Diploma in Electrical Engineering

3 years duration

This qualification prepares students to become competent engineering technicians. It provides the necessary knowledge and skills for careers in engineering and meets the educational requirements for registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa. It is offered through online and distance learning, making it accessible to students nationwide.

The purpose of this qualification is to build the necessary knowledge, understanding, abilities and skills required for further learning towards becoming a competent practicing professional engineering technician. This qualification provides: Preparation for careers in engineering and areas that potentially benefit from engineering skills, for achieving technical proficiency and competency to make a contribution to the economy and national development. The educational base required for registration as a candidate and/or a professional engineering technician with Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) (Refer to qualification rules). The qualification reflects the new standard for engineering technicians as required by the Engineering Council of South Africa (referred to as the ECSA hereafter) based on the new Higher Education Qualifications Framework (HEQF) (ECSA document E-02-PN; February 2015: Qualification Standard for Diploma in Engineering: NQF Level 6). This qualification was endorsed by constituents from industry via advisory committee meetings for mechanical engineering. The qualification is part of a group of new qualifications in Engineering focused on de-colonialisation and curriculum transformation. The new qualifications will increase of the institutional reputation; will attract more international students, especially from Africa, leading to an improved international scholarly output. Professional Engineering Technicians apply established and newly developed engineering technology to solve well-defined problems and develop components, systems, services and processes. The qualification will be the only one that is offered by an open and distance learning institute. As such, it will be accessible to students countrywide, and is more likely to be taken up by employed students who would not be able to attend full-time courses offered by residential institutions. This qualification plans to address the current engineering skill shortage allowing workers in the field to upgrade their qualifications via self-study, facility not available through contact universities. This qualification is designed to meet the educational requirement towards registration as a Candidate or Professional Engineering Technician with the Engineering Council of South Africa This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

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UNISA, short for the University of South Africa, is a distance education institution based in South Africa. It is the largest university on the African continent and offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various fields of study. UNISA provides flexible learning options, allowing students to study at their own pace and from anywhere in the world. The university is known for its commitment to providing accessible and affordable education to a diverse student population. UNISA also conducts research and collaborates with other institutions to contribute to the development of knowledge and skills in South Africa and beyond.
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