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NATIONAL CERTIFICATE: N5 NATED ENGINEERING STUDIES (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING) (SAQA ID 66960)

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineers play an important role in our society. According to National Scarce Skills List, mechanical engineers are listed as one of the top 10 skills shortage in South Africa. Mechanical engineers are in critical need in industries such as power or energy generation (Eskom), telecommunication, engineering, computing, construction, energy, manufacturing, transport and utilities companies and the armed forces.

 

This part qualification is aimed primarily at giving the learner technical, theoretical knowledge, practical knowledge and workplace knowledge and skills required in their chosen occupational/vocational area.

 

The design of the part qualification is such that if taken sequentially with related N part courses i.e. N4+N5+N6, it enables learners to progressively obtain the National N Diploma once the required practical work component of either 18 months or two years, as required for the specific occupational area, is completed.

Course requirements

 

National Certificate: N4 Engineering Studies

NQF Level Status

SAQA ID 66960 – NQF LEVEL 5

Subjects/Course Modules

Student to choose for

  • Mathematics N5
  • Engineering Science N5
  • Mechanotechnics N5
  • Mechanical Drawing & Design N5
  • Supervisory Management N5
  • Power Machines N5
  • Fluid Maechanics N5
  • Strenght of Materials & Structures N5

Assessment and Duration

 National Exams are conducted by Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and also monitored by QCTO. The course takes from 3-6 months or 1-2 trimesters. You can write all the subjects at once or split them. There are three trimesters in a year:

  1. Trimester 1: January to April 
  2. Trimester 2: May to August
  3. Trimester 3 September to December

Student must complete 2 internal assessments to contribute towards your term mark (ICASS mark) and must achieve 40% and above to qualify for final exam sitting

Achievement and Award

The following certificate is awarded by QCTO upon successful completion of each level:

  • National N5 Certificate: Engineering Studies