In a concerted effort to support the development of skilled professionals in the engineering sector, Eskom is offering University of Technology engineering Bursaries for the year 2024. This initiative is a part of Eskom’s commitment to nurturing local talent and addressing the skills gap in the engineering field.

Eskom Engineering Bursaries Overview

Company: Eskom
Location: South Africa
Closing Date: 31 January 2024
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Selection Criteria:

To be eligible for the Eskom University of Technology Bursaries, applicants undergo a thorough evaluation process based on several key criteria. These criteria are designed to ensure that the selected candidates not only demonstrate academic excellence but also possess the skills and qualities necessary to excel in their chosen fields. Here are the detailed selection criteria:

Academic Performance:

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum of Level 4 in English, showcasing proficiency in language skills essential for effective communication.
    • A Level 4 in Pure Mathematics is required, indicating a solid foundation in mathematical principles crucial for engineering studies.
    • Likewise, a Level 4 in Physical Science is essential, demonstrating proficiency in the fundamental principles of physics and chemistry, foundational for various engineering disciplines.

Fields of Study:

Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current and Light Current):

Heavy Current: This specialization focuses on the study of large-scale electrical systems, including power generation, distribution, and transmission. Students in this program delve into topics such as electrical machines, power systems, and high-voltage engineering. Graduates are equipped to contribute to the design and maintenance of robust electrical infrastructure.

Light Current: This specialization is dedicated to the study of low-voltage and communication systems. Students explore areas such as telecommunications, electronics, and control systems. Graduates are well-prepared to work in industries that require expertise in the design, installation, and maintenance of electronic communication networks.

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering:

Mechanical engineering is a versatile field that covers a broad spectrum of topics related to the design, analysis, and manufacturing of mechanical systems. Students pursuing this diploma gain knowledge in areas such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, materials science, and mechanical design. Graduates are well-equipped to contribute to industries ranging from automotive and aerospace to energy and manufacturing.

Diploma in Chemical Engineering:

Chemical engineering involves the application of principles from chemistry, physics, and mathematics to solve problems related to the production and use of chemicals and materials. Students in this program study subjects like chemical process engineering, thermodynamics, and reaction engineering. Graduates find opportunities in industries such as petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, and environmental engineering.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants must be South African citizens.
  • Successful candidates must have matriculated in the year 2023.
  • Conditional acceptance and/or Proof of Registration from a University of Technology to pursue a diploma in engineering is a prerequisite.
  • Applicants should not be holding any other bursary or be registered at any tertiary institution.

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Join Eskom in shaping the future of engineering excellence. Apply now for the 2024 University of Technology Bursaries and embark on a journey of learning, growth, and impactful contributions to the engineering field.