National N Diploma: Mechanical Engineering*

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Course Overview

Damelin offers a National Certificate: Engineering Studies.

The Mechanical Engineering programme involves the design and development of machinery, ranging from simple mechanisms up to more complex machines. The process of Mechanical Engineering includes the planning and designing of these structures, as well as operating and maintaining them. Mechanical Engineers use an understanding of core concepts such as kinetics and thermodynamics (application of heat and mechanical power) to create and analyse a wide variety of machines and processes.

Career Fields

With this qualification, successful learners could pursue a career as a:

  • Mechanical Engineer 
  • Design Engineer 
  • Materials Scientist 
  • Draughtsman 
  • Fabricator 
  • ‚ÄčProcess Controller / Technician 


Admission Requirements

N2 National Certificate/Grade 11/Senior Certificate/NSC (Maths or Maths Literacy required).


Minimum 2 Years and 2 years inservice training.

Maximum 4 Years and 2 years inservice training.

  • Certificates are awarded by the Department of Higher Education and Training.
  • All qualifications are nationally recognised by industry and universities.

Upon successful completion of this programme, learners will receive a:

  • National Certificate at each level N3, N4, N5, N6

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Full-Time & Part-Time
N3 - N6
Qualification: NatNDipMechEng (DHET)
Department of Higher Education and Training Qualification
*Only offered at DHET registered exam centre campuses

Available at the following campuses

National N Diploma: Mechanical Engineering*