In May, Professor George Ekama, an A-rated researcher in the Department of Civil Engineering received the Palermo University Prize at the International Water Association’s Frontier International Conference on Wastewater Treatment which was held in Palermo, Italy.
Two students from the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (EBE) were part of a recent US tour by the Cape Town Youth Choir, whose performance at Carnegie Hall on 3 April received two standing ovations.
African Centre for Cities Senior Researcher, Dr Jane Battersby was honoured as the 2017 laureate of the Premio Daniel Carasso at a ceremony in Valencia, Spain on 18 May. The international prize, first presented in 2012 by the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation is awarded every two years in recognition of outstanding scientific research into and social commitment to sustainable food systems and diets for long-term health. Jane was selected as the laureate by a jury of experts from among 40 candidates from 25 countries.
Leslie Downie BA LLB Hons (English) MPhil (Geomatics) achieved her MPhil in the EBE faculty in 2015, with distinction. The thesis was supervised by Jenny Whittal in the Geomatics Division and Amanda Barratt in the Law Faculty. Leslie recently converted the material into a textbook published by Juta, entitled Pro-Poor Legal Practice: Household Rights and Subsidised Housing in South Africa. The book develops a methodology for adding legal weight to informal land agreements and various universities are currently discussing its potential for use in transformed curricula.
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