• “Your’s is surely one of the most beautiful campuses in the world…” – visiting lecturer

  •  “Ek het nooit besef hoeveel verskeidenheid daar in hierdie veld is nie...” – student

    “Ek het nooit besef hoeveel verskeidenheid daar in hierdie veld is nie…” – student

  • “Nervousness… exhilaration… what you feel in the high-voltage lab is indescribable.” – postgraduate student


     “As ek moeg geswot is, gaan stap of ry ek fiets in die Jonkershoek-natuurreservaat.” – student

  • “Now THIS is what I call robotics!” – 4th year student

  •  “Your students are the best there are – highly employable.” - director, engineering firm

    “Your students are the best there are – highly employable.” – director, engineering firm

  •  “Fantastiese navorsingsfasiliteite - ons nagraadse studente ontvang gereeld internasionale toekennings...” - dosent

    “Fantastiese navorsingsfasiliteite – ons nagraadse studente ontvang gereeld internasionale toekennings…” – dosent

  • “Thanks for making my ‘African dream’ come true…” – international postgrad student

  • “Stellenbosch is ‘n unieke kampusdorp – die studente hou die plek lewendig!” – Stellenbosch inwoner

Welcome to Electrical and Electronic Engineering, one of the departments of the Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University. For shortcuts to the information you may be interested in, see the gateways to the right of this page. Otherwise, simply browse our site to see more about the latest offerings of – and happenings at – this dynamic department.

A taste of the action

Want to study electrical and electronic engineering? Stellenbosch University is the perfect choice for you. Have a look at the videos below to get a taste for the action.

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Come and study E&E engineering

Not only is our campus one of the most beautiful, but studying at our department can lead you to a vast number of lucrative career opportunities, with our graduates in demand in almost every sector of the economy. Our department has won numerous international awards and have produced world-renowned engineers.


Focus on high-level computer science and software systems. This branch will also give you a solid foundation in computers and data.


Here you can learn all about electric motors, generation of power, renewable energy, control of energy and computer-controlled power management.


This is where mechanics meets electronics – one of the most exciting fields! It covers the design of robot vehicles, unmanned aeroplanes and satellites.


What would the world be without communication? This branch focuses on high-frequency techniques and the transmission of data.

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Do your postgraduate studies with us

The postgraduate activity in the Department is the biggest engineering research activity in South Africa and offers students access to very advanced laboratories and facilities. We welcome prospective postgraduate students from all over the world. There are four main research divisions within the department and research is performed in close cooperation with local industry as well as international partners.

Electrical Energy Systems

Design electrical transmission systems, large-scale electrical machinery and high-power electronic converters. Find out how to generate power from renewable resources and design battery-powered vehicles.

Electronics & Electromagnetics

Get involved with microwave electronic design, antenna and microwave component design, computational electromagnetics, superconducting and ultra-high speed electronics and integrated circuits.

Computers & Control

Learn how to design and build digital systems and microcomputers to control almost any device, from automatic irrigation systems to aircraft autopilots and satellites targeting their cameras on the ground.

Signal Processing & Machine Learning

Signals include speech, radio waves and television images -they are literally everywhere! Study signals’ behaviour and use computers to process them. You will also learn how to create mathematical aids to understand these.

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