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.
EBE Open Day 2019
UCT Open Day offerered learners, parents and teachers an opportunity to find out more about study options in EBE. Get some insight into the day by watching our Open Day video...
In 2008, a partnership between Sasol and the University of Cape Town’s Catalysis Institute yielded the invention of the Magnetometer, a device that adds great value to research in a variety of fields including nano-technology.
Graduates of the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (EBE) can be proud of themselves – they leave with a degree from Africa’s top institution, the University of Cape Town (UCT), said Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng at the graduation ceremony held in the Sarah Baartman Hall on Saturday afternoon, 13 April.
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