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National Certificate in Chemical Engineering N4-N6

Nated Engineering Qualifications 1 Year Register Online

The programme progresses through three levels. Each N Level takes place over one trimester. After each trimester, you are eligible for a National Certificate on that level. We recommend continuing through all three levels in order to qualify for the National Diploma. The National Diploma requires students to work for 24 months in the Chemical field before they are entitled to receive the highly respected Diploma.

Period of delivery: three months per level (one year programme)

Qualify for National Diploma. Complete all 3 levels + 2 years workplace experience to qualify for National Diploma

Section 1

Entry Level Requirements

N4

N5

N6

• An appropriate National
Certificate.: N3: Engineering
Studies.
• Grade 12/Matric pass with 40% in
Physics and Maths
• A National Certificate: N4:
Mechanical Engineering with four
subjects passed
• Grade 12/Matric pass with 40% in
Physics and Maths
• A National Certificate: N5:
Mechanical Engineering with four
subjects passed
• Grade 12/Matric pass with 40% in
Physics and Maths
Section 2

Modules by Trimester

N4

N5

N6

• Mathematics
• Engineering Science
• Chemical Plant Operations
• Chemistry
• Power Machines
• Mathematics
• Chemical Plant Operations
• Chemistry
• Power Machines
• Mathematics
• Chemical Plant Operations
• Chemical Technology
Section 3

Articulation Options

N4

N5

N6

This qualification has been designed to
allow entry into N5.
This qualification has been designed to
allow entry into N6.
Higher certificate, Diploma
or Bachelor’s Degree.

The following criteria must be met in order to write the National DHET Examinations

* DP 40%

* Attendance Ratio 80%

Section 4

Career Paths

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Environmental Protection
  • Chemical Assistant
  • Lab Assistant
Section 5

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify, evaluate, formulate and solve process related technical and operational problems.
  • Design process equipment in order to modify existing sections of the plant.
  • Plan and implement the production of required products.
  • Plan and implement projects using project management tools and skills
  • Have knowledge of the Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) impacts of chemical processing activities in order to identify the impacts and measures used to control these impacts.
  • Use IT in the application of engineering methods, skills and tools.
Section 6

National Diploma: Chemical Engineering

Completion of National Certificates: Chemical Engineering N4, N5 and N6 as above plus 24 months of practical experience in a workplace leads to the National Diploma in Chemical Engineering.

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