Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering is one of the important careers in working industries, without electricians in the industries there is no process, they are playing major role. Electrician duties are Installing, Repairing, Testing and Maintaining Electrical component, and machines in the factories, household, mining, cities, towns, and farms. Studying electrical engineering you learn how different machine that we use everyday function, example of machines you will learn abot are cooking stoves, fridges, toasters and kettle. Electrical engineering in an interesting career, in it they does different real life practicals. They are many courses involves in electrical engineering, below i will list some of those courses you can find in South Africa.

Requirements needed to become electrician

  • Have goods points/marks in Maths and Physical Science
  • Pass grade 12 or N2
  • Have Diploma or Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Must be able to lift 9-24 kilograms
  • Be good in problem solving
  • Medically fit and Healthy

  • Usually electrical engineering is classified into two major category heavy and light current. Heavy Current Electrical usually they specialize with heavy electrical machines such transformers, Power Distribution, and the use of power. This deals with a high supply of voltage. Light Current Engineering is also known as Electronics Engineering, this field specializes with low power supply systems, and it is not that dangerous like heavy current Electrical. Both Light and Heavy current are needed mostly, and sometimes as electricians both they have to work together. Below are list of field in Electrical engineering.

    Careers Choice to become electrician

  • Power Electrical
  • Clinical Electrical
  • Digital Electrical
  • Light Current
  • Heavy Current
  • Instrumentation
  • Tele-communications

  • Electricians are needed in South Africa. It is advisable to choose electrical as first choice, after completion of your studies there are more chances of being employed. Remember most of the South Africans are employed in Mining and manufacturing sectors, and most electricians are needed in those two sectors. Below I am sharing top employing companies in South Africa for Electricians. These companies below are also offering Bursaries, Learnerships, Apprenticeships, Internships, and Experiential training.

    five Top companies offer Bursaries for Electrical

  • Eskom
  • Telkom
  • Siemens
  • Festo
  • Trasnet
  • Salary

    Electrical engineering is classified under scarce skills; many electricians with skills and experience are needed in this field. Electrical Engineering is one of the best paying fields in Engineering, as unqualified electricians (freshers from school) they can earn between R5000 and R18000 without any deduction. Qualified Electrician with experience can earn earn between R20 000 and R40 000 before deduction. Salary depends on the company and its rink.

    Personalities of Engineering Electrical

  • Focus
  • Creative
  • Responsible
  • Adaptable
  • Fast Learner

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