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 EngineeringSchool 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.
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Anglo American subsidiary Kumba Iron Ore (Kumba) is sponsoring the development of Africa’s first virtual reality (VR) mine design centre at the University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) department of mining and engineering.
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – University of Pretoria (UP) Department of Mining Engineering (DME) head Dr Ronny Webber-Youngman believes mining engineering students need to become “imagineers” and work on developing safer and more efficient mines of the future using virtual reality simulations for mine planning and design.
On 9 September 2014, UP’s Department of Chemical Engineering hosted the launch of the Sedibeng Water Chair in Water Utilisation Engineering. This is a research collaboration initiative between UP and Sedibeng Water. It was attended by key industry players and UP staff. Key addresses were delivered by UP’s Prof Roelf Sandenbergh, Prof Philip de Vaal, Prof Evans Chirwa and Mr R Takalani, Director: Corporate Services and Acting Chief Executive from Sedibeng Water.
The recently established Chair in Maintenance Engineering in the Centre for Asset Integrity Management (C-AIM) in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at UP, has received strong funding support from Weir Minerals Africa, a company that delivers engineering solutions to customers in the minerals, oil and gas, and power markets. This support will enhance the masters and PhD research programs offered by the Centre, with special emphasis on condition monitoring and mechatronics systems. The support from Weir Minerals is further testimony of the relevance of the Centre to industry, as other prominent companies such as Exxaro, Eskom and Rand Water have also committed funding support for the next five years.