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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Bachelor of Technology: Engineering: Electrical 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
72129  Bachelor of Technology: Engineering: Electrical 
ORIGINATOR
Durban University of Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
CHE - Council on Higher Education  HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
B Tech  Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction  Electrical Infrastructure Construction 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  480  Level 7  Level N/A: Pre-2009 was L7  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
SAQA 06120/18  2018-07-01  2018-12-31 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2019-12-31   2024-12-31  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification replaces: 
Qual ID Qualification Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Min Credits Replacement Status
1610  Bachelor of Technology: Engineering: Electrical  Level 7  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L7  480   

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
A qualifying learner will be competent to design, implement and control production, testing, planning, construction, commissioning and maintenance in the field of Electrical Engineering by applying technical knowledge, engineering principles, innovative design, problem-solving techniques and managerial skills. He/she will be capable of exercising independent technological judgement and responsible decision making by taking into account the relevant financial, economic, commercial, social, environmental and statutory factors.

The qualified person will be able to register with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a Professional Technologist in the field of Electrical Engineering. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
First Degree in Electrical Engineering 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

QUALIFICATION RULES 
The qualification will be awarded to a learner who has provided evidence to the satisfaction of the assessors that the stated competence of the qualification, as detailed in the specified outcomes, has been achieved, either through education and training in a single provider`s learning programme, or through experience that complies with the stated specified outcomes. 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
1.Practise Electrical Engineering activities and applications at the level expected of a Professional Technologist (Engineering)
2.Manage Electrical Engineering activities and applications at the level expected of a Professional Technician (Engineering)

SPECIFIED OUTCOMES:

1.1 Identify and analyse and electrical engineering problem, design requirement, operational requirement or business/entrepreneurial opportunity

1.2 Synthesise a range of potential solutions to an Electrical Engineering problem, or approaches to project execution

1.3 Evaluate potential solutions to an Electrical Engineering problem, or approaches to a project, and decide on the best option.

1.4 Implement a solution to an Electrical Engineering problem, or approach to a project

1.5 Monitor the performance of the implemented solution to an Electrical Engineering problem

2.1 Manage self

2.2 Work effectively in a team environment

2.3 Manage people, work priorities, work processes and resources

2.4 Establish and maintain professional and business relationships

2.5 Communicate effectively 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
1. The initial or current state is described.
The technological outcome or desired state is specified.
Information is gathered, structured and evaluated from within current technology.
Variables, factors and cause-effect relationships are identified within current technology in the application context.
The contextual constraints on the application of current technology are identified and stated.
Circuits, devices and systems are modelled to determine their operating characteristics.
Comprehensive technological criteria for the solution or successful project are developed.
The results of the requirements analysis are documented.

Range: The engineering activities and applications may be complex, high risk and resource intensive.
2. Independent thought and industrial research is applied to the solution of a problem, or approach.
The latitude for examining options is established by considering the problem context: time, engineering resources, health and safety issues, environmental issues.
Basic physical principles and engineering sciences, underlying current technology, mathematical calculations and economic and legal knowledge are applied to synthesize solutions.
Alternative solutions or approaches from innovative applications of current technology are proposed and planned.
Skills, techniques and tools consistent with current technology are used to develop solutions for the options. Solutions are documented in sufficient detail for evaluation.
3. Solutions are judged against set technical and economic criteria, and within prevailing constraints, to determine the extent to which the specification is met.
Immediate, wider and long-term risks and impacts of technological aspects of solutions are evaluated.
Reasoned arguments involving technological and financial factors and impacts supporting the choice of option are presented.
Engineering judgement is exercised in arriving at a decision to select an option.
Full responsibility is taken for the technological decisions and evaluation is sought on any aspect of the solution outside current technology.
The chosen option is further developed and evaluated as required.
The chosen option is clearly documented.
4. An operational procedure to implement the solution or execute the project is planned.
Information necessary for implementation is gathered, structured and evaluated.
Detailed solution procedures are implemented and the outcomes documented.
Resources necessary to implement the solution or complete the project are identified, sourced and managed.
Contributions are made to drawing up and negotiating contracts.
The solution is implemented in accordance with the chosen solution and approved or modified procedures.
Modifications of the chosen solution or implementation procedures are justified and documented, and aspects outside current technology are referred to the appropriate authority.
Task requirements are clearly communicated, co-ordinated and monitored to ensure effective team work.
Quality management principles are applied.

5. The performance criteria for quantities to be monitored are identified.
The candidate ensures that performance data on the implemented solution is collected on an going basis.
The performance data is evaluated against set criteria.
Problem-solving cycles are adopted as required.

