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COURSE: NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEE...

National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Type:
N/A
Duration:
3 Years Full Time

Introduction


The principle of mechanical engineering is to apply technology to design products, machines and equipment, to create means of production, and to maintain the production methods. Persons achieving this qualification will be able to integrate analytical and practical engineering techniques and engineering knowledge to solve well-defined and open-ended problems.

Take note: After completion of the national diploma and a minimum of three years industrial experience a candidate may apply to the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) for registration as a technician.


Admission requirements

(Please note that these are the specific programme admission requirements - the university has its own minimum admission requirements.)
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS


  • Admission Points Score of 34.

  • Minimum NSC requirements for diploma entry must be met.

  • English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa (home language or first additional language) on at least level 3 (40-49%).

  • NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50-59%) for Mathematics.

  • NSC achievement rating of at least 4 (50-59%) for Physical Sciences.

  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 26 and 33 may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.

  • An N3 Certificate with a minimum of 60% in Mathematics and Engineering Science and 50% for any other electives.


Recommended NSC subjects:

Engineering Graphics & Design

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • A Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification with Mathematics, Physical Science and English.

  • The required minimum symbols for these subjects are E (HG) or D (SG)


OR

  • An N3 Certificate with a minimum of 60% in Mathematics and Engineering Science and 50% for any other electives.

  • Learners must score at least 27 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.

  • Applicants who do not meet the requirements for direct admission, and who have an SPS of 18 or higher, may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course


DURATION
The qualification shall extend over at least three years of full-time study.

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