This career is related to the generation and distribution of electricity for power, heat and light. These days, most processes in modern industry take place automatically, by means of the driving force provided by electric motors and are automatically controlled by electronic equipment. The technician in this field is concerned predominantly with designing, developing, installing, fault-finding and testing of electrical systems including motors, generators, alternators, transformers, transmission lines, cables and switchgear.
The technician is not office bound but can be called upon to work on plant and installations at times, both indoor and outdoor. Hours are generally regular but, in emergencies, the technician can be called upon to work after hours.
Personal Qualities Required
The prospective technician must have an enquiring mind and enjoy problem-solving tasks. They must be able to think in a logical, deductive manner. They must have some organisational abilities and be able to communicate effectively with colleagues at various levels.
Bachelor of Engineering Technology in Power Engineering (Heavy Current) Entry Requirements
Bachelor of Technology: Electrical (Heavy Current) Entry Requirements
Master of Engineering: Engineering: Electrical Entry Requirements
Doctor of Engineering: Engineering: Electrical Entry Requirements
Applications to this programme must be made via the Central Applications Office (CAO):
Tel: 031 268 4444