EBE open day
Open Day
The University's annual open day will be held on Saturday 18 April from 10h00 to 15h00. Come and visit the Engineering & Built Environment departments and find out about the exciting fields of study.
Better Living Challenge winners
EBE winners at Better Living Challenge
Two UCT projects received awards at the Better Living Challenge design competition.
Why choose UCT?
Our graduates are highly sought after for their technical skills and awareness of their social and environmental contexts.


Saturday, 18 April 2015
Slangkop walk

To celebrate their academic achievement, third and fourth year electrical engineering students on the 2014 Dean’s merit list, were invited to join staff from the Department of Electrical Engineering on a hike to visit an old radar station at Slangkop.

Publication Date:
Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:15
Klaus Jurgen Bathe Leadership Programme

A dinner to inaugurate the 16 new scholars of the Klaus-Jürgen Bathe Leadership Programme was held at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands on 19 February 2015. The event was hosted by the the Programme Donor, Professor Klaus-Jürgen Bathe of Massachusetts, USA, and the Programme Director, Professor Alphose Zingoni of the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment at the University of Cape Town.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 10:00
John Briscoe, 2014 Stockholm Water Prize

Environmental engineering professor John Briscoe, who specialised in water management and received the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize—commonly referred to as “the Nobel Prize of water”—died last Wednesday of cancer. He was 66.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 15:30
Corobrik landscape architect award

Amy Thompson, a 2014 UCT Landscape Architect graduate, received the prestigious Corobrik most innovative landscape architect project award for her final year thesis project titled We are Europe

Amy said, “My thesis critiques the perception of informality within the city by addressing failings in policy and legislation to allow for better informal settlement upgrade to occur."

Publication Date:
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 14:15