Electronic Engineering Programme
Programme Leader: Professor Viranjay Srivastava  Telephone: +27 (31) 260 2759  | Email:

The Electronic Engineering curriculum is designed to prepare students for a career in the extensive discipline of electronic information handling, which has become crucial to the promotion of efficiency and productivity in so many facets of both commercial and industrial life.

This includes all aspects of telecommunications, the design of computers and microcomputer systems, microwave engineering, electronic equipment manufacture, and many other similar activities.

We believe we achieve this by offering a degree with a strong emphasis on the principles of electronic communication, while at the same time permitting a wide range of different applications of electronics to be studied.

Electromagnetic Theory, Physical Electronics, Communications, Control Systems and Power Electronics.
Approximately 15% of the total academic load is on engineering design in which students are involved in team and individual projects.

Students also cover detailed aspects of electronic engineering such as Digital Communications, Digital Processes, Electronics, Digital Signal Processing, Control Systems, and Embedded Systems. A number of optional modules are also offered.

These include Acoustics, Artificial Intelligence, Microwave Engineering, Superconductivity, Data Communications, Image Processing, Automation and Power Electronics. Students attend modules on Engineering Management and Labour Practices, Engineering Business and Engineering Entrepreneurship, in preparation for their professional lives.

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