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2017 Electrical Engineering Bursaries for Postgraduates

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An opportunity is available for a suitably qualified BSc Honours (Electrical Engineering – light current, or Electronic Engineering) graduate to investigate, model and evaluate a noise measurement system to address the technical requirements of the DC Low Frequency and Radio Frequency section at NMISA. 

The National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) is mandated by the Measurement Units and National Measurement Standards Act, No 18 of 2006, under the auspices of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) to maintain, develop and disseminate the National Measurement Standards for South Africa.

In essence, the NMISA provides the international link to traceability for all measurements in South Africa and hence contributes to South Africa’s global competitiveness.

Measurements include, amongst others, electrical measurements (voltage; capacitance; resistance etc.); chemical measurements (amount of substance; certification of reference materials, etc.); optical measurements (refractive index; optical power; laser wavelength, etc.) and mechanical measurements (force; mass; pressure; torque).

Bursary value of R120 000.00 per annum (excluding prescribed registration and tuition fees)

Project Description:

The DC Low Frequency and Radio Frequency section at NMISA plans to implement a noise measurement system to establish and disseminate traceability to the South African industry. The successful candidate will investigate, model and evaluate a radio frequency noise measurement system thereby participating in the research and development of the system.

Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • BSc Honours (Electrical Engineering – light current, or Electronic Engineering), or being in the final year of studies for the corresponding Honours degree – preference will be given to candidates with excellent academic track record in the profiling study modules
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of radio engineering fundamentals and principles, as well as related electronics.
  • Strong formal background in mathematics
  • Knowledge of system modelling, simulation and software programming – C/C++, MATLAB
  • MS Word and Excel

Person Specification:


  • The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities and competencies:
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent reasoning ability for problem solving with independent, proactive action
  • Good planning and organising skills with analytical approach to work tasks
  • Deadline conscious
  • Compliant to follow rules such as organisational and laboratory policies and procedures
  • Honesty and ethical behaviour is essential when delivering on assigned tasks within the NMISA
  • Ability to function within a team to achieve a common goal

Please note:

NMISA subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged candidates who meet the requirements and who will add to the cultural and gender diversity of the organisation. The NMISA Human Capital Development programme, which this Master’s Studentship forms part of, is focused on recruiting the following candidates in order of preference: African, Coloured & Indian.

Interested and suitably qualified persons MUST upload/ attach all supporting documentation required (CV, qualifications and academic records, ID etc.) when applying for the position. Only candidates with all supporting documents and completed questionnaire will be considered for the position.

Closing date for applications: 27 January 2017

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.

By applying for this position at the NMISA, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that the NMISA may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered credit bureau and/or the SAPS in relation to positions that require trust and honesty and/or entails the handling of cash or finances and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history.

How to Apply

Send Applications Online before 27 January 2017


NB: Do not pay for any job placement, a job cannot be sold. The job has to pay you not the other way round.

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