NDip: Industrial Instrumentation

Dealing with theoretical and practical concepts in the measurement and control of various manufacturing and/or refining processes, this stream places emphasis on the use of industry related techniques and tools such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s), classic and modern control strategies and industry-standard software development tools in order to bring a level of optimisation and efficiency to the process at hand. Students have access to modern laboratory or online simulation facilities allowing for the immediate application of theoretical concepts. An instrument technician will be involved with the practical design, installation and maintenance of electronic digital and pneumatic equipment, control systems and development of procedures for maintenance and problem solving. The calibration of measuring instruments and the optimization of systems can also be part of his/her task. In the engineering team he/she may have to act as a manager in order to give the instructions received from senior personnel, usually engineers, to his/her subordinates, usually artisans and operators.

Duration: 3 Months

Start: 15 January

Certification: National Diploma


Dr Piet Borthma

Academic and Skills Development

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By completing this course you will have the skills and confidence to effectively:

  • Evaluate and apply essential methods to technical operational systems
  • Analyze and apply acquired knowledge in performing the tasks and solve common problems
  • Gather and analyze relevant information, use data to apply theories and principles within engineering related situations
  • Execute role and responsibilities by being able to summarize, classify, discuss and estimate application processes-required through mathematical concepts, technical and schematic diagrams, computer and technology usage in a range of different contexts
  • Communicate with colleagues, clients, and members of supervisory/management levels by presenting information reliably and accurately in spoken and written form