National N Diploma: Electrical Engineering*

Full-Time and Part-Time I Course Type: National Qualification

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Electronic enthusiasts with a fascination for circuit boards and control systems can charge up their career with a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering

Why this course is perfect for you?

Are you an analytical problem solver; eager to design new ways to use electrical power improve products? Then a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering may be your perfect fit.

Electrical engineering deals with the process of manufacturing electrical equipment, components, and systems for commercial, industrial and domestic usage, from start to finish.

Electrical engineers therefore use their knowledge in electricity, electronics and electromagnetism to design, develop, test, and supervise the production of electrical equipment.  Electrical engineers in the field, work with equipment such as transmission devices used by electric utilities, radar and navigation systems, machinery controls, electric motors, lighting and wiring in buildings, control and power generation. Electrical engineers also design the electrical systems of automobiles and aircraft.                                                                                                                          

This field has made the demand list for critical and scarce skills in the country, and the scope continues to expand both nationally and internationally. With the Diploma in Electrical Engineering you will be able to acquire these skills by covering courses in engineering science, electro-technology, industrial electronics and industrial electronics. This will provide you with the platform you need to fulfil your curiosity and expand your creativity within this world of wires.

Why study with Damelin?

As soon as you join the Damelin family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave Damelin with an unforgettable campus experience.

How to get in?

Registering for the National Diploma in Electrical Engineering is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an online enquiry form, or pop into one of our 17 campuses nationwide, where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.


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

Time you will spend on the course

This is a two-year full time course with two years in-service training or part-time classes over four years with two years in service training. A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule. 

Course content and modules

You will cover these modules during the duration of your diploma.

National N3 Certificate (Engineering Studies: Electrical Engineering)

1st Year, 1st Semester Subjects

  • Mathematics N3
  • Engineering Science N3
  • Industrial Electronics N3
  • Electrotechnology N3

National N4 Certificate (Engineering Studies: Electrical Engineering)

1st Year, 2nd Semester Subjects

  • Mathematics N4
  • Engineering Science N4
  • Electrotechnics N4
  • Industrial Electronics N4

National N5 Certificate (Engineering Studies: Electrical Engineering)

2nd Year, 1st Semester Subjects

  • Mathematics N5
  • Power Machines N5
  • Electrotechnics N5
  • Industrial Electronics N5

National N6 Certificate (Engineering Studies: Electrical Engineering)

2nd Year, 2nd Semester Subjects

  • Mathematics N6
  • Power Machines N6
  • Electrotechnics N6
  • Industrial Electronics N6

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Careers you’d be great at

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Instrument Technician
  • Electrician
  • Design Engineer
  • Power Electrician
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Appliance Manufacturing and Installation Electrician

The strength in your qualification

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

Upon successful completion of this programme, students will receive a National Certificate at each level N3, N4, N5, N6. 

Take your education to the next degree

Please enquire at the nearest Damelin campus for the prospectus containing post-certificate studies.

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