The department of Process Control and Computer Systems offers Diploma, BTech, MTech and DTech qualifications in Process Control and Computer Systems. Computing, communication and electronic systems are installed in a wide range of simple and complex systems. Computing and communication has become inseparable in everyday life. Cell phones or mobile phones, IPads, PDAs are examples of this inseparability or integration.
Process control is extensively used in industry and enables mass production of consistent products from continuously operated process such as oil refinery, paper manufacturing, chemicals, power plants and many others. Process control enables automation, by which small staff of operating personnel can operate a complex process from a central control room.
The purpose of the qualification National Diploma, BTech, MTech and DTech : Engineering: Process Control or Computer Systems is to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills required for the student’s further learning towards becoming a competent practicing Engineering Technician, Technologist or Researcher in the relevant field. The qualifications are intended to subsequently empower candidates to demonstrate the capability to apply the acquired knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and values in the work environment in South Africa and beyond. The qualifications are also designed to add value to the qualifying student in terms of enrichment of the person, status and recognition.
Candidates studying Computer Systems Engineering could be involved with projects involving networks, software development, hardware systems, and software engineering. There is ample opportunity to attain job satisfaction and attractive financial rewards. This qualification provides challenging career opportunities in a variety of specialisation fields in Computer Systems Engineering, such as Networking, Software Engineering, Database or Embedded Control Design and Development.
Candidates studying Process Control Engineering Technicians could be involved with projects such as information flow and measurement. There is ample opportunity to attain job satisfaction and attractive financial rewards. This qualification provides challenging career opportunities in a variety of specialisation fields in Process Control Engineering, such as fundamental Process Control, Design and Maintenance, PLC Programming and Control Applications, Industrial Networks/Fieldbus Systems and SCADA displays.
The probable employers include the Public and Private sectors, Government Departments, Provincial and Local Authorities