Doctor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering

VUT Research offers students the opportunity to complete a Doctor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering. The purpose of this qualification is to develop a researcher who will make a significant and original contribution to knowledge in a specialized area of electrical engineering and technology. We aim to enable our graduates to independently apply electrical engineering design, synthesis and related principles to specific problems of society at large. This qualification is offered at the Vanderbijlpark campus only. The program structure consists of at least two years of full-time research concluded with a Doctoral Thesis. Our Doctor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering graduates develop an advanced capability to conduct engineering research of an original nature.

Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering, Doctor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering

Build Your Future In Electrical Engineering

  • International Focus -VUT Research’s degrees and academic programmes are internationally recognised
  • Focus On Electrical Processes -dealing with the study and application of electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism.
  • Facilities -At VUT Research we have world-class research facilities and resource access.

Electrical Engineering Course Requirements

In order for postgraduate students to complete a Doctor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering they need to have achieved the following:

Ad hoc cases will be treated on merit.

A Doctorate qualification from the Vaal University of Technology will offer its students the highest qualification possible within the engineering and technology field, making them specialists within their chosen field. Achieving this degree is a great achievement and sets a biotechnologist in good stead in their future endeavours.

  • The proposed topic must be appropriate for higher degree research and it must be consistent with the academic aims and objectives of the student.

  • The student must have access to the necessary resources, facilities and the necessary budget in order to complete the degree within the timeframe.

  • There must be a qualified staff member holding confirmed, continuous or fixed-term appointments of sufficient length for the purposes of supervision of the proposed research and student.

  • The proposed program of work must be able to be completed within the maximum period of submission for the degree.

  • A suitable level of contact with the university supervisors must be maintained.

  • Where the applicant is currently employed, capacity to meet the timelines and other requirements must be considered.

  • The proposed research cannot reproduce research that has previously been submitted for the award of a degree or diploma.

  • Where the intellectual property rights of the applicant may be a consideration, a suitable agreement protecting the rights of the student needs to be signed. If the student is unwilling to sign an agreement, the research proposal may not be approved and the student may be required to choose another topic in an area that is not commercially sensitive.

  • The applicant should have no outstanding financial obligation with the University and in the case of international applicants, they should be able to verify the necessary financial capacity to undertake the program.

  • The applicant must possess sufficient English language proficiency.

Career Opportunities

Students who have completed their Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering open many doors for themselves within the industry and especially within research in a specialized field. As well as pursuing a career as a fully qualified Electrical Engineering, students that have a Masters qualification will have developed an advanced capability to do research independently which will enable them to conduct research that is valuable within the Engineering field that will assist with development of new technologies and products and bettering existing technologies and products. Graduates will be able to work efficiently on their own or as a member of a team and we encourage a lifelong learning approach with all our postgraduate students.