UP Engineering

UP Engineering

UP Engineering,
During 2016 the School of Engineering will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its founding.
From humble beginnings in 1956 when 64 students enrolled, the previous Faculty of Engineering and the present School of Engineering have experienced remarkable growth and development. In 1971 it became the largest faculty of engineering in the country. Presently, with registrations of approximately 5 700 undergraduate and 1 500 postgraduate students, it is cited in the International Science Index as among the top 1% of engineering schools worldwide. The remarkable achievements of the School will be celebrated with great pride during 2016.
During the anniversary year a celebration programme will be presented with the purpose of honouring the founders of the Faculty, reflection on our outstanding achievements and milestones, acknowledgement of our supporters and sponsors, and drawing inspiration and motivation for the future advancement of the School.

Message from the Dean

If you want to make a constructive difference to the world, then the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) at the University of Pretoria (UP) must be your choice for further study. If one looks at the top 100 occupations in high demand in South Africa, seven out of the top ten are based on study programmes presented by this faculty. So this is the place to be!
The Faculty is a highly sought-after source of graduates in engineering, the built environment and information technology. Extensive and cutting-edge teaching, learning and laboratory facilities are integrated into the excellent campus-wide suite of facilities and services offered by the University. Access to its study programmes is expanded through extended supporting study programmes. The Faculty expects total commitment from its students with regard to individual and group work to shape them as future leaders. You are invited to consider enrolling in one of the study programmes in this Faculty if you share our vision of excellence and want to position yourself as a leader in the professions supported in the Faculty.
The Faculty is organised into four schools: the School of Engineering, the School for the Built Environment, the School of Information Technology and the Graduate School of Technology Management.
The School of Engineering at UP is the largest school of its kind in South Africa in terms of student numbers, graduates and research contributions. Programmes in all the major engineering disciplines are presented, with many specialisations offered at undergraduate and postgraduate level. According to the Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators for citations, the School of Engineering is ranked in the top 0.5% of engineering schools in the world. The School for the Built Environment also offers the entire spectrum of programmes in the built environment, with studio-based education in the architectural degrees, and close ties and alignment with the building industry. The School of Information Technology is unique and one of the forerunners in South Africa, where students have the advantage of an integrated approach to information technology (IT), with study programmes and modern laboratories in computer science, informatics and information science.
Through various advisory boards, the Faculty has established a strong partnership with the industries it supports. This enables the University of Pretoria to be internationally competitive, while also remaining locally relevant. Where applicable and available, its study programmes are accredited by statutory and professional bodies at national and international level. The Faculty strives to accommodate students that meet its admission criteria, and we recommend that learners excel in their studies and apply early, as places are limited. If you have limited financial means, but are an achiever, you can still apply. The University has various financial schemes to assist deserving students with bursaries and loans.
Thank you for considering our degree offerings. We look forward to your application to join one of our study programmes and trust that you will have an enriching and rewarding experience that will build a lifelong affiliation with the Faculty.

Vision, Mission & Values

UP Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021

Vision 2025
To be a leading research-intensive university in Africa, recognised internationally for its quality, relevance and impact, and also for developing people, creating knowledge and making a difference locally and globally.
Five strategic goals

  • To enhance access and successful student learning
  • To strengthen the University’s research and international profile.
  • To foster and sustain a transformed, inclusive, and equitable University community
  • To optimise resources and enhance institutional sustainability
  • To strengthen the University’s social responsiveness and impact in society

School of Engineering

Technological innovation and its management and application are essential for the creation of prosperity in any country. The Engineering School of the University of Pretoria gives students the education to make a considerable contribution in this field.
Our Engineering School is one of the largest of its kind in the country and has various fields of specialisation in a variety of departments, like industrial & systems engineering, chemical engineering, electrical, electronic & computer engineering, mechanical & aeronautical engineering, material science & metallurgical engineering, mining engineering and civil engineering. We have strong ties with industry. One of the benefits for our students is the high esteem in which our graduates are held, both nationally and internationally.

