ID No. 0000060998: Mechanical Foundation (TÜV)

The requested ID page is also available in the following languages: German
Certification Program Title:Mechanical Foundation (TÜV)
Admission Requirements:

The participants bring the following educational and professional background:

  • High-School degree in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Successful passing the Phase 1 - Academic Foundation Program at NITI with a defined level of English, Mathematics and Science.

Only candidates who joined all the term related units with an attendance record of 80% are allowed to participate in the Term Tests.

Examination Components:

Term Test 1 comprises Units 1-4
Term Test 2 comprises Units 5-7
Term Test 3 comprises Units 8-12
Term Test 4 comprises Units 13-15

  • Unit competence (formative) is assessed through knowledge (online assessment), performance (practical assessment) or combination consisting of both.
  • Term assessment (summative) consisting of a cluster of units always take the form of a combination assessment where both theoretical knowledge and practical application is assessed.
  • The acquisition of practical skills in favour of theoretical skills is supported through a ratio weighting of 70:30 in the summative term assessment.

The average of all accumulated Unit results weights 40% of the Final Term result. The Term Test weights 60% of the Final Term result. This system is applied for all four Term Tests.

The end of program summary result is taken from the average of the accumulated 4 (four) Term Final results.

Required Competencies:

In the examination participants prove their skills and knowledge in the following areas:


  • Imperial and Metric Systems
    Trade maths
    Measuring tools
    Threaded fasteners
  • Technical Sketching and Drawing
    Field sketching
    Drawings and details diagrams
  • Layout, Hand Tools and Bench Work
    Tools of the trade
    Introduction to hand tools
    Boiler making tools
    Basic metal work
  • Short and Plant Skills
    Physical and mechanical properties of metals
    Introduction to power tools
  • Precision Tools
    Precision measuring tools
  • Centre Lathe
    Operating the centre lathe
    Tool holders and tooling
    Cutting tools
    Spindle tooling
    Operating centre lathe controls
    Facing and centre drilling
  • Project
    Blueprint reading
    Component assembly
  • Rigging and Lifting
    Introduction to basic rigging
    Basic rigging
  • Gaskets, Packing and Seals
    Introduction to gaskets, packing and seals
    Installing gaskets, packing and seals
  • Shafts, Keys and Couplings
    Introduction to Shafts, Keys and Couplings
    Installing couplings
  • Bearings and Lubrication
    Introduction to bearings
    Removing and installing bearings
  • Valves
    Introduction to valves
    Maintain valves
    Hydrostatic testing
  • Transmission Systems
    Belt and chain drives
    Fans and blowers
  • Pumps and Drivers
    Introduction to pumps and drivers
    Troubleshooting pumps and drivers
    Conventional alignment
  • Reciprocating Compressors
    Introduction to compressors
    Compressor maintenance

Detailed Terminal and Enabling objectives are provided in both the outline (terminal) and proposal (enabling) documents provided.

Only successful candidates who have acquired the above listed skills will be eligible to join the next two phases at the clients in-company training premises as they are called “on-the job-training” (Phase 3) and “specialised training” (Phase 4).

Cooperation Partner:National Industrial Training Institute (NITI)
Currently implemented in:Saudi Arabia