This National Certificate in Machining and Fitting (NCMF) curriculum is aimed at producing Fitter Machinists who are relevant to the industry and world of work. It is learner-centered and competence-based and emphasizes acquisition of skills through practical teaching and execution of projects. The competences that the learner is expected to acquire are clearly spelt out in the modules covered in each of the two semesters of an academic year.

The modules offered in this course are packaged in a manner that will enable the learner to attain particular skills required for performing tasks at any level of the respective year of study.

In addition, the following modules: Workshop Technology and Practice; Engineering Science; Engineering Drawing and Real Life Project; are aimed at equipping the learner with the core hands-on skills and techniques in Machining and Fitting.

Applied Technician’s Mathematics module is aimed at improving learner’s ability to judge and make decisions, estimate and cost materials and labor, analyze data and understand trends in the world of work.

The Entrepreneurship Skills module provides the learner with skills of starting up, profitably managing and sustaining an enterprise in an ethical manner.

Industrial Training, which comes at the end of each academic year, is aimed at bridging the gap between institutional-based training and the world of work.


National Certificate in Machining And Fitting (Examined by UBTEB)

Admission requirements: A candidate shall be eligible for admission to the Uganda National Certificate in Machining And Fitting on meeting any of the following minimum qualifications:

A candidate should have obtained a Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 3 credit passes one of which must be in Agriculture, Biology, or Chemistry and must have passed English and Mathematics.

At least a credit in Uganda Junior Technical  Certificate from a recognized institution in any of the  fields or any other  field as approved by the Selection Committee constituted by the Ministry of Education and Sports.

Duration: 2 years.

This curriculum, if implemented effectively, should produce fitters and machinists who are able to:

  • i) Fabricate components and machine parts.
  • ii) Maintain and repair machines and equipment.
  • iii) Prepare reports, budgets and operation plans.
  • iv) Observe safety, health and welfare.
  • v) Initiate and manage small business enterprises


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Semester 1: Year 1
TCTM 101: Applied Technician mathematics 1
TCCS 101: Life skills.

TCCA 101: Computer applications.
TCMF 101: Workshop technology and practice 1.
TCMF 102: Engineering drawing.

Semester 2: Year 1
TCMF 103: Engineering science.
TCMF 104: Engineering materials.
TCMF 105: Real life project.
TCMF 111: Industrial training.

Semester One: Year 2
TCMF 201: Applied Technician mathematics 11
TCMF 201: Entrepreneurship skills.
TCCS 201: Basic Swahili.
TCMF 202: Mechanical engineering drawing.

Semester Two: Year 2
TCMF 203: Electrical engineering science.
TCMF 205: Real project II
TCMF 111: Industrial training.