The NWU’s School of Electrical, Electronic & Computer Engineering offers three different undergraduate degrees: 

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Electrical and electronic engineers are trained in both the areas of electrical and electronic engineering, with the ability to integrate methods and technologies across disciplines. On the electrical side, the electrical and electronic engineer is trained in the generation, management, distribution, design, manufacturing, application, and maintenance of electrical and power generation systems. The programme at the NWU distinguishes itself with a specific focus on the effects of renewable generation on the quality of supply, network stability, and network protection. On the electronic side, the electrical and electronic engineer is trained in control and instrumentation in support of the electrical industry.


Computer and Electronic Engineering

Computer and electronic engineers make the world a more efficient place by connecting humans and the world we live into the digital world of computer systems and the internet. They do this using electronics, embedded systems, the skill of programming, and data analytics to enable business decision making and to build the internet of things. Their end-to-end design experience makes computer and electronic engineers highly sought after in industries ranging from telecommunications, process control, and aviation through to the banking sector and software development companies.


Mechatronic Engineering

Mechatronic Engineers develop and support the advanced industrial automation systems of the future that make use of the internet of things. They accomplish this by combining knowledge of electronics, measurement and actuation, embedded systems and control theory to control mechanical structures and mechanisms. Their knowledge of computer programming and data analytics allow them to develop intelligent and effective mechatronic systems. Mechatronic Engineers will find employment in the process controls, automotive, manufacturing, medical device development, and agricultural processing environments. The North-West University offers hands-on practical experience in on-campus laboratories for electronics and industrial automation.