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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 3.3k / Year
  • Deadline:
  • 30 十月
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 570pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    Each course on the programme will typically contain a lecture component of 5 full week days, followed by weekly online seminars or assigned tasks and a written examination, over a five-week period after the intensive week-long lecture session. The programme is designed to support students that cannot be resident in Cape Town for the full duration to complete all courses, by using distance learning techniques during the follow up period after the one week intensive lecture period.

    All students will, however, have to be present in Cape Town for the one week lecture period for each course. Elements of continuous assessment (problem sets, short projects) and a written examination are utilised to assess the course. The MEng
    (Telecom) provides the strongest theoretical grounding for either PhD studies or higher level responsibilities in industry. It is best suited for anyone that needs thorough theoretical and practical grounding in telecommunications engineering.

    We offer all required courses along with three electives per year in addition to the opportunity to work on a minor dissertation. All the courses are also available for Continuing Professional Development credit.

    This degree requires the student to take a selection of courses that together comprise at least 120 SAQA credits. A research mini-dissertation (that counts 60 SAQA credits needs to be taken as well).

    Course Number Title NQF Credits HEQSF Level
    EEE5004Z Minor Dissertation 60 09
    EEE5135Z Information Theory & Error Control Coding 20 09
    EEE5136Z Statistical Signal Theory 20 09
    EEE5108Z Advanced Engineering Mathematics 20 09
      Elective courses 60 09
      Total credits 180 09

    Elective Courses

    Select courses to the value of at least 60 credits

    Course Number Title NQF Credits HEQSF Level
    EEE5032Z Digital Communication Systems 20 09
    EEE5140Z Software‐Defined Radio 20 09
    EEE5137Z Optical Communication Systems 20 09
    EEE5121Z Microwave Components and Antennas 20 09
    EEE5122F Computational Electronics I 20 09
    EEE5138Z Broadband Communication Networks 20 09
    EEE5139Z Wireless Data Network Convergence 20 09
    EEE5033Z Advanced Topics in Communications & Networks 12 09
    EEE5034Z Special Topics in Electrical Engineering 8* 09

    *Please note that courses EEE5033Z and EEE5034Z will meet a single 20‐credit requirement and must be taken concurrently when selected.


    • Certified copies of official academic transcripts in ENGLISH (full transcripts for each tertiary institution attended)
    • Certified copies of degree certificates in ENGLISH (for each tertiary institution attended where applicable)
    • Applicants from universities situated in non-English speaking countries: TOEFL/IELTS certificate OR letter from previous tertiary institution stating “English as medium of instruction” for the programme
    • Curriculum vitae (include work experience)
    • A recent score (obtained within 3 - 5 years before application for admission) of at least 570 (paper-based test) or 230 (computer-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • A recent overall band score of 7.0 (with no individual element of the test scoring below 6.0) on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
    • OR, noting that this may only be written at certain designated venues within South Africa, a score of at least 65% on the university's Placement Test in English for Educational Purposes (PTEEP).


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