Electrical Engineering Colleges in Johannesburg. The NATED N1-N6 Electrical Engineering / Heavy Current qualification covers levels N1-N6 and is designed to provide the theory of Electrical Engineering / Heavy Current and an optional practical component. You can attain a National Certificate or Diploma once you have worked 24 months (2000 working hours) in your field of study.

This qualification consists of one compulsory part (N1-N6 theory) and two optional practical parts, beginners level (done between N1-N3) and advanced (done between N4-N6)

Electrical Engineering Colleges in Johannesburg are involved in the generation, installation, distribution, and usage of electricity via electrically-operated equipment such as generators, stoves, industrial and domestic installation.

above all, electrical engineers are in demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, electrical engineer jobs are projected to grow by 9% in the coming years. There is always a need for entry-level engineers as older ones leave the field. Finally, this course will give you a definite advantage over other candidates if you want to work in this field.

Course Outline

N1-N2 Theory Subject (Compulsory)

N1 Level

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

N2 Level

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

N3 Level

• Mathematics
• Engineering Science
• Electrotechnology
• Industrial Electronics

N4 Level

• Mathematics
• Engineering Science
• Electro-Technics
• Industrial Electronics

N5 Level

• Mathematics
• Power Machines
• Electro-Technics
• Industrial Electronics

N6 Level

• Mathematics
• Power Machines
• Electrotechnics
• Industrial Electronics

Electrical Engineering Practicals – Level 1 (120 Hours)

You can complete 1 week of optional practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after either N1 or before N3 and you will be given a certificate and logbook of the components that you have completed.

Subject Specific Program

Electrical – Single phase – 220V(2days)

    • Wiring of premises
    • Identify and select equipment for installation
    • Interpret electrical wiring diagram
    • Install equipment and complete wiring
    • Test and measure electrical wiring
    • Commission and ensure compliance

Basic Hand tools: 

      • Use of hand tools and portable equipment applicable to specific trades
      • Portable machinery – Grinding machine / Cut-off machine / Drilling Machine
      • Chisels/Hammers/Screwdrivers/Scribers/Punches/Socket Wrenches/ Files/Vernier/ Callipers/ Clamps
      • Measurement and making – The application of “Marking blue”
      • Basic Arc welding
      • Assembly using space welding
      • Assembly using vertical welding

Applied Practical hand skills:

    • Cutting of sample workpieces – Use of grinders and cut-off machines
    • Marking and measurement – Use of vernier
    • Drilling and thread tapping – Use of center punch and drilling sizes with wrench tapping
    • Assembly of workpieces
    • Pipe threading/Plate rolling and guillotine work
  • Electrician
  • Electric fitter
  • Electric engineer
  • Master electrician
  • Electro-technician
  • Millwright
  • N1 Entry Requirement: Grade 9 (Std 7) Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science OR no formal qualification for everyone 23 years or older.
  • N3 Entry Requirement: Grade 11 (Std 9) Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science or N2.
  • N4 Entry Requirement: Matric/Grade 12 (with full mathematics and science 40%+ Pass rate), or N3 Pass (with mathematics and science)

NOTE: Proceed to the next level only when the previous level has been successfully completed i.e. N4 for N5, etc.

Upon completion of every level, a certificate will be issued from the Department of Education. A Diploma will be issued by the Department of Education on completion of N6 as well as two (2) years on the job training/attachment in the relevant industry.
The qualification is made up of the following modules which are done over a period of 24 months.

Foundation Certificate (N1-N2): Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Science. Electives: Industrial Electronics, Electrical Trade Theory, Radio & Television Theory, Logic Systems, Instrument Trade Theory.

National Certificate (N3): Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Science, Electives: Electrotechnology, Industrial Electronics, Electrical Trade Theory.

National Certificate (N4): Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Science, Electro-technics, Industrial Electronics.

National Certificate (N5 + N6): Engineering Mathematics, Electro-technics, Industrial Electronics, Power Machines. Electives: Engineering Physics, Fault Finding & Protective Devices Logic Systems, Industrial Instruments, Digital Electronics

N4  60 Credits
N5  60 Credits
N6  60 Credits
Total  180 Credits

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