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Tuition Fees:$2,653 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and IT
Campus:Hatfield Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

Electrical engineering is one of the three internationally accepted and closely related subdisciplines in the traditional field of electrical engineering (electrical engineering, electronic engineering and computer engineering).

This programme covers the vast and continuously expanding fields of the ‘electrical energy world’. Practically all technological systems in the world rely on electrical power as a source of energy. An electrical engineer is someone with a talent for introducing alternative and renewable sources of electrical energy into everyday life.

Enormous challenges exist for utilising and storing electrical energy derived from such sources as the sun (solar energy), wind, biomass and water (hydro-energy), and even nuclear energy.

In South Africa, pumped storage systems are extensively used, and new systems are under construction. The next steps in the chain from generating to utilising electrical energy are the transmission and distribution systems. The most cost-eff way of saving electrical energy is to spend a great deal of research and development time and money on sustainable energy-efficient equipment, from electrical machines to geysers and lighting.

The electrical engineering programme was developed over many years to provide exactly what the industry expects from such an engineer. There are fascinating opportunities worldwide for electrical (high-current) engineers who are capable of taking the lead in respect of sustainable and environmentally friendly electrical energy generation, transmission and utilisation. Most car manufacturers have already introduced electric cars (including series and parallel hybrid vehicles), and there are many new entrants to the market.

Admission Requirements

APS
35+

English Home Language
NSC/IEB – 5
AS Level – C

Mathematics
NSC/IEB – 6
AS Level – B

Physical Sciences
NSC/IEB – 6
AS Level – B

Cambridge A Level candidates who obtained at least a D in the required subjects will be considered for admission. Students in the Cambridge system must offer both Physics AND Chemistry with performance at the level specified for NSC Physical Sciences.

International Baccalaureate (IB) HL candidates who achieved at least a 4 in the required subjects will be considered for admission.
Students in the IB system must offer both Physics AND Chemistry with performance at the level specified for NSC Physical Sciences.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $18
Application Fees for International Students: $18

UP applications open on 1 March of the year preceding the year of study.

Each prospective student must complete only one online application. On the online application the University of Pretoria offers a first and second choice in terms of what you wish to study. All applicants should fill in both a first and second choice on the online application.

Once your online application has been processed, you will receive a student number(EMPLID).

Receiving a student number (EMPLID) does NOT imply that you have been accepted by the University of Pretoria yet. Admission is a separate process that your application undergoes after being evaluated by the relevant faculty.

It is in your best interest to complete your own online application. The University of Pretoria does not make use of representatives, agents or agencies during the application process. If you choose to make use of representatives, agents or agencies, you do so at your own risk. It is of utmost importance that you provide your personal email and postal addresses to enable the University of Pretoria to communicate with you directly.

International students need to comply with immigration requirements. For assistance and enquiries, email isd@up.ac.za.

The registration guidelines show you step by step how to register successfully. In case of difficulties, contact the online registration help desk from 6 January 2020 on telephone +27 (0) 12 420 5347 or email us at registration@up.ac.za.

Various holds may prevent you from registering successfully. Please check for holds on the UP Student Centre.

**Application Deadline for South Africans – 30th September
**Application Deadline for non-South Africans – 31st August

Career Opportunities

Electrical engineering graduates have access to a wide range of job opportunities, which include working for electricity utility companies, mining houses, municipalities, consulting engineers, transportation (rail and sea) companies and research organisations, locally and abroad. The advances in electrical energy generation and distribution create tremendous opportunities for entrepreneurs in South Africa and in the rest of the world. Research and development opportunities are available locally at institutions such as Denel, Eskom, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Transnet.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $2,653
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,307

This international levy (R3295) is payable annually by all non-South African citizens as well as students who are citizens of SADC countries on these visas. This amount is payable in addition to the initial fee payable at registration.

Asylum seekers, refugees, diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa are exempted from paying the international levy.

International registration and tuition fees:
Non-South African citizens (excluding students who are citizens of SADC countries) will be charged double the tuition fee of South African students, AND the International levy will be charged. (Except for research master’s or doctoral degrees, where only the local tuition fee will be required.)

Students who are citizens of SADC countries will pay the same tuition fee as charged for South African citizens BUT also have to pay the international levy.

Asylum seekers, refugees and diplomats stationed in South Africa, as well as permanent residents of South Africa only, are exempted from paying double tuition fees and are exempted from the international levy.

International students will be required:
– to pay an initial fee before registration (R5000)
– to pay 50% of their full student account by 30 April, and the remainder by 31 July

Relevant Contact

 
Miss Jenny van Rooyen
Undergraduate applications and admissions
 
Miss Samantha Adams
Undergraduate applications and admissions