The Electonic Engineering course is developed to equip students with very good theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of the electronic principles required for a successful career as an engineering technician. During studies a student is exposed to the main directions: digital electronics, analogue electronics and software engineering. These main subjects are supported by the required level of engineering mathematics and engineering science. The theoretical work is also fully supported by laboratory work as well as project work where the student is required to give a presentation on completed work.
By the very nature of the work that he / she will be required to undertake, it is necessary that an engineering technician must have a background that is based on logical thinking. To this end, a good grounding in mathematics is required and is written into the enrollment requirements. Admission requirements are as follows;
NSC (Gr 12) with a minimum of 50% for Mathematics and Physical Sciences as well as 40% in English or National Certificate (Vocational) with the minimum requirements for entrance to Diploma studies, as specified by UMALUSI
Students that do not comply with the admission requirements but achieved 40% or more in these 3 subjects may be admitted to the extended programme, over a 4 year period.
N3-Engineering Studies pass with a minimum of 60% in Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Science. Prospective students may be required to complete an evaluation test.
After successful completion of the theoretical component of the subjects in the first six months of the third year, experiential learning is industry based in the working environment and is evaluated by means of completed log book and student presentation.