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Graduates of the Wits School of Electrical and Information Engineering work in diverse industries and conduct research in a broad range of areas.

They develop software to handle the most cutting-edge IT developments, and they find ways to electrify rural communities. They create unique communication protocols and they build machines to replace severed limbs. Our community members continually make breakthroughs that enable people to communicate more easily, manage their environments more effectively, and lead more comfortable lives than ever before.

Wits EIE has awarded electrical engineering degrees for nearly one hundred years, and our educational programs have been at the cutting edge since their inception. We provide an in-depth education in engineering principles built on mathematics, computation, and the physical and life sciences, and encourage our students to apply what they learn through projects, internships, and research. We succeed in our mission to produce graduates capable of taking leadership positions in the fields of electrical engineering and beyond, evidenced by the number of alumni who are founders and directors of leading South African companies.