6. Time is managed well.
Work is completed in good time.
Initiative is used in the work situation.
Change is dealt with effectively.
Ethical behaviour in engineering activity is demonstrated.
Professional development is pursued on an ongoing basis.

7. Change is effected by working in a team situation.
Personal responsibilities in the team are recognised and discharged.
Critical contributions are made to team activity, including leadership of particular activities.
Communication with team members is effective.
Relationships, respect and trust are built and maintained with team members, customers and suppliers.
Team members are mentored and coached, as appropriate.
Team contributions are documented.

8. Priorities to achieve stated goals are set
Projects are analysed to identify critical aspects of the project, and project plans are created.
Project plans are implemented, monitored, reviewed and modified if necessary.
Challenges and opportunities brought about by changing situations are recognised.
Industrial relations legislation and principles are applied.
Budgets are prepared and managed.
The costs of resources are established.
Product and service pricing are determined.
The financial viability of projects is assessed.

9. Specific customer or stakeholder needs are identified.
Differing values, social and cultural factors are taken into account when dealing with colleagues, clients and stakeholders
Candidate works collaboratively with customers/suppliers
Candidate demonstrates commercial awareness in technical work.
Candidate manages the procurement process
Candidate ensures that the resulting capability meets requirements.
Regular and complete progress reports are provided.
Candidate joins professional societies and groups of users and experts in order to share and gain expertise.

Range: Customer, supplier, regulatory authority, stakeholder.

10. Engineering drawings and specifications are prepared and interpreted
Cost estimates, work schedules, and instruction manuals are prepared and presented.
Clear, concise, effective, technically, legally and editorially correct reports are written using a structure and style, which meets communication objectives and user/audience requirements.
Technical and legal matter, relevant to the function of the Professional Technologist, is read and evaluated.
Correct interpretation of instructions is ensured.
Clear instructions are given to subordinates using appropriate language and communication aids, ensuring that language and other communication barriers are overcome.
Oral presentations are made using language, structure, style, visual media and supporting documents appropriate to the audience and purpose.

Integrated assessment:

Combinations of the following forms of assessment will be used in the context of the typical roles played by a Professional Technologist (Electrical Engineering).

Observation
The assessor will watch the candidate perform a task that is part of his/her normal workplace responsibility.

Demonstration
The assessor will watch the candidate perform a typical workplace task especially for the assessment, because the task is not part of his/her normal workplace responsibility at that specific time.

Computer simulation
The assessor will watch the candidate out a typical workplace scenario to assess his/her interpersonal skills.

Written test/examination
The assessor will evaluate the candidate`s knowledge and understanding by giving him/her written tests or examinations.

Oral questioning
The assessor will evaluate the candidate`s knowledge and understanding by asking him/her to verbally answer questions.

Projects
The assessor will evaluate the candidate`s level of competence by setting him/her individual and team projects to complete.

Portfolios
The assessor will evaluate the candidate`s level of competence by considering a portfolio of his/her work.

Integrated assessment:

Combinations of the following forms of assessment will be used in the context of the typical roles played by a Professional Technologist (Electrical Engineering).

Observation
The assessor will watch the candidate perform a task that is part of his/her normal workplace responsibility.

Demonstration
The assessor will watch the candidate perform a typical workplace task especially for the assessment, because the task is not part of his/her normal workplace responsibility at that specific time.

Computer simulation
The assessor will watch the candidate out a typical workplace scenario to assess his/her interpersonal skills.

Written test/examination
The assessor will evaluate the candidate`s knowledge and understanding by giving him/her written tests or examinations.

Oral questioning
The assessor will evaluate the candidate`s knowledge and understanding by asking him/her to verbally answer questions.

Projects
The assessor will evaluate the candidate`s level of competence by setting him/her individual and team projects to complete.

Portfolios
The assessor will evaluate the candidate`s level of competence by considering a portfolio of his/her work. 

ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering
First Degree in Mechanical Engineering
First Degree in Computer Systems Engineering
Certificate of Competency: Mines
Certificate of Competency: Factories 

MODERATION OPTIONS 
Currently SERTEC, and ECSA. 

CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
Assessors must be qualified at a minimum of one level higher than the qualification for which they are assessing candidates. 

REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this qualification was Reregistered in 2006; 2009; 2012; 2015. 

LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
When qualifications are replaced, some (but not all) of their learning programmes are moved to the replacement qualifications. If a learning programme appears to be missing from here, please check the replaced qualification.
 
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PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS QUALIFICATION: 
This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
 
1. Durban University of Technology 



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