# Colleges and Universities Offering National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in South Africa

**Course Name:**National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering(Mechanical Engineering)**Major Subject:**Mechanical Engineering**Course Category:**Diploma Courses

## Institutions Offering National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

- UMfolozi TVET College, KwaZulu - Natal
**Minimum entry requirements:**

1. N1

-Will be evaluated at the college but Maths and Science is compulsory

2. N2

-Will be evaluated at the college but Maths and Science is compulsory

3. N3

-Will be evaluated at the college but Maths and Science is compulsory

4. N4

-Students who have students who have completed N3

5. N5

-N4 Mechanical Engineering

6. N6

-N5 Mechanical Engineering**Subjects:**

1. N1

-Fitting and Machining OR

-Motor Trade Theory

-Mathematics

-Engineering Science OR Engineering Drawing OR industrial Electronics

2. N2

-Fitting and Machining OR

-Diesel Trade Theory

-Mathematics

-Engineering Science OR Engineering Drawing OR industrial Electronics

3. N3

-Mechanotechnology OR Mathematics

-Diesel Trade Theory

-Engineering Science OR industrial Electronics OR Engineering Drawing

4. N4

-Mathematics

-Mechanotechnics

-Engineering Science

-Mechanical Draughting or

-Supervisory Management

5. N5

-Strength of Materials & Structures

-Strength of Materials & Structures

-Mechanotechnics.

-Mathematics.OR Engineering Physics OR Power Machines OR Fluid Mechanics OR Supervisory Management

6. N6

-Mathematics

-Strength of Materials and Structures

-Mechanotechnics

-Fluid Mechanics

OR Power Machines

OR Engineering Physics

OR Control Systems

OR Supervisory Management

OR Mathematics

OR Strength of Material and Structures - Umgungundlovu TVET College, Pietermaritzburg
**Duration:**3 years**Minimum entry requirement:**

N1 – Grade 12 Maths & Physical Science**Course Outline:**

1. Mechanical (Motor/Diesel)

a) N1

• Mathematics N1

• Engineering Science N1

• Motor/Diesel Trade Theory N1

• Engineering Drawing N1

b) N2

• Mathematics N2

• Engineering Science N2

• Motor/Diesel Trade Theory N2

• Engineering Drawing N2

c) N3

• Mathematics N3

• Engineering Science N3

• Mechanotechnology N3

• Engineering Drawing N3

2. Mechanical (Fitting)

a) N1

• Mathematics N1

• Engineering Science N1

• Fitting and Machining Theory N1

• Engineering Drawing N1

b) N2

• Mathematics N2

• Engineering Science N2

• Fitting and Machining Theory N2

• Engineering Drawing N2

c) N3

• Mathematics N3

• Engineering Science N3

• Mechanotechnology N3

• Engineering Drawing N3

3. Mechanical

a) N4

• Mathematics N4

• Engineering Science N4

• Mechanical Drafting N4

• Mechanotechnics N4

b) N5

• Mathematics N5

• Strength of Materials & Structure N5

• Power Machines N5

• Mechanotechnics N5

c) N6

• Mathematics N6

• Strength Of Materials & Structure N6

• Power Machines N6

• Mechanotechnics N6 - Gauteng College of Engineering And Technology, Johannesburg
**Duration:**

-6 Months for N1 & N2 (Semester)

-3 Months for N3-N6 (Trimester)**Minimum entry requirement:**

•For N1-N3, Grade 10 (with Mathematics & Physical science)

•For N4-N6, Grade 12 Certificate (with Mathematics & Physical science)

•N3 (with Engineering mathematics & Engineering science)**Course Overview:**

1. N1

•Fitting and Machining Theory

•Engineering Drawing

•Engineering Science

•Mathematics

OR

•Motor Trade Theory

2. N2

Fitting and Machining Theory

•Engineering Drawing

•Engineering Science

•Mathematics

OR

•Motor Trade Theory

3. N3

•Mechanotechnology

•Engineering Drawing

•Engineering Science

•Mathematics

4. N4

•Engineering Mathematics

•Engineering Science

•Mechanical Draughting

•Mechanotechnics

5. N5

•Engineering Mathematics

•Mechanotechnics

•Power Machines

•Engineering Physics

6. N6

•Engineering Mathematics

•Mechanotechnics

•Power Machines

•Engineering Physics - Mbowa College, Johannesburg

1. N4**Duration:**3 months**Minimum entry requirement:**

-Grade 12 certificate (with Mathematics & Physical Science), national N3 or an equivalent qualification.**Course Overview:**

