Tamir Shklaz, a third-year electrical and computer engineering student at UCT, is one of four founders of a start-up web-based app called Quillo. Being aware of the financial burden of buying new textbooks, and the time-consuming activity of walking around campus to find the right second-hand textbooks, they put their expertise together and created an app for buying and selling second-hand textbooks.
Dr Dyllon Randall from the Department of Civil Engineering has been selected as a 2018 UNLEASH talent. UNLEASH is a global innovation lab that brings together people from all over the world to transform 1 000 personal insights into hundreds of ideas and build lasting global networks around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The year 1980 represented an important tipping point for humankind. That has been estimated to be the last year in which our per capita consumption of Earth’s natural resources was in balance with nature’s ability to replenish them.
A new research group, the Applied Thermo Fluid Process Modelling Research Unit (ATProM), is building on an existing collaboration between the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Eskom to provide engineers with up-to-date research, students with real-world experience and solutions to some of the challenges facing ageing energy infrastructure in South Africa.
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