BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering

 
Mode of Study

Campus Learning

 

The Electrical Engineering programme at Botho University runs for five years plus a sixmonth sandwiched internship programme. There are eleven Sems, out of which the students will be expected to do an internship (Professional Practice) in one of the Sems.

There is a requirement for Electrical Engineers in the Botswana engineering industry. Local industries such as the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), Botswana Telecommunication Corporation (BTC) and Morupule power station as well as many construction companies require the services of Electrical Engineers. Graduates can seek opportunities in international markets in the above mentioned areas of specialization.

Programme details: The programme consists of core (required) and elective modules as detailed below. Some modules may have pre-requisites (i.e. may require the student to pass another module or set of modules first). Some modules may be co-requisite (i.e. such modules are required to be taken together). The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 10-credit module requires on average 100 hours of learning from the student.

Core modules:

  • C5 - MAT - 11: Mathematics 1 (20)
  • E5 - PH1 - 14: Physics 1 (10)
  • E5 - PL1 - 14: Physics 1 Laboratory (10)
  • E5 - GCH - 14: General Chemistry (10)
  • E5 - GCL - 14: General Chemistry Laboratory (10)
  • C5 - ICO - 11: Introduction to Computers (20)
  • E5 - PH2 - 14: Physics 2 (10)
  • E5 - PL2 - 14: Physics 2 Laboratory (10)
  • E5 - EM1 - 14: Engineering Mathematics 1(20)
  • D5 - CSS - 14: Communication & Study Skills (20)
  • C5 - CSA - 11: Computer System Architecture (20)
  • E5 - EM2 - 14: Engineering Mathematics 2 (20)
  • C6 - IPC - 11: Introduction to Programming using C++ (20)
  • E5 - FES - 14: Fundamentals of Energy systems (20)
  • E5 - EM3 - 14: Engineering Mathematics 3 (20)
  • E6 - EM4 - 14: Engineering Mathematics 4 (20 credits)
  • E6 - I EN - 14: Introduction to Engineering (20)
  • E6 - ECA - 14: Electrical circuit Analysis (10)
  • E6 - EAL - 14: Electrical circuit Analysis Laboratory (10)
  • E6 - ECI - 14: Electronic Circuits (10)
  • E6 - ECL - 14: Electronic Circuits Laboratory (10)
  • E6 - SAS - 14: Signals and Systems (20)
  • E6 - EMW - 14: Electromagnetism & Waves (20)
  • E7 - ANE - 14: Analogue electronics (10)
  • E7 - AEL - 14: Analogue electronics Laboratory (10)
  • E7 - LCS - 14: Linear Control Systems (20)
  • E7 - DIE - 14: Digital Electronics (10)
  • E7 - DEL - 14: Digital Electronics Laboratory (10)
  • E7 - ELM - 14: Electrical Machines (10)
  • E7 - EL1 - 14: Electrical Machinery Laboratory 1 (10)
  • E7 - EMA - 14: Engineering Management (20)
  • E7 - PPR - 14: Professional Practice (60)
  • E8 - POE - 14: Power Electronics (10)
  • E8 - PEL - 14: Power Electronics Laboratory (10)
  • E8 - EPS - 14: Electrical Power systems (10)
  • E8 - EL2 - 14: Electrical Machinery Laboratory 2 (10)
  • E8 - UEE - 14: Utilization of Electrical Energy (20)
  • B8 - ENT - 13: Essentials of Entrepreneurship (20)
  • E8 - PRO - 14: Project (20)

Elective modules:

  • Select one from the following:
    • E7 - OCS - 14: Optical Communication Systems (20)
    • E7 - MIC - 14: Microprocessors (20)
    • E7 - IIN - 14: Industrial Instrumentation (20)
  • Select one from the following:
    • E8 - RES - 14: Real Time Embeded Systems (20)
    • E8 - ESY - 14: Embedded systems (20)
 

Recommended full-time study path (5½ years):

Year Sem Module Credits
Year 1 Sem 1 C5-MAT-11: Mathematics 1 20
E5-PHY1-14: Physics-I 10
E5-PL1-14: Physics-I Laboratory 10
E5-GCH-14: General Chemistry 10
E5-GCL-14: General Chemistry Laboratory 10
Sem 2 C5-ICO-14: Introduction to Computers 20
E5-PHY2-14: Physics-II 10
E5-PL2-14: Physics-II Laboratory 10
E5-EM1-14: Engineering Mathematics-I 20

Year 2

Sem 3 D5-CSS-14: Communication & Study Skills 20
C5-CSA-11: Computer Systems Architecture 20
E5-EM2-14: Engineering Mathematics-II 20
Sem 4 C6-IPC-11: Introduction to Programming using C++ 20
E5-FES-14: Fundamentals of Energy systems 20
E5-EM3-14: Engineering Mathematics-III 20

Year 3

Sem 5 E6-EM4-14: Engineering Mathematics-IV 20
E6-IEN-14: Introduction to Engineering 20
E6-ECA-14: Electrical circuit Analysis 10
E6-EAL-14: Electrical circuit Analysis Laboratory 10
Sem 6 E6-ECI-14: Electronic Circuits 10
E6-ECL-14: Electronic Circuits Laboratory 10
E6-SAS-14: Signals and Systems 20
E6-EMW-14: Electromagnetism & Waves 20

Year 4

Sem 7 E7-ANE-14: Analogue electronics 10
E7-AEL-14: Analogue electronics Laboratory 10
E7-LCS-14: Linear Control Systems 20
E7-DIE-14: Digital Electronics 10
E7-DEL-14: Digital Electronics Laboratory 10
Sem 8 E7-ELM-14: Electrical Machines 10
E7-EL1-14: Electrical Machinery Laboratory-I 10
E7-EMA-14: Engineering Management 20
Elective- I (Select one from below)  
E7-OCS-14: Optical Communication Systems 20
E7-MIC-14: Microprocessors 20
E7-IIN-14: Industrial Instrumentation 20

Year 5

Sem 9 E7-PPR-14: Professional Practice 60
Sem 10 E8-POE-14: Power Electronics 10
E8-PELL-14: Power Electronics Laboratory 10
E8- EPS-14: Electrical Power systems 10
E8-EL2-14: Electrical Machinery Laboratory-II 10
Elective –II (Select one from below)  
E8-RES-14: Real Time Systems 20
E8-ESY-14: Embedded systems 20

Year 6

Sem 11 E8-UEE-14: Utilization of Electrical Energy 20
B8- ENT-13: Essential of Entrepreneurship 20
E8-PRO-14: Project 20
 
 

Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary school qualification. BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) candidates are required to achieve a minimum grade of ‘D’ in five subjects.

2) The applicant should have passed in a minimum of five BGCSE or equivalent subjects including English, Mathematics and either one of Physics, Double Sciences, or PC (Physics and Chemistry).

3) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field will be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency

4) For enquiries and more information please visit our General Admissions Information page

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