National N Diploma: Mechanical Engineering

Full-time | Course Type: National NATED Diploma

“Successful engineering is all about understanding how things break or fail.” Henry Petroski

Get ahead with a National N Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Do you have a passion for mathematics and an aptitude for science? Does the way in which machinery works bring a sparkle to your eye? If so, you should definitely look into a career in Mechanical Engineering through ICESA’s National N Diploma qualification.   

Mechanical engineers develop new equipment and products used by companies and people to increase production, improve work processes and quality of life. Essentially, it is the responsibility of a mechanical engineer to take an idea and turn it into a marketable product. To do this, a broad range of skills are needed. Problem solving, critical thinking, and being able to exercise good judgement are all qualities that will hold you in good stead.

Mechanical engineers are, above all else, problem-solvers. They use math skills and analytical abilities to spot problems and resolve them. Through this course you will learn concepts such as kinetics and thermodynamics, and the design and development of machinery, ranging from simple mechanisms to more complex machines. Ensure that your career runs like a well-oiled machine with the National N Diploma: Engineering Studies: Mechanical Engineering.

Build your career with a qualification from ICESA

Everybody has a dream about the ideal career that they would like to get into one day. Some may dream of a career in fashion, journalism or even travel and tourism. At ICESA we understand that choosing a career is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make, and we are passionate about providing you with a sound qualification of your dreams at an affordable price. We also know that you would like the time that you spend on campus to be academically rewarding but that you also want to enjoy a rich, full social life. With this in mind we have dynamic, easy to access campuses situated around in some of KZN’s busiest, most vibrant CBD areas for your convenience.

Entrance Requirements

Registering for the National N Diploma in Mechanical Engineering is easy! Our staff on the different campuses are friendly, efficient and easy to contact. To find out more, all you need to do is either log onto our website, fill out our online form, call us, or simply pay us a visit. We will be glad to assist you.

N2: Engineering Studies or Grade 11 or Senior Certificate or NSC (Maths or Maths Literacy) 

Expected time on the course

When it comes to time spent on your course, we realise that time is of the essence. At ICESA we would like to equip you with the necessary skills and set you on the path to your dream job as quickly as possible.

  • Our HET and FET courses range between 1 - 3 years.
  • Our provider and short courses range between 30 hour - 5 months on a full-time basis and then a 1 year - 3 year courses on a part time basis.
  • Matric School offers support to learners on all matric subjects, Classes are offered on a full or part-time basis.

The programme duration is two (2) years full time and tuition is face to face. Programmes are offered during the week on a full-time basis. Minimum two (2) years plus two years in-service training. 

Course Content and Modules

  • You can now look forward to a full academic year with a variety of exciting subjects to help you develop your skills. This should help you plan your calendar and your study timetable and put you on the road to success.

Study Guides and Course Material

To help get you started on your chosen field of study, a list of prescribed textbooks will be made available to you. 

Careers that would suit you best

Once you have successfully graduated from ICESA, with a National N Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, you can take on some of the following jobs and careers:

  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Maintenance Operator
  • Product Development Specialists
  • Lead Mechanical Engineer 

Understanding your qualification

On successful completion of the programme, you will receive the following certification. National Certificate at each level, N3, N4, N5, N6 and the National N Diploma on completion of N4-N6 and 2 years in-service training. 

Take your career to the next level

Please enquire at the nearest MLA campus for the prospectus containing information on further studies. 

How much will it cost you?

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Full Price (Year 1)
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