Qualification name: Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering

Qualification stream: Computer Systems
Qualification code: BTELN - COS
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 120
Delivery mode for this qualification:
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.
Purpose statement:
Students 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. They 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. A qualified person with
sufficient experience will be able to register with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a
Professional Technologist in this field of Engineering.
Admission requirements
Qualification admission requirements
National Diploma: Engineering: Electrical (S4) with Mathematics III OR National Diploma in Electrical Engineering
(T3) with Mathematics III PLUS the bridging subject: Design project III (DPJ391U) OR National Higher Diploma in
Electrical Engineering (T4) with Mathematics III, PLUS the bridging subject: Design project III (DPJ391U) OR
nationally or internationally equivalent qualification.
Maximum time to finish a qualification
A 1-year qualification must be completed within 3 years.
A 2-year qualification must be completed within 5 years.
A 3-year qualification must be completed within 8 years.
A 4-year qualification must be completed within 10 years.
Student fees and funding your studies
Application fee
Pay the application fee once you receive the reference number: R100,00 for all applications. This fee is non-
refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa or do not qualify for admission to Unisa.
Student fees
The cost of studying at Unisa depends on the qualification and the number of modules you choose. Although
Unisa’s study fees are generally lower than other higher education institutions, student fees are determined in
line with funding from the Department of Higher Education and Training.
The average student takes between 4 and 6 modules per year at a cost of between R1 000 and
R2 000 per module. The module costs do not include your prescribed books.
Estimate Unisa student fees for this qualification level
Qualification Minimum per annum Maximum per annum
Baccalaureus Technologiae (BTech) R6 240 R36 800
Each Unisa qualification is structured in such way that you need to pass a total number of modules within a
certain amount of time in order to graduate.
Choose wisely! Rather than choose too many, choose a number of modules you know you can manage and
pass. Having said that, though, you also need to pass a minimum number of modules per year, so you can’t
choose too few either.
Remember to also to take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules. You need
6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules
4 to 6 hours per week for year modules
First level
Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
EMT4801 - Engineering Mathematics IV

IPR4701 - Industrial Project IV

Group B. Choose 6 from the following subjects. Note: Theory and Practical modules count as 1 subject.
Students may either do ENM401E or ENT401E.
CAN4701 - Circuit Analysis IV (Theory) Co-requisite: CANPRA4 or CAN4PRA
CANPRA4 - Circuit Analysis IV (Practical) Co-requisite: CAN4701 or CAN401E
DSP4701 - Digital Signal Processing IV Co-requisite: DSPPRA4 or DSP4PRA
DSPPRA4 - Digital Signal Processing IV (Practical) Co-requisite: DSP4701 or DSP401E
ECT4701 - Electronics IV (Theory) Co-requisite: ECTPRA4 or ECT4PRA
ECTPRA4 - Electronics IV (Practical) Co-requisite: ECT4701 or ECT401E
ENM401E - Engineering Management IV

ENT401I - Entrepreneurship IV (Option I)

ICT3631 - Advanced Operating System Practice Pre-requisite: ICT2631 (not applicable to BTELN COS)
INF3703 - Databases II Pre-requisite: ICT2621 or ICT2622 or INF2603
INF3705 - Advanced Systems Development Pre-requisite: ICT2621 & ICT2622
OPE4701 - Opto-Electronics IV (Theory) Co-requisite: OPEPRA4 or OPE4PRA
OPEPRA4 - Opto-Electronics IV (Practical) Co-requisite: OPE4701 or OPE401E