Electrical and Computer Engineering is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering which combines a
fundamental study in electrical engineering with computing. Many universities and other institutions
world-wide are now offering courses or degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and it is
increasingly recognised that the combination of electrical engineering and computer studies equips
graduates with an excellent basis upon which to build valuable engineering roles in modern industry.
Apart from receiving a thorough grounding in both electrical engineering and computing, the
Electrical and Computer Engineering student at UCT will gain a foundation of understanding in
physical science, advanced engineering mathematics, microcomputer technology and systematic
The Electrical and Computer engineer in industry may require expertise across a broad range of
engineering disciplines, and will be especially well-suited to a career in networking, control &
instrumentation, power systems and telecommunications. Electrical and Computer engineers may
also become involved in fields such as bio-medical engineering, machine vision, power electronics
and machines, or signal and image processing.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Programme is administered as a distinct Programme
within the Department of Electrical Engineering, and student advice specific to the needs of
Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduates is available to students on the Programme.