WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$6,061 for the full programme
Part-time Study:2 Years
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Master of Science in Engineering (MEng)
Start Date:January 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Campus:West Campus
Course Type:Coursework
Specialisations:Power Engineering; Telecommunications Engineering
Application Deadline: 30 April 2021
Programme Overview

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

This 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).


**NQF Level of the qualification : 9
**Total number of credits for qualification : 180 Credits
**Number of courses required:
– Six 20 Credit courses at NQF level 9
– One 15 Credit Research methods course One 45 Credit Industrial / Research project

Curriculum planner

ELEN7059A: Principles of Communications Systems – 20
ELEN7015A: Teletraffic Engineering – 20
ELEN7011A: Selected Topics in Telecommunications – 20
ELEN7064A: Principles of Wireless Communications – 20
ELEN7009A: Principles of Insulation Coordination in Electric Power Systems -20
ELEN7018A: Earthing and Lightning Protection – 20
ELEN7043A: Advanced Electromechanical Conversion – 20
ELEN7048A: Variable Speed Drives for AC Machines – 20
ELEN7056A: Power Electronics – 20
ELEN7013A: Selected Topics in Power Engineering – 20
MECN7112A: Research methodology (Compulsory) -15
ELEN7068A: Research/Industrial Project  (Compulsory) – 45

– No more than 40 credits can be obtained from repeating courses (this means you may not fail more than two 20 credit courses)
– If a course has been failed twice, it cannot be taken a third time.
– If an elective from another School is chosen, please ensure you meet the requirements of that elective.

Admission Requirements

Admission 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.

Additional Entry Requirements
A supervisor must be identified and approached prior to application.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $12
Application Fees for International Students: $12

How to apply
– Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
– Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
– Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal, view academic application status, accept an offer (once certified hardcopies have been received by SEnC), apply and check residence application status, and generate a fees estimate.
– Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities are;
– Acoustic consultant.
– Aerospace engineer.
– Broadcast engineer.
– CAD technician.
– Control and instrumentation engineer.
– Design engineer.
– Electrical engineer.
– Electronics engineer.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6,061
Tuition Fees for International Students: $6,061

*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries pay the same annual tuition fees as South Africans plus an International Registration Fee (IRF). The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
*Students sponsored by the Government of Rwanda will be treated as and pay the same amount as SADC students.
*Students from all other countries (Non-SADC) will pay the same amount as South African Students
*Diplomats and their dependents stationed in South Africa & International Wits employees and their dependents will pay South African tuition fees + International Registration Fee (IRF).

Relevant Contact

Prof. Ling Chen
Postgraduate Coordinator
Mumtaz Adam
Postgraduate Administrator