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National Diploma: Civil/Building Engineering N1-N6

Overview

The NATED N1-N6 Civil/Building Engineering qualification covers levels N1-N6 and is designed to provide the theory of Civil/Building Engineering and an optional practical component. You can attain a National Certificate or Diploma once you have worked 24 months (2000 working hours) in your field of study. This qualification consist of one compulsory part (N1-N6 theory) and two optional practical parts, beginners level (done between N1-N3) and advanced (done between N4-N6) 

 

  • THEORYPART 1, N1-N6 Theory (Compulsory)
  • PRACT1PART 2, Beginner Practicals (Optional Extra)
  • PRACT2PART 3, Advanced Practicals (Optional Extra)

PART 1, N1-N6 Theory (Compulsory)


This part is compulsory. Students are required to complete all their N1-N6 theory subjects to attain their national certificate and diploma. The details of these subjects can be found under the curriculum tab. 

PART 2, Beginner Practicals (Optional Extra)


You can complete a BEGINNER level, 1 week program of optional practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after either N1 or before N3 and you will be given a certificate and logbook of the components that you have completed. 

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PART 3, Advanced Practicals (Optional Extra)


You can complete an ADVANCED level, 1 week program of optional practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after either N4 or before N6 and you will be given a certificate and logbook of the components that you have completed.  Part 2 to be completed first.

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Why do your practicals? You cannot afford not to!

 

Only 2% of all private and public TVET colleges have the facilities and capabilities to offer a practical component with their engineering studies, BUT a staggering 90% of the students that receives practical are employed.
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Admission Requirements

  • N1 Entry Requirement: Grade 9 (Std 7) Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science OR
    no formal qualification for everyone 23 years or older.
  • N3 Entry Requirement: Grade 11 (Std 9) Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science or N2
  • N4 Entry Requirement: Matric/Grade 12 (with full mathematics and science 40%+ Passrate), or N3 Pass (with mathematics and science)

 

NOTE: Proceed to next level only when the previous level has been successfully completed i.e. N4 for N5, etc.

Hardware Requirements

Please note that you are required to have your own computer for this qualification. AIE, in partnership with Dell and TripleH committed to supplying every student with a Dell laptop to support our DigitalCampus initiative. Available exclusively to AIE students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide three models:

 

 

  • CORECore Spec, Dell Vostro 3501 Series i3
  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Latitude 3510, i7, 8GB
  • HIGHHigh Spec, Dell Latitude 3510, i7, 16GB

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Salaries & Skills

 

* All statistics are derived from www.payscale.com

  • Price & Payment Options

    Level N1-N3

    • Cost Per N-Level: R14 300.00  (Full Time), R14 200.00  (Part-Time), R11 900.00  (Online), Includes all prescribed e-books, courier cost, class access, portal access
    • Cost for Optional Practical Module: R3 500.00  (Done between trimesters, 5 working days/1 week)

    Level N4-N6

    • Cost Per N-Level: R14 300.00  (Full Time), R14 200.00  (Part-Time), R11 900.00  (Online), Includes all prescribed e-books, courier cost, class access, portal access
    • Cost for Optional Practical Module: R3 500.00  (Done between trimesters, 5 working days/1 week)

    * Fees includes all prescribed e-books, courier cost, class access and portal access. 3 Month payment terms can be applied for. 

  • Duration

    • Full Time: 1 Trimester (3 Months) Per N-Level (4 Subjects)
    • Part Time: 2 Trimesters (6 Months) Per N-Level (4 Subjects)
    • Online: 2 Trimesters (6 Months) Per N-Level (4 Subjects)
    • Optional Practical: Beginners (N1-N3) 3 weeks/15 days, Advanced (N4-N6), 3 weeks/15 days, done between trimesters.
  • Career Options

    Depending on the necessary practical experience/ programme specific training, the following opportunities are available for Civil Engineering students:

    • Architectural Technology
    • Industrial Designing
    • Town and Regional Planning
    • Road Construction
    • Building Construction
    • Building Inspectors
    • Drainage Inspection
    • Quantity Surveying
    • Sanitation and Reticulation
    • Engineering Surveying
    • Site Managers
    • Draughtsmen
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:
    • Your Study Material: All your necessary textbooks are included in your fees as smart e-books from our Snapplify Library and can be accessed via any browser (via myAIE portal) or/and on any device such as a laptop, phone or tablet.
    • Free Unlimited WIFI (On Campus only)
    • Access to our myAIE student portal, recources and student support team via phone, email and tickets. 
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What you get

National Certificate:

  • The student will receive a national certificate from the Department of Education if all external department exams are passed. This certificate is not issued by us, but only by the department of education.

