Electrical Engineering At University of Pretoria

Electrical Engineering At University of Pretoria

Electrical Engineering focuses on the generation, distribution, conversion and the efficient utilisation of electrical energy. These elements not only apply to an electrical grid but also on an industrial, commercial, residential and micro scale. Applications of Electrical engineering also extend to coal-fired, hydro and nuclear power stations; power line communications and building and railway wiring. There is now also an intense focus on demand side management and energy efficiency to ensure effective and efficient use of our valuable energy resources both renewable and non-renewable.

The following topics are the most prevalent ones covered in the Electrical Engineering degree:

Linear signals and systems

Digital systems and microprocessors

Power system components and analysis

Energy systems and optimisation

High voltage protection

Electrical machines

Power electronics and electrical drives

Control systems and automation


BEng(Hons)(Electrical Engineering)(12240032)

MEng(Electrical Engineering)(12250032)

PhD(Electrical Engineering)(12263022)


Mrs. Cornel Freislich
Personal Assistant: Head of Department

Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
University of Pretoria
Private Bag X20 Hatfield
South Africa
Tel: +27 (0)12 420-3735
Fax: +27 (0)12 362-5000
Email: eecinfo@up.ac.za