UCT Engineering

UCT Engineering

UCT Engineering,
At the heart of our vision is the desire to foster strong analytical skills, practical ingenuity and creativity, good communication and high ethical standards and professionalism, as well as the ability to be lifelong learners. One of the core aspects of our vision as a faculty is to develop outstanding graduates and scholars, who contribute to society and address socioeconomic challenges through their work. I believe that our UCT graduate engineers and professionals of the built environment are ideally equipped to rise to the complex challenges and global problems of the 21st century.

Why choose UCT

All EBE degrees are internationally accredited, so your skills will be transferable anywhere in the world.
Each department has teaching staff who are experts in their fields and are active researchers.
UCT has a large number of engineering research-rated academics.
The faculty has strong links with industry and government, which commission and fund significant research projects.
Our commitment to teaching and research excellence is matched by our commitment to addressing social challenges through various research interests.
The faculty has an illustrious legacy, with many of its alumni occupying powerful positions in the engineering and built environment industry, as well as the business world and politics.
Alumni and companies support the faculty through bursaries and scholarships, providing research and study opportunities for students within the faculty.
A wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are offered in all departments, giving students the freedom to choose the stream appropriate to their skills and interests.
There is an active exchange programme with other African universities and leading academic institutions around the world, which also brings world-class researchers and teachers to UCT.
Our graduates are highly sought after, with most securing employment before they have graduated.


Graduates from the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment earn a world-class degree, which opens doors to a full spectrum of career opportunities. This enables graduates to rapidly gain leadership positions and make major contributions in their chosen fields.
All our undergraduate programmes lead to internationally recognised professional qualifications, which are accredited both nationally and internationally. All emphasise design skills, entrepreneurship and project management.
The faculty comprises six departments: Architecture, Planning and Geomatics; Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Construction Economics & Management; Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
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Contact Us


Tel: 021 650 2699
Email: ebe-faculty@uct.ac.za
Fax: 021 650 3782
Physical address
5th level, New Engineering Building
Madiba Circle, Upper Campus,
University of Cape Town, Rondebosch
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Postal address
Private Bag X3, Rondebosch, 7701