National Diploma:

  • Work for 24 months (2 years) in the Civil Engineering or Built environment industry obtaining relevant experience in at least two of the subjects done in N6, then apply for a National Diploma at the campus where they have studies

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Part Time, Hybrid Learning

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provide you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Hybrid Learning with at home exercises/assignments, campus and/or virtual classes at a manageable schedule and pace. Part time sessions are conducted after hours and some sessions are conducted on Saturdays.

Online, Virtual Learning

We have re-defined online learning. Our myWay Online Learning ensures that the student is supported by technology and people throughout his academic journey. We focus on a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms, at home exercises, activities and project-based assignments bundled with fully developed video lectures, all managed by our student learning platform.

Student Testimonials

Career Video

Watch this video to understand a day in the life of a Civil/Build Engineer. 

Important Notes

 
Your study fees will include:
  • Prescribed E-Books can be accessed via any browser (via myAIE portal) or/and on any device such as a laptop, phone or tablet.
  • Study Material
  • Courier Fee (We don't post material, we courier it to your doorstep)
  • Access to the student portal
  • Access to dedicated student support 
  • Access to virtual classroom sessions once a week (Correspondence students only)
 
It does not include:
  • National examination which is approximately R500-00 per subject
  • Practical modules. This is an optional extra.
 
Optional Costing for Level N1-N3:
  • Cost Per Subject: R3 350.00  (Full Time & Part-Time), R3 200.00  (Online), Includes all manuals, courier cost, class access, portal access

 

Disclaimer
Kindly note that we reserve the right to cancel/postpone any Full Time or Part Time subjects should the minimum required student numbers not be met. This will be communicated before the commencement of studies and all effort will be made to find suitable alternatives in such a scenario.
It should further be noted that should we not have a sufficient number of students per subject for our Correspondence course that we reserve the right to provide the students with pre-recorded class videos and not live classes.  Students will however be able to post questions on their student portal for assistance. This will be communicated before the commencement of studies.
 
 
PART 1, N1-N6 Theory Subjects (Done On-Campus)
This part is compulsory. Students are required to complete all their N1-N6 theory subjects to attain their national certificate or diploma.
N1 Level N2 Level N3 Level

• Mathematics
• Building Drawing
• Building Science
• Bricklaying & Plastering/Plumbing Theory

• Mathematics
• Building Drawing
• Building Science
• Bricklaying & Plastering/Plumbing Theory
Mathematics
Building Drawing
Building Science
Building and Civil Technology
N4 Level N5 Level N6 Level

• Building Administration
• Quantity Surveying
• Building & Structural Construction
• Building & Structural Surveying

• Building Administration
• Quantity Surveying
• Building & Structural Construction
• Building & Structural Surveying
• Building Administration
• Quantity Surveying
• Building & Structural Construction
• Building & Structural Surveying

PART 2, Beginner Practicals Civil, 120 Hours (Optional Extra, Done On-Campus)
You can complete 3 weeks of optional practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after either N1 or before N3 and will count towards your practical hours required to write the trade test.

This program covers basic knowledge and experience for the trades of: Bricklayer, plasterer, terrazzo worker and wall tilers. It will cover the following modules:

  • Module 1: Hand Tools – uses and care: the basic and essential hand tools used within the Bricklaying & Plastering trade will be covered.
  • Module 2: Building materials – recognition: the various types of sands and stones, as well as sizes of the aggregate for different uses in the various trades will be demonstrated.

OR

  • Module 2: Plumbing materials – basic recognition of copper, brass, lead, mild steel, cast iron, tin & zinc, aluminium and stainless steels will be demonstrated.
  • Module 3: Tests, including the object of such tests – site tests on materials: cleanliness of aggregates, slump tests, Portland cement tests on tensile strength and setting time will be demonstrated.
  • Module 4: Construction – including preparation, precautions and basic principles will be covered: basic setting out of structures, bonding patterns of brickwork, tiled and plaster finishes.

PART 3, Advanced Practicals Civil, 120 Hours (Optional Extra, Done OFF-Campus)
You can complete 3 weeks of optional ADVANCED practical hours within your field of study. This is done just after either N4 or before N6 and will count towards your practical hours required to write the trade test.

  • Solar plumbing installation (5 day)
  • Solar plumbing inspection (5 day)
  • Practical land surveying & setting out (5 day)
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 20 January 2021
    25 January 2021
    Correspondence
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 20 January 2021
    25 January 2021
    Full Time
  • 20 January 2021
    25 January 2021
    Part Time
  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 20 January 2021
    25 January 2021
    Part Time
  • 20 January 2021
    25 January 2021
    Full Time

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