Umgungundlovu TVET College

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Faculty of Engineering

Engineering studies operates in trimesters.
Entry Requirements: N1 – Grade 12 Maths & Physical Science

To qualify for a diploma , students do N4, N5 and N6 at the College, they are then required to do in-service training for 2 years.

Fields of study include

Civil Engineering
Civil (Bricklaying & Plastering)
N1 (3 Months)N2 (3 Months)N3 (3 Months)
• Mathematics N1
• Building Science N1
• Building Drawing N1
• Bricklaying & Plastering Theory N1
• Mathematics N2
• Building Science N2
• Building Drawing N2
• Bricklaying & Plastering Theory N2
• Mathematics N3
• Building Science N3
• Building Drawing N3
• Building and Civil Technology N3
Civil (Plumbing)
N1 (3 Months)N2 (3 Months)N3 (3 Months)
• Mathematics N1
• Building Science N1
• Building Drawing N1
• Plumbing Theory N1
• Mathematics N2
• Building Science N2
• Building Drawing N2
• Plumbing Theory N2
• Mathematics N3
• Building Science N3
• Building Drawing N3
• Building and Civil Technology N3
Civil (Carpentry)
N1 (3 Months)N2 (3 Months)N3 (3 Months)
• Mathematics N1
• Building Science N1
• Building Drawing N1
• Woodworkers Theory N1
• Mathematics N2
• Building Science N2
• Building Drawing N2
• Carpentry & Roofing Theory N2
• Mathematics N3
• Building Science N3
• Building Drawing N3
• Building and Civil Technology N3
Civil
N4 (3 Months)N5 (3 Months)N6 (3 Months)
• Mathematics/Building Admin N4
• Quantity Surveying N4
• Building & Structural Construction N4
• Building & Structural Surveying N4
• Mathematics/Building Admin N5
• Quantity Surveying N5
• Building & Structural Construction N5
• Building & Structural Surveying N5
• Mathematics/Building Admin N6
• Quantity Surveying N6
• Building & Structural Construction N6
• Building & Structural Surveying N6

The N4 to N6 Civil Engineering Courses concentrate on a design and project management related subjects.

Careers that can be followed if the student has a civil engineering qualification: Bricklaying, Plastering, Carpentry, Plumbing, Building Designing, Quantity Surveying, and Civil Technician, Land Surveying, Town Planning, etc.

Electrical (Light Current)
N1 (3 Months)N2 (3 Months)N3 (3 Months)
• Mathematics N1
• Engineering Science N1
• Electrical Trade Theory N1
• Industrial Electronics N1
• Mathematics N2
• Logic Systems N2/Engineering Science N2
• Electrical Trade Theory N2
• Industrial Electronics N2
• Mathematics N3
• Logic Systems N3/Engineering Science N3
• Electrical Trade Theory/ Electrotechnology N3
• Industrial Electronics N3

The course covers the generic electrical and electronic principles applicable to a wide variety of applications. Specialisation is required for specific fields due to the vastness of electronic application.

N4 (3 Months)N5 (3 Months)N6 (3 Months)
• Mathematics N4
• Digital Electronics N4
• Industrial Electronics N4
• Electrotechnics N4
• Mathematics N5
• Digital Electronics N5
• Industrial Electronics N5
• Electrotechnics N5
• Mathematics N6
• Digital Electronics N6
• Industrial Electronics N6
• Electrotechnics N6

Career Opportunities with an Electrical Qualification:
Radio/TV repairs, Communication Systems, Computer Systems and Communication Systems, Computer Systems and Control Systems. A strong background in generic electronic principles and specific subject selections are essentials for any of the above fields.

Electrical (Heavy Current)
N1 (3 Months)N2 (3 Months)N3 (3 Months)
• Mathematics N1
• Engineering Science N1
• Electrical Trade Theory N1
• Industrial Electronics N1
• Mathematics N2
• Engineering Science N2
• Electrical Trade Theory N2
• Industrial Electronics N2
• Mathematics N3
• Engineering Science N3
• Electrotechnology N3
• Industrial Electronics N3

The Electrical and Electronics theory covered in these courses is designed to meet the needs of careers in both the domestic and industrial electrical fields. Course content covers safety, wiring switchgear, electric motors, transformers, power transmission, power generation, single phase/ three phase /AC/DC power and electronics applicable to heavy current applications.

N4 (3 Months)N5 (3 Months)N6 (3 Months)
• Mathematics N4
• Engineering Science N4
• Industrial Electronics N4
• Electrotechnics N4
• Mathematics N5
• Power Machines N5
• Industrial Electronics N5
• Electrotechnics N5
• Mathematics N6
• Power Machines N6
• Industrial Electronics N6
• Electrotechnics N6

Career Opportunities: Domestic Electrician, Industrial Electrician and Electrical Technicians

Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical (Motor/Diesel)
N1 (3 Months)N2 (3 Months)N3 (3 Months)
• Mathematics N1
• Engineering Science N1
• Motor/Diesel Trade Theory N1
• Engineering Drawing N1
• Mathematics N2
• Engineering Science N2
• Motor/Diesel Trade Theory N2
• Engineering Drawing N2
• Mathematics N3
• Engineering Science N3
• Mechanotechnology N3
• Engineering Drawing N3
Mechanical (Fitting)
N1 (3 Months)N2 (3 Months)N3 (3 Months)
• Mathematics N1
• Engineering Science N1
• Fitting and Machining Theory N1
• Engineering Drawing N1
• Mathematics N2
• Engineering Science N2
• Fitting and Machining Theory N2
• Engineering Drawing N2
• Mathematics N3
• Engineering Science N3
• Mechanotechnology N3
• Engineering Drawing N3
Mechanical
N4 (3 Months)N5 (3 Months)N6 (3 Months)
• Mathematics N4
• Engineering Science N4
• Mechanical Drafting N4
• Mechanotechnics N4
• Mathematics N5
• Strength of Materials & Structure N5
• Power Machines N5
• Mechanotechnics N5
• Mathematics N6
• Strength Of Materials & Structure N6
• Power Machines N6
• Mechanotechnics N6

Career Examples: Motor/Diesel Mechanics, Fitter, Machinists

Career Opportunities:
The mechanical career opportunities are vast. It is therefore important to select the correct N1 to N3 subject and trade theory for your desired career. At the N4 to N6 levels the course is not trade specific and covers general subjects necessary for careers in Mechanical Engineering. The subjects cover a variety of topics related to Mechanical design such as: Gear System, Belt Drivers, lifting Devices, Industrial Machines, Hydraulics, Fluid Flow, Engineering Materials and Structure.

Course Information

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All programmes are offered on a part-time basis.

Entry Requirement: Grade 12 with Maths and Physical Science.