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Diploma : Engineering Technology in Electrical Engineering

DP_ELE

Campus

Duration of Programme

Enrolment Option(s)

SAQA Credits

NQF Level

Bloemfontein Campus

2 Years

Semester 1

280

6

Additional Admission Requirements

For candidates who matriculated in 2007 and before:

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a score of 27 or higher on the CUT scoring scale, plus a minimum mark of 50% on standard grade or 40% on higher grade in English, Physical Sciences and Mathematics. 

For candidates who completed the NSC in 2008 and thereafter:

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a score of 27 or higher on the CUT scoring scale, plus a minimum pass mark of 50% (rating 4) in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and English.  Mathematical Literacy will not be accepted.

Applicants in possession of the National Certificate Vocational (NCV) will be selected according to the selection requirements as approved by Senate.

Career Opportunities

This programme is primarily vocational, or industry oriented, characterised by the knowledge emphasis, general principles and application or technology transfer. The programme provides students with a sound knowledge base in Electrical Engineering to enable the application of their knowledge and skills to particular career or professional contexts, while equipping them to undertake more specialised and intensive learning. Modules in this programme have a strong vocational, professional or career focus which prepare graduates to enter a specific niche in the labour market with the necessary knowledge, understanding, abilities and skills required for further learning towards becoming a competent practising Professional Engineering Technician.

A person in possession of this qualification is able to do the following:

  • competently apply an integration of theory, principles, proven techniques, practical experience and appropriate skills towards solving well-defined problems in the field of Engineering, whilst operating within the relevant standards and codes;
  • demonstrate well-rounded general engineering knowledge, as well as systematic knowledge of the main terms, procedures, principles and operations of one of the disciplines of Engineering (Electrical Engineering);
  • gather evidence from primary sources and journals using advanced retrieval skills, and also organise, synthesise and present the information professionally in a mode appropriate to the audience;
  • apply the acquired knowledge to new situations, both concrete and abstract, in the workplace or community;
  • identify, analyse, conduct and manage a project;
  • make independent decisions or judgements, taking into account the relevant technical, economic, social and environmental factors;
  • work both independently and as a member of a team, and also as a team leader;
  • relate engineering activity to health and safety, as well as environmental, cultural and economic sustainability;
  • meet the requirements for registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa as a Candidate Engineering Technician (at national diploma level); and
  • demonstrate the capacity to explore and exploit educational, entrepreneurial and career opportunities, and to engage in professional development.

Remarks

Only one intake per year, in January.

1ST YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2


LCS5011


Academic Literacy and Communication studies

BDL11A


Basic Digital Literacy

EEN115A


Electrical Engineering I

ELE115A


Electronic Fundamentals I

MAT115A


Mathematics

EDS125A

Digital Systems II

EEN125A

Electrical Engineering II

ELA125A

Electronic Applications II

EPG125A

Programming I

MAT126A

Mathematics II

1ST YEAR

INSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGS

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2


EDS216A


Digital Systems III

ELA216A


Electronic Applications III

ELM216A


Electrical Machines II

ENW216A


Network Systems II

MAT216A


Mathematics III

ECM226A

Electronic Communication III

ECS226A

Control Systems III

EDP226A

Design Project III

EID226A

Industrial Electronics III

ENS226A

Energy Systems III


For more information, contact: Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

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