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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Electrical Techniques

Master the fundamental skills you need to become an electrical apprentice.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Assist in the interpretation and preparation of electrical drawings including other related documents and graphics.
  • Analyze and solve simple technical problems related to basic electrical systems by applying mathematics and science principles. 
  • Use and maintain test and instrumentation equipment. 
  • Assemble basic electrical circuits and equipment to fulfill requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person. 
  • Assist in the installation and troubleshooting of basic electrical machines and associated control systems under the supervision of a qualified person. 
  • Assist in testing and troubleshooting electrical and electronic circuits, equipment, and systems by using established procedures under the supervision of a qualified person. 
  • Assist in the troubleshooting of control systems under the supervision of a qualified person. 
  • Use computer skills and tools to solve basic electrical-related problems. 
  • Assist in conducting quality assurance procedures under the supervision of a qualified person. 
  • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of records and documentation systems. 
  • Install and assist in testing telecommunication systems under the supervision of a qualified person. 
  • Apply health and safety standards and best practices to workplaces. 
  • Perform tasks in accordance with relevant legislation, policies, procedures, standards, regulations and ethical principles. 
  • Apply basic electrical cabling requirements and install and test system grounding for a specified number of applications under the supervision of a qualified person. 
  • Identify problems and troubleshoot electrical systems under the supervision of a qualified person. 
  • Assist in the selection of electrical equipment, systems and components to fulfill the requirements and specifications under the supervision of a qualified person.