A mechanical technician installs, maintains, and repairs industrial machinery and mechanical equipment. Working in Qatar’s Energy and Industry (E & I) sector, a mechanical technician reads and interprets technical drawings, installs, aligns, and dismantles mechanical equipment, and operates various devices and machine tools, such as lathes, welding equipment, and milling machines. Mechanical technicians generally work in the maintenance departments of factories, plants, refineries, and other industrial establishments.
The Technician Certificate (Mechanical) program prepares graduates for entry into a career as technicians in the mechanical field within Qatar’s E & I sector. The program is competency-based, with two workplace learning components carried out within the students’ sponsoring company: a 4-week workplace orientation in the first half of the program, and a 24-week worksite practicum at the end.
Students receive workplace safety training at the beginning
of the program, with safety principles reinforced throughout
every course and technical task in the program. Program
courses include Precision Measuring Tools, Technical Drawings,
Engineering Materials, Threading Techniques, and a series of
courses in Valve, Heat Exchanger, Filter and Strainer, Coupling,
Seal, Bearing, Pump, Compressor and Internal Combustion (IC)
This program is designed to be delivered using a block training
schedule of 12-week semesters.
Note: Students in the Technician Certificate (Mechanical) program
will receive extensive preparatory Foundation Mathematics and
English training upon entry to the program subject to their results on
applicable Math and English Placement Tests.