Impacting Airbus aircraft design
University of Cape Town (UCT) researchers from the Industrial Computational Fluid Dynamics (InCFD) Research Group have made their mark in the field of international aircraft design, specifically the Airbus A320.
Orientation 2019
First year students entering UCT for the first time to study in the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment attend an orientation programme which includes activities that introduce you to the academic, social and cultural environment at UCT.
Space pioneer’s tears for Africa
As one of the world’s pioneers of space exploration, Major General Charles Bolden was fully prepared on a technical level for virtually any eventuality when he first travelled in the Space Shuttle Columbia in the 1980s.
2019 EBE undergraduate student council
Joshua Mukurazhizha, third left is the chair of the 2019 EBE undergraduate student council. Members of the council are seen here with the Dean, Professor Alison Lewis.
Women in Engineering
Developing creative, innovative women in engineering.


Sunday, 16 December 2018
2019 Mandela Rhodes Scholar

Athenkosi Nzala, a 2017 civil engineering graduate, is the recipient of a 2019 Mandela Rhodes Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to build exceptional leaders in Africa whilst also seeking to foster better reconciliation and entrepreneurship through its various programmes.

Publication Date:
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 - 14:30
Transformation crucial ‘at all levels’ at UCT

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a “truly great” institution with an excellent reputation and a good history – but to sustain this greatness in the current political and social environment of South Africa, the university must deal practically with the issue of transformation.

Publication Date:
Fri, 26 Oct 2018 - 15:45
Drones add new perspective to geomatics

Geomatics is an applied science with its roots in traditional land surveying. With the advent of technology such as global positioning systems, three-dimensional laser scanning and geographic information systems, it was renamed in the 1990s. But, if a recent drone-based survey of UCT is anything to go by, geomatics is set to take off once more, writes Penny Haw.

Publication Date:
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 - 15:00


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