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.


Monday, 2 March 2015
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

The Department of Mechanical Engineering's Dr George Vicatos and his MSc student Severin Tenim recently won the 'Cutting Edge' award at the Popular Mechanics annual FutureTech Conference 2014. This was for the design and development of a low cost, mechanically operated prosthetic hand.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 08:15

A launch for the newly acquired Agilent network analyser was held in the New Engineering Building foyer on Tuesday 2 December.

A/Professor Riana Geschke invited DVC Professor Francis Petersen, academic staff, students, guests from industry and a representative from the NRF to celebrate the acquisition of this sophisticated instrument.

Publication Date:
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 16:45