Certificate Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

  • NQF: 4
  • SAQA ID: 21105
  • CREDITS: 120


Electrical engineering is the design, building and maintenance of electrical control systems, machinery and equipment. This programme is designed to equip learners with the relevant knowledge to become employable in the field of electrical engineering. Learners will gain more knowledge on a wide range of components, devices and systems, from microchips to large power-station generators. This qualification focuses on enhancing the learners’ mathematical and computer skills and will teach them how to dissemble and examine machines.

Admission Requirements
  •  Grade 10 or equivalent

Career Fields

Electrical technician
Maintenance Mananger
Building Manager
Certification and Examination Authority

Upon successful completion of this programme, learners will receive a Certificate: Electrical Engineering issued by the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO).


One (1) year full-time or two (2) years part-time

Study Materials
  • A prescribed textbook list is available from the Academic Department at the campus
  • Electronic copies of the study guide for this course is available on the student portal
Additional Costs

Students must make provision for additional items such as textbooks, stationery, supplementary examinations, research costs and printing of study guides.


Enquire at the Berea College of Technology campus for a pricelist for the programme you are interested in.

1st Year 1st Semester Subjects
Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science, Electrical Trade Theory, Computer Practice, Communication
1st Year 2nd Semester Subjects
Mathematics, Electrotechnics, Engineering Science, Digital Electronics, Electrotechnology, Fault Finding and Protective Devices

Formative and summative assessments are an integral part of the programme and are used to ensure that the learner understands the course and is able to successfully complete the qualification.

Student Support Services
  • Job readiness skills
  • CV writing, interview training and workshops
  • Campus Counsellor
  • Work-integrated learning, internships and post-graduate employment
Centre for Student Relations (CSR)

The Centre provides a free online service to students who require additional academic and personal support.

Further Studies

Enquire about post-certificate studies at your nearest campus.

For more information on this course and further study options, visit www.bct.ac.za

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