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How You Can Benefit By Studying An Engineering Course:

  • You can gain job-relevant knowledge and skills by studying your engineering course on a full-time or part-time basis from home.
  • You can develop skills that are in demand in the workplace
  • You can get help from a tutor within 48 hours if you get stuck with your coursework or assignments.
  • You can choose to pay for your course upfront or in affordable monthly instalments.
  • You can change your course within the first 5 months of registration if you realise that you would rather study a different course.

Why Choose Our Course?

  • You can complete your course from the comfort of your own home.
  • You can ask an industry-expert tutor for help if you get stuck with your coursework.
  • The opportunity to study towards national qualifications in either electrical or mechanical engineering.
  • You will be able to choose whether you want to pay your course fees upfront or in monthly instalments.

How Does Studying N1-N3 Engineering At Oxbridge Academy Work?

If you have Grade 10 with Maths and Physical Science, you can start at the N1 level in your chosen field of Engineering Studies, and progress to N3 with Oxbridge Academy. From there, you can decide to pursue further studies in your field at N4 level, all the way up to N6 diploma level.

Since the courses at Oxbridge Academy are offered via distance learning, you can also choose to enter the workplace while you are busy studying, so that you can gain some relevant practical experience in your field. If you don’t have Grade 10 with Maths and Physical Science, you will first need to complete the Bridging Certificate to N1 Engineering Studies before you can proceed with the N1 course of your choice.

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Electrical Engineering

Electrical 
National Certificate: N1 Engineering Studies (Electrical Engineering)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67109
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: Grade 10 (with Maths, Science and Drawings) or Grade 9 with N1 Bridging Certificate
National Certificate: N2 Engineering Studies (Electrical Engineering)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67375
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N1
National Certificate: N3 Engineering Studies (Electrical Engineering)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67491
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N2
Electronical
National Certificate: N1 Engineering Studies (Electronical Engineering)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67109
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: Grade 10 (with Maths, Science and Drawings) or Grade 9 with N1 Bridging Certificate
National Certificate: N2 Engineering Studies (Electronical Engineering)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67375
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N1
National Certificate: N3 Engineering Studies (Electronical Engineering)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67491
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N2
Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Motor Mechanic – Petrol
National Certificate: N1 Engineering Studies (Motor Mechanic – Petrol)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67109
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: Grade 10 (with Maths, Science and Drawings) or Grade 9 with N1 Bridging Certificate
National Certificate: N2 Engineering Studies (Motor Mechanic – Petrol)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67375
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N1
National Certificate: N3 Engineering Studies (Motor Mechanic – Petrol)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67491
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N2
Motor Mechanic – Diesel
National Certificate: N1 Engineering Studies (Motor Mechanic – Diesel)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67109
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: Grade 10 (with Maths, Science and Drawings) or Grade 9 with N1 Bridging Certificate
National Certificate: N2 Engineering Studies (Motor Mechanic – Diesel)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67375
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N1
National Certificate: N3 Engineering Studies (Motor Mechanic – Diesel)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67491
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N2
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Mechanical Engineering

Millwright – Engineering Drawing
National Certificate: N1 Engineering Studies (Millwright – Engineering Drawing)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67109
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: Grade 10 (with Maths, Science and Drawings) or Grade 9 with N1 Bridging Certificate
National Certificate: N2 Engineering Studies (Millwright – Engineering Drawing)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67375
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N1
National Certificate: N3 Engineering Studies (Millwright – Engineering Drawing)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67491
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N2
Millwright – Industrial Engineering
National Certificate: N1 Engineering Studies (Millwright – Industrial Engineering)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67109
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: Grade 10 (with Maths, Science and Drawings) or Grade 9 with N1 Bridging Certificate
National Certificate: N2 Engineering Studies (Millwright – Industrial Engineering)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67375
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N1
National Certificate: N3 Engineering Studies (Millwright – Industrial Engineering)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67491
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N2
boilermaker

Mechanical Engineering

Fitting and Turning
National Certificate: N1 Engineering Studies (Fitting and Turning)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67109
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: Grade 10 (with Maths, Science and Drawings) or Grade 9 with N1 Bridging Certificate
National Certificate: N2 Engineering Studies (Fitting and Turning)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67375
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N1
National Certificate: N3 Engineering Studies (Fitting and Turning)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67491
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N2
Boilermaker
National Certificate: N1 Engineering Studies (Boilermaker)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67109
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: Grade 10 (with Maths, Science and Drawings) or Grade 9 with N1 Bridging Certificate
National Certificate: N2 Engineering Studies (Boilermaker)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67375
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N1
National Certificate: N3 Engineering Studies (Boilermaker)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67491
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N2

What Is Engineering?

Engineering is a broad discipline that combines mathematics and science to identify and solve problems. It involves inventing, designing, building, maintaining and improving structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes. As such, engineering affects all aspects of our daily lives.

At Oxbridge Academy, we give you the opportunity to study towards national qualifications in either electrical or mechanical engineering.


There are many different types of engineering, including:


ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

The field of electrical engineering incorporates almost anything that relates to the generation, transmission or conversion of electrical energy. Electrical engineers may be involved in a wide range of projects, including projects where they work on:

  • Power systems (plants, grids, generators)
  • Electrical circuits (in buildings and technological devices)
  • Communication systems (radio, television, wireless communication systems)

Electrical engineering involves a combination of theoretical and practical work, including tasks such as researching new projects, drawing circuit diagrams, developing project plans, calculating project costs, and implementing or overseeing the implementation of projects.


MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Mechanical engineering is probably the most diverse field in engineering. It deals with anything that moves – whether it’s machinery, energy, or even the human body. Mechanical engineers learn about a vast variety of topics, and may be involved in areas such as aerospace engineering, thermodynamics, manufacturing, construction, robotics, and the creation of prosthetic devices. As you can see, the mechanical engineering field has so many branches that it is impossible to specialise in all of them.

Please note: The courses available at Oxbridge Academy cover only a small part of the mechanical engineering field. The courses that we offer are focused on millwright work, boilermaking, fitting and turning, and petrol and diesel mechanics.

Careers In Engineering

Careers in engineering are generally varied, challenging, and intellectually stimulating. Due to the diverse nature and broad scope of engineering, there are many different career options to choose from. Engineers can choose to specialise in a particular field, such as mechanical engineering or electrical engineering, and can also choose to work in either a largely theory-based position or in a more hands-on role.

As an engineer, the career path that you choose to follow will depend on a variety of factors, including your skills and qualifications, the availability of jobs in your area, and your personal preferences.

The types of careers you might be able to pursue if you complete your N1 – N3 qualifications in electrical or mechanical engineering, for example, include the following:

Electrical Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Installation Technician
  • Telecommunications Technician

Mechanical Engineering

  • Assembly Technician
  • Boilermaker
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Millwright
  • Motor Mechanic (Diesel or Petrol)

Skills Needed To Work As An Engineer:

If you want to work as an engineer, you will need to be good at maths and science. You will also need:

  • Creativity
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Communication and report writing skills
  • Teamwork skills
  • Logical and analytical thinking skills
  • An eye for detail

In addition to these general skills, you will need to acquire the technical skills that are required for your chosen area of specialisation within the broad field of engineering.

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