AIMS AND RATIONALE

As a developing country, Eswatini has a huge need for technicians/engineers in different domains to improve the welfare of its population and to sustain the development of its industry. That is particularly true in the domain of electronics and telecommunication technology.

In addition, part of the country’s Vision is to become a knowledge-based economy. Information and communication technology are expected to give a significant contribution in the achievement of such a vision and the world driven technology. For that reason, a constant injection of technicians/engineers in this field is needed to boost the economy and engineering technology in the Kingdom. The current programme comes to carry out this function.

APIST’s mandate is to produce the needed well-trained people in different fields of technology. This programme fulfills the mandate in the field of Electronics and Telecommunication Technology.

Educational Aims of the certificate in Electronics and Telecommunication Technology.

The main aims of this programme are to:

  • Develop the students’ knowledge of the theory and practice of electronics and telecommunication technology necessary for them to secure employment as a professional electronic Craftsmen in a wide variety of industries.
  • Develop students into Craftsman able and motivated to continue learning throughout their careers to meet the challenges of a changing world.
  • Produce Craftsman who is able to take up higher studies in electronics and telecommunication technology in national or internationally recognized institutions of higher learning.
  • Produce well-trained craftsman in entrepreneurial skills which will make them good nucleus for the establishment of more spin-off enterprises in the area of electronics and telecommunication technology.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the one year of studies, graduates in the Polytechnic Department, Programme in Electronics and Telecommunication Technology will be awarded a Certificate in Electronics and Telecommunication technology.  The Electronic and Telecommunication craft Certificate holder can get employment in many industries, including, IT, telecommunications, manufacturing, automotive, power, electronics and construction among others.

At the end of the Programme, graduates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Appropriate mathematical techniques needed to help model and analyze systems and concepts,
  • Information technology,
  • Principles of design of electronic engineering systems,
  • Electronic Technology Practice,

Telecommunication system component and devices.

Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

Entry profile

The recommended candidate in the Polytechnic Department, Programme of Electronics and Telecommunication Technology is everyone who holds an SGCSE Certificate with 3 credits and 2 passes and some Technical and Vocational Training will be added advantage.

Exit profile

This course is a combination of electronic and Telecommunication technologies. Electronic and Telecommunication Certificate holder can get employment in many industries, including, IT, telecommunications, manufacturing, automotive, power, electronics and construction among others. By the end of the course, a student is able to design Telecommunication and electronic equipment.