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Mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science to design and develop complex systems. Studying mechatronics with PolytechAfrica offers students a versatile skill set that includes designing, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Graduates of our Occupational Higher National Certificate in Mechatronics program will receive a NQF level 5 qualification.

Studying mechatronics is a smart choice for anyone interested in the intersection of mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering.

Mechatronics Career Opportunities

Your Path to a Mechatronics Qualification

The Occupational Higher National Certificate in Mechatronics program is a full-time, four-year qualification that requires regular attendance during academy terms. In addition to academic work, students are expected to work part-time with an employer in a related field. Outside of term dates, students can work full-time, while during term dates, they may work part-time to accommodate their academic commitments.

The Occupational Higher National Certificate in Mechatronics program is a blended learning qualification that spans over four years of full-time study. The academic year is divided into four terms, each lasting between 7 and 11 weeks, where students attend classes either in the classroom or workshop. In addition, there are 12 weeks of Work Integrated Learning (WIL), which are split into three sessions of one month each. During the WIL, students will work under supervision in a company and engage in activities related to four core disciplines: Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, and Automation. A formal logbook will track their progress during the WIL period. After each WIL session, students are entitled to one week of holiday break before starting a new term.

Subjects

1st year

  • Business communication
  • Practical mathematics
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Manufacturing and machining
  • Mechatronics
  • Basic drawing
  • Introduction to financial management (Elective module)

2nd year

  • Business communication
  • Pre-calculus mathematics
  • Electrical
  • Manufacturing and machining
  • Mechatronics

3rd year

  • Business communication
  • Calculus mathematics
  • Electrical
  • Mechatronics

4th year

  • 6 Months internship industry (at suitable company)
  • 6 Months practical project based at Polytech
  • Electrical – Practical modules
  • Mechatronics – Practical modules
  • Students will prepare a project proposal and then be responsible for the implementation thereof

ADMISSION PROCESS

Our Mechatronics program is an intensive course, and as such, we have a rigorous selection process for applicants. If you are interested in studying at our institution, you will need to follow the following process:

Once all steps of the application process have been completed, Polytech Africa may consider promoting a qualified student for a potential bursary, subject to the sponsor’s discretion. For a list of available bursaries, contact us at info@polytechafrica.co.za.

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