Graduates from the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment earn a world-class degree, which opens doors to a full spectrum of career opportunities. This enables graduates to rapidly gain leadership positions and make major contributions in their chosen fields.

Research groups

  • Future Water

    Future Water is an inter-disciplinary research institute. Research in Future Water addresses issues of water scarcity, and is based within an over-arching systems framework supported by strong sociological, technical, environmental, legislative and governance expertise. 


The Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment continues to strengthen its research and innovation focus. This includes developing international collaboration, networks and visibility.


The Department of Biological Sciences has more than 30 academic and 26 support staff, and trains more than 100 postgraduate, 30 Honours and 500 undergraduate students in fields of terrestrial and marine ecology, evolutionary biology and ecophysiology.


The School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics was established more than 60 years ago and is one of the leading architectural schools in the world, accredited with the South African Council for the Architectural Professions (SACAP), and the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA).