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Tuition Fees:$3,747 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering
Campus:Stellenbosch
Specialisations:Informatics, Energy, Robotics, Telecommunications and Data Engineering
Application Deadline: 30 June 2021
Programme Overview

In the first year, all engineering students follow the same courses in order to acquire suitable mathematical and scientific skills.

From the second year onward, the pure mathematical content starts to make way for engineering course modules where the mathematics is applied to engineering problems and also sometimes developed further, as required. Thus in the second year, the different engineering degree courses start to diverge.

Up until the end of the first semester of the third year, all E&E Engineering students follow the same set of modules. This gives the students a broad, well-rounded foundation that will enable them to move into any facet of the electrical and computer engineering job market.

At the start of the second semester of the third year, students can start to pursue one of the four specialization branches. As students at this stage already have significant knowledge of the different disciplines in E&E Engineering, they can make an informed choice about the rest of their programme.

The four branches continue into the fourth and final year, and each student ends their programme with a final-year project. A significant portion of the final year of study is allotted to this project, which is the culmination of four years of study.

The programme not only addresses mathematical and technical engineering issues, but also engineering-management skills, with all final-year students taking a module on entrepreneurship.

Curriculum

First Year

Applied Mathematics B 124

Engineering Chemistry 123

Engineering Drawings 123

Engineering Mathematics 115

Engineering Physics 113

Professional Communication 113

Probability Theory and Statistics 114

Applied Mathematics B 154

Computer Programming 143

Data Science 141

Electrotechnique 143

Engineering Mathematics 145

Strength of Materials 143

One of the following modules according to the corresponding programme:

Chemistry C 152

Electronic Engineering 152

Engineering Physics 152

Industrial Engineering 152

Mechanical Engineering 152

Mechatronic Engineering 152

Second Year

Applied Mathematics B 224

Computer Systems 214

Computer Science E 214

Engineering Mathematics 214

Mathematical Statistics 214

Systems and Signals 214

Applied Mathematics B 242

Computer Systems 245

Electronics 245

Energy Systems 244

Engineering Mathematics 242

Systems and Signals 244

Computer Systems 245

Data Engineering 245

Engineering Mathematics 242

Mathematical Statistics 245

Mathematical Statistics 246

Numerical Methods 262

Systems and Signals 244

Third Year

Control Systems 314

Design (E) 314

Electromagnetics 314

Electronics 315

Systems and Signals 315

Computer Science 314

Computer Science 315

Design (E) 314

Mathematical Statistics 316

Control Systems 344

Design (E) 344

Electronics 365

Systems and Signals 344

Choose one of the following elective modules (see note below):

Electromagnetics 344

Energy Systems 344

Computer Science 344

Data Analytics (Eng) 344

Data Engineering 344

Operations Research (Eng) 345

Mathematical Statistics 344

Fourth Year

High Frequency Technique 414

Philosophy and Ethics 414

Project Management 412

Systems and Signals 414

Telecommunication 414

Choose one of the following elective modules:

Computer Systems 414

Data Analytics (Eng) 414

Electronics 414

focus area Informatics

Computer Science 334

Computer Science (E) 414

Philosophy and Ethics 414

Project Management 412

Systems and Signals 414

Choose one of the following elective modules:

Computer Systems 414

Telecommunication 414

Admission Requirements

– The National Benchmark Tests AL, QL and MAT must be written

– A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with admission to bachelor’s studies, or an exemption certificate by the Matriculation Board

– An average of at least 70% in the NSC

– An NSC Mathematics mark of at least 70%

– An NSC Physical Sciences mark of at least 60%

-NSC language marks that meet one of the following:

– English Home Language 40%, with no Afrikaans requirement OR

• English First Additional Language 60%, with no Afrikaans requirement OR

• English First Additional Language 50% AND Afrikaans Home Language 40% OR

• English First Additional Language 50% AND Afrikaans Second Additional Language 60%

American High School Diploma

To obtain a certificate of foreign conditional exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires the High School Graduation Diploma accompanied by a certificate of eligibility for admission to study at any US university with a valid senior college accreditation issued by any of the following accreditation bodies: ACICS, DETC, MSA, NASC, NCA, NEASC – CIHE, SACS – CC, WASC – Sr

O/GCSE Levels:

A candidate who only holds O/GCSE-levels (only symbols A, B and C are acceptable) and no other school-leaving examination is not eligible for admission to the University, unless he/she has attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration and meets the subject combination and grade requirements for mature age exemption.

