Dear EBIT student,
We have had several queries regarding returning to campus.
The Faculty has decided to remain online for the remainder of the semester and for your safety not to return students to campus. We will, therefore, conduct all T&L and assessments online as stipulated by your lecturers in your different modules. Only students that need to work on their final year design projects and those that need studio facilities will be accommodated in a phased approach via their respective Departments.
We do not have news yet regarding the academic calendar for 2021 but it will be shared with all as soon as it is available, but the 2020 semester examinations are scheduled to start on 16 November 2020.
Any further information or updates will be communicated via the University communication to all students.
Please stay safe and healthy.
Mr Rikus Kock, a First Instructor in the Civil Engineering laboratory passed away on Saturday 8 August 2020. Rikus was a unique member of the Civil Engineering team that took responsibility for numerous field installations of instrumentation and systems that supported the research of the Department. This included sensor installations in bridges and roads, geotechnical installations and hydropower units. This work took him all over the country, and he spent long hours ensuring that the systems provided reliable data to many staff and students.
Rikus was meticulous in his work and had a keen interest in all things technical. With an inquisitive mind he developed solutions to many measurement challengers and his installations will still deliver data for many years to come. Rikus was an avid Lego collector and builder in his free time.
His absence from the Department will be sorely missed, and we wish his family our deepest condolences in this trying time.