School of Engineering


Electronic Engineering


The Electronic Engineering curriculum is designed to prepare students for a career in the all-pervasive discipline of electronic information handling, from the analogue to the digital world. Electronics are everywhere from mobile phones and electric vehicles to the underpinning of the Internet. Electronics is a vast subject encompassing many diverse fields such as analogue electronics, digital electronics, telecommunications, power engineering, electromagnetics, computers, control systems, and signal processing. The Electronic Engineering discipline is devoted to the understanding and application of semiconductor physics. It is often referred to as a practical art because it requires a knowledge of both electronics and mathematics. This field of engineering focuses on the use, design and application of electronics. Researchers in this field develop new components, design circuitry, and create systems in order to solve real-world problems. Electronics is used by most other engineering disciplines. It has become crucial to the promotion of efficiency and productivity in many facets of both commercial and industrial life.

The UKZN EECE Environment

The Electronic Engineering discipline at UKZN shares many of its laboratories with the Electrical and Computer Engineering disciplines. Discipline-specific laboratories include the Digital Systems (DS) Lab, Control Systems (CS) Lab, Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Lab, Analogue Electronics Lab, Power Electronics Lab, Analog and Digital Communications Labs, Microwave, Antenna and Radiation Lab, Superconductivity and Material Science Lab.

The four year Electronic Engineering Degree

During this time students will attain a deep understanding of electronics and systems that surround this exciting discipline, this includes:

Previous graduates of this programme have gone on to do cutting edge research and development work in nearly every industrial sector of the South African economy, including networking, telecommunications, military,multimedia,entertainment, manufacturing, health, environmental monitoring, agriculture, transportation, banking and e-commerce

The Electronic Engineering Post graduate

Growing into EECE's culture

Once the Electronic Engineering undergraduate degree is complete, graduates can go on to advance their studies to a Masters or Doctoral level in wide areas of specialisation including:

- Advanced Long- and Short-Range Communications Systems

- Microwave Systems & Antenna Designs

- Advanced Mobile Networks

- Electronics in Mechatronics

- Superconductivity Applications

- Mobile Robotic Platforms

- Nano Transistor Design