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  • UP Engineering Faculty Dean appointed Chair of Global Engineering Deans Council

    Posted on January 20, 2021

    Professor Sunil Maharaj, Dean of our Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology, has been appointed as the new Chair-Elect of the Global Engineering Deans Council. Prof Maharaj is the first Dean in Africa to occupy this position.

  • Hard work pays off says newly qualified mining engineer

    Posted on December 14, 2020

    Njabulo Matshiane graduated with a Bachelor in Engineering degree in Mining Engineering (BEng Mining) in 2020. He grew up in Siyabuswa, Mpumalanga, but spent most of his youth in Bronkhorstspruit, a small town just outside Pretoria. He attended Bronkhorstspruit Primary School and proceeded to...

  • Overcoming obstacles to graduate as a mining engineer

    Posted on December 14, 2020

    Pholoso Sehlelane graduated with a Bachelor in Engineering degree in Mining Engineering (BEng Mining) in 2020. Having grown up in the township of Namakgale, just outside Phalaborwa, he commenced his early schooling at Phalaborwa Primary School. He then proceeded to Sebalamakgolo High School in...

  • UP launches Africa-first Engineering 4.0 facility for research on smart transport, cities and infrastructure

    Posted on November 30, 2020

    On Monday 30, November, the University of Pretoria (UP) officially opened its state-of-the-art Engineering 4.0 facility, which focuses on research on smart transport, cities and infrastructure.

  • Know thy enemy in the exhaust

    Posted on November 18, 2020

    When it comes to the environment, we all agree it needs protecting. It is arguably only Aloysius O'Hare from Dr Suess' The Lorax that will sing about the trees: "I say, let it die, let it die, let it die..."

  • 2020 IE Projects Evening Webinar

    Posted on November 13, 2020

    The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Pretoria hosted its very first Webinar, celebrating the 2020 final year projects.

  • UP involved in hydrogen fuel cell systems training of TVET students

    Posted on November 09, 2020

    The University of Pretoria (UP) is involved in the training of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college graduates in Hydrogen Fuel Cell systems. This is in partnership with Bambili Energy, the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation (DSI), and the Energy &...

  • Global Youth Leaders’ Summit 2020: Transforming Crisis into Re-connection

    Posted on November 03, 2020

    The students of the University of Pretoria attended the “Global Youth Leaders’ Summit 2020: Transforming Crisis into Re-connection. The hybrid summit took place during the weekend of the 24 and 25 October 2020 and was hosted by the Service-Learning and Leadership Office (SLLO) of The...

  • 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...

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