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National Certificate: N4 Mechanical Engineering (SAQA ID 66881)


Obtain the theoretical foundation required for a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with the National Certificate: N4 Mechanical Engineering (SAQA ID 66881) course. This Nated N4-N6 Engineering qualification combines theoretical learning with 24 months (about 2 years) of practical work experience in your chosen trade, ensuring a well-rounded education.

Course code:


Accreditation status:

  • N4 – accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
  • SAQA ID: 66881
  • 40 Credits – NQF level 5
Course duration:

12 months

Entry requirements:
  • Option A: National Certificate N3: Engineering 
  • Option B: Matric with Maths | Science | Drawings | Intro to Drawings
  • Option C: Technical Matric
Subjects covered:
  • Mathematics N4
  • Engineering Science N4
  • Mechanical Draughting N4
  • Mechano Technics N4
Assessment and award:

Students are required to complete the following:

  • 3 assignments per subject (passmark 50%)
  • 1 exam per subject

Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement: N4 Mechanical Engineering from the DHET.

Additional information:

N courses are offered and assessed by Oxbridge Academy. After gaining a qualifying year mark, students will be admitted to write the national examination at an approved venue. Read our N4-N6 Exam letter for information on writing the exams.



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