Qualification & Code
NATIONAL DIPLOMA: ENGINEERING: MECHANICAL

IMNDNG

Campus Duration of Programme Enrolment Option(s) SAQA Credits NQF Level Admission Requirements Selection and/or interview
Bloemfontein

3 years

Semester 1 and 2

360

6

National Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification.

Selection

Additional Admission Requirements

For candidates who matriculated in 2007 or before:

In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 50% on Standard Grade or 40% on Higher Grade in both Mathematics and Physical Science is required.

For candidates who completed the NSC in 2008 and thereafter:

In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 50% in both Mathematics and Physical Science is required.

Career Opportunities

This programme is well-suited to those with an interest in the design and operation of heavy machinery as well as production and manufacturing engineering. Mechanical engineering technicians could also work with steam plants at power stations, at vulcanising plants, pump stations and irrigation schemes, and with mining machinery and ore crushers. Manufacturing and production processes (also those used by the food and textile industries), as well as the planning, maintenance and optimisation of processes, are further facets of this field of study. The services of qualified persons are also often sought in the design of mechanical equipment. A promising future awaits qualified persons as installation engineers, technical representatives, production development engineers or works managers. They can establish their own engineering works or find employment with mines or the steel plants of Iscor, or with Eskom, PRASA, Transnet Freight Rail, consulting engineering firms, or suppliers of mechanical equipment. The motor industry is another possible employer. Opportunities also exist in the chemical processing industry (e.g. Sasol), the construction and building industry, as well as provincial government and municipal services. Emphasis is placed on entrepreneurship.

 

1ST YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

January

July

January

July

EMC11BI

EMC12BI

Communication Skills I

RPV11AI

RPV12AI

Computer and Programming Skills I

WIS11AI

WIS12AI

Mathematics I

PRE1A

PRE2B

PRE1A

PRE2B

English Proficiency (Semester 1)  and

English Proficiency (Semester 2)

PIM5011

PIM5011

Personal Information Management

MDR11AI

MDR12AI

Mechanical Engineering Drawing I

MAN11AI

MAN12AI

Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering I

MEC11AI

MEC12AI

Mechanics I

MEL11AI

MEL12AI

Electrotechnology I

MFM21AI

MFM22AI

Fluid Mechanics II

WIS21AI

WIS22AI

Mathematics II

MEM21AI

MEM22AI

Mechanics of Machines II

MSM21AI

MSM22AI

Strength of Materials II

MTH21AI

MTH22AI

Thermodynamics II

 

2ND YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

January

July

January

July

MFM31BI

MFM32BI

Fluid Mechanics III

WIS31AI

WIS32AI

Mathematics III

MED21AI

MED22AI

Mechanical Engineering Design II

MEM31BI

MEM32BI

Mechanics of Machines III

MSM31BI

MSM32BI

Strength of Materials III

MTB31BI

MTB32BI

Thermodynamics III

MSK31AI

MSK32AI

Applied Strength of Materials III

MEL21AI

MEL22AI

Electrotechnology II

MHM31AI

MHM32AI

Hydraulic Machines III

MED31BI

MED32BI

Mechanical Engineering Design III

MST31AI

MST32AI

Steam Plant III

MTM31AI

MTM32AI

Theory of Machines III

 

3RD YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SEMESTERS 5 & 6

January

July

MEX11ZI

MEX12ZI

Work-integrated Learning I

MEX21ZI

MEX22ZI

Work-integrated Learning II

For more information contact:  Department Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

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Updated: 04 May 2017

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