Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

3 years duration

This vocational qualification provides students with a strong knowledge base and the ability to apply their skills in specific career contexts. It prepares individuals for a niche in the labor market and serves as a foundation for further learning in becoming a competent practicing Professional Engineering Technician. The qualification can be obtained through online and distance learning modes.

This qualification is primarily vocational, or industry oriented, characterised by the knowledge emphasis, general principles and application or technology transfer. The qualification provides students with a sound knowledge base in a particular field or discipline and the ability to apply their knowledge and skills to particular career or professional contexts, while equipping them to undertake more specialised and intensive learning. Programmes leading to this qualification tend to have a strong vocational, professional or career focus and holders of this qualification are usually prepared to enter a specific niche in the labour market. The specific purpose of educational programmes designed to meet this qualification are to build the necessary knowledge, understanding, abilities and skills required for further learning towards becoming a competent practicing Professional Engineering Technician. This qualification provides: (a) Preparation for careers in engineering and areas that potentially benefit from engineering skills, for achieving technical proficiency and competency to make a contribution to the economy and national development; (b) The educational base required for registration as a Candidate and/or a Professional Engineering Technician with ECSA (Refer to qualification rules). (c) Entry to programmes e.g. Advanced Certificate programmes. (d) Entry to an Advanced Diploma upon successful completion of a work-integrated learning component, or a combination of work-integrated learning and coursework, equivalent to at least 30 credits but not to exceed 120 credits. Engineering students completing this qualification will demonstrate competence in all the Exit Level Outcomes contained in this standard. This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

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UNISA, short for the University of South Africa, is a distance education institution based in South Africa. It is the largest university on the African continent and offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various fields of study. UNISA provides flexible learning options, allowing students to study at their own pace and from anywhere in the world. The university is known for its commitment to providing accessible and affordable education to a diverse student population. UNISA also conducts research and collaborates with other institutions to contribute to the development of knowledge and skills in South Africa and beyond.
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