Engineering courses offered at Kwekwe Polytechnic College

Engineering is the application of science and mathematics to solve problems everyday. Enginnering courses at Kwekwe Polytechnic College are divided into the following four catergories:

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Civil and Construction
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

National Certificate in Automotive Engineering

  • Motor Mechanics
  • Automobile Electrics and Electronics
  • Motor Vehicle Body Repairs And Spray Painting
  • Automotive Precision Machining

Requirements for Automotive Engineering NC Courses

  • 5 "O" Levels including Mathematics, English and Science.

Course duration

3 Years

Motor Mechanics

Deals with:

  • Fixing, maintaining, reassembling, restoring and overhauling mechanical parts of a motor motor vehicle, including the engine, transmission and suspension systems.

Automobile Electrics and Electronics

Deals with:

  • Automotive Electronic systems used in road vehicles, such as engine management, ignition, radio and computer boxes.

Motor Vehicle Body Repairs And Spray Painting

Deals with:

  • repairing, adjusting and replacing sheet metal and allied parts of automobiles to include spray painting.

Automotive Precision Machining

Deals with:

  • machining motor vehicle components such as crankshafts, cylinder heads, and cylinder bores etc.

National Certificate in Civil and Construction

Requirements for Civil and Construction NC Courses

  • 5 "O" Levels including Mathematics, English and Science.

Brick and Blocklaying

Deals with

  • Interpretation of Building drawings
  • Production of Bill of Quantities
  • Setting out of Buildings
  • Supervision and Inspection of Buildings
  • Construction of New Buildings
  • Extensions and Renovations of Existing buildings
  • Planning and Management of Construction work
  • Repair and Maintenance of Buildings

Plumbing and Drainlaying

Deals with

  • Interpretation of Building drawings
  • Production of Bill of Quantities
  • Setting out of Water and Sewerage Works
  • Supervision and Inspection of Buildings
  • Construction of New Buildings
  • Extensions and Renovations of Existing buildings
  • Planning and Management of Construction work
  • Repair and Maintenance of Buildings

Quantity Surveying

Deals with

  • Interpretation of Building drawings
  • Production of Bill of Quantities
  • Supervision and Inspection of Buildings
  • Construction of New Buildings
  • Planning and Management of Construction work
  • Costing Construction Work

National Diploma in Civil and Construction

  • Quantity Surveying

Requirements for Civil and Construction ND Courses

  • National Certificate for the respective course

Quantity Surveying

Deal with

  • Interpretation of Building drawings
  • Production of Bill of Quantities
  • Supervision and Inspection of Buildings
  • Construction of New Buildings
  • Planning and Management of Construction work
  • Costing Construction Work
  • Site Surveying
  • Soil testing

National Certificate in Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering comprises two departments, the Heavy Current department and the Light Current department.

  • Electrical Power
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Electronic Communication
  • Computer Systems

Requirements for Electrical Engineering NC Courses

  • 5 "O" Levels including Mathematics, English and Science.

Course duration

3 Years

Electrical Power

Deals with:

  • Plant planning and maintenance.
  • Equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Circuit designing and implementation.
  • Plant and equipment designing and installation.
  • Project management.
  • Design and construction of power lines.

Instrumentation and Control

Deals with:

  • Calibration, installation, maintainance and repair of electronic instruments.
  • Programming intelligent electronic devices.
  • Automating electronic equipment.

Electronic Communication

Deals with:

  • Construction of electronic circuits.
  • Installation of electronic equipment.
  • Maintenance of electronic communication systems.
  • Repair of electronic communication systems.
  • Diagnosing wiring problems and resolving them.

Computer Systems

Deals with:

  • Installation of both system and application software.
  • Identification of appropriate hardware.
  • Hardware installation and configuration.
  • Networking and server administration.
  • Formulation, monitoring and implemention of IT security policies.
  • Programming, developing and testing codes.
  • Maintaining computer systems.
  • Performing daily data backups.
  • Prepare price quotes for customers for standard PC hardware, software and peripheral equipment.

National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

  • Diesel Plant Fitting
  • Fabrication
  • Machineshop
  • Millwright
  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Requirements for Mechanical Engineering NC Courses

  • 5 "O" Levels including Mathematics, English and Science.

Course duration

3 Years

Diesel Plant Fitting

Deals with maintenance and overhauling of:

  • Diesel engines
  • Heavy industrial engineering equipment, i.e earth moving equipment
  • Hydraulics, pneumatics, undercarriage and power transmission of heavy duty diesel equipment.

Fabrication

Deals with:

  • Structural steel work
  • Sheet metal work (pattern developments)
  • Boiler making and maintenance.

Machineshop

Deal with turning and machining and maintenance fitting.

Millwright

Deals with:

  • Turning and Machining maintenance fitting
  • Fabrication
  • Rigging
  • Motor vehicle maintenance and overhauling
  • Installation and maintenance of industrial and domestic electrical systems.

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Deals with installation and maintenance of refrigeration and air conditioning systems.


Sydney Chako

Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics teacher at Sytech Learning Academy. From Junior Secondary School to Tertiary Level Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Science.

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