National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) Bursary 2019 – 2020

By | January 30, 2019

National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) Bursary 2019 – 2020

ABOUT THE COMPANY – NMISA

The history of the National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) dates back to 1947, when the National Physical Research Laboratory wad formed. They form part of the Department of Trade and Industry and the Technical Infrastructure (TI) Institutes.

The companies mission is to provide an appropriate measurement standards to the industry, environmental, health and safety sectors of SA. NMISA’s four core values include: Good Governance; Social Responsibility; Economic prosperity and Measurement Excellence.

NMISA aims to develop and maintain both primary and secondary standards for our country and to compare these standards against international standards to attain global comparability.
 

 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

Bursaries will be awarded within the following fields of study:

  • Mechanical Engineering/ Mechatronic Engineering (BTech/ BEng Technology Undergraduate)
  • Electronic Engineering (BTech Undergraduate/ Hons)

 

MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE & SERVICE CONTRACT

The bursary will cover the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, prescribed textbook allowance, residence fees, as well as any other and necessary requirements. The bursary allowance will be capped at R90 000 per year of study.

Over and above these monetary benefits, students will also be given an opportunity to work at NMISA during vacations to gain working experience.

Once students have graduated, they will be required for work for NMISA for the same amount of time as the bursary awarded (work back service contract obligation). There is also the opportunity for graduate students to pursue a career in the Science of accurate Measurement (Metrology) at NMISA.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted – should you not receive any feedback from NMISA, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
 

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
Mechanical Engineering/ Mechatronic Engineering students:

  • South African citizen
  • Completed a National Diploma qualification
  • Completed P2 OR are currently completing your P2 work integrated learning
  • Good academic record
  • Plan on studying towards one of the following qualifications: Mechanical Engineering/ Mechatronic Engineering (BTech/ BEng Technology Undergraduate)
  • Plan on studying at a recognised University in South Africa
  • Good manual dexterity and able to use hand tools
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of basic mechanical systems maintenance and operation
  • Proven financial need
  • Driven and a perfectionist
  • *Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students
  • The NMISA Human Capital Development programme will select candidates in the following order of preference: Coloured, Indian, African, White

Electronic Engineering students:

  • South African citizen
  • Completed a 3 year degree/ diploma in Electronic Engineering
  • Registered to study full time towards one of the following qualifications: Electronic Engineering (BTech Undergraduate/ Hons)
  • Registered to study at a recognised University in South Africa
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 60%
  • Plan on studying at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) in 2019
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge of mathematics and statistics
  • Interested in researching and developing new ideas
  • Interested in experimental and applied electronics and physics
  • Able to create scientific reports
  • Able to computer model (advantageous but not essential)
  • Creative and able to thinking outside the box
  • Good organisation and planning skills
  • Willing to follow policies, procedures, laboratory and organisational rules
  • Have an analytical approach to work tasks
  • Can work within a team towards a common goal
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Honesty and ethical
  • Able to reason and problem solve
  • Deadline driven
  • *Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students
  • The NMISA Human Capital Development programme will select candidates in the following order of preference: Coloured, Indian, African, White
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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Students who meet the above eligibility criteria and would like to apply, must submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Full academic record (certified copy)
  • Educational qualifications (certified copies)
  • Full Curriculum Vitae

 

Applications must be submitted electronically via email to the NMISA Human Resource department: careers@nmisa.org
(Please indicate which bursary you are applying in the email subject line)
 

CLOSING DATE

20 October 2018.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
 

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact NMISA directly:
National Metrology Institute of South Africa
Department: Human Resources
Tel: 012 841 4152 / 012 841 2254
Email: careers@nmisa.org / hr@nmisa.org

See Also: 

South African Bursaries Open All Year Round

South African Bursaries Closing In January 2019

South African Bursaries Closing In February 2019