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Innovate, Engineer, Transform - Your Future at Wits EIE

At the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa — one of Africa's top-ranked universities — the School of Electrical and Information Engineering (Wits EIE) stands as a beacon of innovation and excellence. Here, we blend the precision of science, the ingenuity of engineering, and the thrill of discovery to empower our graduates to make significant impacts globally. Our approach to addressing the 21st century's most pressing challenges involves a multidisciplinary application of engineering principles.

Innovate, Collaborate, Experience – Your Journey Begins Here

Explore an educational journey rich in collaboration, innovation, and hands-on experiences at Wits EIE. Our ECSA accredited programmes in electrical engineering, information engineering, biomedical engineering, and game design offer the chance to be at the cutting edge of technology. Our alumni have left an indelible mark on the world, not only by founding and leading some of the most prominent tech companies in South Africa but also by being the minds behind pioneering inventions that have shaped the way we live today. Their remarkable contributions continue to influence our daily lives and the broader landscape of global technology and innovation.

Career Opportunities Across Specialisations

  • Electrical Engineering: Dive into a career in electrical engineering, where you can contribute to renewable energy, electrical installations across various domains, automation and process control, energy management, and smart grid and lighting solutions.

  • Information Engineering: Information engineers (akin to computer engineering at other institutions), are pivotal in data science, software development, cybersecurity, telecommunications, machine learning and even quantum computing. Your expertise will shape the future of information technology.

  • Biomedical Engineering: As a biomedical engineer, your career can span across developing artificial organs, designing medical imaging systems like ultrasound or CT scanners, modelling physiological states and diseases, creating therapeutic equipment, and advancing information technology for healthcare.

  • Game Design (Digital Arts): Step into the creative world of game design and digital arts. Your career in programming, computer game design, and animation can lead to roles in game development, interactive media design, and digital content creation.

Ready to Make a Difference? Apply Now!

Are you ready to lead in technological innovation and make a real-world impact? Join us at Wits EIE, where your extraordinary engineering career begins. Apply now and be part of a community that values creativity, sustainability, and transforming lives through engineering.


The Wits Electrical Engineering (EE) and Electrical Engineering with Information Engineering (IE) degrees enjoy accreditation and recognition both locally and internationally by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).

Accreditation by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSAmeans that our graduates are recognised as meeting the educational requirements toward becoming registered as a Professional Engineer (PrEng). This accreditation is a stringent process that requires a full audit of our undergraduate programmes every five years. This ensures the high quality of our degrees and is typically reflected in industries preference to employ graduates of professional degrees over others. 

In addition, the accreditation of the programme by ECSA provides recognition for our graduates from 1999 onwards in countries that have signed the Washington Accord. These include Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, China, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

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