Electrical Engineers design, develop and supervise the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment, machines and systems for the generation, distribution, utilisation and control of electric power.  NOTE: This occupation is regarded as a green occupation

How this role fits in with the rest of the industry:

Electrical Engineers support the electrical and control equipment both onshore and offshore to ensure that it remains efficient and productive.

Electrical Engineers can work for a range of companies including companies who own or manage production facilities (known as Operators), Service Companies and Engineering Consultancies.

Basic entry requirements include (necessary)

  • HND in a related engineering subject with relevant work experience or equivalent or;
  • Degree in a related engineering discipline or equivalent.

Career Development
Through your career, you might progress to become a Senior Engineer, Principal Engineer or a Consultant. It may also be possible to become a Team Leader or Manager.

Training Path: Diploma

Step 1: Admission requirements

  • NCS Bachelor pass with Maths and Science (NSC with Maths & Science)

To enter this learning pathway you will need a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or a National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V) with Mathematics and Physical Science as subjects. In addition, each education institution has its own unique entry requirements for each of its programmes. It is important to check the entry requirements with the institution of your choice before you apply.

Step 2: General Qualification
National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (P0008)

Step 3: General Qualification
Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering (P0009)

Step 4: Workplace experience
Workplace experience (W1)
In order to register as a Professional Engineer at the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) you first have to register as a Candidate Engineer and gain three years of work experience.

Step 5: Final assessment
Professional Review (Engineer) (A1)
After completion of the candidate phase there is a professional review of the work experience by ECSA. You can apply for registration as a Professional Engineer after the review has been completed.

Step 6: Designation
Designation: Professional Engineer (D1)

Only engineers registered with ECSA may use the designation Professional Engineer. A designation is a title that a professional person may use (behind her/his name) to indicate that she/he is fully qualified in a certain professional field and is a member of a professional body. It also indicates that the person subscribes to the code of conduct of that professional body.

Training Path: Degree

Step 1: Admission requirements

  • NCS Bachelor pass with Maths and Science (NSC with Maths & Science)

To enter this learning pathway you will need a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or a National Certificate (Vocational) NC(V) with Mathematics and Physical Science as subjects. In addition, each education institution has its own unique entry requirements for each of its programmes. It is important to check the entry requirements with the institution of your choice before you apply.

Step 2: General Qualification
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (P0007)

Step 3: Workplace experience
Workplace experience (W1)
In order to register as a Professional Engineer at the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) you first have to register as a Candidate Engineer and gain three years of work experience.

Step 4: Final assessment
Professional Review (Engineer) (A1)

After completion of the candidate phase there is a professional review of the work experience by ECSA. You can apply for registration as a Professional Engineer after the review has been completed.

Step 5: Designation
Designation: Professional Engineer (D1)

Only engineers registered with ECSA may use the designation Professional Engineer. A designation is a title that a professional person may use (behind her/his name) to indicate that she/he is fully qualified in a certain professional field and is a member of a professional body. It also indicates that the person subscribes to the code of conduct of that professional body.

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