Software / PC Engineering | Damelin

Software / PC Engineering | Damelin

FET Certificate: PC Engineering

A PC Engineer, also called a computer/software engineer, is responsible for developing, testing and evaluating the software that make our computers work. They may help in the development of new computer games, business applications or even in the design of entirely new operating systems. A computer engineer may also be responsible for constructing and managing an organisation’s computer system and supplying technical support.

With this certificate, you will learn more about business application and computer hardware and software as well as to support and fully implement Windows in a networked environment.  You will be able to perform post installation and day-to-day administration tasks of an existing Windows based network. As computers continue to integrate themselves into our everyday lives, why not be part of an industry with a growing demand for engineers who understand the principles of operation and how to innovate new applications.

Why study with Damelin?

As soon as you join the Damelin family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave Damelin with an unforgettable campus experience.

How to get in?

Registering for the FET Certificate: PC Engineering is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an online enquiry form, or pop into one of our 17 campuses nationwide, where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.


  • English language at NQF 3/Grade 11 or equivalent
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF 3/Grade 11 or equivalent
  • Admission may be subject to an interview with an academic staff member

Time you will spend on the course

This is a one year full-time course (based on the programme requirements). A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule.

Course content and modules

You will cover these modules during the duration of your certificate.


CompTIA A+ 220-801 Exam Objectives Mapped to Chapters

  • Domain 1.0 Pc Hardware
  • Domain 2.0 Networking
  • Domain 3.0 Laptops
  • Domain 4.0 Printers
  • Domain 5.0 Operational Procedures

CompTIA A+ 220-802 Exam Objectives Mapped to Chapters

  • Domain 1.0 Operating Systems
  • Domain 2.0 Security
  • Domain 3.0 Mobile Devices
  • Domain 4.0 Troubleshooting

Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (70-685)

  • Identify cause of and resolve desktop application issues
  • Identify cause of  and resolve networking issues
  • Manage and maintain systems that run Windows 7 client
  • Support mobile users
  • Identify cause of and resolve security issues


CompTIA’s Network+ N10-006 Exam Objectives Mapped to Chapters

  • Introduction to Networking
  • How Computers Find Each Other on Networks
  • How Data Is Transported Over Networks
  • Structured Cabling and Networking Elements
  • Network Cabling
  • Wireless Networking
  • Cloud Computing and Remote Access
  • Network Risk Management
  • Unified Communications and Network Performance Management
  • Network Segmentation and Virtualization
  • Wide Area Networks
  • Industrial and Enterprise Networking


Fundamentals (Refer to CAT)

  • English 1st language – Level 4
  • South African 2nd language – Level 3
  • Mathematical literacy – Level 4

Workplace Learning

This programme includes a compulsory Workplace Learning component. Workplace learning provides important opportunities for professional and personal growth. It addresses specific competencies identified for the acquisition of the qualification, which relates to the development of skills that will make the learner employable and will assist in developing his/her personal skills.

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Materials to stay ahead

A list of prescribed textbooks will be made available at the start of the course. You will also receive an electronic version (e-guide) of this course. Textbooks are excluded from the course fee.

Careers you’d be great at

  • End User Support Technician
  • IT Technician
  • Network Technician
  • Server Administrator
  • LAN Administrator

The strength in your qualification

Upon successful completion of the whole programme, Damelin will apply to MICT SETA on your behalf for the Further Education and Training Certificate: PC Engineering

Upon successful completion of the optional external examinations, you will receive CompTIA and MCITP Certification at your own cost

Take your education to the next degree

Go even further with a higher qualification. With this certificate you can study further at another accredited institution.

*Admission to further your studies remains the prerogative of each institution and its academic council.

The information contained in this fact sheet is accurate at the time of printing. However, factors beyond Damelin’s control (such as environmental, regulatory or technical changes) may cause the contents of this fact sheet or of the programme to change. In the event of any such change, Damelin will formally notify current learners. All possible measures will be taken to minimise inconvenience to learners.