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National Diploma: Mechanical Engineering N1-N6

Overview

The NATED N1-N6 Mechanical Engineering qualification covers levels N1-N6 and is designed to provide the theory of Mechanical Engineering and an optional practical component. You can attain a National Certificate or Diploma once you have worked 24 months (2000 working hours) in your field of study. This qualification consist of one compulsory part (N1-N6 theory) and two optional practical parts, beginners level (done between N1-N3) and advanced (done between N4-N6) 

PART 1, N1-N6 Theory (Compulsory)


This part is compulsory. Students are required to complete all their N1-N6 theory subjects to attain their national certificate and diploma.

PART 2, Beginner Practicals (Optional Extra)


You can complete a BEGINNER level, 1 week program of optional practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after either N1 or before N3 and you will be given a certificate and logbook of the components that you have completed. 

PART 3, Advanced Practicals (Optional Extra)


You can complete a ADVANCED level, 1 week program  of optional practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after either N4 or before N6 and you will be given a certificate and logbook of the components that you have completed.  Part 2 to be completed first.

Why do your practicals? You cannot afford not to!

Only 2% of all private and public TVET colleges have the facilities and capabilities to offer a practical component with their engineering studies, BUT a staggering 90% of the students that receives practical are employed.

- Stats SA / / Employment figures released

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Admission Requirements:

  • N1 Entry Requirement: Grade 9 (Std 7) Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science OR no formal qualification for everyone 23 years or older.
  • N3 Entry Requirement: Grade 11 (Std 9) Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science or N2.
  • N4 Entry Requirement: Matric/Grade 12 (with full mathematics and science 40%+ Passrate), or N3 Pass (with mathematics and science)

 

NOTE: Proceed to next level only when the previous level has been successfully completed i.e. N4 for N5, etc.

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Qualifications

  • National Certificate: The student will receive a national certificate from the Department of Education if all external department exams are passed. This certificate is not issued by us, but only by the department of education.

 

  • National Diploma: Work for 24 months (2 years) in the Mechanical field of engineering industry obtaining relevant experience in at least two of the subjects done in N6, then apply for a National Diploma at the campus where they have studied.

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Price

Level N1-N3

  • Cost Per N-Level: R11 400.00  (Full Time & Part Time), R10 700.00 (Correspondence), Includes all manuals, courier cost, class access, portal access
  • Cost Per Subject: R3 000.00  (Full Time & Part Time), R2 900.00  (Correspondence), Includes all manuals, courier cost, class access, portal access
  • Cost for Optional Practical Module: R3 000.00   (Done between trimesters, 5 working days/1 week) READ MORE >

 

Level N4-N6

  • Cost Per N-Level: R12 000.00  (Full Time & Part Time), R11 300.00 (Correspondence), Includes all manuals, courier cost, class access, portal access
  • Cost Per Subject: R3 100.00  (Full Time & Part Time), R3 000.00  (Correspondence), Includes all manuals, courier cost, class access, portal access
  • Cost for Optional Practical Module: R4 000.00   (Done between trimesters, 5 working days/1 week) READ MORE >

 

We provide flexible and affordable payment options to ensure the course is always within your reach. To read more about our finance options, CLICK HERE

 

 

Duration

  • Full Time: 1 Trimester (3 Months) Per N-Level (4 Subjects)
  • Part Time: 2 Trimesters (6 Months) Per N-Level (4 Subjects)
  • Correspondence: 2 Trimesters (6 Months) Per N-Level (4 Subjects)
  • Optional Practical: Beginners (N1-N3) 1 week/5 days, Advanced (N4-N6), 1 weeks/5 days, done between trimesters.

