Montwood College, a division of Montwood Holdings, was established in 2011, to contribute, add value and build capacity in engineering education. In 2012 the college provided support programmes to FET (Further Education & Training) college & school students, with focus on electrical engineering. The College progressed into support courses to the UoT Diploma students (University of Technology) from 2013. Montwood College indeed honoured the obligation of their motto “Prioritising quality in engineering education” at an affordable cost and providing a more convenient alternate to Unisa students in Durban. The practical modules were completed on Montwood facilities, under the supervision of mentors registered with ECSA (Engineering Council of SA), as per Unisa requirement. In 2014 the college produced a 100% pass rate with a class average of 81%, for the Unisa registered students in the practical modules. The College progressed to supervising UoT BTech students in 2015 working on Montwood facilities.
In 2016, Montwood College successfully obtained full accreditation as a private provider for the N4-N6 Diploma in Electrical Engineering. The entire preparation process for the quality assurance audit was mentored by academics from university & practicing engineers from industry. The college intended offering the programme by means of distance learning. However, due to the demand for full time classes, the college had postponed the programme at that point in time. This was due to further construction for more classrooms. As from September 2018 the college is officially opened for:
- ICDL Computer Courses
- Bridging course in Electrical Engineering for students who do not meet entry requirements into the Diploma Programme
- N4 – N6 in Electrical Engineering Diploma programme
- PLC, VSD & other practical courses after hours and weekends, based on numbers
Montwood College is accredited with QCTO (Quality Council for Trades & Occupations), Accreditation Number SDP/1223/16/0055 and registered with DHET (Department of Higher Education & Training), Registration Number 2018/FE07/042.
All activities of Montwood College are conducted under the mentorship of a University Professor who is registered with ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa).