Students trained in the Department of Electrical Engineering gain an excellent foundation in the principles of electrical engineering. Furthermore, the department strives to develop the minds of our students and nurture their abilities to conceptualise, analyse and solve problems.
Our faculty's research projects cover a wide range of subjects, including neural networks, acoustics, design of computer communication protocols, the simulation of electricity markets, the use of computer control and instrumentation to optimise process performance, the design of wind generators and telecommunications.
The Department works in tandem with industry, and is therefore at the cutting edge of electrical engineering trends worldwide.
The undergraduate degree programme requires four years of study, and allows the student the opportunity to choose between a number of areas of specialisation including Electronic Engineering, Power Engineering, and Computer Engineering. There are two additional four-year programmes that are combinations of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering courses. Electromechanical Engineering (under Mechanical Engineering) and Mechatronics Engineering (under Electrical Engineering).
The department offers the following undergraduate programmes:
- Electrical Engineering Programme
- Electrical and Computer Engineering Programme
- Mechatronics Programme
- Conversion Programme for Science (BSc) Graduates
- Programme for Technikon Transferees
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