School of Engineering

 

UKZN EECE

Programmes

Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering curriculum at UKZN is designed to prepare students for a career in the exciting, dynamic field of electrical engineering. Professionals in this discipline have a focus in the development, maintenance and utilisation of the largest man-made machines in the world – the electrical power grid. With the evolution of the smart-grid and the shift from fossil-fuel based generation to renewable generation, the electrical grid is undergoing the largest transition since its inception and Electrical Engineers are at the forefront of this global revolution. Electrical Engineers are involved with the generation, conversion, storage, transmission and distribution of electricity to consumers.

Electronic Engineering

The 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.

Computer Engineering

The Computer Engineering curriculum at UKZN is designed to prepare students for a career in the exciting, fast evolving field of computer engineering. Professionals in this discipline will be at the forefront of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). The vision of the future is that of advanced fixed and mobile computing systems driving the digital revolution with unprecedented processing, storage and networking capabilities. Such systems will connect billions of people and will improve their lives through the use of Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, autonomous vehicles, virtual assistants and advanced software

UKZN EECE
Degrees

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE ENGINEERING (ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING)

This curriculum is designed to prepare the student for the environment in which the generation, transmission, and use of electrical power takes place.
 

–  Entry requirements:

NSC degree pass with Maths and Physical Science Level 5 (65%), English and Life Orientation Level 4 (50%) and three other subjects from the designated list

– Application Performance Score (APS) range:

33 – 48

CASSE is an Alternative Access and Academic Support Programme that caters for prospective students whose academic potential was not realised due to a disadvantaged educational background.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE ENGINEERING (ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING)

This curriculum prepares students for the all-pervasive discipline of electronic information handling, which has become crucial to commercial and industrial life. 

 

 

–  Entry requirements:

NSC degree pass with Maths and Physical Science Level 5 (65%), English and Life Orientation Level 4 (50%) and three other subjects from the designated list

– Application Performance Score (APS) range:

33 – 48

CASSE is an Alternative Access and Academic Support Programme that caters for prospective students whose academic potential was not realised due to a disadvantaged educational background.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE ENGINEERING COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Computer systems are applied to the management, control and dissemination of information and the control and management of systems of all forms. 
 

–  Entry requirements:

NSC degree pass with Maths and Physical Science Level 5 (65%), English and Life Orientation Level 4 (50%) and three other subjects from the designated list

– Application Performance Score (APS) range:

33 – 48

CASSE is an Alternative Access and Academic Support Programme that caters for prospective students whose academic potential was not realised due to a disadvantaged educational background.

Doctor of Philosophy

A Doctor of Philosophy programme is offered where students engage in novel research supervised by academic members of staff. This is typically three years of fulltime study and normally follows on from a Master of Science Degree

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted to our College office. Visit the College website to see the steps to follow, download the application pack/ forms and access the link to apply online

Academic Staff

Prof Quazi Tahmid

Prof Hongjun Xu

Prof Tom Walingo

THE UKZN EECE FACULTY

All first-time South African applicants for entry into degree/ diploma study (Gr 12s and undergraduate transfer students from other institutions) must apply via the Central Applications Office (CAO).