-Engineering Mathematics

-Engineering Science

-MechanoDraughting

-Mechanotechnics

2. N5**Duration:**3 months**Minimum entry requirement:**

-N4 or an equivalent qualification.**Course Overview:**

-Engineering Mathematics

-Mechanotechnics

-Power Machines

-Engineering Physics

3. N6**Duration:**3 months**Minimum entry requirement:**

-N5 or an equivalent qualification.**Course Overview:**

-Engineering Mathematics

-Mechanotechnics

-Power Machines

-Engineering Physics - CTU Training Solutions, Johannesburg

This course covers levels N1-N6

Requirements:

N1:

-Grade 9 (Pure Mathematics/Mathematics Literacy & Physical Science) for N1Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

N2:

-Grade 10 (Pure Mathematics/Mathematics Literacy & Physical Science) for N2Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

N3:

-Grade 11 (Pure Mathematics/Mathematics Literacy & Physical Science) for N3Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

N4 and N5:

-Grade 12 (Pure Mathematics/Mathematics Literacy and Physical Science); National Senior Certificate (NSC); Level 4 NCV; Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL); N3 Certificate in Mechanical Engineering.

N6:

-National Certificate: N5 Mechanical Engineering (SAQA ID 66956, NQF Level 5)

Mode of study:Full time and Part time - Berea Technical College, Durban
**Duration:**Two years of theory and 24 months of work integrated learning (WIL).**Minimum entry requirement:**

1. N3

-National Senior Certificate with English, Maths, Physical Science/Mechanical Tech/Civil or any other technical related subject or N2 Certificate.

2. N4

-National Senior Certificate with 40% Maths, Physical Science/ N3 Certificate.**Course Overview:**

1. N3

-Mathematics

-Engineering Science

-Mechano-technology

-Engineering Drawing

2. N4

-Mathematics

-Engineering Science

-Mechano-technics

-Mechanical Draughting

3. N5

-Mathematics

-Mechanical Design

-Mechano-technics

-Power Machines

4. N6

-Mathematics

-Mechanical Design

-Mechano-technics

-Power Machines - Gauteng City College, Johannesburg
**Duration:**24 months**Course Overview:**

1. N1-N2:

-Engineering Mathematics,

-Engineering Science,

-Engineering Drawing.

-Electives: Fitting and Machining Theory, Motor Bodywork Theory, Platers’ Theory, Welders’ Theory, Rigging, Fitting and Machining Theory.

2. N3:

-Engineering Mathematics,

-Engineering Science,

-Engineering Drawing,

-Mechano-technology.

3. N4:

-Mathematics,

-Engineering Science,

-Mechano-technics,

-Engineering Draughting.

4. N5 + N6:

-Mathematics,

-Mechano-technics,

-Power Machines,

-Strength of Materials and Structures.

-Electives: Machine Design and Drawing, Fluid Mechanics. - Howard FET College, Durban
**Duration:**18 Months Theory & 18 Practicals**Tuition fees:**R 8,544.00 per semester**Minimum entry requirements:**

-Grade 12/NSC or N3 Certificate, a minimum E symbol for English Second Language

-HG or a minimum D symbol for English Second Language SG is required.**Course Outline:**

1. N4

-Mathematics N4

-Engineering Science N4

-Electrotechnics N4

-Mechanotechnics N4

2. N5

-Mathematics N5

-Power Machines N5

-Mechanotechnics N5

-Strength of Materials & Structures N5

3. N6

-Mathematics N6

-Power Machines N6

-Mechanotechnics N6

-Strength of Materials & Structures N6 - Tshwane South TVET College, Pretoria

1. Fitting and Machining N1 - N3**Minimum entry requirement:**

-N2: Applicable N1 Certificate with four subjects

-N3: Applicable N2 Certificate with four subjects

2. Fitting and Machining N4 - N6**Minimum entry requirement:**

-N4: Applicable National N3 Certificate with four subjects or a Senior Certificate in an applicable technical discipline

-N5: Applicable Certificate with four subjects

-N6: Applicable N5 Certificate with four subjects

3. N1 -N3 Fitting & Turning**Minimum entry requirement:**

-N2: Applicable N1 Certificate with four subjects

-N3: Applicable N2 Certificate with four subjects - ICESA College, Durban
**Duration:**2 Years + 18 months in-service Training.**Minimum entry requirements:**

