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DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

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Head of Department: Professor BJ Downing

Departmental Profile

The Department of Electrical Engineering has 25 permanent academic staff, 131 MSc. students and 53 PhD students. The research activities and projects are largely industrially based. The main funding sources are Eskom, Telkom, Siemens, De Beers, Mintek, Water Research Commission, Anglo Platinum, Department of Trade and Industry, South African National Defence Force, SunSpace, IQS and the NRF.

The Department has seen a growth in the number of undergraduate students over the past 10 years, which is expected to result in higher postgraduate numbers. There are six large research groups in the Department, which attract 80% of the postgraduate students. These are:

  • Broadband, Wireless, Communication, and Networks
  • Image Processing and Vision Systems
  • Instrumentation and Control
  • Power Engineering
  • Remote Sensing and Radar
  • Speech Processing
 

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