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Prepare for the future of work at the University of Pretoria Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology

Disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotics, smart cities and Big Data are redefining the Future of Work and our survival. Innovative technologies such as these propel us into new and creative ways of navigating life. Fortunately, they are at the heart of all qualifications offered by the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT).

The Faculty is home to a generation of leaders and innovators dedicated to improving their own lives and those of their families and ultimately impacting their countries and the rest of the world. It is committed to remaining relevant and to address  the needs of the Future of Work. As such, its study programmes are aligned with society’s challenges and will enable you to contribute to the wellbeing of both people and the planet.

EBIT hosts the School of Engineering, the School of Information Technology and the School for the Built Environment, all of which offer undergraduate programmes. Meanwhile, thehe Graduate School of Technology Management offers postgraduate degrees.

All schools attract high-quality students and staff who actively contribute to a wide range of specialist fields. Toegther, they develop a unique collection of critical skills through collaboration and a commitment to research excellence. Graduates of the Faculty make an essential contribution not only to their respective industries, but also to overall social welfare. Qualified, future-ready professionals are an asset to the county’s economy. Hence why with their highly technical skills, these individuals are poised to succeed as process thinkers and problem solvers.

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EBIT is a top-rated, internationally competitive Faculty. Source: University of Pretoria

Future-focused, transdisciplinary research is imperative to making sense of our new digitalised world. Driven by technology, the digital transformation process extends beyond tools and techniques. It removes physical barriers and enhances globalisation, enabling work anywhere, anytime, on any device.

Leading by example, the Faculty’s state-of-the-art Engineering 4.0 Complex is positioning the University of Pretoria as a centre of excellence in smart transportation. Other transdisciplinary projects include the Hatfield Digital Twin City, additive manufacturing for electronic systems, and the development of smart avos and innovative alternative platforms. The four-legged robot, SmWoef, is the Faculty’s latest smart alternative platform. This robot can transport sensors into high-risk environments that are not safe or accessible for humans to collect valuable data.

These innovations illustrate EBIT’s focus on human-centred collaboration. They not only show how robots and humans can co-exist and work together but demonstrate how technology can be used to benefit humanity.

Ready to become part of this future and innovate your tomorrow? Click here to learn more about enrollment.

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