University of Pretoria - Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment & Information Technology
Our slogan, Innovating our Tomorrow, amplifies our thought leadership to stay relevant, to be globally competitive, to re-invent ourselves and to deliver graduates who will be ready to embrace the disruptive unknown with an awakened mind. By encouraging students to embrace disruptive technologies, we are preparing them for a new world beyond university; one that has been shaped by the principles of a post-pandemic way of life, work and education.
To ensure that we remain globally competitive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), while maintaining our place as an innovation leader, we actively collaborate with international universities, government departments and industry. Our focus is on producing high-quality research to make UP a leading research-intensive university. EBIT has more than 30 research chairs and entities, which attracts high-quality students and researchers. Our work relates to fields such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data science, robotics, machine learning, green buildings planning and construction, urban citizenship, information and communications technology (ICT), technology innovation, water and environmental engineering, green energy, minerals and materials beneficiation, smart cities and intelligent transportation.
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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad
Awards & Accreditations
Our Faculty is one of the few in Africa to feature among the top 500 in the world in six subject areas in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject, and our School of Engineering is ranked 356th out of more than 10 000 engineering schools in the field of engineering and technology. Our programmes in electrical and electronic engineering continue to feature at the top of all South African universities. We are also particularly proud of the recognition received by our programmes in mineral and mining engineering, which have been ranked among the top 50 world-wide. In addition, the Minerals Education Trust Fund (METF) has named our programme in metallurgical engineering as the best in the country.
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