Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science
Programme: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science
The Department is actively engaged in outreach initiatives and development of graduates who possess the ability to solve complex engineering problems. It boasts robust research and innovation development at its hi-tech laboratories. Focus areas include telecommunication, control and instrumentation, electrical energy and information engineering. Electrical Engineers are concerned with using electricity to transmit energy - while Electronic Engineers are concerned with using electricity to transmit information.
Electrical and electronic engineers work with electrical, electronic or electromechanical systems. They improve people’s lives by providing electrical power and distributing information via radio, radar, computer, telephone and television. Electrical Engineers design, manufacture, install and manage systems and installations that generate or use electrical energy. They are involved in fields or control systems.
Electrical and electronic engineers can pursue careers in electronic design, software system design, power system design, and many other fields of this exciting engineering discipline.
Head of Department: Prof Khmaies Ouahada
Departmental Secretary: Roana Tanzwani
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology
About the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Discipline
In today's world, electronics, computers and communications affect every facet of our lives. Rewarding career opportunities are available to successful electronic and computer engineering technicians and technologists.
Computer Systems engineering professionals work in a variety of different computer-related environments. Electrical Engineers design, manufacture, install and maintain equipment that generates or uses electrical energy. Successful graduates are highly sought-after, especially by technology-focused employers.
Computer Systems engineering technicians work in environments such as engineering, communications, information processing and control. Typical activities include hardware design, software engineering (including programming) and network maintenance and design (including the development of embedded systems).
Electronic engineering professionals are employed by telecommunications companies and increasingly in the cellular phone and space communication industries. A technician will typically conduct maintenance and installation of telecommunications systems.
Programme: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technology
The Department specialises in Computer Systems Engineering and Electrical Engineering technology programmes.
Scope of Work
Computer Systems Engineering Technicians provide professional, technical and developmental support to companies with the computer industry. They are employed within engineering, communications, and information processing and control environments. Responsibilities include hardware design, software engineering including programming, network maintenance, design and development of embedded systems.
Electrical Engineering technicians apply technical knowledge, engineering principles and problem-solving techniques in the field of electrical engineering, working closely with all members of the engineering team. Electrical Engineers design, manufacture, install and maintain equipment that generates or uses electrical energy.
Electronic engineering professionals are employed by telecommunications companies and increasingly in the cellular phone and space communication industries. A technician will typically conduct maintenance and installation of telecommunications systems
The field of electronics, computers and communication is dynamic, affecting every facet of our daily lives. An engineering technology qualification within these disciplines provides rewarding career opportunities as electronic and computer engineering technicians and technologists. Successful graduates are highly sought-after.
Head of Department: Dr Pitshou Bokoro
Secretary: Melanie van der Voorden
Telephone: 011 559 6106