School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

Duration of Course: 4 Years

Modern day heroes! They are into power generation, electrical systems, circuits, radio transmitters, computers, transistors, software development, microchips, avionics and artificial intelligence systems.

This exciting profession stands at the forefront of life changing innovation like facebook, the www, mobile phones, media players, lasers and computers. Our graduates are highly sought after by major employers and postgraduate and professional schools in South Africa – two thumbs up!



NWU Electrical and Electronic Engineers enable the modern world by moving electrical energy from the source to the point of application. They do this as efficiently as possible, by applying their knowledge of power systems, power conversion, power conditioning, and electrical machines. Training provided by leading experts in power quality, power electronics and electrical machines, sets NWU Electrical and Electronic Engineers apart in industry. Our engineers thrive in power utilities and electrical consulting industries and relate well to the challenges of utilizing renewable energy sources as part of the energy solution of the future.

NWU Computer and Electronic Engineers make the world a more efficient place by connecting humans and the world we live in, to the digital world of computer systems and the internet. They do this using electronics, embedded computers and the skill of programming to control mechatronic systems and to build the internet of things. Their end-to-end design experience makes NWU Computer and Electronic Engineers highly desirable in industries ranging from telecommunications, process control, and aviation through to the banking sector and software development companies.

NWU Electromechanical Engineers ensure the safe and efficient operations of plants and factories by combining elements of electrical and mechanical engineering. Their knowledge of electrical machines, power electronics, strength of materials and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, together with legal knowledge with respect to occupational health and safety make them invaluable to industry. Our degree is well aligned with the Government Certificate of Competence (GCC) requirements and candidates make a natural transition towards obtaining the GCC after completion of the degree. Our engineers will serve the Mining, Materials Handling, Power Generation, Chemical, Oil and Gas industries.


Qualifications Where will I work?

The NWU offers two B.Eng. programmes within the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computor Engineering:

As a electrical, electronic or computor engineer you will have great employment prospects in South Africa and abroad. Industries include:
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • Electromechanical Engineering

  • telecommunications
  • energy and electric power
  • semiconductors
  • aerospace
  • bioengineering
  • manufacturing
  • education and research
  • transportation and automotive.