Admission Requirements for Electrical Engineering Degree at South Africa Universities

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Several Universities in South Africa offer Electrical Engineering at undergraduate level. Admission requirement to the program are as follows.

UNIVERSITY OF WITWATERSRAND SOUTH AFRICA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Admission Requirements 

English HL or 1st Add Lang – 5
Mathematics – 5
Physical Science – 5

Selection procedures

Note: Due to the limited number of places available, admission is not guaranteed. Selection will be based on final NSC and school leaving results.

Generally students who achieve 70% in Maths, Physical Science and English stand a greater chance of being accepted.

VAAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Department: Power Engineering

Diploma: Engineering Electrical, B Tech: Engineering Electrical,

M Tech: Engineering Electrical, MEng: Engineering Electrical and

D Tech: Engineering Electrical

National Diploma – Admission Requirements

NSC National Senior Certificate Compulsory Subjects Minimum 3 = 40 – 49%

4 = 50 – 59%

5 = 60 – 69%

6 = 70 – 79%

7 = 80 – 89%

8 = 90 – 100%

Mathematics 4
Physical Science 4
English 4
Any other 4 subjects with a minimum of 3 4 x 3
Total APS 24

Note: Scholars who do not qualify for the National Diploma Programmes may apply for the pre diploma programmes. Tel: (016) 950-9589. For details on the pre diploma programmes see VUT website www.vut.ac.za

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA ELECTERICAL ENGINEERING ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Qualification admission requirements

Your admission to Unisa is dependent on you meeting the specific admission requirements for your chosen qualification.

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) (Diploma endorsement) or equivalent
with at least 50% in the language of teaching and learning, 50% in
Mathematics and 50% in Physical Science, if any Physics or Chemistry
modules form part of the curriculum of a selected qualification, or at least N4 Mathematics passed with a minimum of 50% and N4 English, or N4 Communication, or N4 Communication Technology passed with at least 50%, and at least N4 Engineering Science passed with a minimum of 50%, if any Physics or Chemistry modules form part of the qualification.
or
a Senior Certificate (SC) with at least a D symbol on HG
or a C symbol on SG in the language of teaching and learning, and with
at least a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in Mathematics, and a D symbol on HG or a C symbol on SG in Physical Science, if any Physics or Chemistry modules form part of the curriculum of a selected qualification, or at least N4 Mathematics passed with a minimum of 50% and N4 English, or N4 Communication, or N4 Communication Technology passed with at least 50%, or and at least N4 Engineering Science passed with a minimum of 50%, if any Physics or Chemistry modules form part of the qualification.
Applicants who comply with the minimum statutory admission requirements but do not meet the additional College requirements, may follow Unisa’s alternative pathway. Applicants who do not comply with the above requirements should consider applying for a lower level qualification for which they meet the statutory and additional requirements.

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, FREE STATE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Statutory requirements for NC (V) 4 level students

  • Candidates must meet the minimum statutory requirements for NC (V) 4 students, as set out in Government Gazette no: 32743 of 26 November 2006, to be eligible for admission into Higher Certificates, Diplomas and Bachelor’s Degree qualifications (See table 1).
  • Candidates must note that according to Section 37 (i) of the Higher Education Act, 1997 the decision to admit a student to higher education study is the right and responsibility of the higher education institution concerned.

Table 1: Minimum Statutory admission requirements

Qualification Minimum entry requirement
Higher Certificate • All statutory requirements for NC(V) 4 to be met;• 40% in English;• 30% in either Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy;• 40% in Life Orientation;• 50% in the four other vocational subjects.
Diploma • All statutory requirements for NC(V) 4 to be met;• 50% in three fundamental subjects one of which must be English;• 60% in three compulsory vocational modules.
Bachelor’s degree • All statutory requirements for NC(V) 4 to be met;• 60% in three fundamental subjects one of which must be English;• 70% in three compulsory vocational modules.