• N2: Engineering Studies or Grade 11 or Senior Certificate or NSC with Maths.**Course Outline:**

-Mathematics N3

-Engineering Science N3

-Industrial Orientation N3

-Mechnotechnology N3

-Mathematics N4

-Engineering Science N4

-Electrotechnics N4

-Mechano Technics N4

-Mathematics N5

-Power Machines N5

-Mechano Technics N5

-Strength of Materials and Structures N5

-Mathematics N6

-Power Machines N6

-Strength of Materials and Structures N6

-Mechano Technics N6 - Elangeni TVET College, KwaZulu - Natal
**Duration:**3 Months per level and 24 months of practical in-service training**Minimum entry requirement:**

• Relevant National Certificate N3 Electrical or Senior Certificate or Grade 12 with Maths, Science and two technical subjects**Subjects:**

1. N4

-Mathematics

-Mechanotechnics

-Engineering Science

-Supervisory Management

2. N5

-Mathematics

-Mechanotechnics

-Strengths of Materials & Structures

-Supervisory Management

3. N6

-Mathematics

-Mechanotechnics

-Strengths of Materials & Structures

-Supervisory Management - Academic Institute of Excellence, Johannesburg
**Duration:**3 months Per N-Level**Minimum entry requirement:**

-N1 Entry Requirement: Grade 10 (Std 8) Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science OR no formal qualification for everyone 23 years or older.

-N3 Entry Requirement: Grade 11 (Std 9) Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science or N2.

-N4 Entry Requirement: Matric/Grade 12 (with full mathematics and science 40%+ Passrate), or N3 Pass (with mathematics and science)**Tuition fees:**

1. Cost Per N-Level: R 13,100.00

2. Cost for Optional Practical Module: R 3,500.00 - Hillcross Business College, Johannesburg
**Duration:**3 years**Minimum entry requirements:**

-Grade 12 – Matric,

-A senior certificate or

-National Certificate (N3) or a relevant Nated equivalent qualification**Program Modules:**

1. N4

-Mathematics N4

-Engineering Science N4

-Mechanical Draughting N4

-Mechanotechnics N4

2. N5

-Mathematics N5

-Engineering Physics N5

-Mechanical Draughting & Design N5

-Mechanotechnics N5

3. N6

-Mathematics N6

-Engineering Physics N6

-Mechanical Draughting & Design N6

-Mechanotechnics N6 - Buffalo City Public TVET College, East London
**Duration:**3 years**Minimum entry requirement:**

-A N6 Certificate in either Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering with a minimum of twelve(12) advanced instructional offerings with at least a pass in three (3) instructional offerings in each of the grades N4, N5 and N6.

-Documentary proof of at least two years applicable experience in business and industry. This should facilitate the practical implementation of any two (2) of the N6 subjects relevant to the candidate’s vocational training. - Churchil Technical College, Pretoria
**Course Content:**

1. N2:

-Mathematics,

-Engineering Science,

-Fitting and Machining,

-Engineering Drawing

2. N3:

-Mathematics,

-Engineering Science,

-Mechanotechnology,

-Engineering Drawing.

3. N4:

-Mathematics,

-Engineering Science,

-Mechanical Draughting,

-Mechanotechnics.

4. N5 - N6:

Mathematics,

Engineering Physics,

Mechanical Drawing and Design,

Mechanotechnics - Central Technical College, Cape Town

1. N3-N6**Duration:**2 years**Minimum entry requirement:**

-N2: Engineering Studies, or a Grade 11, or a Senior Certificate, or NSC with Mathematics.**Tuition fees:**R 1,275.00 p/m

2. N4-N6**Duration:**2 years**Minimum entry requirement:**

-Senior Certificate, or NSC with a minimum of a Higher Certificate admission and a pass mark of 55% in Mathematics.**Tuition fees:**R 1,159.00 p/m - Johannesburg Institute of Engineering and Technology, Johannesburg

N4–N6**Duration:**3 trimesters**Minimum entry requirement:**

-Grade 12 (with Mathematics & Physical Science)

-N3 (with Engineering Mathematics & Engineering Science)**Course Overview:**

1. N4

· Engineering Mathematics

· Engineering Science

· MechanoDraughting

· Mechanotechnics

2. N5 & N6

· Engineering Mathematics

· Mechanotechnics

· Power Machines

· Engineering Physics - Rand Training College, Johannesburg
**Course Structure:**

