Studying a qualification at IIE MSA today is your ticket to a world of possibilities. Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a fascinating field where you could find yourself working with robotics, electric vehicles or avionics.

Electronic devices play an increasingly important role in our everyday lives – from computers and cellphones to power stations and satellites, electrical engineers work on developing new and interesting technologies that can quite literally change the world.

If you love mathematics and physical science, and enjoy problem solving and a bit of creative thinking, you may want to consider an engineering degree.

If you would like to find out more about studying electrical and electronic engineering, call IIE MSA on 011 950 4009 or email us on now.

What is electrical and electronic engineering?

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is an engineering discipline dealing with electricity and electronics.

What is electrical engineering, and how does it differ from electronic engineering?

Electrical engineering deals with the large-scale production of electricity, while electronic engineering involves electronic circuits like those found inside a cellphone or laptop. Electronic engineering is often paired with studies in computer science.

An electric and electronic engineering degree will equip students with the engineering skills needed to create and improve electrical and electronic systems.

Where to study electrical and electronic engineering in South Africa?

IIE MSA is one South Africa’s leading educational institutions, offering an array of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including a IIE Bachelor of Engineering with specialization in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

This degree will equip students for a career as either an electrical engineer or an electronic engineer. Students cover a wide range of subjects including physics, electromagnetic theory, fluid flow systems, calculus and machine dynamics.

Electrical and electronic engineering career opportunities

Once qualified, an electronics engineer has many potential career opportunities. They could work on designing electronic components and software, or they might be involved in creating computer hardware or robotics systems.

Typical electrical engineering careers could involve working on developing new electrical systems such as electric motors, navigation systems and flight systems.

There are many exciting electrical and electronic engineering careers, and as technology progresses, new career opportunities arise. The electrical and electronic engineering jobs of the future could involve developing renewable energy plants, creating complex robotics systems, or working on deep space communications projects.

Qualified electrical engineers and electronic engineers work in both the private sector and the public sector.