Message from the Dean
If you want to make a constructive difference to the world, then the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) at the University of Pretoria (UP) must be your choice for further study. If one looks at the top 100 occupations in high demand in South Africa, seven out of the top ten are based on study programmes presented by this faculty. So this is the place to be!
The Faculty is a highly sought-after source of graduates in engineering, the built environment and information technology. Extensive and cutting-edge teaching, learning and laboratory facilities are integrated into the excellent campus-wide suite of facilities and services offered by the University. Access to its study programmes is expanded through extended supporting study programmes. The Faculty expects total commitment from its students with regard to individual and group work to shape them as future leaders. You are invited to consider enrolling in one of the study programmes in this Faculty if you share our vision of excellence and want to position yourself as a leader in the professions supported in the Faculty.
The Faculty is organised into four schools: the School of Engineering, the School for the Built Environment, the School of Information Technology and the Graduate School of Technology Management.
The School of Engineering at UP is the largest school of its kind in South Africa in terms of student numbers, graduates and research contributions. Programmes in all the major engineering disciplines are presented, with many specialisations offered at undergraduate and postgraduate level. According to the Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators for citations, the School of Engineering is ranked in the top 0.5% of engineering schools in the world. The School for the Built Environment also offers the entire spectrum of programmes in the built environment, with studio-based education in the architectural degrees, and close ties and alignment with the building industry. The School of Information Technology is unique and one of the forerunners in South Africa, where students have the advantage of an integrated approach to information technology (IT), with study programmes and modern laboratories in computer science, informatics and information science.
Through various advisory boards, the Faculty has established a strong partnership with the industries it supports. This enables the University of Pretoria to be internationally competitive, while also remaining locally relevant. Where applicable and available, its study programmes are accredited by statutory and professional bodies at national and international level. The Faculty strives to accommodate students that meet its admission criteria, and we recommend that learners excel in their studies and apply early, as places are limited. If you have limited financial means, but are an achiever, you can still apply. The University has various financial schemes to assist deserving students with bursaries and loans.
Thank you for considering our degree offerings. We look forward to your application to join one of our study programmes and trust that you will have an enriching and rewarding experience that will build a lifelong affiliation with the Faculty.
Prof Sunil Maharaj
Dean: Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
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