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Electrical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #194 (WUR) Johannesburg, South Africa
Electrical Engineering covers a broad range of activities involving the generation and use of electrical energy, including the planning and operation of large power-generating stations, computing and information transfer, and telecommunication systems. Electrical Engineering program is offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg .
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An Information Engineering option is also offered within the programme.

In the first two years, all Electrical Engineering students focus on enhancing their capabilities in mathematics, physics, and chemistry.

In the third year, you will study Electrical Engineering Science subjects and take more advanced courses in mathematics, such as Electronics, Power Engineering, Electro-magnetic Engineering, and Mathematical Methods.

In the final year of the Electrical Engineering course offered at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg , you will study five complementary courses, including Engineering Design, Engineering Laboratory, and Systems Management.

You will also choose three elective courses to specialise in either Electrical or Information Engineering. Engineering Design and Engineering Laboratory are project-based subjects in which you are required to submit a report for examination.

Career Opportunities

  • Antennas Engineer
  • Computer Engineer
  • Control and Automation Engineer
  • High Voltage Engineer
  • Machines and Drives Engineer
  • Power Engineer
  • Information Technology Consultant

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course include: 

  • Engineering Chemistry
  • Introduction to the Engineering Profession
  • Engineering Analysis and Design 
  • Engineering Mathematics 
  • Engineering Physics
  • Applied Mechanics for Engineering
  • Elective from Faculty of Humanities

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

APS 42+

  • English Home Language OR First Additional Language
Level 5
  • Mathematics
Level 5
  • Physical Sciences
Level 5
  • Wait-listing
Students with English, Mathematics and Physics at Level 5 will be wait-listed, subject to place availability.Generally, applicants who achieve 70% in English, Maths and Physical Science stand a greater chance of being accepted

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5722 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5722 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    2861 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2861 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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