Shade Muluti’s a master’s student in civil engineering gives his account of what his journey has been over the past two years during the COVID pandemic.
It’s true what they say, you never know how significant a moment is until it passes. With me now having completed my studies at the best-renowned university in Africa and with my graduation coming up, I have not only achieved a goal but fulfilled a dream I long had.
Lusani Mamushiane, a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering, is one of six chosen to participate in the inaugural L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science South African National Young Talents programme. The programme identifies and rewards talented young women scientists in the fields of formal sciences, life sciences, environmental sciences, physical sciences, engineering and technological sciences.
Zimbabwe is riddled with difficulties in the energy sector – a familiar struggle for many African countries. The coal power stations are outdated, dysfunctional and lack renewable energy alternatives. The country experiences regular power outages that put pressure on an already fragile economy. From this context, MSc candidate Grace Ngwenya, a Zimbabwean national, joined our Geomatics Division in 2020.
A team of researchers from the Catalysis Institute at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and integrated energy and chemical company Sasol have made advancements in the use of commercial iron catalyst, produced cheaply and at large‑scale at Sasol’s Secunda plant, which will enable conversion of unavoidable or biogenically derived carbon dioxide (CO2) and green hydrogen directly to a variety of green chemicals and jet fuel.
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
5th level, New Engineering Building
Madiba Circle, Upper Campus,
University of Cape Town, Rondebosch Contact us