Electrical and Computer Engineering is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering which combines a fundamental study in electrical engineering with computing. Many universities and other institutions world-wide are now offering courses or degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and it is recognised that the combination of electrical engineering and computer studies equips graduates with an excellent basis upon which valuable engineering roles in modern industry can be built. Apart from receiving a thorough grounding in both electrical engineering and computing, the Electrical and Computer Engineering student at UCT gains a foundation of understanding in physical science, advanced engineering mathematics, microcomputer technology and systematic engineering design.

Electrical and Computer engineers in industry generally possess expertise across a broad range of engineering disciplines, and are especially well-suited to a career in network engineering, control & instrumentation, power systems or telecommunications. Electrical and Computer engineers may also become involved in diverse fields such as bio-medical engineering, machine vision, power electronics and machines, or signal and image processing.

The Electrical and Computer Engineering programme is administered as a distinct programme within the Department of Electrical Engineering, and advice specific to the needs of Electrical and Computer Engineering undergraduates is available to students enrolled in the programme. 

Note: A candidate shall complete approved courses of a value not less than 576 credits and shall comply with the prescribed curriculum requirements.