- NQF Level 4
- Full Time
- 2 years
Are you a natural innovator, with a curious mind and a love for design and construction?
Mechanical Engineering is in-demand in South Africa and is one the broadest areas of
engineering, attracting students who are mathematics and physics addicts. Mechanical
Engineers are logical thinkers who thrive on intricate challenges and problem-solving.
Mechanical engineers are designers primarily and develop, build and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices from tools to engines and machines. They also design and construct equipment for industries from air-conditioning, refrigeration and elevators and escalators.
How this Course will help you in your career
With this course you will become a skilled Mechanical Engineer and can then register at any University of Technology after obtaining 50% and above in each subject.
If you completed the N2 certificate in Motor, Welding or Fitter and Turner you can progress to the N3 qualification. If not, you will require a National Senior Certificate with English, Maths, Physical Science/Mechanical Tec/Civil or any other technical related subject to join this programme.
You will require an N3 qualification and a National Senior Certificate with 40% in Maths and
Electronic textbooks are free at Berea Technical College. Printed textbooks are available at a small fee. Simply enquire on registration for more details.
This is a two year classroom-based course. You will also require 24-months of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) to complete the qualification.
Full-time weekday classes and 24-month of WIL
All examinations are administered by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).
Scarce Skills List
This course is part of the National Government scare skills list, so it is an in-demand course, with great potential for employment.
Once you have completed N1-N2, or N3-N4 qualification, you may enter the job market as an entry level mechanical engineer, and can then articulate to the N5-N6 at any University of Technology to progress to the next level of your career.
Mechanical Engineers are in high demand and are dominating in the following industries!
- Consumer Goods
Our Saturday classes, run by qualified lecturers will assist you with extra support throughout your course.
Student Support Services (add the 100% Graduate Employment Programme icon)
Our Student Support Services Department offers a variety of services to assist you on your journey to employment. Read more on our Graduate Employment Programme (GEP).
Berea Group of Colleges Student/Academic Advisory Centre
Our Student Advisory Centre consists of a team of online professional advisers who will provide additional academic support if you struggling, and will also help you adjust to college life; cope with the new environment and study pace and make your academic journey a successful and enjoyable experience.
On successful completion, you will receive a National N Diploma in Civil Engineering, and can progress to any university of technology.
Work Integrated Learning, Internships and Employment
In 2017, Berea Technical College launched the 100% Graduate Employment Programme (GEP) as a CSI initiative to help address the high percentage of unemployed youth in the country. The programme aims to assist our students to secure the necessary Work Integrated Learning (WIL) hours and internship in order to receive their qualification and enter the job market.
Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers research, design, develop, build and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.
The mechanical engineers are routinely responsible for the integration of sensors, controllers and machinery.
A mechanical engineer is employed in the following industries:
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS,DURATION AND NOTES
All examinations are administered by the Department of Higher Education and Training.
National Senior Certificate with English, Maths, Physical Science/Mechanical Tech/Civil or any other technical related subject or N2 Certificate.
National Senior Certificate with 40% Maths, Physical Science/ N3 Certificate.
Successful completion will allow learners to articulate to most UOTs with a proviso that they obtain at least 50% in each subject.
The minimum duration to satisfy the requirements of the National ‘N’ Diploma is two years of theory and 24 months of work integrated learning (WIL).