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Who Should Attend

Depending on the necessary practical experience/ programme specific training, the following opportunities are available for Mechanical Engineering students:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Fitting/ Fitting and Machining
  • Fitting & Turning
  • Mining
  • Assembly Plants
  • Construction
  • Welding
  • Tool Making
  • Hydraulics
  • Air Conditioning
  • Motor Industry
  • Draughtsmen (with additional subjects)
  • Diesel Mechanic

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Study Kit

Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:

 Wifi myAcademy

  • Free WIFI (3GB/Month, On Campus only).
  • Prescribed Textbooks, Branded String Bag.
  • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, Getting Started Guide.
  • Access to our myAcademy student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets. 
  • Notepad

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Our Learning Methods

At The Draughting Academy we understand that that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques influenced by circumstances, location, field of study and learning preference. We have therefore developed our myWay learning methodology to suit all learners and ensure everyone has all the opportunity to achieve learning success. We deliver our qualifications via three modern and flexible delivery methods.

Full Time

Reach your full potential through our myWay Instructor-led or Mentorship based classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in-field experience. Our full time offering consist of learning sessions that make up a full day or selective days within a week.

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Part Time

Designed for the working professional, our part time program covers the same amount of information as our full time offering. Combined with our myWay Blended Learning, at home exercises/assignments and in-class lectures, this will have you ready for exams in no time. Sessions depend on what qualification you do.

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Correspondence

We have redefined distance learning studies. Our myWay Distance Learning ensures that the student never gets left alone to do only self-study by taking a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms and at home exercises and assignments, all managed by our myAcademy Student Portal.

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Testimonials

What is Mechanical Engineering?


Watch this video to understand a day in the life of a mechanical engineer.

 

Important Notes

Your study fees will include:

  • Study Material
  • Courier Fee (We dont post material, we courier it to your doorstep)
  • Access to student portal
  • Access to the dedicated student support 
  • Access to virtual classroom sessions once a week (Correspondence students only)

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It does not include:

  • National examination which is approximately R500-00 per subject
  • Practical modules. This is a optional extra.

 

Disclaimer

Kindly note that we reserve the right to cancel/postpone any Full Time or Part Time subjects should the minimum required student numbers not be met. This will be communicated before the commencement of studies and all effort will be made to find suitable alternatives in such a scenario.

 

It should further be noted that should we not have sufficient number of students per subject for our Correspondence course that we reserve the right to provide the students with pre-recorded class videos and not live classes.  Students will however be able to post questions on their student portal for assistance.  This will be communicated before the commencement of studies.

PART 1, N1-N6 Theory Subjects (Done On-Campus)
This part is compulsory. Students are required to complete all their N1-N6 theory subjects to attain their national certificate or diploma.
N1 Level N2 Level N3 Level

• Fitting & Machining Theory/Metal Workers Theory/Motor Trade Theory
• Mathematics
• Engineering Science
• Engineering Drawings/Plate & Structural Steel Drawing

• Fitting & Machining Theory/Metal Workers Theory/Motor Trade Theory
• Mathematics
• Engineering Science
• Engineering Drawings/Plate & Structural Steel Drawing
• Mechanotechnics
• Mathematics
• Engineering Science
• Engineering Drawings
N4 Level N5 Level N6 Level

• Mechanotechnics
• Mathematics
• Engineering Science
• Supervisory Management

• Mechanotechnics
• Power Machines
• Strength of Materials and Structure
• Supervisory Management
• Mechanotechnics
• Power Machines
• Strength of Materials and Structure
• Supervisory Management

 


 

PART 2, Basic Practicals Mechanical (Optional Extra, Done On-Campus)
You can complete 1 week of optional practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after either N1 or before N3 and you will be given a certificate and logbook of the components that you have completed. 

