Electrical Engineering Programme
Programme Leader: Dr Rudy Pillay Carpanen  |  Telephone: +27 (31) 2601217  |  Email:

The Electrical Engineering curriculum is designed to prepare the student for the environment in which the generation, transmission and use of electrical power takes place.

This environment varies from large generators in a power station to the latest microprocessor used to control a process in a factory or the supply of electricity to a house.

We believe that the best way to accomplish this preparation is by a broad-based degree in which the third year includes modules such as Electromagnetic Theory, Electrical Machines, Power Systems, Electronics, Digital Systems, Power Electronics and Control Systems.

The study of electronics and the use of computers are integrated into the electrical engineer’s training because they are vital tools. Students also attend a module on Engineering Management and Labour Practices in preparation for the management role they will assume in Industry.

Final year students take two compulsory modules in each semester including Engineering Business and Entrepreneurship. The remaining module credits required are selected from a wide range of options to suit a student’s specific interests and chosen career specialisation area. These options address issues likely to be experienced in practice and so familiarise the future graduate with problems that will be faced in Industry.

Options that may be offered include High Voltage Engineering, Power Systems, Power Electronics, Electrical Machines, Control Systems, Automation, Digital Signal Processing, Embedded Systems, Illumination and Data Communications and Telematics.

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