M.Sc. On Campus

Electrical Engineering

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

12 months
6821 USD/year
6821 USD/year
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The Master of Science in the branch of Electrical Engineering  by coursework and research report from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  is offered in the specialisations of Power Engineering or Telecommunications Engineering.


Key facts

The MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg  is offered to those who already have a four year MSc in Electrical Engineering (or Equivalent), a Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering or an Electrical Engineering related BSc (Hons).


Graduates of the Wits School of Electrical and Information Engineering work in diverse industries and conduct research in a broad range of areas.

They develop software to handle the most cutting-edge IT developments, and they find ways to electrify rural communities. They create unique communication protocols and they build machines to replace severed limbs. Our community members continually make breakthroughs that enable people to communicate more easily, manage their environments more effectively, and lead more comfortable lives than ever before.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Communications Systems 
  • Teletraffic Engineering 
  • Principles of Wireless Communications
  • Selected Topics in Telecommunications
  • Principles of Insulation Coordination in Electric Power Systems
  • Earthing and Lightning Protection 
  • - Advanced Electromechanical Conversion
  • Variable Speed Drives for AC Machines
  • Power Electronics
  • Selected Topics in Power Engineering
  • Research methodology (Compulsory)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


190 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or equivalent cognate qualification (NQF 8) average >= 65% may be admitted
  • The 65% may be reviewed if the applicant has relevant working experience equivalent to those described in the Differently Qualified Applicant tables.
  • A supervisor from the Faculty of Engineering or the Built Environment must be identified and approached prior to application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6821 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6821 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6821 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6821 USD per year during 12 months.

R 99 520

Living costs for Johannesburg

8434 - 12036 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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