Programme: Electrical Engineering
Programme Code: ELEENG
Level ID: ELEENG-N6
Exit Level Outcomes: As per ECSA; Problem solving, Application of Scientific and Engineering Knowledge, Engineering Design, Investigation, Engineering Methods, Skills, Tools, including Information Technology, Professional and Technical
Communication, Impact of Engineering Activity, Individual and Teamwork, Engineering Professionalism, Specified
Additional Exit Level Outcomes after completing WIL: Independent Learning, Workplace Practices
Requirements: N5 Electrical Engineering Certificate
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, for credit or exemption purposes
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.