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EBE is invested in the future of our country. We encourage our staff and students to inspire, educate and nourish South African communities by sharing their professional expertise and resources with society.
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An inter-institutional collaboration between the University of Cape Town (UCT) and the University of the Western Cape (UWC) – with input from civil society – has delivered videos that unpack the multiple layers associated with land administration in South Africa.
A special collection of drawings featuring the communities of Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay and Langa on the Cape Flats, sketched by a group of honours students in the School of Architecture Planning & Geomatics (APG) at the University of Cape Town (UCT), are up for sale at The Architect Gallery at the Cape Institute for Architecture. All proceeds will go towards non-profit organisations providing social relief measures to both communities.
An interdisciplinary University of Cape Town (UCT) research alliance has been awarded funding by the National Research Foundation (NRF) to embark on the second phase of a Community of Practice (CoP) project. Their research initially focused on the cultivation of fibre-rich plants as a means of remediating degraded mining land and boosting South Africa’s economy. In the next phase, the CoP aims to leverage these analytical developments. Their view is that appropriately informed micro industrial policy aimed at driving inclusive and sustained economic growth, is best realised through multi-disciplinary research.
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