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BTech: Engineering: Electrical (Heavy Current)

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Bachelor of Technology in Electrical (Heavy Current) Engineering

The engineering profession contributes to the technical, social, economic and environmental infrastructure of the country, leading to socio-economic growth. A framework of engineering qualifications develops the human resources essential for sustaining the profession. Within that framework, this qualification is designed for the development of engineering technologists.

A qualifying learner will be competent to design, implement and control production, testing, planning, construction, commissioning and maintenance in the field of Electrical Engineering by applying technical knowledge, engineering principles, innovative design, problem-solving techniques and managerial skills. He/she will be capable of exercising independent technological judgement and responsible decision making by taking into account the relevant financial, economic, commercial, social, environmental and statutory factors.


The entrance qualification is the National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical; subject to having been completed within 8 semesters of registration, (including all experiential training requirements).

A student who has taken more than 8 semesters to complete the National Diploma will be accepted for the degree programme after obtaining a minimum of one year of post diploma industrial experience.

  • Persons in possession of other similar qualifications may apply to have them evaluated for acceptance.