PHD: Doctor Of Engineering In Electrical Engineering Courses and Fees

Course Information and Fees

Doctor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
(Phasing IN from 2016 – replacing DTech: Electrical Engineering)

PHD: (Doctor)

Graduates develop the competence to conduct independent research in the field of electrical engineering, and contribute significantly to the body of knowledge through the understanding, application and evaluation of existing knowledge.

New qualifications for 2016
The new Doctor of Engineering (DEng) is being offered from 2016. The new qualifications ensure that the curriculum offered at CPUT can be directly compared to that of other institutions; not only nationally, but also internationally through the benchmarking process that took place during the development of these new qualifications.

Pipeline DTech students will be able to continue with their DTech, or convert to the new Doctor of Engineering (DEng).
For more information go to the “New Engineering Qualifications” link on the Engineering page.

Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
A qualifying learner will conduct independent research, under minimum guidance, in a chosen field of Electrical Engineering, and contribute to knowledge production in that field.The research problem, its justification, process and outcome is reported in a dissertation, which complies with the generally accepted norms for research at that level.

Career Information
Graduates follow a career in research and development in industry, and are employed at research institutes. They may also find employment in research positions at Higher Education institutions.

Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

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Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

Seventh Year

Compulsory subject(s):
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /
Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time /
Course is offered on Bellville Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2024 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning. 


This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.

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