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...
Student uses 3D printing process to produce face visors for Leboang Health Care in Soshanguve
Posted on April 17, 2020
Marco Matthis, a second-year Computer Engineering student who is enrolled for the compulsory undergraduate module Community-based project (code JCP), applied the 3D printing process to make face visors, and a sewing machine to produce surgical masks. The first batch was delivered to Lebogang...
Students develop an app for Tshwane Homelessness Forum
Posted on April 17, 2020
Two students, David de Villiers and Kian Strydom, who are enrolled in Community-based learning (code: JCP), a compulsory course of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, have assisted PEN NGO shelters and communities across Tshwane by developing an app for use...
COVID-19: UP research group sets up databank to empower experts and citizens with accurate info
Posted on April 07, 2020
A research group based at the University of Pretoria (UP) is playing its part in disseminating factual information about the novel coronavirus that the world is currently in the grip of by setting up a databank that offers users real-time updates about COVID-19.
UP Chemical Engineering joins fight against COVID-19 with hand sanitisers for paediatricians at Steve Boko Academic Hospital
Posted on April 06, 2020
A University of Pretoria chemical engineering student who has started a project to donate hand sanitiser to paediatricians at Steve Biko Academic Hospital has shown how in difficult times such as these, community needs can be addressed by creating team-based solutions enabling those with the...
Don’t miss this online lecture for rock mechanics on 30 March 2020
Posted on March 26, 2020
This is the ideal time for members of the rock mechanics community to take advantage of the opportunity presented by the South African Institute of Rock Engineering (SANIRE) on 30 March 2020 to watch Prof Francois Malan deliver the 29th Online Lecture of the International Society for Rock...
Department of Mining Engineering launches new postgraduate bursary initiative
Posted on March 26, 2020
The Department of Mining Engineering at the University of Pretoria, in partnership with African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), launched the African Rainbow Minerals Postgraduate Bursary Initiative on 3 March 2020.
The global rise of artificial intelligence holds both promise and danger, and Africa needs its own experts to balance the two
Posted on March 18, 2020
Ada sounds and probes like a counsellor, doctor, or a friend. But she is actually a mobile application that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to track symptoms to get to the probable cause of an ailment.
University of Pretoria commemorates 100 years of trans-African flight and re-installation of flight monument
Posted on March 16, 2020
Two crashed planes, 109 flying hours and 45 days. This is what it took Lieutenant Colonel Pierre van Ryneveld and Captain Quentin Brand to write history by completing the first flight from London to Cape Town on 19 March 1920.
Society 5.0: Humans in the digital world by Prof Alta van de Merwe
Posted on March 05, 2020
Welcome to Society 5.0, where cyberspace and physical space collide, and information overload, fake news and social media addiction are commonplace digital problems.