The University of Pretoria hosted the 2018 EBIT week from 3 to 6 April. The faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology annually hosts EBIT week to provided students, currently in grade 10 to 12, the opportunity to explore and experience the various disciplines in this field of study. The Department of Construction Economics participated in hosting the Built Environment student group and specifically introducing our three programmes to them namely Construction Management, Quantity Surveying and Real Estate.
The Built Environment student group consisted of students interested in studying architecture, town and regional planning, construction management, quantity surveying and real estate. EBIT week kicked off by means of industry professionals addressing the students and sharing their experiences and knowledge of the various professions. Students also had the opportunity to visit the construction site where the Javett Art Centre is currently being built on campus. In addition to this students were taken on a “road trip” to Pretoria CBD where they explored the architecture, history and landmarks of the city from a built environment perspective. On the last day of EBIT week the students were taken to Mamelodi where they visited the joint community projects that the architecture students are involved in. EBIT week provided students not only with knowledge of each profession but also gave them a real experience and opened up their eyes to the community and needs around them. We look forward to welcoming these potential students to the University in the future.