Colleges and Universities Offering Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in South Africa

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

Institutions Offering Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

  • Mangosuthu University of Technology Mangosuthu University of Technology, Umlazi  
    Duration : 4 years

    Admission Requirements:
    i) National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) with rating codes:
    English Home Language (4)
    English First Additional Language (4)
    Mathematics (4)
    Physical Science (4)
    Technical Drawing or equivalent (4)
    Additional recommended school subject: Mechanical Technology

    ii) Senior Certificate or equivalent with a minimum symbol D (HG) or C (SG) in Mathematics, Physical Science, English and Technical Drawing. Additional recommended school subject: Mechanical Technology

    iii) Pass all Pre-Tech subjects (6 subjects) with a minimum of 50% for each

    iv) An appropriate N3 certificate with a minimum of four subjects passed at 50% each including Mathematics, Technical Drawing and Engineering Science and Grade 12 level English passed with at least symbol D (SG)

    v) An appropriate GCE, GCSE, IGCSE, or Cambridge School Certificate with at least five subjects at GCE ‘O’ level including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English and Technical Drawing, each being passed with an A, B or C symbol. Three of the five subjects must have been passed at the same examination sitting

    NCV Admission Requirements:
    NCV Level 4 with a minimum of 50% pass in the following subjects:
    Three fundamental subjects which must include English and Mathematics and a minimum of 60% in the three compulsory subjects from the Engineering and Related Design programme plus Physical Science.
  • Central University of Technology Central University of Technology, Bloemfontein  
    1. Diploma
    Duration 2 years

    Minimum Requirement
    -Minimum mark of 50% on Standard Grade or 40% on Higher Grade in both Mathematics and Physical Science is required.

    Course Module
    -Academic Literacy and Communication Studies I
    -Digital Literacy I
    -Manufacturing I
    -Mechanics I
    -Mathematics 1
    -Materials I
    -Electrical Engineering I
    -Mechanics of Machines I
    -Mechanical Drawing I
    -Mathematics II

    2. National Diploma
    Duration 3 years

    Minimum Requirement
    -Minimum mark of 50% on Standard Grade or 40% on Higher Grade in both Mathematics and Physical Science is required.

    Course Module
    -Communication Skills I
    -Computer and Programming Skills I
    -Mathematics I
    -Personal Information Management
    -Mechanical Engineering Drawing I
    -Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering I
    -Mechanics I
    -Electrotechnology I
    -Fluid Mechanics II
    -Mathematics II
    -Mechanics of Machines II
  • South West Gauteng College South West Gauteng College, Soweto  
    Duration: 3 years

    Minimum entry requirement:
    -National Senior Certificate (NSC)/ N3 or a Grade 12 Certificate or equivalent

    Course Content:
    1. N1
    -Mathematics
    -Engineering Science
    -Engineering Drawing
    -Motor Trade Theory(choice subject)
    -Fitting and Machining Trade Theory
    2. N2
    -Mathematics
    -Engineering Science
    -Engineering Drawing
    -Motor Trade Theory(choice subject)
    -Fitting and Machining Trade Theory
    3. N3
    -Mathematics
    -Engineering Science
    -Engineering Drawing
    -Mechanotechnology
    4. N4
    -Engineering Mechanical Draughting
    -Mathematics
    -Engineering Science
    -Mechanotechnics
    5. N5
    -Power Machines
    -Strength of Materials and Structures
    -Mechanical Drawing & Design (choice Subject)
    -Mathematics
    6. N6
    -Power Machines
    -Strength of Materials and Structures
    -Mechanical Drawing & Design (choice Subject)
    -Mathematics
  • Bristol Training College Bristol Training College, Pretoria  
    (i) N4

    Course entry requirements
    -Grade 12 (with related subjects and a 50% pass), N3 Certificate or equivalent qualification

    Course duration: 3/6 Months

    Course content
    -Mathematics
    -Engineering Science
    -Mechanical Draughting
    -Mechano Technics

    (ii) N5

    Course entry requirement
    -National Certificate N4 or equivalent qualification

    Course content
    Mathematics
    Mechanical Drawing and Design
    Strength of Materials and Structures
    Mechano Technics

    (iii) N6

    Course entry requirements
    -National Certificate N5 or equivalent qualification

    Course duration: 3/6 Months

    Course content
    -Mathematics
    -Mechanical Drawing and Design
    -Strength of Materials and Structures
    -Mechano Technics
  • Hatfield City College Hatfield City College, Durban  
    Course entry requirements
    Applicants need one of the following:
    -A National Senior Certificate with Maths and Physical Science
    -A Senior Certificate with Maths and Physical Science
    -An FETC.
    -An N2 certificate in the relevant specialisation area.

