University of Cape Town (UCT)www.uct.ac.za
Department of Electrical Engineering,
University of Cape Town (UCT)
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a public research university located in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, and is the oldest university in South Africa and the oldest extant university in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Department of Electrical Engineering is at the cutting edge of local and international trends, working closely with industry producing graduates with an excellent foundation in the principles of electrical engineering. During the four-year BSc in Electrical Engineering with a choice of specialisations in mechatronics, electronic engineering, power engineering and computer engineering, students develop their minds and nurture their abilities to conceptualise, analyse and solve problems. Research projects cover a wide range of subjects, including radar, bio-robotics, design of computer communication protocols, the simulation of electricity markets, the use of computer control and instrumentation to optimise process performance, the design of wind generators and telecommunications.