Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)

Be a valuable support structure for Engineers by learning how to manage the effective supply and distribution of electricity.

Why Choose the Programme?

Heavy Current engineers are responsible for managing the effective supply and distribution of electricity. Heavy Current technicians act as a support structure to engineers and ensure that any faults with the equipment supplying the electricity are fixed so that the regular supply of electricity is not affected. The role of the Heavy Current technician is to ensure that all equipment is fully functional with regular inspection and maintenance. With the current crisis at Eskom, Electrical Engineers, both at entry-level and senior levels, are in demand and will suit a person who enjoys problem solving and working in teams to resolve any technical issues that affect the supply of power.

Course Information

You may enter the programme, with any one of the following:

  • Grade 10, 11 and 12
  • Mathematics and Physical Science is not a requirement.

Examinations are set and administered by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). Subjects not offered by the DHET will be run internally by Berea Technical College (BTC). All tests and examinations will take place in Durban.
  • Field Service – Pay Estimate: +/- R200 000 to R500 000 per year
1st Year 1st Semester Subjects Mathematics, Engineering Science, Engineering Drawing, Communication
1st Year 2nd Semester Subjects Mathematics, Engineering Science, Electrical Trade Theory, Industrial Electronics
Enquire about subjects offered via Distance Learning.
Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current) Programme pricing structure and explain our flexible payment options.

Customised study materials which meet the programme outcomes can be accessed from the Learner Management System, Moodle. A prescribed book list is available from the academic manager at the start of the programme, although the study guide available on Moodle will sufficiently cover the exam requirements.

Moodle is an online platform, where registered students receive their study materials and other online support material with zero data costs.
  • Explore engaging online content, crafted by subject matter experts.
  • Access to customised academic repository with assignments, videos, and PowerPoint lessons.
  • 24-hour access.

On successful completion, you will receive an N2 statement of results. You may use this to enter trade school, subject to the entry requirements of the relevant trade school. You may also enter the N4 Diploma Access Programme at Berea Technical College, after fulfilling the entry requirements for the Access Programme.

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