    Course duration
    (i) Full Time : Minimum 2 Years
    (ii)Part time: Maximum 4 Years

    Course content
    (i) N4
    -Mathematics
    -Engineering Science
    -Mechano-technology
    -Engineering Drawing

    (ii) N5
    -Mathematics
    -Power Machines or Strength of Material and Structure
    -Mechanotechnics
    -Mechanical Drawing and Design

    (iii) N6
    -Mathematics
    -Power Machines or Strength of Material and Structure
    -Mechanotechnics
    -Mechanical Drawing and Design
  • Greenview College Greenview College, Johannesburg  
    Course entry requirements
    -Grade 12 or standard 10 certificates or equivalent.
    -Students who have these qualifications may be admitted on the basis of work experience or under our recognition of prior learning (RPL) programme.

    Course duration: 3 semesters

    Course content
    (i)N4
    -Mechanical Draughting
    -Mechanical-technics
    -Engineering Mathematics
    -Engineering Science

    (ii) N5
    -Power Machines
    -Mechanical Drawing And Design
    -Engineering Mathematics
    -Mechanical Technics
    OR
    -Fluid Mechanics
    -Strength Of Material

    (iii) N6
    -Power Machines
    -Mechanical Drawing And Design
    -Engineering Mathematics
    -Mechanical Technics OR

    -Fluid Mechanics
    -Strength Of Material
  • University of South Africa UNISA University of South Africa UNISA, Pretoria  
    Course entry requirements
    -A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Diploma endorsement) with a rating of 4 in Mathematics or Technical Mathematics not (Mathematical Literacy), English, Physical Science or Technical Science, or N4 Mathematics and Engineering Science with minimum mark of 50%,
    or
    -Senior Certificate (prior to 2008) with Mathematics, Physical Science and English with at least a D symbol on the Higher Grade or C symbol on the Standard Grade or N4 Mathematics and Engineering Science with minimum mark of 50%,
    or
    -NC(V) National Certificate (Vocational) (Diploma endorsement) with English, Mathematics and Engineering Science with a minimum mark of 50%.
    or
    -Higher Certificate in relevant field.

    Maximum time to complete this qualification: 8 years
  • Brooklyn City College Brooklyn City College, Pretoria  
    Minimum entry requirement:
    A senior certificate or an appropriate National Certificate (N3), or a National Senior Certificate, or an equivalent qualification.

    Duration:
    1. N3 6 months
    2. N4 3 months
    3. N5 3 months
    4. N6 3 months

    Modules Overview:
    1. Mathematics N4, Engineering Science N4, Mechanical Draughting N4, Mechanotechnics and Design N4..
    2. Mathematics N5, Engineering Physics N5, Mechanical Drawing and Design N5, Mechanotechnics N5
    3. Mathematics N6, Engineering Physics N6, Mechanical Drawing N6, Mechanotechnics and Design N6, Mechanotechnics N6.

    Tuition fees:
    1. N3 R8,394.00
    2. N4 R2,897.00
    3. N5 R2,897.00
    4. N6 R2,897.00

    Exam Fee: R100 per Semester
  • Kland International College Kland International College, Johannesburg  
    Course entry requirements:
    -Grade 9 or a senior certificate (Grade 12) or an appropriate National Certificate (N3) or a National Senior Certificate or an equivalent certificate.

    Course duration: 3 – 6 Months per Certificate

    Subjects:
    (i) N4: Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Science, Mechanotechnics, Mechanical Draughting/Supervisory Management.

