DURATION: 1 Trimester Per Level (10 Weeks Plus Exams)
INTAKES: January, May & August

Provision of a formal qualification that will equip and prepare an individual effectively to pursue an opportunity in the many different work areas of Electricity or Electronics. Examples are domestic installations and maintenance, repairing and maintenance of consumer equipment, installation and maintenance of business premises and the functioning and maintenance of high voltage electrical networks within a company like Eskom. This course also serves as a basis to gaining further qualifications at other tertiary institutions.

The electrical engineer is involved in the design, manufacture, installation and management of various appliances and installations that generate or use electrical energy such as coal power stations where chemical energy is transformed to electrical energy, the use of solar cells and wind turbines for the generation of electrical energy, or transmission lines and substations that are used to distribute electrical energy for power, heating and lighting. The electrical engineer tests and maintains electrical subsystems and systems, is involved in analysis and problem formulation, conducts research to improve the use of energy resources, designs and develops new components, or is responsible for managing projects

What Subjects Will I be Taking?


Mathematics N1-N3 resides on the equivalent level of Grade 10-12 at school. The content is presented with an engineering approach in conjunction with a highly supported integrated dimension for the other three subjects that follow. The mathematical subject provides an opportunity to gain a better understanding and enhance practical skills in a work environment.


A tradesman will be equipped with the knowledge and understanding of a wide range of engineering principles. By using calculations and theory, the student will develop an understanding of abstract atomic theory. Furthermore, the student will obtain knowledge and understanding of how an electrical current together with materials, matter and gasses influences changes and enhances the provision of electronically controlled equipment for use and consumption.


Educates students regarding electrical wiring of buildings, stationary machines and related equipment. Electricians may be equipped in the installation of new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure, domestic and/or businesses. Electricians may also specialise in wiring ships, airplanes and other mobile platforms as well as data and cable.


To obtain theoretical knowledge in installing, calibrating, maintaining and programming computerised equipment and instruments used in automation, telemetry and robotics.

Program Duration & Structure

The program is done within a period of two years or else two years six months. Each level should be done over a minimum of three months. The program is available in full-time/part-time mode.

Minimum Entry Requirements

N1: A Grade 9 Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Natural Sciences

N2: A National Certificate: N1 Engineering Studies or

  • At least three applicable Grade 10 Instructional offerings at Higher or Standard Grade Level.
  • An equivalent qualification

N3: A National Certificate: N2 Engineering Studies or

  • At least three applicable Grade 11 instructional offerings at Higher or Standard Grade Level or
  • An equivalent qualification.

N4: An appropriate National Certificate: N3 Engineering Studies

  • A Senior Certificate with at least three instructional offerings which are applicable to the instructional offerings chosen by the candidate for the program
  • Equivalent qualification

N5: A National Certificate: N4 Engineering Studies

  • Equivalent qualification taking into account pre-requisites for instructional offerings

N6: A National Certificate: N5 Engineering Studies

  • Equivalent qualification taking into account pre-requisites for instructional offerings

Examination Board, Certification & ICASS

External examinations are administered by the Department of Higher Education & Training (UMALUSI & QCTO). The examinations are National Examinations. Certificates are awarded by the Department of Higher Education & Training. (UMALUSI & QCTO). A student will only be allowed to write the final examinations upon completion of the Portfolio of Evidence (POE) and 80% class attendance.

Careers you’d be great at

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Materials Scientist
  • Draughtsman
  • Fabricator
  • Process Controller/Technician

Engineering Course Fees

R 1 850R 750 x 73 TrimestersR 7 100