CPUT Electrical Engineering
CPUT Electrical Engineering,
Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
The Electrical Engineering field is divided into the following 5 specialised fields, as well as Computer 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
ENGINEERING: ELECTRICAL (POWER ELECTRONICS STREAM)
BTech: (Baccalaureus Technologiae)
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.
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
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.
The fees for 2018 reflected below may be subject to change.
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