    (ii) N5: Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Drawing and design/Supervisory Management, Mechanotechnics, Fluid Mechanics

    (iii) N6: Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Physics, Supervisory Management, Mechanotechnics, Power Machine/Fluid Mechanics
  • The College of Cape Town  The College of Cape Town , Cape Town   
    N4-N6

    Course entry requirements
    (i) To enter N4 – Grade 12, (with related subjects and 50% pass) N3 Certificate or equivalent qualification
    (ii) To enter N5 – N4 Certificate, 4 related subjects or equivalent qualification
    (iii) To enter N6 – N5 Certificate or equivalent qualification
    -Applicants must have passed in Mathematics,Physics and English

    Course duration
    -1 year (each level is 12 weeks)
    -2 years practical work experience

    Enrollment: January, May and September.
  • SA Academy of Applied Competence SA Academy of Applied Competence, East London  
    N4-N6

    Course entry requirements
    -Grade 12 with Maths and Science pass

    Course duration: 3 years

    (a) N4 Subjects
    -Mathematics
    -Mechanotechniques
    -Engineering Science
    -Mechanical Draughting

    (b) N5 Subjects
    -Mathematics
    -Mechanotechniques
    -Mechanical Drawing and Design
    -Power Machines

    (c) N6 Subjects
    -Mathematics
    -Mechanotechniques
    -Mechanical Drawing and Design
    -Power Machines
  • Technicon S.A Technicon S.A, Bronkhorstspruit  
    Course entry requirements

    1. GR 9/10/11 – N1, 2. GR 12 with Maths Literacy – N2, 3. GR 12 with Maths and
    Science – N3, 4. Entry requirements for N4 is N3 passed with all four subjects

    Course duration: 3 Months per certificate

    Modules
    -N1-N3: Disel Trade Theory and Engineering Science, Fitting and
    Machinery theory, Engineering Drawing, Mathematics
    -N4-N6: Engineering Physics, Mathematics, Mechanical
    Draughting and Design, Mechanotechnics
  • White River Technical College  White River Technical College , White River  
    Course entry requirements
    -Grade 9 / STD 7

    Program duration: 1 Trimester per Level N level

    Course content
    -Engineering Science N1, N2, N3, N4
    -Mathematics N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6
    -Power Machines N5, N6
    -Diesel Trade Theory N2, N3
    -Strength of Materials N5, N6
    -Mechanical Draughting N4
    -Engineering Drawing N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6
    -Motor Trade Theory N1, N2
    -Machanotechnology N3
    -Machanotechnics N4, N5, N6
  • Bates College of Technology Bates College of Technology, Mbombela   
    Course entry requirements
    -Matric Certificate (Grade 12) / N3 Certificate
    -Applicants who do not comply with the above requirements should consider applying for Matric Rewrite to be able to be accepted into this qualification

    Course duration: 12 months

    Course content
    -Mathematics
    -Mechanotechnics
    -Engineering Science
    -Mechanical draughting
    -Mechanical drawing and design
    -Power Machines
  • MGM Design Engineers Training College MGM Design Engineers Training College, Polokwane  
    Course entry requirements
    (i) Entry to N4
    -National Senior certificate Gr. 12 with min 40% in Maths, Science and English
    -Dully completed NATED N3
    -Dully completed NCV Level 4 (Rating 3)

    (ii) Entry to N5
    -Dully completed and all subject passed NATED N4 or
    -Equivalent qualification

    (iii) Entry to N6
    -Dully completed and all subject passed NATED N5 or
    -Equivalent qualification
  • Wamalloy Engineering College Wamalloy Engineering College, Pretoria  
    N4-N6 Mechanical Engineering

    Course entry requirements
    -A minimum pass in grade 12(with relevant major subjects like Physical Science, Mathematics), or a pass in N3 certificate in any engineering course is required to enter the national certificate course N4. Students who wish to join N5 or N6 are supposed to have a minimum pass in N4 or N5 respectively.

    Course duration: 4 months per N level
  • Westwood  FET  College Westwood FET College, Durban  
    Course entry requirements
    -Senior Certificate or National Senior Certificate

    Course duration: 18 months theory plus 18 months in service training

    Course content
    -Mathematics
    -Mechanotechnics
    -Strength of Materials and Structures
    -Power Machines
    -Fluid Mechanics
    -Methanogenic
    -Mechanical Draughting
    -Engineering Science
    -Supervisory Management
  • Highbury College Highbury College, Pretoria  
    Admission criteria
    Applicants should have one of the following:
    -N3 National Certificate
    -Matric
    -Senior Certificate

