Electrical Engineering


A branch of engineering that deals with the technology of electricity < Live Science>



Career description

  • Evaluates electrical systems, products, components, and applications by designing and conducting research programs; applying knowledge of electricity and materials;
  • Confirms system’s and components’ capabilities by designing testing methods; testing properties;
  • Develops electrical products by studying customer requirements; researching and testing manufacturing and assembly methods and materials;
  • Develops manufacturing processes by designing and modifying equipment for building and assembling electrical components; soliciting observations from operators;;
  • Assures product quality by designing electrical testing methods; testing finished products and system capabilities.



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Nikola Tesla, Robert Dennard


The Art of Electronics by Paul Horowitz, Winfield Hill

Microelectronic Circuits by Adel Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith

Bursary Opportunities

SAIEE, Anglo American, Anglo Platinum, Anglo Coal, Access Trust, Aurecon, BHP Billiton, BMW, CSIR, Department of Public Works, De Beers, Denel Dynamics, Department of Education, Department of Transport, Eskom, Ekurhuleni, Gold Fields, SAPPI, Mercedes, Spoornet, Sasol, Study Trust, Siemens, Merseta, Kumba Iron, HCI, SA Military, Telkom, Volkswagen, Vodacom, Nedbank, Murray & Roberts, Unilever