BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Program Description

The purpose of the qualification is to develop an engineering intellectual who can identify, assess and formulate the engineering needs of the society at large, and research and solve the identified engineering problems creatively and innovatively, by applying scientific, mathematical, engineering, economic and other relevant principles and methods. The qualification prepares students for engineering science, design, and project-based career through fundamental understanding, use, and appropriate application of engineering methods, skills, tools, and information technology. The qualification also provides a platform for lifelong learning.

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The student should be able to:

  1. Identify, assess, formulate, interpret, analyze, and solve engineering problems creatively and innovatively by applying knowledge of mathematics, basic science, and engineering sciences from first principles.
  2. Plan and manage small engineering projects, demonstrating fundamental knowledge, understanding, and insight into the principles, methodologies, and concepts that constitute socially responsible (to local and other communities) engineering practice.
  3. Work effectively, individually and with others, as a member of a team, group, the organisation, and community or in multi-disciplinary environments.
  4. Organize and manage him/herself and his/her activities responsibly, effectively, professionally, and ethically, accept responsibility within his/her limits of competence and exercise judgment based on knowledge and expertise.
  5. Plan and conduct appropriate levels of investigation, research, and/or experiments by applying relevant theories and methodologies, and perform appropriate data analysis and interpretation.
  6. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with engineering audiences and the community at large, using appropriate structure, style, and graphical support.
  7. Use and assess appropriate research methods, skills, tools and information the technology effectively and critically in engineering practice, and show an understanding and a willingness to accept responsibility for the impact of engineering activities on society and the environment.
  8. Perform procedural and non-procedural design and synthesis of components, systems, works, products or processes as a set of related systems and assess their social, legal, health, safety, and environmental impact and benefits.
  9. Employ various learning strategies and skills to master module outcomes required for preparing him/herself to engage in continuous learning, to keep abreast of knowledge and skills required in the inter-disciplinary field.
  10. Participate as a responsible citizen in the life of local, national, and global communities by acting professionally and ethically.
  11. Demonstrate, where applicable, cultural, and aesthetic sensitivity across a range of social contexts in the execution of engineering activities.
  12. Explore, where applicable, education, and career opportunities.
  13. Organize and develop entrepreneurial opportunities through engineering problem solving, design, technical research, and managerial skills.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum APS: 32
  • English: 5 (60%+)
  • Mathematics: 5 (60%+)
  • Physical Sciences: 5 (60%+)

Career Opportunities

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.

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less