    Mode of study
    -Part time
    -Full time

    Course content
    -Mathematics
    -Mechanical Drawing and Design/Fluid Mechanics
    -Power Machine
    -Mechanotechnics
    -Mechanical Draughting
    -Engineering Science
  • Jintek Technical College  Jintek Technical College , Pretoria  
    Minimum entry requirement:
    -(N1-N3) or It’s Equivalent
    -(N4-N6)National Senior Certificate (Matric) or It’s Equivalent

    Course Overview:
    -Mathematics N4-N6
    -Mechanotechnics N4-N6
    -Mechanical Draughting N4-N6
    -Engineering Science N4-N6
    -Strength of Materials (optional)
    -Fluid Mechanics N4-N6
    -Power Machines (optional)
  • Berea Technical College Berea Technical College, Durban  
    Duration: 2 years

    Minimum entry requirement:
    -Grade 12

    Course Outline:
    -Communicate ideas by means of technical sketches.
    -Produce accurate technical drawings.
    -Interpret information technical drawings.
    -To calculate the solution to mechanical problems by means of applying fundamental theory.
  • Successors Training Institute Successors Training Institute, Durban  
    Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (N4-N6)

    Course entry requirements
    -A Senior Certificate OR National Certificate (N3), or an equivalent qualification.

    Course content
    -Mathematics
    -Engineering Science
    -Mechanotechnics
    -Mechanical Draughting
    -Mechanical Designs

    Course duration: 6 months per N level
  • Raidhi School Raidhi School, East London  
    Course entry requirements
    (i) N1 Grade 09 pass Mathematics and Physical Science and preferably be working in a relevant industry.
    (ii) N3 registration you need a grade 12 pass with Mathematics and Physical Science

    Course duration: 3 years

    Registration: January, May, and September.
  • Sekhukhune TVET College Sekhukhune TVET College, Sekhukhune  
    Admission criteria
    (i) N1: Grade 12 with a pass in maths
    (ii) N4: N3 or a Technical Senior Certificate
    (iii) N5: N4 or an equivalent qualification
    (iv) N6: N5 or an equivalent qualification

    Program duration: A trimester per level (January-April, May-August and September-November)
  • DAM Technical College DAM Technical College, Pretoria  
    Course content

    (i) Mathematics

    (ii) Engineering Science

    (iii) Mechanical Draughting

    (iv) Mechanotechniques


    Entry requirements: Grade 12 or its equivalent


    Course duration: 9 months


    Fees: R7911
  • Maritime Business Institute Maritime Business Institute, Durban  
    Course entry requirements
    -Grade 12(NSC) or Senior Certificate, with related subjects and a 40% pass or
    -N3 equivalent qualification. (with mathematics and science)

    Course duration: 1 year

    Mode of study
    -Full time
    -Part time
  • Amitek Business College Amitek Business College, East London  
    Course content
    -Mechanotechnics
    -Mechanical Draughting
    -Mathematics
    -Mechanical Drawing and Design
    -Power Machines
    -Power Machines
    -Engineering Science
    -Mechanotechnology
    -Engineering Drawing


  • Jengrac Technical College Jengrac Technical College, Welkom  
    Course entry requirements
    -Grade 12(NSC) or Senior Certificate, with related subjects and a 40% pass or
    -N3 equivalent qualification. (with mathematics and science)

    Course duration: 12 months

    Mode of study: Part time and Full time
  • Rock of Springs College Rock of Springs College, Brits  
    Course content

    (i) Mathematics

    (ii) Mechanotechnics

    (iii) Mechanical Draughting

    (iii) Engineering Science

    (iv) Strength of Materials

    (v) Power Machines (optional)

    (vi) Fluid Mechanics
  • Graduate Institute of South Africa Graduate Institute of South Africa, Johannesburg  
    Admission Requirements:

    The minimum requirement for this program is:
    - N3 Certificate
    - Grade 12 – with Mathematics and Science

    Course Duration:

    -N4 – N6 (18 Months)
    -Relevant practical experience (18 months
  • Bakersfield FET College Bakersfield FET College, Klerksdorp  
    Course entry requirements
    (i) N1-Minimum of grade 09 pass Mathematics and Physical Science and preferably be working in a relevant industry.
    (ii) N3-Grade 12 pass with Mathematics and Physical Science

    Course duration: 3 years
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town  
    Duration: 3 years

    Modules Overview:
    Engineering Mathematics
    Engineering Mechanics
    Engineering Drawing
    Mechanical Engineering Manufacturing
    Physical Science
    Professional Communication
  • SA College of Technology SA College of Technology, Johannesburg  
    Course entry requirements
    -N2 National Certificate
    -Grade 11
    -Senior Certificate
    -NSC (Maths or Maths Literacy required).

