The Technical Sciences Faculty

ABOUT The Technical Sciences Faculty


The Technical Faculty comprises of a group of highly qualified engineering professionals that have been industrially trained with specific skills in their respective fields. This is to ensure that each student receives correct guidance and quality advice. These skills aid in developing, encouraging and motivating students, whilst providing individualized academic support to each and every engineering student that is willing to learn. Supplementing this service offered, we provide our future engineers with additional academic guidance (apart from their given study material), in the form of: tutorials; mock tests; past year papers; video links; support material links as well as personalized tips. This additional support helps the student comprehend and apply the module/ subject with success, thus molding them to be engineers of exceptional quality and performance.

Head of Faculty

SIDDIQA HABIB

I am passionate about mathematics and science – a passion which influenced my choice to study chemical engineering. I have a great interest in petroleum processing, having previously worked in the field. I now look forward to using my knowledge and skills to guide students towards academic success.

SIHLAHLASEMALI MALI GUMEDE

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Bio: 
I have a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Durban University of Technology. I was a full-time student and learned how to work under pressure. I am certain that I can make a positive difference to the lives of students with my prior experience in the automotive and food and beverage sectors.

 

AYANDA PHAKATHI

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: BTech: Mechanical

Bio: 
I did my in-service training with Illovo Sugar Ltd. I furthered my career at Melron Group as a Junior Design Engineer, where I dealt with airport simulation projects. Mechanical engineering is my life and becoming my passion as I grow in the field of engineering.

 

CHANNAL NAIDOO

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: BTech: Chemical Engineering

Bio: 
I am currently pursuing my MEng:Chemical Eng. I’ve worked as a lecturer in one of our brand colleges, Central Technical College, as well as at an external technical college. I have a passion for imparting my knowledge to other aspiring engineers.

 

EMMANUEL OLUSEGUN ADEWUMI

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: MTech in Civil Engineering
Bio: My passion has always been to make an impact through teaching and learning and as a practicing engineer. I have always loved and will continue to love to work in a student environment or do what would aid the performance of students.

JODASH NAIDOO

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: National Diploma in Chemical Engineering

Bio: 
I studied Chemical Engineering and I am pursuing my BTech within the same field. I have gained experience working in a production environment. My passions are studying and expanding my knowledge in various fields as well as helping others grow academically.

MISHALIN MOODLEY

 

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: National Diploma in Electrical Engineering

Bio: 
I studied Electronic Engineering Instrumentation. I have worked in the industry for three years as a technician in the FMCG sector, and I have vast experience within the sector. I am multi-skilled as I have also worked in the business sector.

 

NONKULULEKO NOKUBONGWA MNGOMEZULU

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: National Diploma in Civil Engineering

Bio: 
I studied Civil Engineering at Umlazi Coastal College, from N1 up until N4 level. I am passionate about education so I furthered my studies at Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), where I completed my National Diploma. I chose Civil Engineering because I love the construction of roads, bridges and buildings.

 

SILINDILE DLADLA

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: National Diploma in Civil Engineering

Bio: 
I am goal orientated with strong leadership qualities and attributes. I have enhanced my professional skills in dynamic and stable workplaces that have given me the opportunity to build on the experience I gained in tertiary education, and further my knowledge in other aspects of Civil Engineering.

PHILANI MAYABA

 

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: National Diploma in Civil Engineering

Bio: 
I have studied a National Diploma in Civil Engineering at Mangosuthu University Of Technology. I have worked in the construction industry for a period of one year as a technician dealing with Quantities, Road works, Quality assurance and testing layers. Working at the Academic Advising Centre is a great challenge and an exciting experience because we make a positive difference in students’ lives.

 

SYLVESTER MAISTRY

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: National Diploma Electrical Engineering (H/C)

Bio: 
I studied Electrical Engineering at DUT. I hold an S4 in the heavy current.
I have gained both practical and theoretical knowledge. I enjoy sharing what I have learnt with students.

THEMBINKOSI CHRISTIAN NTOMBELA

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Bio: 
I obtained my National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at DUT and I am through with Btech in the same field of study. I did my experiential learning programme in Transnet Port Terminals and I possesses enormous experience on heavy duty vehicles’ inspections, servicing and worked on breakdowns emergencies. I enjoy interacting with people from all backgrounds.

 

VALENTIA KHOLOFELO MASHISHI

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: National Diploma in Electrical Engineering

Bio: 
I studied Electrical Engineering through the University of South Africa. I was a long distance student and learned that you must be self-disciplined and responsible for your studies. My goal is to let students know that they can become anything as long as they put their minds to it.

SIBONELO MICHAEL MTHEMBU

Job title: Academic Adviser
Qualification: National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Bio: 
I studied National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. I did my work integrated learning at Transnet Port Terminals. I have also worked at Federal Mogul as an intern under the supervision of a Mechanical Fitter.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are the technical qualifications offered accredited, and by which accreditation body?
Yes our qualifications are recognised by various accreditation bodies, some of which are listed below: • SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) – for NQF qualifications (those listed on the National Qualifications Framework) • INTEC Academic Board – for qualifications developed and offered by INTEC college Please visit your college website for information regarding accreditation of your chosen course.

What career opportunities are available to graduates?
Qualifications offered by our technical faculty open up a wide range of career opportunities. Individuals holding such a qualification generally pursue a career in a production environment – this could be the petroleum, automotive, chemical or pharmaceutical industries to name a few. Your role within these industries may also vary and includes positions in manufacturing, process design or research and development, among others.

Do all students have to complete in-service training?
No. This is a requirement for students wishing to pursue a National N Diploma in Engineering. The student will receive certificates upon completion of studies at each level (NQF 3-6), however, the diploma will only be issued on completion of in-service training. Students are advised to contact companies to arrange in-service training.

Does my campus assist me with finding in-service training?
Students studying at the face-to-face colleges: Damelin and Central Technical College are offered assistance with finding companies with which to complete their in-service training. This service is also offered by ICESA College, but at a cost. Please contact the college directly for more information: https://www.icesa.co.za/contact-us