Electrical Engineering (N1 - N6)

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  • Update: 11/01/2022

WHAT WILL I BE QUALIFIED AS, ONCE I’VE COMPLETED THIS COURSE?

The holder of a National N1 – N3 Certificate in Electrical Engineering will be able to take up employment in one of the following fields:

  • Electrical Engineering & Construction
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Process Control
  • Digital Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Electronics Engineering
  • Work at power station e.g., ESKOM
  • Electrical Technician e.g., in Telecommunication Companies like MTN, Vodacom, Cell C & TELKOM

WHAT WILL I BE ABLE TO DO?

Take up a position as an apprentice or student technician to gain the necessary industrial experience to be able to do a trade test.

IN WHICH INDUSTRIES WILL I BE ABLE TO WORK?

Any industry or organization that requires a person with electrical qualifications and skills obtained through studying N1 – N3: Electrical Engineering.

WHAT COULD I DO TO FURTHER IMPROVE MY SKILLS AND MY CHANCES OF FURTHERING MY CAREER?

Achieving the necessary entry requirements at the academic level in N3 of this course will enable you to continue studying in an electrical engineering-related field of study. This can be done by studying towards a specific electrical engineering qualification at a TVET College or an institution of Higher Education, such as a university or the University of Technology.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

N1 CERTIFICATE
  • Mathematics
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Engineering Science
  • Electrical Trade Theory
N2 CERTIFICATE
  • Mathematics
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Engineering Science or Logic Systems
  • Electrical Trade Theory
N3 CERTIFICATE
  • Mathematics
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Engineering Science or Logic Systems

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

What do I need to have completed before I can apply to study this course?
  • N1: Minimum of Grade 9 with Mathematics above 60%
  • N2: N1 or equivalent
  • N3: N2 or equivalent
How do I get an apprenticeship to allow me entry into this course?

You must be registered as an apprentice with a company

The National N-Diploma in Electrical Engineering is a three-year post-matric qualification consisting of a theoretical part (N4 – N6) and two years of industry experience in the Electrical Engineering field. The N4 – N6 Certificate Programs are post-matric National Certificates leading towards obtaining a National N-Diploma in Electrical Engineering. Each certificate is a qualification on its own and is offered over a period of 3 months.

CAREER OPTIONS

What qualification will I obtain once I’ve completed this course?

You will obtain a National N-Diploma in Electrical Engineering.

In which industries will I be able to work?

In the electrical industry or any other industry or organization that requires the qualification, knowledge, and skills obtained by studying towards the National N-Diploma in Electrical Engineering.

What could I do to further improve my skills and my chances of furthering my career?

Once you have obtained your National N-Diploma, you will be equipped to work at any organization within the industry that requires your qualifications. You will be able to work towards promotion within your career by working within your field of study and gaining experience within the industry. As with any other career, you would need to work very hard to prove your skills and abilities, be dedicated and be prepared to continue learning throughout your career.

Achieving the necessary entry requirements at the academic level upon completion of your National N-Diploma will enable you to continue studying at an institution of Higher Education, such as a University of Technology or a University.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

What will I be studying during this course?
  • The National N-Diploma consists of a 1-year theoretical component (N4 N6) as well as an industrial practical component of 2 years.
  • 12 subjects from N4 – N6 make up the theoretical component
N4 Certificate
  • Mathematics
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Engineering Science
  • Electro Technics
N5 & N6 Certificate
  • Mathematics
  • Electro Technics
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Power Machines

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

What do I need to have completed before I can apply for a National N-Diploma?
  • To enter N4 – N3 Certificate or equivalent qualification
  • To enter N5 – N4 Certificate or equivalent qualification
  • To enter N6 – N5 Certificate or equivalent qualification
You must have passed the following subjects at High school:
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Electrical Technology/Electricians Work
  • English
Duration
  • 12 weeks per certificate full-time
  • 2 years’ practical experience within the industry in the Electrical Engineering field
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