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  • Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering final year students participate in the Rio Olympics 2016

    Posted on August 16, 2016

    Le Roux Hamman competing Hurdle – 400 m and David Hunt competing Rowing - racing the Men's Four

  • Three PhD scholarships

    Posted on February 05, 2016

    Three full-time PhD scholarships in renewable thermal solar energy are available. The scholarships are part of the DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative managed by the UK-based Royal Society and in partnership with Imperial College (London). African Institutions hosting one PhD candidate...

  • AREND wins best paper award at AIAA SciTech 2016

    Posted on January 15, 2016

    The international student team AREND (Aircraft for Rhino and ENvironmental Defense) is collaborating to design, build, and fly an unmanned aerial system (UAS), a specialized sensor aircraft, in support of anti-poaching operations conducted by rangers in South Africa.

  • MIT Spring Break Programme

    Posted on November 16, 2015

    The University of Pretoria has an exchange programme with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

  • Professor Josua Meyer received the Chairman's Award

    Posted on August 27, 2015

    The Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering's Head of Department, Professor Joshua Meyer, receives the Chairman's Award of the South African Institution of Refrigeration and Air-conditioning.

  • UP Engineering student awarded TATA Scholarship at South African Women in Science Awards

    Posted on August 20, 2015

    In recognition of her outstanding academic and research ability, Ms Marilize Everts, a doctoral student in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Pretoria (UP), was awarded a TATA Scholarship for doctoral studies at the South African Women in Science Awards...

  • New Aeronautical Postgraduate Courses available

    Posted on August 20, 2015

    The Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department will start in 2016 the new first and only Aerospace program in Africa and South Africa.

  • New scrum machine set to revolutionise rugby

    Posted on June 01, 2015

    Researchers at the University of Pretoria have developed a ground-breaking tool to assist rugby teams in fine-tuning their scrumming technique.

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