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  • Engineering 4.0 – A road to a smart future

    Posted on September 21, 2020

    Consider that South Africa is 18th in the world in terms of the longest network of paved roads. By ‘paved’ we mean bitumen-surfaced and concrete roads. We have 158,000 kilometres of paved roads and a total road network (paved and gravel) of 750,000 kilometres.

  • World-Renowned Statistician Prof. C .R. Rao -100 years old

    Posted on September 10, 2020

    Professor Calayampudi Radhakrishna Rao (C.R.Rao) is presently living with his daughter (Prof Tejaswini Rao, Professor of Nutrition, City University of New York, Buffelo) and was an Eberly Professor Emeritus of Statistics, and Director of the Centre for Multivariate Analysis at Pennsylvania State...

  • Urban green spaces are essential for well-being

    Posted on September 08, 2020

    The importance of being able to access open spaces, especially green spaces in urban environments, has never been more evident than during the current state of social distancing and restriction of movement brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. This was especially significant during the first...

  • JCP students learn compassion and kindness through mask projects!

    Posted on August 26, 2020

    The Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology students continue to contribute face masks towards the fight against covid-19.

  • Congratulations to mining engineering graduate Nozipho Dlamini, UP’s newest advisory board member!

    Posted on August 19, 2020

    The University of Pretoria (UP) is proud to welcome on board alumna Nozipho Dlamini, technical services manager at Anglo American’s Greenside colliery, who has accepted two high-profile advisory positions at the University.

  • UP’s School of Engineering ranked No.1 in South Africa and Africa

    Posted on August 18, 2020

    The University of Pretoria’s (UP) School of Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and IT (EBIT) has been ranked first in South Africa and Africa according to the 2020 US News and World Report Rankings on the Best Global Universities for Engineering.

  • EBIT students pulling efforts irrespective of lockdown rules.

    Posted on August 13, 2020

    The Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology’s Community-Based Module (JCP) is a project-orientated basis where students are required to do fieldwork and report on their experiences and lessons learned from the fieldwork.

  • EBIT Students continue to make a difference during Covid-19

    Posted on July 22, 2020

    The Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment, and Information Technology’s Community-based Module (JCP) continues to positively contribute and make a difference in society during Covid-19. Five students who are enrolled for this compulsory undergraduate module gave a helping hand to Lesedi...

  • JCP student assist schools with masks during Covid-19

    Posted on July 13, 2020

    Dylan Howard, a second-year town and regional planning student delivered the masks he made to the Holy Family Guided college, a school in Glenwood, that distributes to necessary schools. They will be sharing the mask with Primary School learners and their mission neighbours at the Glenmore...

  • EBIT Students assist disadvantaged communities during COVID-19

    Posted on July 02, 2020

    This year the Community-based Project Module (code: JCP) came up against a challenge. The students have to work at least 40 hours in the community to pass the module successfully. With the COVID 19 lockdown students had to find alternative ways to do their community work. A second-year mechanical...

  • ENGINEERING CAFETERIA FLAMES ALUMNI ROMANCE

    Posted on June 18, 2020

    On 14 June 2020, Kevin Smith, a former student in the UP Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT), proposed to Ashleigh, his girlfriend of four and a half years. He could have proposed anywhere, but due to the impact campus life had had on him, he decided to do...

  • Students make masks for Nelson Mandela Community Youth Centre

    Posted on June 04, 2020

    Emile Asari, Yashvir Chetty, Reagan Pramraj and Sauvarn Singh, second-year civil engineering students in the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, made face masks for people who need them due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They produced 1 000 masks, each group member...

  • Visors ready for Tsako Thabo Secondary School to use when they open

    Posted on June 04, 2020

    Two students from the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) made sanitisers and applied 3D printing to make visors for Tsako Thabo Secondary School to use when schools reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • No challenge is too great for this mining alumna

    Posted on May 28, 2020

    Graduates of the Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Pretoria (UP) have become leaders in industry, not just in the field of mining, but in various fields that are responsible for developing the economy as a whole. In this regard, Charmaine Mafa is no exception.

  • Local twins passionate about music and motorsports

    Posted on May 15, 2020

    University of Pretoria (UP) engineering twins, who recently graduated, are ready to take the music and motorsport world by storm. The twins, Justin and Darren Oates (23) share identical interests in engineering, music and motorsport.

  • Five things public transport can do to help flatten the curve

    Posted on May 11, 2020

    Public transport has emerged as a central concern in the fight against the transmission of Covid-19, says University of Pretoria Centre for Transport Development’s Prof Christo Venter. Vehicles and transport hubs are ideal places for infections to spread, leading to the shutdown of...

  • UP student projects help local schools kick-start online teaching and learning amid COVID-19 lockdown

    Posted on May 08, 2020

    A collaboration between local schools and students at UP’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology is finding innovative ways to ensure that teaching and learning continue online while the country is in lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19.

  • EBIT welcomes its new Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering

    Posted on May 04, 2020

    Prof Michael Daramola holds a BSc(Hons) degree and a MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, a MSc degree in Biotechnology from Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Stellenbosch University.

  • UP students create app to help homeless shelters speed up service

    Posted on April 28, 2020

    Two University of Pretoria (UP) students from the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) have developed a mobile app for homeless shelters to access assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • UP to co-host 2020 World Engineering Education Forum & Global Engineering Deans Council Conference in Cape Town

    Posted on April 21, 2020

    Under the auspices of the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, UP, in conjunction with the South African Society for Engineering Education and the South African Engineering Deans’ Forum, is set to co-host the 2020 World Engineering Education Forum and the Global...

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