(Not all Faculties consider mature age applicants for admission).

A-Levels:

To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires two recognised A-level passes (symbols A to E are acceptable) and three O/GCSE-level passes (symbols A to C are acceptable) including English Language and an approved second language.

A foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in two approved A-level subjects and three approved O/GCSE–level subject credits, including English or English Language.

AS-Levels:

To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires four recognised AS-level passes (symbols A to D are acceptable) and one O/GCSE-level pass (symbols A to C are acceptable) including English Language and an approved second language.

A foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in four approved AS-level subjects (symbols A to D are acceptable) and one approved O/GCSE–level subject credit (symbols A to C are acceptable), including English or English Language but no second language.

Please Note: it is important to establish that the A-level, AS-level and O/GCSE-level subjects that are taken are recognised by HESA. Subjects like Psychology, Sociology, Physical Education, etc. are not recognised by HESA for matriculation exemption purposes.

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has obtained the International Baccalaureate Diploma with twenty four (24) points (grades 4 to 7 are acceptable).

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has obtained the International Baccalaureate Certificate (grades 4 to 7 are acceptable) with two higher level and three standard level subject passes including English.

Namibian H- and O-levels

To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires four recognised Higher-level subject passes (grades 1 to 3 are required) and one Ordinary-Level pass including English Language on first or second language Higher Level, and approved Higher or Ordinary Level language on first language level (if English had been taken on the second language level) or a foreign language (if English had been taken on first language level) accompanied by pass marks in two Higher Level subjects selected from two of the following groups:

Group 3: A third language, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Physical Science or Biology

Group 4: Art, Economics, History, Geography or a subject from Group 3 excluding third languages provided offered for one group only

Group 5: Accounting, Computer Studies or Design and Technology provided the subject must be accompanied by a pass mark in Mathematics on at least OL

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in four approved HL subjects and one approved OL subject credit, including English or English Language but no second language.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $0

You can apply quickly and easily using the e-application available on the university’s website (https://web-apps.sun.ac.za/eAansoek2/alg.jsp?Tl=1)

Paper application forms are available on campus for those without internet access.

Before you apply
Make sure that you understand the University’s Admission Policy, and the admission and selection criteria of the different faculties before you apply. The policy, criteria and guidelines are available at the Undergraduate Prospective Student website at www.maties.com, or you can contact Client Service on +27 21 808 9111 or info@sun.ac.za. For postgraduate studies, please visit the Prospective Postgraduate Student website at www.sun.ac.za/pgstudies.

Closing dates for financial assistance:
31 August: Applications close for Stellenbosch University financial assistance.

Closing dates for applications
International students: Apply by 14 September of the previous year.
South African students: Apply by 31 January of the year in which you wish to study

Career Opportunities

Electrical and electronic engineers are responsible for the development, manufacturing and/or operation of various products or systems. There are numerous employment opportunities in the public and private sector, from local authorities to information technology companies, and from large multinational companies to small specialist companies. This technical area offers many opportunities for entrepreneurs to create new high-technology small businesses.

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $3,747
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,062

*South African students pay R62140 per year as tuition fees.
*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries, as well as Rwanda and Namibia, pay R60000 without an international tuition fee

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

*Students from Africa (Non-SADC) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R23940
*Students from the rest of the World (outside of Africa) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R50700

MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (SADC) – R60000
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Africa) – R83940
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Rest of the World) – R110700

Relevant Contact

 
Miss Daleen Kleyn
Undergraduate Enquiries
 
Prof. Herman Engelbrecht
Departmental Chair