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Higher certificate : Renewable Energy Technologies

IEHCRE

Campus

Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus

1 Year

Semester 1

120

5

Additional Admission Requirements

For candidates who matriculated in 2007 and before:

A Grade 12 National Senior Certificate with a minimum score of 27 on the CUT scoring scale, plus a minimum mark of 50% on standard grade or 40% on higher grade in both Physical Sciences and Mathematics.  Candidates with a score of 23 to 26 on the CUT scoring scale must successfully complete the selection process for admission, which could include the writing of an admission selection test.  Mathematical Literacy will not be accepted.

For candidates who matriculated in 2008 and thereafter:

A National Senior Certificate with a score of 27 on the CUT scoring scale, plus a minimum pass mark of 50% (rating 4) in both Mathematics and Physical Sciences.  Candidates with a score of 23 to 26 on the CUT scoring scale must successfully complete the selection process for admission, which could include the writing of an admission selection test.  Mathematical Literacy will not be accepted.

Applicants in possession of the National Certificate Vocational (NCV) will be selected according to the selection requirements as approved by Senate.

Career Opportunities

The qualification aims to produce engineering technicians and technologists who are capable of functioning within the modern technological environment and contribute to the socio-economic development in the country. The qualification also intends to produce innovative and visionary graduates for tomorrow's technological needs contributing to socio-economic developments of the community.

The main purpose of the Higher Certificate in Renewable Energy Technologies (HC: RET) is to position a suitable learner academically with an appropriate mix of relevant subjects in order to obtain employment or add value to current employment as an installation and maintenance provider for clients in using renewable energy technologies. Alternatively, it will strengthen an insufficient profile for entering into a Diploma.

Through this qualification, the renewable technician is educated and trained to have the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to be able to work in the renewable energy field in South Africa.

Learners who complete this qualification will be competent and responsible auxiliaries in the implementation of renewable energy technologies (RET).

 They will be able to assist technologists and engineers in the installation, commissioning and maintenance of RET systems.

Remarks

One intake per year in January.


1ST YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2


LCS5001


Academic Literacy and Communication Studies

PPE5011


Applied Physics of Energy Conversion I

DLC5011


Basic Digital Literacy

EEN5011


Electrical Engineering I

WIS5011


Mathematics IA

LES5011


Solar Energy Systems I

EIP5012

Electrical Installation and Practice

HPP5012

Health and Safety: Principles and Practice

WIS5012

Mathematics IB

PGS5012

Power Generation and Storage

LES5022

Solar Energy Systems II

LWG5012

Small-wind Generation

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