Diploma | 3 Year | NQF 6 (360 credits) | SAQA ID 63749

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.
Ideal for...

Individuals who:

  • has an interest in electronics who wish to pursue a career in the practical aspects of this discipline
  • have a desire to design and implement electronic projects
  • can think creative and apply their minds to solving problems
  • strive to have their own business in electronic development
Admission Requirements
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.
Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
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.
Career Opportunities
  • Electronic Designer
  • Computer Software Developer
  • Electronic Technician
  • Electronic Technologist
  • Electronic Integrator
  • Electronic Systems Designer
  • Electronic Maintenance Technician
  • Junior Project Manager
  • Entrepreneur
Year 1
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Digital Electronics
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Software Engineering
  • Professional Skills
Year 2
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Digital Electronics
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Software Engineering
  • Control Systems
  • Electronic Communication
  • Computer Networks
Year 3
  • Digital Electronics
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Software Engineering
  • Printed Circuit Board Design
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Project Management

Electronic Engineering is offered at:

Centurion, Tygervalley