University Of Cape Town Electrical Engineering

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University Of Cape Town Electrical Engineering

University Of Cape Town Electrical Engineering

Electricity is the most adaptable form of energy; it powers modern communications, computing, industry, transport, and households, and provides the means for controlling processes, appliances, and robots. Electrotechnologies make a profound impact on us as individuals and in society. These technologies revolutionize the way we live; they shift our cultures, our economies, and our development.
New technologies and applications, once unimaginable and achieving what once seemed impossible, are emerging every day. At the UCT Department of Electrical Engineering, we are at the cutting edge of research and teaching, not just locally, but across Africa and globally. Become a part of our creative and stimulating degree programs where students learn to solve known problems and conceive responses to challenges that have not yet been recognized.
Join the department’s research groups that, working closely with industry, stay at the forefront of electrical engineering trends worldwide. Our research projects cover a wide range of subjects, including the investigation of novel computer systems, the simulation of electricity networks, the use of computer control and instrumentation to optimize process performance, ecologically sustainable power generation, radar sensors, and telecommunications.

Department of Electrical Engineering
The department’s research teams collaborate closely with businesses to remain on top of international developments in electrical engineering. Electrical, electrical, and computer and mechatronics degrees are all available.

Three four-year degrees are offered at the undergraduate level:

  • BSc in Electrical Engineering
  • BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • BSc in Mechatronics.

Students grow intellectually and foster their problem-solving, conceptualizing, and analytical skills. Postgraduate students have the chance to join research teams that study a variety of topics, such as neural networks, and acoustics, designing computer communication protocols, simulating electricity markets, using computer control and instrumentation to optimize process performance, designing wind turbines, and telecommunications.

Career opportunities

Electrical and electronic engineers work for a variety of organizations and businesses, including government, large and small private enterprises involved in the design, development, production, and marketing of electronic systems, subsystems, and product components, as well as private consulting firms and development laboratories.

Graduates of the mechatronics school can be found designing novel packaging systems for bottled beverages, developing diagnostic systems for the next generation of motor vehicles, and creating artificial intelligence software to discover problematic machinery.

For detailed information please visit the Department of Electrical Engineering website.

Tel: (+27) (21) 650 2811


Tel: (+27) (21) 650 2787


Tel: (+27) (21) 650 2795


4th Level, Menzies Building, Library Road, Upper Campus
University of Cape Town, Rondebosch


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