Undergraduate Studies

NB: AIM: Academic Information Management is a compulsory subject for all first year students except Engineering students.
The Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) offers undergraduate degree programmes that are not only at the forefront of the various disciplines, but that also equip graduates to be leaders in their chosen professions.
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The following degrees are offered in the the EBIT Faculty:

The School for the Built Environment Degrees:

  • BSc – Architecture
  • BSc – Interior Architecture
  • BSc – Landscape Architecture
  • BSc – Construction Management
  • BSc – Real Estate
  • Bsc – Quantity Surveying
  • B&TRP – Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning

The School of Engineering degrees:

  • BEng – Industrial Engineering
  • BEng – Chemical Engineering
  • BEng – Civil Engineering
  • BEng – Electrical Engineering
  • BEng – Electronic Engieering
  • BEng – Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng – Metallurigical Engineering
  • BEng – Mining Engineering
  • BEng – Computer Engineering

The Engineering Augmented Degree Program (ENGAGE). Click here for more information.

The School of Information Technology degrees:

  • BIT – Bachelor of Information Technology
  • BSc – Computer Science
  • BIS – Multimedia
  • BSc – Information and Knowledge Systems
  • BIS – Information Science
  • BIS – Publishing
  • BCom – Informatics  (see Faculty of Economic & Management Sciences)

Postgraduate Programmes

The Faculty is a leading source of locally relevant and internationally competitive programmes in Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It attracts high-quality students and staff, and offers extended programmes to facilitate inclusiveness.

School of Engineering

Because of rapid development of technology and technology management, it is essential to maintain and expand the knowledge in which students invest during their four year study for the BEngineering degree. We would like to invite students to continue their studies at our Faculty and to enroll for one of our postgraduate courses.
As part of the postgraduate programme in the Faculty, engineering students may register for the BEng-degree (Hons)-, MEng, PhD- and DEng-degrees. Candidates who do not hold a BEng-degree, may also register for BSc(Hons)-, MSc- and PhD-degrees. Candidates with a BTech or equivalent qualification may register for the BSc (Hons) (Applied Sciences) and MSc (Applied Sciences).

Short Courses

Continuing Education at University of Pretoria

For more information on short courses offered by the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment & Information Technology, visit www.ce.up.ac.za

Contact Us

What’s a University without the option to enquire about different faculties? We have an open door policy for all UP students. If you have any questions, feel free to speak to our staff members who will be more than willing to answer any questions of uncertainty that you may have. Whether you’re enquiring about an assignment, a particular module or whether you’re looking for advice on your chosen career, speak to us and we’ll help you where we can.

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Faculty Enquiries
Engineering, Built Environment and IT
Undergraduate applications and admissions:
Ms Jenny van Rooyen
012 4205166
Ms Samantha Adams
012 4202450
Undergraduate and Honours:
Ms E Willemse
012 4202724
School of Information Technology
Ms P Ngwenya
012 4204186
School for the Built Environment
Ms Marilaine Erasmus
Tel: 012 420 2298
School of Engineering
Mining Engineering, Chemical Engineering
Mr Joseph Makhasa
Tel: 012 420 2142
Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Ms L Rix
012 4206625
Mechanical Engineering
Ms N Potgieter
012 4202987
Industrial and Metallurgical Engineering
Ms Nelisha Kenene
012 4206520
Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering
Mr Roy Mashiloane
Tel: 012 420 3656
Civil Engineering
Ms Millie Ntsoane
Tel: 012 420 5299
Email: mpm.ntsoane@up.ac.za
Masters and Doctoral:
Co-ordinator Postgraduate Studies (PhD’s)
Engineering, Architecture, IT, Construction Economics and GSTM

Mr Kenneth Nkanyane
Tel: 012 420 6735
Email: kenneth.nkanyane@up.ac.za 
Graduate School of Technology Management and Masters in Informatoin Technology 
Ms Helen Molapo
Tel: 012 420 3011
Email: helen.molapo@up.ac.za
Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering and Architecture
Ms Stefanie Steenberg
Tel: 012 420 5315
Email: stefanie.steenberg@up.ac.za
Honours and Honours applications
Ms SL Mgiba
012 4205316