M.Eng. On Campus

Electrical Engineering

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

12 months
6825 USD/year
6825 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Electrical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Professional) by coursework only is a 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time degree offered in the field of Electrical Engineering in the specialisations of Power Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering.


Key facts

This qualification is a coursework only degree that is focussed on delivering specialist knowledge for industry.

This Electrical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg degree 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).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Communications Systems 
  • Teletraffic Engineering 
  • Selected Topics in Telecommunications 
  • Principles of Wireless Communications 
  • 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) 
  • Research/lndustrial Project (Compulsory) 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 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 4th year or equivalent cognate qualification
  • PG Dip Eng with average >= 60%
  • The 60% may be reviewed if the applicant has relevant working experience those described in the Differently Qualified Applicant tables.
  • A supervisor must be identified and approached prior to application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6825 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6825 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6825 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6825 USD per year during 12 months.

R 99 580

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.


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