Foundational Program, 3 Days (Applicable to all students)
Workshop Health & Safety Theory: Full safety training program covering OHSA 

Basic hand tools: 

  • Use of hand tools and portable equipment applicable to specific trades
  • Portable machinery – Grinding machine / Cut-off machine / Drilling machine
  • Chisels /Hammers/Screwdrivers/Scribers/Punches/Socket Wrenches/Files/Vernier/ Callipers/Clamps
  • Measurement and marking – The application of “Marking Blue”
  • Basic Arc Welding
  • Assembly using space welding
  • Assembly using vertical welding

Applied practical hand skills:

  • Cutting of sample work pieces – Use of grinders and cut-off machine
  • Marking and measurements – Use of Vernier
  • Drilling and thread tapping – Use of centre punch and drilling sizes with wrench tapping
  • Assembly of work pieces
  • Pipe threading / Plate rolling and guillotine work
Subject Specific Programs (Choose one in line with your studies)
Fitting & Machining (2 Days) Welding (2 Days) Motors (2 Days)

Lathe Machine:

  • Specific safety rules related to operating a lathe
  • Operating techniques of a lathe
  • Tool bits for skimming / polishing
  • Drilling and tapping
  • Basic screw cutting

 

Milling Machine:

  • Specific safety rules related to operating a milling machine
  • Operating techniques of a milling machine
  • End milling / Slab milling / Fly cutting / Drilling and reaming / Boring / Slotting and Saw Milling

Arc-Welding:

  • Equipment safety and identification
  • Amperage setting – for depth welding
  • Joining samples by space welding
  • Chipping practice – Cleaning weld area
  • Space welding: Horizontal, Vertical, Continuous welding and assemblies

Engine function and principles and safety

  • Identification of engine components and functionality
  • Strip engine block and reassemble
  • Inspect Crank / Pistons / Bearings

 

Gearbox

  • Strip gearbox and re-assemble

 

Transmission

  • Check and inspect prop shaft and universal joints

 


 

PART 3, Advanced Practicals Mechanical (Optional Extra, Done On-Campus)
You can complete 1 week of optional ADVANCED practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after either N4 or before N6 and you will be given a certificate and logbook of the components that you have completed. 

Fitting & Machining (5 Days) Welding (5 Days) Motors (5 Days)

Lathe – Training: Lathe settings

  • Operational safety
  • Gear ratios / Tailstock / Chuck functions
  • Cutting tools identification
  • Machining of samples

 

Lathe – Training: Screw Cutting

  • Drilling and tapping of solids bars
  • Cutting various types of materials, understand cutting speed vs finish on product surface

 

Lathe – Training: Milling Operation

  • Operational safety
  • End milling / Slab milling / Fly cutting / Drilling and reaming / Boring / Slotting and Saw milling
  • Surface depth milling and tolerances

Arc Welding Training

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Revise basic techniques
  • Flat / Horizontal / Vertical / Overhead
  • Intermittent Butt Weld
  • Prepare surface for penetration welds
  • Filling gaps with multiple bead welding
  • Reading drawings: Welding symbols, fillet welds, assembly profiles

 

Oxyacetylene Welding Training

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Identification of Oxy-Acetylene equipment
    • Flashback arrestors / Regulators / Gauges
    • Brazing – Types fluxes
    • Welding flame types
    • Forehand welding
    • Assembly of profiles
    • Oxy-Acetylene cutting.

Engine and systems

  • Personal Protective Equipment

 

Motor mechanic fundamentals

  • Identification of all operational components
  • Strip and re-assemble engine block
  • Strip and re-assemble block head
  • Strip clutch and reassemble
  • Strip and reassemble gearbox
  • Brake System:
    • Check disk and brake drums and bleed system
  • Steering Mechanism:
    • Idler arms
    • Rack & pinion.
  • Suspension types:
    • Coil springs vs blade springs
    • McPherson struts

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  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 05 September 2018
    10 September 2018
    Part Time
  • 05 September 2018
    10 September 2018
    Full Time
  • 16 January 2019
    21 January 2019
    Part Time
  • 16 January 2019
    21 January 2019
    Full Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 03 September 2018
    10 September 2018
    Correspondence
  • 14 January 2019
    21 January 2019
    Correspondence

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