CPUT Electrical Engineering

CPUT Electrical Engineering

CPUT Electrical Engineering,

Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering has now completely consolidated on Bellville Campus. All qualifications are now only offered in Bellville.

The Electrical Engineering field is divided into the following 5 specialised fields, as well as Computer Systems:

Control Systems
Dealing with theoretical and practical concepts in the measurement, acquisition and control of various manufacturing and/or refining processes, this sub-discipline places emphasis on the use of industryrelated techniques and tools such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs), classic and modern control strategies and industry-standard software development tools in order to bring a level of optimisation and efficiency to the process at hand. Students have access to modern laboratory facilities allowing for the immediate application of theoretical concepts.
Electronic Communication
This sub-discipline involves the study of concepts related to the efficient transmission of information, from traditional analogue radio frequency (RF) techniques to modern digital methods. Students pursuing this sub-discipline have access to a modern telecommunications laboratory, equipped with the necessary educational tools and instrumentation to reinforce theoretical concepts.
Power Electronics
This sub-discipline concentrates on the distribution and control of electrical energy. Power electronics is a key enabling technology in almost all electronic systems. It is increasingly important in the grid interface of renewable energy sources and in energy management. Electrical motor controllers, electrical protection, inverters and power factor correction are examples of power electronic circuits. Students pursuing this sub-discipline have access to modern power electronics and power systems laboratories, equipped with the necessary equipment to reinforce theoretical concepts.
Power Systems
This sub-discipline concentrates on the generation, distribution and control of electricity with the aid of computing techniques. The electrification needs of South Africa require individuals with the above competencies. Students following this sub-discipline have access to well-equipped power engineering and computer laboratories.
Industrial Electronics
Industrial electronics is largely concerned with the application, development and maintenance of electronic systems and processes in industry. Students have access to modern laboratory facilities allowing for the immediate application of theoretical concepts.
Computer Systems
The computer systems technician will be able to design, implement, install and maintain computer hardware, software and networks. Since computers affect every facet of modern society, graduates should have little difficulty in obtaining fulfilling employment.

Contact us:

Bellville Campus

Department Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering Building
Bellville Campus
PO Box 1906
Course Information and Fees


BTech: (Baccalaureus Technologiae)

Graduates are competent technologists, capable of decision making requiring mature judgement, and will have the ability to conceive, identify and optimise technical solutions.
Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
A qualifying learner will be competent to design, implement and control production, testing, planning, construction, commissioning and maintenance in the field of Electrical Engineering by applying technical knowledge, engineering principles, innovative design, problem-solving techniques and managerial skills. He/she will be capable of exercising independent technological judgement and responsible decision making by taking into account the relevant financial, economic, commercial, social, environmental and statutory factors.The qualified person will be able to register with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a Professional Technologist in the field of Electrical Engineering.
Career Opportunities
Graduates apply proven techniques and procedures to the solution of practical engineering problems and may be responsible for technical decision making.The career route offers challenging work in all areas of electrical engineering. On completion of this degree, the student will have met the academic requirements of the Engineering Council of SA for registration as a Professional Technologist.

Admission requirements
For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
General admission requirements
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
Additional admission requirements
For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
Postgraduate admission requirements

Professional Registration
The BTech: Engineering: Electrical is accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). Graduates will comply with the academic requirements for registration as a Professional Technologist.
Syllabus and fees

Fourth Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /
Course is offered on Bellville Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Ms L van Wyk
Telephone: +27 21 953 8729
Fax: –
Email: vanwykla@cput.ac.za
NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2018 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning. 
This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.
Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.