CUT Diploma in Engineering Technology: Mechanical

CUT Diploma in Engineering Technology: Mechanical

Qualification & Code

Diploma in Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering

  • Campus

Bloemfontein

  • Duration of Programme

2 Years

  • Enrolment Option(s)

Full time

  • SAQA Credits

280

  • NQF Level

6

  • Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification

  • Selection and/ or interview

Selection

Additional Admission Requirements

For admission to Diploma in Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering (DipEng Tech (Mechanical Engineering) at the CUT, candidates must, in addition to the general admission requirements of the CUT, meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Admission points score of 27

NSC

  • Minimum NSC requirements for degree studies must be met
  • Achievement rating of at least 4 (50-59%) for English
  • Achievement rating of at least 4 (50-59%) for Mathematics and Physical Sciences

N-Courses (FET)

  • 60% pass in N3 Engineering Mathematics and Engineering
  • 50% pass in English (Grade 12 Level)

National Certificate Vocational (NCV) Subjects at NCV Level 4

  • 60% in English, Mathematics, Physical Sciences); and
  • 60% in any 3 of the other compulsory subjects

For candidates who matriculated in 2007 or before:

In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 50% on Standard Grade or 40% on Higher Grade in both Mathematics and Physical Science is required.

For candidates who completed the NSC in 2008 and thereafter:

In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 50% in both Mathematics and Physical Science is required.

Career Opportunities

This programme is well-suited to those with an interest in the design and operation of heavy machinery as well as production and manufacturing engineering. Mechanical engineering technicians could also work with steam plants at power stations, at vulcanising plants, pump stations and irrigation schemes, and with mining machinery and ore crushers. Manufacturing and production processes (also those used by the food and textile industries), as well as the planning, maintenance and optimisation of processes, are further facets of this field of study. The services of qualified persons are also often sought in the design of mechanical equipment. A promising future awaits qualified persons as installation engineers, technical representatives, production development engineers or works managers. They can establish their own engineering works or find employment with mines or the steel plants of Iscor, or with Eskom, PRASA, Transnet Freight Rail, consulting engineering firms, or suppliers of mechanical equipment. The motor industry is another possible employer. Opportunities also exist in the chemical processing industry (e.g. Sasol), the construction and building industry, as well as provincial government and municipal services. Emphasis is placed on entrepreneurship. A person holding this qualification can also start his/her own business.

1stYEAR

SEMESTER 1

Academic Literacy and Communication Studies I

Digital Literacy I

Manufacturing  I

Mechanics I

Mathematics 1

NQF LEVEL 5

NQF CREDITS PER MODULE 14

Total for Semester1 70

 

SEMESTER 2

Materials I

Electrical Engineering I

Mechanics of Machines I

Mechanical Drawing I

Mathematics II

NQF LEVEL 5

NQF CREDITS PER MODULE 14

Total for Semester2 70

TOTAL FOR FIRST-YEAR 1=40

2NDYEAR

SEMESTER 5

Eng Strength of Materials III

Strength of Materials I

Thermodynamics I

Mech Eng Design I

Mathematics III

NQF LEVEL 5

NQF CREDITS PER MODULE 14

Total for Semester 3= 70

SEMESTER 4

Fluid Mechanics II

Strength of Materials II

Thermodynamics II

Mech Eng Design II

Mathematics II

NQF LEVEL 5

NQF CREDITS PER MODULE 14

Total for Semester 4= 70

TOTAL FOR COURSE =280