    Course duration: 2 years

    Mode of study
    -Full time
    -Part time
  • College on Hills College on Hills, Pretoria  
    N6 level

    Course content
    -Engineering Mathematics
    -Engineering Science
    -Engineering Draughting
    -Mechanotechnics
    -Or Power Machines, Mechanotechnologies
    -Or Strength of Materials and Structures
  • Academy at Vaal Triangle Academy at Vaal Triangle, Vereeniging  
    Course entry 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
  • Bells Technical College Bells Technical College, Bethlehem  
    N4-N6

    Course entry requirements
    (i) N4
    -Grade 12 /Level 4 / N3 Results

    (ii) N5
    - N4 Results

    (iii) N6
    -N5 Results

    Course duration: 3 months per N level
  • Taal-Net Varsity Taal-Net Varsity, Gauteng  
    Entry requirements: Entry Requirements for N4-N6: Grade 12 or Equivalent

    Career Opportunities:

    -Mining Industry
    -Motor Industry
    -Robotics & AI
    -Heavy Duty Insutry
  • Vaal University of Technology Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark  
    Duration: 3 years

    Minimum entry requirement:
    -English level 4
    -Mathematics level 4
    -Physical Science level 4
    -Any other 3 vocational subjects
  • Durban Computer College Durban Computer College, Durban  
    Duration: 3 years

    Minimum entry requirement:
    1. Grade 12 or equivalent or recognition of prior learning
    2. SAQA NQF Level: 6
    3. Credits: 360
  • Oaklands  Institute  of  Technology Oaklands Institute of Technology, Pretoria  
    Course entry requirements
    (i) N4
    -Grade 12 certificate or N3 certificate or Equivalent

    (ii) N5
    -N4 certificate

    (iii) N6
    -N5 certificate
  • Cleverland Technical and Business College Cleverland Technical and Business College, Durban  
    N1-N6

    Course entry requirements
    (i) N1: Grade 10
    (ii) N2: N1 or equivalent
    (iii)N3: N2 or equivalent
    (iv) N4-N6: Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Divex Edutraincon College Divex Edutraincon College, Pretoria  
    N4-N6

    Admission criteria: A National Senior Certificate; A Senior Certificate; An FETC; or An N3 qualification in the relevant specialisation area.
  • Polokwane Technology Institute Polokwane Technology Institute, Polokwane  
    Course content
    -Mechanical Draughting
    -Machines and Properties of Metals
    -Engineering Science
    -Mechanotechnic
    -Mathematics
  • College of Africa College of Africa, Polokwane  
    Course entry requirements
    -Higher Certificate

    Course duration: 3 years

    Compulsory Matric Subjects
    -Maths and P. Science
  • King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College King Sabata Dalindyebo TVET College, Mthatha  
    Course entry requirements
    - Grade 12 Certificate, and you may be asked to attend an assessment and interview.

    Course duration: 3 years
  • Rostec FET College Rostec FET College, Johannesburg  
    Specialization options:

    (i) Boiler Making

    (ii) Fitting and Turning


    Fees: R11,400




  • London College of Engineering and Technology London College of Engineering and Technology, Johannesburg  
    Course entry requirements
    -Grade 12 with Mathematics and Physical Science
    -N3 with Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Science
  • The Finishing College The Finishing College, Johannesburg  
    Course entry requirements
    -Grade 12
    -Communication
    -Mathematics
    -Science

    Course duration: 1 year 6 months
  • Adequate Technical College Adequate Technical College, Lephalale  

    Course description:
    -This course covers levels N1-N6

    Duration:
    N1-1 year
    N2-N6-6 Months each
  • Opt Engineering FET College Opt Engineering FET College, Bapong  
    Course entry requirements
    -N6 plus 18 months practical experience

    Course duration: 3 months each level
  • True Harvest Trading (Pty) Ltd True Harvest Trading (Pty) Ltd, Pretoria  
    Course entry requirements
    -Matric Certificate or equivalent qualification.

    Program duration: 18 months




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