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False Bay College Engineering

National Certificate N3:
Electrical Engineering

National Certificate
N1-N3:
Electrical Engineering

OFFERED AT THESE CAMPUSES

Westlake Campus
Distance Learning
About this programme

ABOUT THIS PROGRAMME

The NATED Report 191: N3 Engineering programmes are being phased out.

As of Trimester 1 of 2024: there will be no new applications for N1.

The last new intake for N2 – N3 will be Trimester 1 of 2024. Trimester 2 will be the last intake of N3 students.

This means that the College will only enrol students on N1 and N2 who have outstanding subjects on these levels for Trimester 1 of 2024.

From Trimester 2 of 2024, to Trimester 3 of 2025, the College will accept enrolments for N1 – N3 for those students who have outstanding subjects on these levels.

This opportunity will be offered via different modes of delivery

Minimum Admission requirements

Minimum Admission requirements

  • N1: Grade 11 or Grade 12 with a pass in Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy (50%)
  • N2: N1 or equivalent
  • N3: N2 or equivalent
Career Opportunities

CAREER opportunities

You will be able to take up a position as an apprentice or learner technician to gain necessary industrial experience to be able to take a trade test in your chosen trade.

    Duration

    Duration

    The programme runs for a trimester (3-month period)/10 weeks per certificate.

    Course Content

    Course content

    N1 Certificate

    • Mathematics
    • Engineering Science
    • Industrial Electronics
    • Electrical Trade Theory

    N2 Certificate

    • Mathematics
    • Engineering Science
    • Industrial Electronics
    • Electrical Trade Theory

    N3 Compulsory Subjects

    • Mathematics
    • Engineering Science
    • Industrial Electronics
    • Electrotechnology

    WHAT DO THESE SUBJECTS ENTAIL?

    Mathematics

    Students are equipped with mathematical skills in the following learning areas: Basic operations, equations, word problems and manipulation, exponents and logarithms, factorisation, algebraic graphs, trigonometry, mensuration and percentages. Students will be able to apply the acquired knowledge to problems in a real-life context and solve problems related to their trades.

    Engineering Science

    Engineering Science can be defined as the application of maths, science, economics and practical knowledge to invent, innovate, design, maintain and research structures and machines. The syllabus makes provision to cover all these aspects. Students will be equipped with the following subject knowledge: Dynamics; Statics; Energy, Work and Power; Heat; Particle structure of Matter; Electricity.

    Industrial Electronics

    The specific aim for this subject is for the student to obtain a thorough background of the necessity for electronics as it is applied in the industry. Upon completion of the Industrial Electronics course, the student should be able to handle the relevant subject literature, and classify individual electronic components into various stages as found in electronic apparatus. Students will be equipped with the following subject knowledge: Introduction to Electronics; Atoms; Cells and Batteries; Resistance, Capacitance and Magnetism; Alternating Current (AC) theory; Transformers; Multimeters; Diodes and Transistors.

    Electrotechnology

    Electrotechnology is used to describe the physics of electrical circuits, electromagnetism and corresponding application in both electrical engineering and electronic engineering.

    Electrical Trade Theory

    Electrical Trade theory: upon completion of this subject, the learner will be equipped with sufficient theoretical knowledge to enable him/her to integrate meaningfully into an electrical working environment. Students will be equipped with the following subject knowledge: Safety, Basic Hand tools; Magnetism and Transformers; Batteries and Direct Current sources; Alternating Current; Measuring Instruments; Conductors, Cable and Wireways; Wiring and Testing of premises; Electronics.

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