Mechanical Engineering (Welding)

Become a welding craftsman and transform metal products using hand tools or machinery.

Why Choose the Programme?

Welders are skilled craftsmen, who construct or repair metal products, often using different hand tools and machinery. Welders make use of a variety of processes through the use of heat or electrical current to join parts together and work mainly in the manufacturing, construction and industrial environment. From an entry-welder to a more professional welder, welders use various processes from resistance spot welding, laser beam welding and electron beam welding to perform their daily tasks.

Course Information

You may enter the programme, with any one of the following:
  • A Grade 10 Certificate.
  • 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.
  • Welder – Pay Estimate: +/- R140 000 to R500 000 per year
1st Year 1st Semester Subjects Mathematics, Engineering Science, Engineering Drawing, Communication
1st Year 2nd Semester Subjects Mathematics, Engineering Science, Engineering Drawing, Welders Trade Theory
Enquire about subjects offered via Distance Learning.
Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Mechanical Engineering in Welding 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 a 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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