Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Electrical

Qualification stream: Computer Systems
Qualification code: BTELN - COS
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 62321
APS/AS: 50
Purpose statement:
Students will be competent to design, implement and control production, testing, planning, construction, commissioning and maintenance in the field of Electrical Engineering by applying technical knowledge, engineering principles, innovative design, problem-solving techniques and managerial skills. They will be capable of exercising independent technological judgement and responsible decision making by taking into account the relevant financial, economic, commercial, social, environmental and statutory factors. A qualified person with sufficient experience will be able to register with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a Professional Technologist in this field of Engineering.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.
Qualification offered until 2021, and ONLY for students previously registered for this qualification.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification. Admission to the alternative qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with admission requirements and if space is available.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2020 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
EMT4801 - Engineering Mathematics IV
IPR4701 - Industrial Project IV
Group B. Choose 6 from the following subjects. Note: Theory and Practical modules count as 1 subject. Students may either do ENM401E or ENT401E.
CAN4701 - Circuit Analysis IV (Theory) Co-requisite:CANPRA4
CANPRA4 - Circuit Analysis IV (Practical) Co-requisite:CAN4701
DSP4701 - Digital Signal Processing IV Co-requisite:DSPPRA4
DSPPRA4 - Digital Signal Processing IV (Practical) Co-requisite:DSP4701
ECT4701 - Electronics IV (Theory) Co-requisite:ECTPRA4
ECTPRA4 - Electronics IV (Practical) Co-requisite:ECT4701
ENM401E - Engineering Management IV
ENT401I - Entrepreneurship IV (Option I)
ICT3631 - Advanced Operating System Practice Pre-requisite:ICT2631 (not applicable to BTELN COS)
INF3703 - Databases II Pre-requisite:ICT2621 or ICT2622 or INF2603
INF3705 - Advanced Systems Development Pre-requisite:ICT2621 & ICT2622
OPE4701 - Opto-Electronics IV (Theory) Co-requisite:OPEPRA4
OPEPRA4 - Opto-Electronics IV (Practical) Co-requisite:OPE4701