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Electronic Engineering

Head of Department: Mr K Moorgas
Secretary: Mrs P Chetty
Tel: 031 373 2932
Fax: 031 373 2744
Location: Steve Biko Campus, S8 Level 3

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At Durban University of Technology, you will receive a vocationally oriented education that will prepare you to be functional in the fields of electronic engineering and computer systems engineering so that you make a meaningful contribution to commerce and industry. Learners completing the National Diploma will function at a level of a Technician and learners completing the B.Tech Degree will function at the level of a Technologist. In the field of Electronic Engineering, there is very little distinction between a Technologist and Engineering graduates from Universities.

As an electronic engineering professional you should be able to design, construct, manufacture, maintain and commission electronic circuits in the computer industry, telecommunications and electronics industry and in the manufacturing industry. Electronic systems control all the technologies around us. Electronic control systems are found in electricity supply networks, cell phone networks, factories, motorcars, radio and television, the banking system, the post office, the railways, harbours and ships, shopping centres, office complexes, etc.

Qualified electronics professionals are sought after by commerce and industry and can find employment in almost any industry.

Programmes Offered

All courses are offered on a semester (six months) basis. Examinations are written in June and November and registration is in January. The Department offers three options to students studying towards the National Diploma or Bachelor of Technology:

  • Communications Engineering - Preparing you for a career in telecommunications.
  • Computer Systems - You will be suited to work in computer networks and software.
  • Process Instrumentation and Control - Large manufacturing industries will make use of your skills.

Applications to this programme must be made via the Central Applications Office (CAO):
Tel: 031 268 4444

Entry Requirements

National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical LC Entry Requirements
National Diploma: Engineering: Computer Systems Entry Requirements
Bachelor of Technology: Engineering: Electrical (LC) and Computer Systems Entry Requirements
Master of Technology: Engineering: Electrical (LC) Entry Requirements 
Doctor of Technology: Engineering: Electrical (LC) Entry Requirements