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Electronic and Computer Engineering Handbook
Notice! Phase-out of the Btech Programmes
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To be known for excellence in producing electronic engineering professionals who use engineering and technology for societal development in South Africa.



• To produce socially responsible graduates attuned to the needs of industry, the environment and the community. •

• To ensure that teaching and learning follows best practice. •

• To engage in research and development activities that are responsive to national and international challenges in clearly defined areas of strength. •


The undergraduate programme in electronic engineering, which leads to the internationally accredited BEngTech degree, is designed to provide a 

broad foundation in electronic engineering through a combination of classroom lectures, online tools and extensive hands-on technical training and laboratory work and prepares the student for a career in the variety of electronic engineering fields as well as becoming a competent practicing engineering technologist or certificated engineer that will make a meaningful contribution to the economy and national development.

The programme will provide the student with a strong foundation in mathematics, physical sciences and the core fundamentals of engineering and blends theory, concept and application. Electronic engineering finds itself at the heart of the burgeoning Industry 4.0 and merges fields such as

 instrumentation, control systems, telecommunications, embedded and intelligent systems, data analytics and machine learning, automation and

 robotics, signal and image processing, smart factories and cities, green energy and the industrial IoT.

Some of the key attributes of the programme include the fostering of lifelong learnership, the need for continuous improvement, teamwork and the attainment of solid critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The BEngTech qualification will also allow for further study through articulation into the proposed postgraduate BEngTech Honours programme and, subsequently, a possible opportunity for Masters and Doctoral research.

Qualified candidates may register with the internationally affiliated Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as Professional Engineering Technologists.

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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech) in Electronic Engineering Entrance Requirements
Bachelor of Technology (BTech): Engineering: Electrical  Entrance Requirements
Master of Engineering (MEng) Entrance Requirements
Doctor of Engineering (DEng) Entrance Requirements

NOTE: Phase Out information for the BTech in Electrical Engineering

As gazetted in the Government Gazette, Vol. 613, No. 40123, 06 July 2016, the last date for first time entering students enrolling in academic programmes that are not aligned with the Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework is the 31st December 2019. This means that you will not be able to enroll for a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) Degree at DUT, or at any other Institution in South Africa after this date.

Contact Information


HOD S Reddy Head of Department: Dr S Reddy
Tel: 031 373 2932
Email: seren@dut.ac.za
Location: S8 Level 3
Campus: Steve Biko


Premi Chetty Secretary: Mrs Premi Chetty
Tel: 031 373 2932
Email: premi@dut.ac.za
Location: S8 Level 3
Campus: Steve Biko