School of Engineering

 

UKZN EECE

Programmes

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 utilization 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.    
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 analog electronics, digital electronics, telecommunications, power engineering, electromagnetics, computers, control systems, and signal processing.    

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.

Degrees

BSc Engineering (Electrical )

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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

BSc Engineering (Electronic)

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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

BSc Engineering (Computer )

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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

MSc Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering by research can be undertaken in the various programmes in EECE as follows:
          

PhD Engineering

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 Tahmid Quazi

Associate Professor

Prof Tom Walingo

Academic Leader: Electrical , Electronic and Computer Engineering

Mr Bashan Naidoo

Senior Lecturer

Prof Hongjun Xu

Programme Co-ordinator: Electronic Engineering

PROF LEIGH JARVIS

Associate Professor

Dr Rudiren Sarma

Programme Co-ordinator: Electrical Engineering

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).