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Electrical Power Engineering Handbook

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.

Entry Requirements

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
Web: http://www.cao.ac.za

Contact Information

Power Eng HOD KayodeHead of Department: Mr K. T Akindeji
Tel: 031 373 2062
Fax: 031 373 2063
Email: reginan@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko Campus, Block S7 Level 3


Power Eng Secretary Regina NaidooSecretary: Mrs R Naidoo
Tel: 031 373 2062
Fax: 031 373 2063
E-mail: reginan@dut.ac.za
Location: Steve Biko Campus, Block S7 Level 3