A team of environmental game changers in the Department of Construction Economics and Management won first and second prizes at the 2017 Greenovate Awards. It was the department’s third consecutive win since the competition began in 2015. UCT also won the engineering stream, which is new to Greenovate this year.
Associate Professor Adeniyi Isafiade has made strides in ensuring that the networks bringing us crucial resources, such as energy and water, are as efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly as possible.
Emeritus Professor Cyril O’Connor, who has been with UCT’s chemical engineering department for decades, recently chaired an Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) / South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE) panel on fracking – a process in which water is blasted at extremely high pressure into underground rocks to release natural gas.
All EBE degrees are internationally accredited, so your skills will be transferable anywhere in the world. Each department has teaching staff who are experts in their fields and are active researchers. UCT has a large number of engineering research-rated academics. The faculty has strong links with industry and government, which commission and fund significant research projects.Our commitment to teaching and research excellence is matched by our commitment to addressing social challenges through various research interests.
The Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment has earned an outstanding reputation for its high quality postgraduate education. Our postgraduate and postdoctoral research programmes attract a large number of qualifying undergraduates from within the EBE Faculty, as well as an increasingly strong contingent of international students. The range of research specialisations and the breadth of knowledge within the Faculty, contribute to make it a truly unique learning environment.
As a former student, you are automatically part of a global network of over 100 000 members of the UCT alumni community. The Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (EBE) also has its own alumni programme, which provides specific benefits and services to former engineering graduates. This includes opportunities to reconnect with your alma mater and to help further the goals of the university.
At the heart of our vision is the desire to foster strong analytical skills, practical ingenuity and creativity, good communication and high ethical standards and professionalism, as well as the ability to be lifelong learners. One of the core aspects of our vision as a faculty is to develop outstanding graduates and scholars, who contribute to society and address socioeconomic challenges through their work. I believe that our UCT graduate engineers and professionals of the built environment are ideally equipped to rise to the complex challenges and global problems of the 21st century. Professor Alison Lewis Dean: Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment