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Five groups of students enrolled for the Community-based Project Module of the Faculty Engineering, the Built Environment and Information Technology did their project this year at the Husky Romi Wolf Sanctuary in Reitz, a non-profit organization providing a safe haven for abandoned and abused 25 huskies and 167 wolves and hybrids
Two groups of students enrolled for the Community-Based Project Module (JCP) of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and IT at the University of Pretoria, developed a lemur Interaction area at Bester Birds and Animal Zoo. The lemur Interaction area was officially opened on Friday, 10 October and gives visitors the opportunity to feed the Lemurs at the zoo.
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.