1. N4

-Mathematics

-Mechano-Technics

-Mechanical Draughting

-Engineering Science

2. N5

-Mathematics

-Mechano-Technics

-Mechanical Drawing & Design

-Engineering Physics

-Power Machines

3. N6

-Mathematics

-Power Machines

-Strength of Materials & Structures

-Engineering Physics - iCALC Training Academy, Free State

Course entry requirements:

(i) N4: Grade 12 (with related subjects and a 50% pass), N3 Certificate or equivalent qualification

(ii) N5: N4 Certificate or equivalent qualification

(iii) N6: N5 Certificate or equivalent qualification

Course duration:

-1 year full-time (each level is 12 weeks).

-2 years practical work experience in industry - Bolton College, Free State

Mechanical engineering N4-N6

Requirements:

-N1-N3 certificates.

-N4 Entry Requirement: Matric/Grade 12 (with full mathematics and science 40%+ Pass rate), or N3 Pass (with mathematics and science)NOTE: Proceed to next level only when the previous level has been successfully completed i.e. N4 for N5

Mode of study: Full or part time. - Technicol SA College, Centurion

N4-N6**Course Overview:**

-Mathematics

-Engineering Science

-Engineering Physics

-Mechanotechnics

-Mechanical Draughting

-Mechanical Drawing and Designing

-Supervisor Management

-Power Machines

-Strength of Materials & Structures

-Fluid Mechanics

-Control Systems - PAX College, Durban

Minimum entry Requirement: Matric/Grade 12 or equivalent or NQF Level 4 Certificate or NC(V) Level 4 Certificate.

Course duration: 3 years

Course content:

-Mechanical Engineer

-Mechanical Technician

-Mechanical Technologist

-Self Employed Entrepreneur

-Engineering Supervisor - Mthashana TVET College, KwaZulu - Natal
**Duration:**3 years**Minimum entry requirement:**

-Grade 12 or Any Other Equivalent Qualification.**Modules:**

• Mathematics

• Engineering Science

• Engineering Drawing

• Motor/Diesel Trade Theory

• Mechanotechnics

• Industrial Electronics - Denver Technical College, Pretoria
**Minimum entry requirements:**

Mechanical Technician

a) N4- National N3 Certificate with four subjects or a Senior Certificate in a pre-requisite technical discipline.

b) N5- Pre-requisite N4 Certificate with four subjects

c) N3- Pre-requisite N5 Certificate with four subjects. - Academy of Business and Computer Studies, Pretoria

N4-N6**Course Overview:**

-Mathematics N4-N6

-Mechanotechnics N4-N6

-Mechanical Draughting N4-N6

-Engineering Science N4-N6

-Strength of Materials (optional)

-Power Machines (optional)

-Fluid Mechanics N5-N6 - Vuselela TVET College, Klerksdorp
**Duration:**1 year per level**Minimum entry requirement:**

-Gr 9-11 for N1 with letter from employer

-Gr 12 or N1 with relevant technical subjects for N2/N3 - Whitestone College, Johannesburg
**Duration:**3 months per level**Minimum entry requirement:**

-Grade 12 Pass with Mathematics and Science

-Grade 11s pass may be accepted into N3 Level. - Northern Cape Rural TVET College, Kathu
**Duration:**3 months per Level**Minimum entry requirement:**

-Grade 12 with 50% in Mathematics - Pretoria Technical College, Pretoria
**Duration:**24 months**Minimum entry requirement:**

-Grade 12, N3 or Equivalent - Opportunity Learning Centre, Polokwane

-This course covers levels N1-N6 - Jeppe College of Commerce and Computer Studies, Johannesburg

N1-N6**Duration:**36 months - Northern Cape Urban TVET College, Kimberley
**Duration:**3 years - Thekwini TVET College, Berea
**Tuition Fees:**R 2,100 - Thekwini City (FET) College Jozini Campus, Jozini
- Thekwini City (FET) College Stanger Campus, Kwadukuza
- Thekwini City (FET) College Thohoyandou Campus, Thohoyandou
- Delcom Training Institute, Johannesburg
- Esayidi TVET College, Port Shepstone
- Maluti TVET College, Phuthaditjhaba
- Ingwe TVET College, Maluti
- Tshwane North TVET College, Pretoria
- Ekurhuleni East TVET College, Springs
- Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria

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