Mechanical Engineering (Motor Trade)

Learn the skill required to fix, reassemble, and restore vehicle parts.

Why Choose the Programme?

Motor or auto mechanics inject new life into vehicles and are responsible for fixing the mechanical parts from the engine to the transmission and suspension systems in cars and small trucks. As a motor mechanic, you will be required to fix, reassemble, and often restore vehicle parts, so the vehicle is functional and roadworthy. Common tasks may include testing and repairing of electrical lighting systems, the replacement of damaged engine parts and general quality inspection.

Course Information

You may enter the programme, with any one of the following:

  • Grade 10, 11 and 12
  • An introductory programme as determined by a technical college.
  • An equivalent qualification.
Examinations are set and administered by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). Subjects not offered by the DHET will be run internally by Berea Technical College (BTC). All tests and examinations will take place in Durban.
  • Motor Mechanic Artisan – Pay Estimate: +/- R100 000 to R1 000 000 per year
1st Year 1st Semester Subjects Mathematics, Engineering Science, Engineering Drawing, Communication
1st Year 2nd Semester Subjects Mathematics, Engineering Science, Motor Trade Theory, Engineering Drawing
Enquire about subjects offered via Distance Learning.
Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Mechanical Engineering (Motor Trade) Programme pricing structure and explain our flexible payment options.

Customised study materials which meet the programme outcomes can be accessed from the Learner Management System, Moodle. A prescribed book list is available from the academic manager at the start of the programme, although the study guide available on Moodle will sufficiently cover the exam requirements.

Moodle is an online platform, where registered students receive their study materials and other online support material with zero data costs.
  • Explore engaging online content, crafted by subject matter experts.
  • Access to customised academic repository with assignments, videos, and PowerPoint lessons.
  • 24-hour access.

On successful completion, you will receive an N2 statement of results. You may use this to enter trade school, subject to the entry requirements of the relevant trade school. You may also enter the N4 Diploma Access Programme at Berea Technical College, after fulfilling the entry requirements for the Access Programme.

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