banner-image

BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING IN ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering for 2024

Why Study the Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering?

The IIE Bachelor of Engineering programme offered at IIE MSA is accredited by the CHE and endorsed by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). The Engineering Council of South Africa is the only signatory in Africa to the Washington Accord, therefore allowing for global recognition.

The shortage of skilled electrical engineers has a widespread effect on South Africa and the African continent at large, affecting the country’s functioning in the globalised business environment and economy. Upon graduating with this electrical engineering degree, your skills will be in high demand, making you sought after by potential employers.

You will be well-prepared to enter into the industry upon graduating. Unlike traditional engineering programmes, the IIE Bachelor of Engineering programme will expose you to the role of engineering in the real world as early as the first year of the programme. Our programme ensures that you are equipped with first-hand experience of the value that engineering adds to improving the quality of lives in communities.

This Electrical and Electronic Engineering qualification will provide you with the basic skills, knowledge and insights to reach a deeper understanding of managing the built environment, through the application of the principles learnt throughout the programme.

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme is offered in two streams; namely the four-year mainstream programme and the five-year extended programme. The purpose of the extended programme is to offer students the opportunity to complete the first two years of the mainstream programme over a period of three years. The credit allocation for the first two years of the programme will therefore be spread over three years and allow the student to make a smooth transition into tertiary education.

Successful completion of this electrical engineering programme leads to an IIE qualification.

For more information about studying a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at IIE MSA, get in touch with us today.

Career Opportunities

The electrical engineering programme prepares graduates to assume engineering positions within private consultation firms, development laboratories and large and small private enterprises involved with the design, development, production, and marketing of Electrical and Electronic systems, subsystems and components of products. Graduates may also choose to pursue a career in academia, either as a discipline-specific lecturer or researcher.

Opportunities may also be available in government and non-profit organisations. Private consulting positions or creating opportunities in an entrepreneurial role are further options. Through further study, your opportunities may expand to include registration as a professional engineer, progression toward the Government Certificate of Competency.

banner-image
Electrical Engineering Degree Duration
Mainstream programme

Minimum 4 years, full time study, for students gaining entry into the mainstream programme.

Extended programme

Minimum 5 years, full time study, for students gaining entry into the extended programme.

Electrical Engineering Degree Accreditation

Accredited by the CHE. Registration: NQF Level 8, SAQA ID 101433

Discuss your study options with a Student Advisor
Electrical Engineering Degree Intake

First Semester (February)

Attendances
  • On-campus at IIE MSA: full-time
  • Laboratory work to be conducted off-campus
Programme code: BEEE0801

South Africa Student Enquiries
Telephone: +27 11 950 4009
Email: enquiries@iiemsa.co.za

Entry requirements for Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Minimum Admission Requirements: Electrical Engineering 4-year programme

National Senior Certificate (NSC)
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics (70%) and Physical Science (60%)

National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V))
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics (70%) and Physical Science (60%)

Senior Certificate (SC)
Endorsement with English (50%) and Mathematics (70%) and Physical Science (60%)

Senior Certificate (Amended) (SC(a))
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics (70%) and Physical Science (60%)

Alternate Admission
NSC: (English 40%-49%). If achieved 50% min in final Grade 11 results. Should the English requirement not be met at NSC Grade 12, then entrance may be granted if the English requirement is met based on the Grade 11 final mark.

Minimum Admission Requirements: 5-year programme

National Senior Certificate (NSC)
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics (60%) and Physical Science (50%)

National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V))
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics (60%) and Physical Science (50%)

Senior Certificate (SC)
Endorsement with English (50%) and Mathematics (60%) and Physical Science (50%)

Senior Certificate (Amended) (SC(a))
Bachelor pass with English (50%) and Mathematics (60%) and Physical Science (50%)

Alternate Admission
NSC: (English 40%-49%). If achieved 50% min in final Grade 11 results. Should the English requirement not be met at NSC Grade 12, then entrance may be granted if the English requirement is met based on the Grade 11 final mark.

A cognate Higher Certificate OR any cognate 240 credit Diploma OR an Advanced Certificate OR 360 credit Diploma OR Degree Or an appropriate IIE MSA Foundation Programme may satisfy the minimum admission requirements to degree studies.

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication, however, these may change.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Entry requirements for Electrical and Electronics Engineering

International entry requirements

International Students

4-year programme: An USAf Exemption Certificate with 70% or equivalent for Maths AND 50% or equivalent for English AND 60% or equivalent is also required for either Physical Science or both Physics and Chemistry.

5-year programme: USAf Exemption Certificate with 60% or equivalent for Maths AND 50% or equivalent for English AND 50% or equivalent is also required for either Physical Science or both Physics and Chemistry.

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication, however, these may change.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

What are the subjects offered as Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering modules?

First year

First Semester
Basic Mathematical Concepts
Basic Concepts in Physics
Engineering Design Graphics
Chemistry of Engineering Materials
Innovation & Creative Thinking
Java for Engineers
Basic Accounting and Analysis

Second Semester
Advanced Mathematical Concepts
Basics of Electrical and Optical Physics
Mechanics: The Interaction of Forces
Chemical Reactions in Engineering
Multidisciplinary Applied Community Projects
Financial Accounting

Second year

First Semester
Differential and Integral Calculus
Fundamental Principles in Machine Dynamics
Electrical Engineering Fundamentals
Basic Analogue Electronics
Electromagnetic Theory
Financial Management for Engineers
C++ for Engineers

Second Semester
Advanced Differential and Integral Calculus
Mechanics of Fluid Flow Systems
Thermodynamic Properties of Fluids
Strength of Materials under Simple Loading Conditions
Digital Electronics
Economic Decision Making for Sustainability
Sociological Perspectives of Development

 

Third year

First Semester
Numerical Methods
Advanced Analogue Electronics
Signals & Systems
Power Systems
Digital Systems
Instrumentation and Measurement
Software Engineering Principles and Practice

Second Semester
Statistical Methods
Signal processing
Telecommunication Systems
Embedded Systems
Design Project
Power Electronics
Communication for Development

Fourth year

First Semester
Control Systems & Automation
Power Generation and Renewable Energy Systems
Entrepreneurship for Engineering
Project Management
Advanced Power Systems (Elective)
Electrical Machines (Elective)
High voltage Engineering ( Elective)
Image Processing (Elective)
Data Communications (Elective)
Computer Networks (Elective)

Second Semester
Design Project
Research Project

What is a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering?

The Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree provides graduates with the basic skills, knowledge and insights to reach a deeper understanding of managing the built environment through the application of the principles learnt in the tertiary phase. The electrical engineering programme fulfils the exit level requirements as prescribed by the Engineering Council of South Africa. The typical learners in this electrical engineering course will be students who have demonstrated competence in mathematics and science. The learner should have sound analytical skills, creative instincts, and a penchant for the solving of complex engineering problems. Graduates may take on positions within private consultation firms and development laboratories, large and small private enterprises involved with the design, development, production, and marketing of electronic systems, subsystems, and components of products. Opportunities may also be available in government and non-profit organisations. Private consulting positions or creating opportunities in an Entrepreneurial role are further options. Graduates may also choose to pursue a career in academia, either as a discipline-specific lecturer or researcher. The programme includes a prescribed level of understanding and knowledge of the mechanical discipline which is in practice closely associated with the role of the Electrical and Electronic engineer.

Facebook