Electricity powers the daily lives of people and is the foundation of all social and economic activity. All aspects of production and consumption across all value chains rely on electrical power, for production, manufacture, transport, storage, amongst other support services. Electrical engineering involves the design, building and maintenance of electrical systems for the generation and use of electrical energy.
Often working as part of a team of specialised engineers, electrical engineers can work in between offices, power plants and substations. They could also work in production and manufacturing plants.
Electrical engineers must have extensive mathematical ability and a comprehensive knowledge of the processes of electricity generation. They will also benefit from:
Advise on and design electrical equipment, power stations and systems
Supervise, control and monitor the operation of electrical systems
Establish control standards and procedures to monitor performance and safety of varied electrical systems
Determine manufacturing methods, maintenance and repair of electrical systems
B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering at SU, UJ and UP
B.Sc.Eng. in Electrical Engineering at UCT, UKZN and Wits
Diploma, Advanced Diploma, M.Tech in Electrical Engineering at CPUT, CUT, DUT, MUT, TUT, UNISA, VUT and WSU
National, provincial and local government.
Construction, production and manufacturing companies.
Renewable and private energy organisations.