Where Can I Study Electronic Engineering In South Africa

What is an Electronic Engineering?

Electronic engineering is a sub-discipline of electrical engineering that emerged in the early 20th century and is distinguished by the additional use of active components such as semiconductor devices to amplify and control electric current flow.

Where Can I Study Electronic Engineering In South Africa

  • Stellenbosch University
  • Cape Peninsula University Of Technology
  • College SA
  • College of Cape Town
  • False Bay College TVET
  • Northlink College
  • South African Business & Technology Institute
  • WITS University
  • Vaal University Of Technology

Is Electronic Engineering a good career in South Africa?

Electrical engineering tops the National Scarce Skills List, and this high-growth sector offers an abundance of job opportunities.

Eskom is considered the top employer for skilled workers in South Africa, but there are also private sectors and small businesses always in need of these skilled workers.

How many years to study electrical engineering in South Africa?


The Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme is offered in two streams; namely the four-year mainstream programme and the five-year extended programme.

Which type of engineering is in demand in South Africa?

If you are considering pursuing a career in engineering, the top 5 engineering careers in South Africa are chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, and aerospace engineering.

How much does it cost to study electrical engineering in South Africa?

Estimated tuition fees per year (SA and SADC countries citizens)

Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology1st year3rd year
BEng (Civil Engineering)57 00059 000 – 82 000
BEng (Computer Engineering)66 00066 000
BEng (Electrical Engineering)54 00059 000
BEng (Electronic Engineering)54 00055 000

What qualifications do I need to be an electrical engineer in South Africa?

Required Qualification/s

  • University: BEng in Electrical Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (there is also the option of getting an honours or master’s)
  • University of Technology: Bachelor’s degree, Diploma or National Certificate (Vocational) in Electrical Engineering.