Undergraduate & honours qualifications

National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical

Qualification stream: Clinical Engineering
Qualification code: NDEEN - CEN
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 62386
APS/AS: 18
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Purpose statement:
Students will be competent to apply technical knowledge, engineering principles and problem-solving techniques in the field of Electrical Engineering by operating within the relevant standards and codes in collaboration with other members of the engineering team. A qualified person with sufficient experience will be able to register with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a Professional Technician in this field of Engineering.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.
Qualification offered until 2023, 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 2021 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note:
Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification during the prescribed application period.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate.

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

  • For the 2021 academic year, you must register for your semester 1 and 2 modules by 12 March 2021. There will be no semester 2 registration period. No exceptions or registration extensions will be permitted.
  • The maximum number of credits that will be allowed is 120 credits.

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.

Click here for more information on managing your studies.

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.

First level

Second level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
DIG2601 - Digital Systems II (Theory) Pre-requisite:DIG1501 & DIGPRA1
DIGPRA2 - Digital Systems II (Practical) Pre-requisite:DIG1501 & DIGPRA1
ECT2601 - Electronics II (Theory) Pre-requisite:ECT1501 & ECTPRA1
ECTPRA2 - Electronics II (Practical) Pre-requisite:ECT1501 & ECTPRA1
ELE2601 - Electrical Engineering II (Theory) Pre-requisite:ELE1501 & ELEPRA1
ELEPRA2 - Electrical Engineering II (Practical) Pre-requisite:ELE1501 & ELEPRA1
EPR101E - Electrical Engineering Practice I
ICT1512 - Introduction to Interactive Programming Co-requisite:ICT1513
ICT1513 - Introduction to Web Design Co-requisite:EUP1501 (or XUP1501), ICT1512
MAT2691 - Mathematics II (Engineering) Pre-requisite:MAT1581

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
BSY1015 - Bio-Systems I
DIG3601 - Digital Systems III (Theory) Pre-requisite:DIG2601 & DIGPRA2
DIGPRA3 - Digital Systems III (Practical) Pre-requisite:DIG2601& DIGPRA2
ECT3601 - Electronics III (Theory) Pre-requisite:ECT2601 & ECTPRA2
ECTPRA3 - Electronics III (Practical) Pre-requisite:ECT2601 & ECTPRA2
EPR201E - Electrical Engineering Practice II
MAT3700 - Mathematics III (Engineering) Pre-requisite:MAT2691(Not applicable to 90128, 90133, 90134 and 90142)
MEQ3601 - Medical Equipment III (Module A) (Theory) Co-requisite:MEQPRA1
MEQ3602 - Medical Equipment III (Module B) (Theory) Co-requisite:MEQPRA2
MEQPRA1 - Medical Equipment III (Module A) (Practical) Co-requisite:MEQ3601
MEQPRA2 - Medical Equipment III (Module B) (Practical) Co-requisite:MEQ3602

Fourth level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
DPJ391U - Design Project III Pre-requisite:10 study units on level 1 or level 2 and 2 study units on level 3.
Group B. Choose 1 of the following groups of modules
BSM1501 - Business Management IA
BSM1602 - Business Management IB
Group C.
EMA2601 - Engineering Management II (Module A)
EMA2602 - Engineering Management II (Module B)