The Electronic Engineering degree offered at the University of Pretoria was developed over many years to provide exactly what the industry expects from such an engineer. This is an exciting world, and since the ‘half-life’ of microelectronics and photonics is only approximately two-and-a-half years, there are constant improvements and developments.
Electronic engineering is used in almost all information, communication and technology (ICT) application fields, especially those of telecommunications (cell phones, broadcasting, internet service providers (ISPs), telecommunications companies (Telcos), global positioning systems (GPSs), transport (aeroplanes, ships, trains, motor cars), consumer equipment (iPods, induction stoves, fridges, microwaves, television sets), peace-keeping operations (avionics, night vision, electronic warfare, drones), medicine (bioengineering, diagnostic systems, rehabilitation engineering, intensive care units, laser surgery), robotics (mechatronics, mine robots, spacecraft), entertainment (video games, shows, casinos), mining, manufacturing, navigation, communication, satellite surveillance (day and night), access control (face recognition) and photonics (lasers, optical fibres, networking).
Electronic engineering graduates have access to a wide range of job opportunities, which include working for companies (large or small) anywhere in the world as employees, or being entrepreneurs or self-employed. Research and development opportunities are available at South African electronics and microelectronics companies and research institutes (such as the CSIR), and at universities all over the world. Graduates in electronic engineering have the opportunity to be innovative, ie to identify real-life problems and to come up with solutions, which they might be able to patent. The academic programme at the University of Pretoria prepares students to become leaders in the field of electronic engineering—with excellent financial rewards and professional satisfaction.
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- General chemistry
- Electricity and electronics
- Humanities and social sciences
- Graphical communication
- Materials science
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- 48 months
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- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
Application period starts on the 1st of May and ends on 31st of August
DisciplinesElectronics & Embedded Technology General Engineering & Technology Artificial Intelligence View 34 other Masters in General Engineering & Technology in South Africa
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants from countries other than South Africa must meet various admission requirements of which the most important ones are: the academic admission requirements and the equivalent certificate called the Exemption Certificate issued by the organisation: Universities South Africa (USAf).
- School Qualification Certificate from the country of origin
Subjects passed on an exit-level
- Certificate of Complete Exemption or Foreign Conditional Exemption obtainable from Universities South Africa (USAf)
- National Benchmark Test (NBT), if requested by the relevant faculty and/or South African Scholastic Aptitude Test
- (SAT) results, if requested by the relevant faculty
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International3340 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3340 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National1670 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1670 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
- SADC countries: $1 670-3 179
- Non-SADC countries:$ 3 340-6 358
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.