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Cape Peninsula University of Technology Electrical Engineering

Cape Peninsula University of Technology CPUT Electrical Engineering

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering has now completely consolidated on Bellville Campus. All qualifications are now only offered in Bellville.

The Electrical Engineering field is divided into the following 5 specialised fields, as well as Computer Systems:

Control Systems
Dealing with theoretical and practical concepts in the measurement, acquisition and control of various manufacturing and/or refining processes, this sub-discipline places emphasis on the use of industryrelated techniques and tools such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs), classic and modern control strategies and industry-standard software development tools in order to bring a level of optimisation and efficiency to the process at hand. Students have access to modern laboratory facilities allowing for the immediate application of theoretical concepts.

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Electronic Communication
This sub-discipline involves the study of concepts related to the efficient transmission of information, from traditional analogue radio frequency (RF) techniques to modern digital methods. Students pursuing this sub-discipline have access to a modern telecommunications laboratory, equipped with the necessary educational tools and instrumentation to reinforce theoretical concepts.

Power Electronics
This sub-discipline concentrates on the distribution and control of electrical energy. Power electronics is a key enabling technology in almost all electronic systems. It is increasingly important in the grid interface of renewable energy sources and in energy management. Electrical motor controllers, electrical protection, inverters and power factor correction are examples of power electronic circuits. Students pursuing this sub-discipline have access to modern power electronics and power systems laboratories, equipped with the necessary equipment to reinforce theoretical concepts.

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Power Systems
This sub-discipline concentrates on the generation, distribution and control of electricity with the aid of computing techniques. The electrification needs of South Africa require individuals with the above competencies. Students following this sub-discipline have access to well-equipped power engineering and computer laboratories.

Industrial Electronics
Industrial electronics is largely concerned with the application, development and maintenance of electronic systems and processes in industry. Students have access to modern laboratory facilities allowing for the immediate application of theoretical concepts.

Computer Systems
The computer systems technician will be able to design, implement, install and maintain computer hardware, software and networks. Since computers affect every facet of modern society, graduates should have little difficulty in obtaining fulfilling employment.

Contact us:

Bellville Campus

Department Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering Building
Bellville Campus
PO Box 1906
Bellville
7535
Tel:  +27 959 6246
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