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Studying Engineering, Built Environment & IT at the University of Pretoria

The Faculty

Message from the Dean

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology (EBIT) - Prof Sunil Maharaj

Welcome to the EBIT Faculty. Thanks for choosing our Faculty! UP’s Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology is the largest of its kind in Africa. The School of Engineering holds a position among the top 1% of engineering schools in the world and is a leader in South Africa. The fourth industrial revolution has brought the future to us right now. You have to be part of catching this exciting wave in human history and use your education and skills to uplift and have a positive impact on society. It provides new opportunities and new ways of thinking which, combined with our learning programmes, will give you the education you need to be successful in your first job or start your own business.

Programmes like Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Multimedia and Informatics in the School for Information Technology, will prepare you for jobs that do not yet exist.  Our programmes in the School of Engineering and the School for the Built Environment are all designed to enable you to think critically and be an innovator of the future. We offer a very high quality of teaching and learning support which is designed to help you succeed in your studies.

When you join us, you will be part of THE UP WAY of life. This means you will learn to use the knowledge and skills gained at UP, in the real world.  Our highly sought-after graduates have a positive impact on the world, and we teach them to become well-rounded, ethical and active citizens who want to develop a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable environment for our future.

So Choose UP, and we hope to see you next year!

Explore Our Campus

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The University of Pretoria's (UP) Hatfield Campus is situated in Lynnwood Road, Hillcrest, in the eastern suburbs of Pretoria. The campus is one of the most picturesque in the country. It is spread over 24 hectares and also houses most of the University's residences. The lively Hatfield cosmopolitan shopping area is within walking distance of UP's residences.

Academic Programmes

The University of Pretoria (UP) has earned the well-deserved reputation for teaching excellence for more than a century. Highly qualified academics, actively engaged in research and the generation of new knowledge, teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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A Student's Perspective

Faculty of EBIT

UP Voices


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UP Voices

UP Voices

UP Voices

Student Accommodation

Welcome to TuksRes - "Your home away from home"

TuksRes Intro
TuksRes Intro

Hatfield Accommodation

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House Nala

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House Khutso

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House Mags

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Tuks Ekhaya

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House TAU

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The Tower

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Morula Legae

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Other Interests

Student accommodation and NSFAS

Student accommodation and NSFAS

Student accommodation is much more than just having a place to stay. Your student life at the University of Pretoria will be an unforgettable experience. The services and activities offered by TuksRes, which is UP's Department of Residence Affairs and Accommodation, will enhance your student experience as you become part of our community.

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SRC and Student Life

SRC and Student Life

One of the best ways to make the most of your time at the University of Pretoria (UP) is to take advantage of all that our campus has to offer.

There are various student structures that organise the large variety of student life activities on campus. Experience new things, make a difference to your own life and the lives of others, and have fun doing so!

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Study Support

Study Support

As you embark on the amazing journey that is the life of a university student, the whole world is opening up to you.

You’ve chosen the University of Pretoria (UP) as your partner on this journey and we are honoured. We intend to stand with you every step of the way.

We strive to help you graduate on time with a range of support offerings to ensure that you can excel in an academically challenging environment.

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What next?

How to apply?

We're delighted that you're interested in studying with us.


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Any further questions?

Our Course Enquiries team are ready to hear from you. You can get in touch in the following ways:


  • Cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
    South Africa
  • www.up.ac.za
  • 012 420 5241 / 012 420 5039
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