Nelson Mandela University

Nelson Mandela University

Higher Certificate in Mechatronic Engineering

The Higher Certificate in Mechatronic Engineering in Engineering and Technology is offered by Nelson Mandela University.

Program Length: 1 YEAR.

Subjects: 11.

Higher Certificate in Mechatronic Engineering offered by the Nelson Mandela University at the Faculty of Engineering, the Built Environment and Technology

This programme provides an introduction to Mechatronics and Automation. The course includes carefully selected applied Mathematics, Science and Engineering content to fast-track learning to the required level. The purpose of this programme is to equip students with the necessary skills to function in a supporting role to engineering teams in the automation sector comprising artisans, technicians, technologists, and engineers. Successful candidates meeting prescribed criteria, may apply for admission to BEngTech, BEng and other degrees offered at the university.

Career fields
  • Civil Engineering Technologists
  • Electrical Engineering Technologists
  • Industrial Engineering Technologists
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologists
  • Marine Engineering Technologists
The qualification shall extend over a minimum of one year of full-time study. Consult the front of the Prospectus for the maximum period of study.


First year
Semester 1
Physical Science
Electrotechnology A
Mechanotechnology A
Introduction to Computers
Language Studies

Semester 2
Electrotechnology B
Mechanotechnology B
Mechatronic Systems
Mechatronic Project

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