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NATIONAL N1 – N3 CERTIFICATES: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING FACT SHEET

Electrical Engineering N1 – N3 Certificate

Electrical Engineering N1 – N3
Full time or Part time

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Description

The Electrical field of study consists of two main fields, namely Electrical Heavy Current and Electrical Light Current (also known as Electronics).
Electricians are involved in the generation, installation, distribution and usage of electricity via electrically-operated equipment, e.g. refrigerator, generators, stoves, heaters including industrial and domestic installations.

Admission requirements

N1: Minimum of Grade 9 with Mathematics above 50%
N2: N1 or equivalent
N3: N2 or equivalent

Selection Procedure

Proof of the above qualifications/reference and interview to confirm suitability, aptitude and experience

Programme content

N1 CERTIFICATE N2 CERTIFICATE N3 CERTIFICATE
Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics
Engineering Science Engineering Science Engineering Science
Industrial Electronics Industrial Electronics Industrial Electronics
Electrical Trade Theory Electrical Trade Theory Electro – Technology

Course Duration

The duration of each level is THREE months, therefore a TRIMESTER timetable is followed. Registration takes place in January, April and August, enabling the successful student to accumulate THREE national certificates during the course of one year.Career Path/opportunitiesThe 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 Electronic Engineering

ASSESSMENT

The pass requirement is a minimum of 40% per subject. Evaluations are cumulative, based on regular class tests and practical testing. At the end of each trimester an external examination is written.

Course Fees

Course only – R10 000.00 4 subjects or R3000 per subjects

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