Electronic Engineering – Course & Programmes
blank

Electronic Engineering – Course & Programmes

National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical (Electronics)

Program Structure

Three year full time qualification:

Two years (four semesters S1 to S4) at the Vaal University of Technology

One year (two semesters P1 and P2) Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Purpose of the National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical (Electronics)

The purpose of the qualification National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical (Electronics) is to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills required for the student’s further learning towards becoming a competent practicing Electronic Engineering Technician. It is intended to subsequently empower candidate Engineering Technicians to demonstrate that they are capable of applying their acquired knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and values in the work environment in South Africa. It is designed also to add value to the qualifying student in terms of enrichment of the person, status and recognition.

Career Opportunities

A successful candidate can pursue a career as a technician in one of the following specialisation fields: Electronic design and development; Electronic maintenance; Electronic communication design and development or Electronic communication maintenance.

Curriculum

Semester 1

  • Mathematics 1
  • Physics 1
  • Electrical Engineering 1
  • Digital Systems 1
  • Applied Communication Skills 1.1
  • Computer and Programming Skills 1
  • EDL

Semester 2

  • Mathematics 2
  • Electronics 1
  • Electrical Engineering 2
  • Digital Systems 2
  • Applied Communication Skills 1.2
  • Two Level 1 or Level 2 subjects can be selected from the elective subjects

Semester 3

  • Applied Communication Skills 2.1
  • Digital Communication 2
  • Electronic Communication 2
  • Electronics 2
  • Mathematics 3
  • Electronic Measurements 3
  • Two Level 1, 2 or 3 subjects can be selected from the elective subjects

Semester 4

  • Applied Communication Skills 2.2
  • Electronic Communication 3
  • Design Project 3
  • Electronics 3
  • Radio Engineering 3
  • Microwave Communication 3
  • One Level 1, 2 or 3 subject can be selected from the elective subjects

Semester 5

  • Experiential Training P1

Semester 6

  • Experiential Training P2

Elective Subjects

  • Software Engineering 2
  • Software Engineering 3
  • Management 2
  • Electronic Applications 3
  • Projects 1
  • Projects 2
  • Television 3
  • Industrial Electronics 2
  • Power Electronics 3

Elective Subjects

  • Control Systems 2
  • Control Systems 3
  • Process Instrumentation 1
  • Process Instrumentation 2
  • Process Instrumentation 3
  • Digital Systems 3
  • Network Systems 2
  • Network Systems 3

Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering (Electronics)

This qualification is offered at the Vanderbijlpark campus only.

Program Structure

One year full time or two years part time qualification.

Purpose of the Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering (Electronics)

The purpose of the qualification Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering (Electroncis) is to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills required for the student’s further learning towards becoming a competent practicing Electronic Engineering Technologist. It is intended to subsequently empower candidate Engineering Technologist to demonstrate that they are capable of applying their acquired knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and values in the work environments in South Africa. It is designed also to add value to the qualifying student in terms of enrichment of the person, status and recognition.

Admission Requirements

National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical (with an average of at least 65%).

All other equivalent qualifications will be treated ad hoc.

Career Opportunities

A successful candidate can pursue a career as a technologist in one of the following specialisation fields: Electronic design and development; Electronic maintenance; Electronic communication design and development or Electronic communication maintenance.

Curriculum

Compulsory Subjects

  • Industrial Project 4
  • Radio Engineering 4
  • Microwave Engineering 4

Choice Subjects (Choose 5)

  • Mathematics 4
  • Management 4
  • Measurement Technology 4
  • Opto-Electronics 4
  • Electronics 4
  • Circuit Analysis 4
  • Digital Process Control 4
  • Digital Signal Processing 4
  • Signal Processing 4

Magister Technologiae: Engineering: Electrical (Electronics)

This qualification is offered at the Vanderbijlpark campus only.

Program Structure

At least one year full time research, concluded with a Masters Dissertation.

Purpose of the Magister Technologiae: Engineering (Electronics)

The purpose of this qualification is to develop a student into a researcher, able to conduct independent research with minimum guidance in a chosen field of Electrical Engineering. The outcomes of the research will contribute to knowledge production in the specialisation field. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach and an aptitude for training other students in similar fields.

Admission Requirements

Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering (Electronics) (with an average of at least 65%).

Proof of successful completion of a Vaal University of Technology approved course in Research Methodology.

Ad hoc cases will be treated on merit.


Doctor Technologiae: Engineering: Electrical (Electronics)

This qualification is offered at the Vanderbijlpark campus only.

Program Structure

At least two years full time research, concluded with a Doctoral Thesis.

Purpose of the Doctor Technologiae: Engineering (Electronics)

The purpose of the qualification is to develop a researcher who will make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in a specialised area of electrical engineering and technology. To develop a researcher in electrical engineering with advanced abilities, to independently apply electrical engineering design, synthesis, and related principles, to specific problems of society at large. One of the main objectives in this process is to develop an advanced capability to conduct engineering research of an original nature. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach and an aptitude for training other students in similar fields.

Admission Requirements

Magister Technologiae: Engineering (Electronics).

Ad hoc cases will be treated on merit.

Assessment

The department follows the assessment strategy of formal written exams. The year mark is compiled from a series of not less than three tests and / or a practical mark. The year mark for admittance to the formal examination is 50%. Weights for calculating the year mark as well as the final mark will be reflected in the Learning Guide. All tests, assignments and practical work done during a particular semester, will help learners learn and understand the work.

Some subjects follow the assessment strategies of Continuous Assessment (CASS). All marks obtained during the semester will make up the learner’s final mark. Each subject’s Learning Guide will indicate which tests and activities will contribute according to a pre-determined weight, to the final mark.

Work Integrated Learning

The National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical (Electronics) has a formal Work Integrated Learning component of at least twelve months. This takes place at a Vaal University of Technology accredited employer (company). The student has the responsibility of finding suitable placement after which the student will register for the two semesters of practical. In co-operation with a mentor, the learner will provide progress reports at regular intervals.

Visit Our Facebook PageVisit Our Facebook PageVisit Our Facebook PageVisit Our Facebook PageVisit Our Facebook PageVisit Our Facebook PageVisit Our Facebook Page
X