National Certificate Vocational (NQF Level 3) - Engineering Studies

Please note: The College/ Campuses reserve the right to only offer courses/ programmes that are justified by student numbers, to change the location/ venue of programme offerings and to cancel the programme/s.

Civil Engineering and Building Construction

Duration: One year per NQF level.

Admission requirements:  

  • Competency in Learning Outcomes at NQF Level 2 of the same sub-field / programme.

To obtain a National Certificate: A total of 7 subjects: 3 Fundamental and 4 Vocational subjects.

 
SUBJECTS:
Tembisa
Compulsory Fundamental Subjects  
English first: Additional Language  
Mathematics  
Life Orientation  
Vocational Subjects  
Masonry (optional)  
Plant & Equipment  
Construction Planning  
Materials  
Carpentry & Roof Work (optional)  

 
Access to the following vocational activities:

  • Participate in the operation and maintenance of construction equipment and machinery; 
  • Participate in the construction of roads, bridges, dams, railways, houses, etc.; 
  • Take part in designing and construction of tunnels, roads, factories, reservoirs, etc.; 
  • Participate in the erection of reinforced concrete, structural steel, timber and masonry structures, etc.

Career Opportunities: Architectural Technology; Drainage Inspection; Industrial Designing; Quantity Surveying; Town Regional Planning; Sanitation Engineering; Road Construction Engineering; Civil Construction Engineering; Building Construction.


Electrical Infrastructure Construction

Duration: One year per NQF level.

Admission requirements:  

  • Competency in Learning Outcomes at NQF Level 2 of the same sub-field / programme.

To obtain a National Certificate: A total of 7 subjects: 3 Fundamental and 4 Vocational subjects.

 
SUBJECTS:
Boksburg
Germiston
Kathorus
Kempton
Tembisa
Compulsory Fundamental Subjects          
English first: Additional Language          
Mathematics          
Life Orientation          
Vocational Subjects          
Electrical Principles & Practice          
Electrical Workmanship          
Electrical Control & Digital Electronics          
Electrical Systems and Construction (optional)          
Physical Science (Optional)          


Access to the following vocational activities:

  • Work at a power station; 
  • Work as an electrician at an energy producing company or power plant; 
  • Work as an electrical technician at a telecommunications company; 
  • Work at a recording studio as an electrical engineer; 
  • Work at a theatre as a technician.

Career Opportunities: Electrical Engineering; Industrial Engineering; Sound Technology; Theatre Technology; Process Level Control; Digital Electronics; Instrumentation.


Engineering and Related Design

Duration: One year per NQF level for.

Admission requirements:  

  • Competency in Learning Outcomes at NQF Level 2 of the same sub-field / programme.

To obtain a National Certificate: A total of 7 subjects: 3 Fundamental and 4 Vocational subjects.

 
SUBJECTS:
Boksburg
Germiston
Kathorus
Kempton
Tembisa
Compulsory Fundamental Subjects          
English first: Additional Language          
Mathematics          
Life Orientation          
Vocational Subjects          
Fitting and Turning (Optional)          
Automotive Repair & Maintenance (Optional)          
Engineering Fabrication (Boilermaking) (Optional)          
Physical Science (Optional)          
Engineering Graphics Design          
Materials Technology          
Engineering Practice & Maintenance          


Access to the following vocational activities:
Participation in the:

  • Design and construction of buildings; 
  • Manufacturing of tools, machines and engines; 
  • Planning and building of roads, bridges, canals and dams; 
  • Operation and maintenance of machines; 
  • Design of shaft and ventilation systems; 
  • Planning and designing mines and mining facilities; 
  • Extract metallic and non-metallic minerals.

Career Opportunities: Automotive Repair and Maintenance, Engineering Fabrication & Fitting and Turning On completion, the certificate holder will have access to careers in any on the following sectors: Manufacturing and Industrial Design; Metallurgical and Materials Engineering; Mining Engineering; Geological Engineering; Aerospace Engineering; Tool making; Fitting and Machining.


Information Technology and Computer Science

Duration: One year per NQF level for.

Admission requirements:  

  • Competency in Learning Outcomes at NQF Level 2 of the same sub-field / programme.

To obtain a National Certificate: A total of 7 subjects: 3 Fundamental and 4 Vocational subjects.

 
SUBJECTS:
Boksburg
Germiston
Kathorus
Kempton
Tembisa
Compulsory Fundamental Subjects          
English first: Additional Language          
Mathematics          
Life Orientation          
Vocational Subjects           
System Analysis & Design          
Computer Hardware & Software          
Principles of Computer Programming          
Project Management (Optional)          
Physical Science (Optional)          


Access to the following vocational activities:

  • Test programmes and software applications; 
  • Write computer programmes; 
  • Install network cables for computer systems; 
  • Process computer data; 
  • Develop, research and document computer user requirements. 

Career Opportunities: Computer Programming; Information Technology Management; Computer Systems Engineering; Data Processing.

Mechatronics

Duration: One year per NQF level.

Admission requirements:  

  • Competency in Learning Outcomes at NQF Level 2 of the same sub-field / programme

To obtain a National Certificate: A total of 7 subjects: 3 Fundamental and 4 Vocational subjects.

 
SUBJECTS:
Germiston Only
Compulsory Fundamental Subjects  
English first: Additional Language  
Mathematics  
Life Orientation  
Vocational Subjects  
Electrotechnology  
Mechanotronic Systems  
Stored Programme Systems  
Machine Manufacturing  

 
The Certificate holder will be able to:

Explain fundamental theories and principles of operations and control that make up Mechatronic systems, assemble Mechatronic systems, test the operation of and commission of Mechatronic systems, operate Mechatronic systems, do fault finding and rectify problems, perform maintenance, work according to correct procedures, use hand tools and operate machine tools to produce components for maintenance and repair purposes.

Career Opportunities: On completion, the certificate holder will have access to careers in any of the following sectors: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Robotics, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Computer Numeric Control (CNC), Industrial Information Technology, Welding.

 

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