Mech National Diploma


National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering  

The National Diploma in Industrial Engineering – NDip (Industrial Engineering) – is offered on a semester basis, with intakes in January ONLY. It is a three-year programme.

One year is spent in the workplace, usually the second year.

This is referred to as experiential learning, and is essential for completion of the National Diploma. During experiential learning, instruction and theory are integrated with practical experience in a workplace setting. A National Diploma can only be awarded when theoretical and experiential learning requirements of the Diploma programme are successfully completed.

A National Diploma could enable a graduate to register as a Technician.

Extended Programme

The Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering supports learners who do not meet the admission requirements for the National Diploma. This programme extends the first-year curriculum over two years, giving students time to develop important skills required for successful higher study.


Purpose of the programme:

Students who have obtained this qualification will be able to, independently, as well as under supervision, integrate analytical and practical engineering techniques and engineering knowledge to solve well defined and open-ended engineering problems. They will also be able to select criteria to judge processes and outcomes. This qualification is intended for engineering practitioners in industry.

Minimum Entrance Requirements: 

a) A Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard.

b)  Refer to Faculty Regulation E3 for the minimum admission requirements for the Senior Certificate (until 2008) and the National Senior Certificate (from 2009).

c) N3 Certificate, with a minimum pass of 60% in both Mathematics and Physical Science, and a pass in English and one other language.

d) Students who have passed suitable access programmes may be exempted from the minimum requirements.

Experiential learning:

Students will not obtain credit for Work Integrated Learning done on a part-time basis, while registered for full-time study.
Students may not register concurrently for Work Integrated Leaning and attendance of lectures during the normal working day without permission of the Head of the Department.

Curriculum:
 

CODE

MODULE

CODE

MODULE

First year

First semester

Second semester

MAT1AW1

Engineering Mathematics 1

MAT2AW2

Engineering Mathematics 2

CSAA131

Communication Studies 1A

CSAB131

Communication Studies 1B

CHM1111

Mechanics 1

CAD1111

Computer-Aided Draughting 1

EDM1111

Mechanical Engineering Drawing 1

EMM2111

Mechanics of Machines 2

EIRME111

Computer and Programming Skills 1

IMF2111

Fluid Mechanics 2

ELT1111

Electrotechnology 1

IMT2111

Thermodynamics 2

IMV1111

Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering 1

SOM2111

Strength of Materials 2

Second year

First semester

Second semester

EMM313

Mechanics of Machines 3

ASM301

Applied Strength of Materials 3

IMF313

Fluid Mechanics 3

MHM301

Hydraulic Machines 3

IMO2111

Mechanical Engineering Design 2

MHT302

Theory of Machines 3

IMT313

Thermodynamics 3

SMP301

Steam Plant 3

SOM312

Strength of Materials 3

Elective1 (one of the following modules):

Elective (one of the following modules):

BIM121

Management Skills 1

ELT2211

Electrotechnology 2

ELT312

Electrotechnology 3

MAT3AW3

Engineering Mathematics 3

ELT2211

Electrotechnology 2

 

 

Elective (one of the following modules):

 

 

IMO312

Mechanical Engineering Design 3

 

 

IMV2211

Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering 2

 

 

MAT3AW3

Engineering Mathematics 3

Third year

First semester

Second semester

EL29321

Mechanical Engineering Practice 1

EL29331

Mechanical Engineering Practice 2

 

 

     
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