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BEngHons Electronic Engineering
Learning outcomes of the BEng degree:
A graduate in engineering should be able to apply the following skills on an advanced level:
- Engineering problem solving.
- Application of specialist and fundamental knowledge, with specific reference to mathematics, basic sciences and engineering sciences.
- Engineering design and synthesis.
- Investigation, experimentation and data analysis.
- Engineering methods, skills, tools and information technology.
- Professional and general communication.
- Awareness and knowledge of the impact of engineering activity on society and the physical environment.
- Work in teams and in multidisciplinary environments.
- An awareness and ability for lifelong learning.
- An awareness and knowledge of principles of professional ethics and practice.
Learning contents of the BEng programmes:
Six essential knowledge areas are included in the syllabi of the programmes. The typical representation of each knowledge area as a percentage of the total contents of an undergraduate programme is given in brackets ( ) in the list below. This percentage varies for the different study directions, but conforms in all instances to the minimum knowledge area content as stipulated by ECSA.
- Mathematics, including numerical methods and statistics (13%)
- Basic sciences: the natural sciences essential to the programme (15%)
- Engineering sciences (40%)
- Engineering design and synthesis (16%)
- Computing and information technology (5%)
- Complementary studies: communication, economy, management, innovation, environmental impact, ethics, engineering practice (11%).
- The following persons will be considered for admission: a candidate who is in possession of a certificate that is deemed by the University to be equivalent to the required Grade 12 certificate with university endorsement; a candidate who is a graduate from another tertiary institution or has been granted the status of a graduate of such an institution; and a candidate who is a graduate of another faculty at the University of Pretoria.
- Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.
- Grade 11 results are used in the provisional admission of prospective students.
- A valid qualification with admission to degree studies is required.
- Minimum subject and achievement requirements, as set out below, are required. On first-year level a student has a choice between Afrikaans and English as language medium. In certain cases, tuition may be presented in English only, for example in electives, where the lecturer may not speak Afrikaans or in cases where it is not economically or practically viable.
- Provisional admission to the four-year programmes in the School of Engineering is only guaranteed if a prospective student complies with ALL the requirements below.
Note: Candidates who do not comply with the minimum requirements, set out above, but who have obtained a minimum APS of 30, an achievement level of 5 for English or Afrikaans, 6 for Mathematics and 5 for Physical Science, will be considered for provisional admission to either the four-year programme or the ENGAGE programme based on the results of the NBT.
- Admission to ENGAGE in the School of Engineering will be determined by the results of the NBT, NSC results, an achievement level of 5 in Mathematics and 4 in Physical Science, as well as an achievement level of 4 in Afrikaans or English, together with an APS of 25. Students may apply directly to be considered for the ENGAGE programme.
|Afrikaans or English
* A-Level: C symbols for Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry will be considered for admission providing the required APS has been obtained.
Other programme-specific information
A student may be permitted by the Dean, on recommendation of the relevant head of the department, to register for an equivalent module in an alternate semester, although the module is normally offered to the student’s group in another semester, and providing that no timetable clashes occur.
- Students who did not pass SWK 122 Mechanics 122 in their first year of study can take the module in the first semester of the following year.
- All students are required to successfully complete JCP 2013, Community-based project 203 as part of the requirements for the BEng degree. A student may register for the module during any of the years of study of the programme, but preferably not during the first or the final year of study.
- Students registered for Chemical Engineering who have passed CBI 311, receive credit for CBI 410.
- Mechanical Engineering: For the Aeronautical Option, the themes of both the Design and the Project must be aeronautical-related.
- Offering of electives depends on the availability of resources and industry support.