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.
Polar Engineering Research Group
The group is breaking the ice on what they do, and how it affects the future of our world! Under the banner of the Marine Research Institute, this multidisciplinary team are making waves...
South Africa continues to face a dearth of qualified engineers, and a final-year mechanical engineering student in UCT’s Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment (EBE) says he not only knows why, he’s also doing something about it.
International expert on choice modelling, Professor Stephane Hess, has joined UCT as an honorary professor. He explains how choice modelling can help address crucial issues in transport, health and education.
As Cape Town prepares to transition to a water-sensitive city, the new water strategy – now open for public comment – appears to position ordinary citizens, already well acquainted with the narrative of “Day Zero”, as key to its success.
Professor Aubrey Mainza’s career has shifted from thoughts of studying medicine in Zambia to becoming a renowned researcher in mineral processing and metallurgy in South Africa. Now his work focuses on improving the efficiency of major mining operations around the world.
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