machines, Strength of Materials and Structures, Mechanical Drawing & Design, Mathematics, Introduction to Supervisory Management Electro-technology

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 Diploma: Mechanical Engineering, you may progress to a Higher 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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