Mechanical Engineering

National Diploma Mechanical Engineering

National Certificates (N4-N6)

Qualification: N. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering SAQA ID: 90674

Mechanical Engineering involves the design and development of machinery, ranging from simple mechanisms up to more complex machineries and structures. In this programme students will acquire skills and understanding of processes of Mechanical Engineering. This includes the planning, designing, manufacturing or construction of these structures, as well as operating and maintaining them.

Mechanical Engineers use an understanding of core concepts of forces, material structures and motions such as Kinetics and thermodynamics (application of heat and mechanical power) to create and analyse a wide variety of machines structures and processes.

NATIONAL CERTIFICATES: N4-N6 Electrical Engineering

The Certificates Programmes  (N4 – N6) are post-matric National Certificates leading towards obtaining a National N-Diploma. Each certificate is a qualification on its own and is offered over a period of 4 months, including examinations.

Examination Board, Certification & ICASS

NATED report 191 External examinations are administered by the Department of High Education & Training (DHET), these are National Examinations for all Colleges, Public as well as Privates. Subsequent results and Certificates are awarded by the DHET in collaboration with QCTO.

Fields Under Mechanical Engineering

Admission Requirements

Thermal Mechanics

Entry to N4

National Senior certificate Gr. 12 with min 40% in Math, Science and English
Dully completed NATED
N3 Dully completed NCV Level 4 (Rating 3

Entry to N5

Dully completed and all subject passed NATED N4 or Equivalent qualification

Entry to N6

Dully completed and all subject passed NATED N5 or Equivalent qualification


Mechanical Structures

Mechanical drivers

Hydraulics Systems

Examination Eligibility

In order to be eligible to book a seat to write the National DHET Examinations in Civil Engineering, the Student / 

Learner must meet the following requirements: 

– DP 40%

– Attendance 80%


NATED Module by Term

N4 SAQA ID: 66881 NQF Level 5

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Mechanical Draughting
  • Mechanotechnics.
  • Power Machines.
  • Supervisory Management (O)

N5 SAQA ID: 66960 NQF Level 5

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Power Machines
  • Mechanical Drawing & Design.
  • Mechanotechnics.
  • Strength of Materials and Structures.
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Supervisory Management (O)

N6 SAQA ID: 67005 NQF Level 5

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Power Machines
  • Mechanical Drawing & Design.
  • Mechanotechnics.
  • Strength of Materials and Structures.
  • Fluids Mechanics
  • Entrepreneurship (O)

Mechanical Engineering Career Path

MGM-DP College ensures that our students / learners are well trained and skilled to occupy position in any of the following areas and more:

Municipal, provincial/state government departments

Engineering consulting firms

Construction contractors

Property developers

Construction manager

Building services engineer

Engineering geologist


Structural engineer

Resource industries, such as oil & gas

Public utilities

Railroad companies

Manufacturing firms

Companies that manufacture equipment used by civil engineers

 CAD Design engineer

Learning Outcomes

• Evaluate and apply essential methods to technical operational systems.
• Analyse and apply acquired knowledge in performing the tasks and solve common problems.
• Execute role and responsibilities by being able to summarize, classify, discuss and estimate application processes required through mathematical concepts, technical and schematic diagrams, computer and technology usage in a range of different contexts.
• Communicate with peers, customers and members of supervisory/management levels by presenting information reliably and accurately in spoken and written form.

Practical Skills Training

Practical training is a very important component in the Mechanical engineering education. at MGM-DP College we prepare our students / learners for workplace and professional life at early stages. We believe that practical experience is a desirable characteristic for engineers, we have put great effort to establish a relationship with privates’ entities to provide student / learners in variety of field where students can practice to prepare them for the future professional life.
Mechanical engineering is essentially a practical career where the theoretical knowledge has to be always accompanied by practical applications. Therefore, the training comprises 2 parts:
– A period of 12 months instructional training followed by an intense 14 months technological training, using the state-of-the-art technology which is not found in many institutions, before going to the field for a period of
– 10 months to qualify for the prestigious qualification of national Diploma.

Design and Engineering Tools

MGM Learners / Student Complete education and obtain their qualification with an extensive design and engineering knowledge and Mastery of the state-of-the-Art Design Technologies below. MGM-DP College offer Design technology or Design tools Software to it Students /Learners free of charge. The duration of the education license is one year renewable, up to 3 years.