UCT and EBE's priority is the health and safety of our staff and students. As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic is fluid, and the situation is continually changing. Please keep informed by regularly checking the updates on the COVID-19 website.
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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Led by two University of Cape Town (UCT) alumni, the Afrikan Research Initiative (ARI) – a continental non-profit research organisation – is dedicated to providing vital epidemiological information about COVID-19 to keep Africans informed about the prevalence and spread of the pandemic.
In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the development of research capacity in the field of engineering, University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Associate Professor Abimbola Windapo was one of the recipients of a prestigious National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)–South32 award during a virtual event last night.
The United Nations’ (UN) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently appointed two researchers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) to join an international team to write and review its Synthesis Report for the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6 SYR).
A University of Cape Town (UCT) project focusing on the recovery of valuable metals from e-waste through small-scale, local recyclers is among six recipients of the 2020 German-African Innovation Incentive Award (GAIIA). Professor Jochen Petersen from the UCT Department of Chemical Engineering, who heads up the project, is working with collaborators in Germany to develop a process to allow recyclers to selectively recover metals from e-waste on a small scale.
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