Institutional requirements for NC (V) 4 level students

  • NC(V) candidates must meet the required admission score as prescribed in the CUT admission policy (See Table 2). Since NC(V) programme is highly specialized, NC(V) applicants will only be considered for admission into programmes of similar specialisation, for example National Certificate Vocational: Tourism applicant will be considered for National Diploma Tourism Management and not any other specialisation regardless of how well they have performed in their NC(V) examinations. Admission to a particular programme is subject to the requirements of that programme (See Table below 3).
  • NC(V) level 4 applicants are eligible for university admission if they have a full qualification. No applicant will be admitted based on completion of certain subjects in a qualification.
  • Life Orientation forms part of the final score, with a maximum value of one.
  • NC(V) candidates are expected to possess a minimum level of proficiency in English, since this is the language of teaching and learning (LOLT) at CUT.  A minimum mark of 50% for English as Home Language (Vernacular) or First Additional Language is therefore considered to be sufficient, although any proof of proficiency in the English language will also be taken into consideration.

HOW TO CALCULATE ADMISSION POINTS

Percentage achieved in NC(V) subject 30-39% 40-49% 50-59% 60-69% 70-79% 80-89% 90-100%
Points rating for % value 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

 

Electrical Infrastructure Construction
Electrical Principles and Practice  National Diploma: Electrical Engineering In addition to the general entry requirements, a minimum mark of 50% in both Mathematics and Physical Science is required. Every applicant must write an access assessment test.
Electronic Control and Digital Electronics 
Electrical Workmanship
Electrical Systems and Construction
Physical Science

 

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission Requirements for Specific Degrees

BEng(Hons)

The minimum requirement for admission to the BEng(Hons) degree is one of:

  • A BEng degree from the University of Pretoria.
  • A four-year engineering degree from any of the “Washington Accord” Universities.
  • A four-year engineering degree from a non-“Washington Accord” University – if the applicant is registered as Candidate Engineer or Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa. Applicants should approach the Engineering Council of South Africa directly for registration and should bear in mind that the duration of this process is a minimum of four months, and a fee is involved. The ECSA website  provides detailed information regarding the registration process.
  • A four-year engineering degree from a non-“Washington Accord” University – if the applicant has been selected by a selection committee in the Department. Applicants who wish to be considered for selection must supply the same documents as listed in points 1 to 5 under the Procedure for International Students. The selection committee may decide to invite the applicants for an oral examination.

BSc(Hons)

  • No new applications for BSc(Hons) and BSc(Hons)(Applied Sciences) degrees have been considered from 2004 onwards. Students that are registered for these degrees in other departments may not take Honours level modules in this department.

MSc(Applied Science)

  • The minimum requirement for admission to the MSc(Applied Sciences) degree is an applicable BSc(Hons) degree (eg. BSc(Hons)(Applied Sciences), BSc(Hons)(Computer Science), etc.). Only students with an average above 65% for their Honours degree will be considered.

MEng

The minimum requirement for admission to the MEng degree is:

  • A BEng(Hons) degree from the University of Pretoria. Only students with an average above 65% for their Honours degree will be considered.
  • An Honours degree or equivalent engineering qualification from another University – if the applicant has been selected by a selection committee in the Department. Applicants who wish to be considered for selection must supply the same documents as listed in points 1 to 5 under the Procedure for International Students. The selection committee may decide to invite the applicants for an oral examination.

PhD(Engineering)

The minimum requirement for admission to the PhD(Engineering) degree is:

  • An MEng degree from the University of Pretoria.
  • A Masters degree or equivalent engineering qualification from another University – if the applicant has been selected by a selection committee in the Department. Applicants who wish to be considered for selection must supply the same documents as listed in points 1 to 8 under the Procedure for International Students. The selection committee may decide to invite the applicants for an oral examination.

PhD

The minimum requirement for admission to the PhD degree is:

  • An MSc(Applied Science) degree from the University of Pretoria.
  • A Masters degree or equivalent qualification from another University – if the applicant has been selected by a selection committee in the Department. Applicants who wish to be considered for selection must supply the same documents as listed in points 1 to 8 under the Procedure for International Students. The selection committee may decide to invite the applicants for an oral examination.

DEng

The DEng degree is a doctoral degree that is conferred on the basis of publications. Naturally, it is expected that candidates for this degree have undertaken eminent and extensive research and, by virtue of their publications, enjoy significant international recognition.

DURBAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Requirements: 

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.
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