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MONTWOOD BRIDGING PROGRAMME

A customised curriculum focused on the required fundamental engineering skills and knowledge, is developed by university Professors and practicing Engineers who are registered with ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa). At the same time, the programme essentially serves to bridge the gap for learners with no Maths and/or Physics at Matric or poor passes in Maths and/or Physics at Matric. Comprehensive lectures are supported by industry-related practical tasks, from component level.

Learners in possession of:

  1. Matric certificate or equivalent with 50% in English but no Maths and/or Physics must pass all 5 subjects in the bridging programme with a minimum of 50%, over 1 year to be eligible to register on the N4 programme thereafter
  2. Matric certificate or equivalent with 50% in English but have passed Maths and/or Physics with less than 50%, must pass all 5 subjects in the bridging programme with a minimum of 50%, over a trimester (3 months) to be eligible to register on the N4 programme thereafter

NCV 4 certificate in Electrical Engineering or equivalent with 50% in English and have passed  Maths, Engineering Science/Physics and another electrical engineering subject with less than 50%,  must pass all 5 subjects in the bridging programme with a minimum of 50%, over a trimester (3 months) to be eligible to register on the N4 programme thereafter

This bridging level is presented by means of a weekly knowledge-sharing exercise in the classroom integrated by application of this knowledge in a fully equipped laboratory on all basic components & IC’s

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING N4

Direct route into the Diploma programme:

Learners in possession of:

  1. Matric certificate or equivalent with 50% in English, Maths and Physics
  2. Matric certificate or equivalent with 50% in English and 50% in N3 Maths, Engineering Science and another electrical engineering subject
  3. NCV 4 certificate in Electrical Engineering or equivalent with 50% in English and 50% in Maths, Engineering Science/Physics and another electrical engineering subject
  4. Montwood Bridging Certificate

The course is presented in accordance with national standards, complying with QCTO (Quality Council for Trades & Occupation) and DHET (Department of Higher Education & Training) requirements.

This basic level is presented by means of a weekly knowledge-sharing exercise in the classroom integrated by application of this knowledge in a fully equipped laboratory on more complex components & IC’s of electrical & electronic engineering, then integrated into circuits to conduct tests to compare calculated results to measured results.

The programme is audited and presented under the mentorship of individuals amongst who are industrial practitioners and university academics registered with ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa).

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING N5

The course is presented in accordance with national standards, complying with QCTO (Quality Council for Trades & Occupation) and DHET (Department of Higher Education & Training) requirements.

This intermediate level introduces Industry 4.0 technology and is presented by means of a weekly knowledge-sharing exercise in the classroom integrated by application of this knowledge in a fully equipped laboratory on hardware & software concepts of a basic PLC (Programmable Logic Controller), together with conventional circuit construction. Exposure to PV (Photo Voltaic) cells & water measuring components facilitate the ability to address the current electricity & water problems. Students construct circuits together with development on the PLC for a final assessment that can be implemented in industrial applications.

The programme is audited and presented under the mentorship of individuals amongst who are industrial practitioners and university academics registered with ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa).

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING N6

The course is presented in accordance with national standards, complying with QCTO (Quality Council for Trades & Occupation) and DHET (Department of Higher Education & Training) requirements.

This final level follows up from the intermediate level of N5 Industry 4.0 technology and is presented by means of a weekly knowledge-sharing exercise in the classroom integrated by application of this knowledge in a fully equipped laboratory on software programming on advanced PLC’s (Programmable Logic Controllers) & VSD’s (Variable Speed Drives), off-line. They are then incorporated into associated circuitry & the available sensors to facilitate a transition from the college to industry environment, in real-time. Exposure to different types of motors, e.g. stepper, etc., reinforces the understanding of which motors to use where. Students construct circuits together with software development on the PLC.

The programme is audited and presented under the mentorship of individuals amongst who are industrial practitioners and university academics registered with ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa).

Completion of the N6 course is the exit level of the classroom component of the programme. Montwood College, with their industrial partners, will make every attempt to secure WIL (Work Integrated Learning), to successfully complete the programme and graduate.

 

NB. Although the national pass mark is 40% in the college sector, students wishing to articulate or progress into the university sector, will require a minimum pass mark of 50% in all subjects at all levels, for credit or exemption purposes