Department of Electrical Engineering

 The Department of Electrical Engineering consists of two programmes:

  • Diploma: Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology: Electrical Engineering.

In the second year, students have a choice of selecting one of two options:

  • Diploma: Electrical Engineering, specialising in Power Systems Engineering 
  • Diploma: Electrical Engineering, specialising in Communication Systems Engineering.

The Bachelor of Technology: Electrical Engineering has two streams:

  • Bachelor of Technology: Electrical Engineering specialising in Communication Systems Engineering,
  • Bachelor of Technology: Electrical Engineering, specialising in Power Systems Engineering.

The choice of the stream depends on the option that was chosen at Diploma level.


 Programmes Offered


   Delivery Sites


Diploma: Engineering: Electrical, Extended Programme


     College Street

Diploma: Engineering: Electrical 


     College Street

BTech: Engineering: Electrical - Part-Time


     College Street

Department Staff

Mr S Adjei-Frimpong, HoD, Telephone +27 (0) 43 702 9224, Email

Ms M Kula, Secretary, Telephone +27 (0) 43 702 9232, Email:



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Offering of Programmes and/or Courses not Guaranteed

  • Students should note that the offering of programmes and/or courses as is described in this Prospectus is not guaranteed but may be subject to change.
  • The offering of programmes and/or courses is dependent on viable student enrolment numbers being met (as determined by HOD) and physical and human resources being available.

Class Attendance

  • Attendance of all classes, including practicals, laboratory work, tutorials and site visits is compulsory.
  • All classes, including tutorials and site visits are compulsory. Students should at all times be punctual in attending classes. The lecturer keeps a register of a student class attendance that is used as part of the assessment of student performance.

Semester Tests, Practicals/Lab Work, Site Visits, Projects and Assignments

  • Students who are absent from semester tests, practicals/lab work, site visits who fail to submit assignments or projects before or on the due date, receive a zero mark for that assessment unit, unless the lecturer is provided with a written certificate (within 7 days after the test) from a medical doctor/dentist to confirm that he/she was ill.
  • No more than one semester major assessment (for example, test) may be missed. Any other of the University’s rules/regulations in this regard are applicable.