Basic Electrical Engineering I

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Basic Electrical Engineering I

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Electrical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course outline: Divided into Modules A and B.

    Module A: Electrical Circuits
    36 lectures, 10 tutorials, 1 practical

    Outline: Module A of EEE 2038W. This module covers electrical circuits and aims to develop an understanding of DC circuits, voltage, current and power network theorems, transient circuit analysis, single phase AC circuit theory; phasor diagrams for resistive, inductive and capacitive loads; complex power and power factor correction.

    DP requirements: Satisfactory completion of coursework.
    Assessment: June examination (60%), Tests (20%), Projects (5%).

    Module B: Digital Electronics
    24 lectures, 4 tutorials, 5 laboratories, 1 project (equivalent to 2 tutorials and 1 project)

    Outline: Module B of EEE2039W. This module on digital electronics aims to develop an understanding of digital systems and information representation, binary logic, Boolean algebra, combinational circuits, design concepts and procedures, arithmetic functions, sequential circuits, and state automata.

    DP requirements: A minimum of 40% in Continuous Assessment
    Assessment: Tutorials and Laboratories (13%), Project (7%), Tests (20%), 2-hour June Examination (60%).

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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