To be known for excellence in producing relevant professionals, who use engineering, technology and design, for societal development in South Africa.
- To continually ensure that our graduates are socially relevant.
- To ensure that the professional career orientation of our students is informed by the relevant stakeholders.
- To provide an appropriate infrastructure to our students that will ensure technological excellence.
- To ensure that learning and teaching in the faculty is in line with student’s needs and latest innovative practices.
- To foster research and development that contributes to the national and international pool of knowledge, and that informs the undergraduate curriculum.
The Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE) has more than 6 000 students enrolled across the departments of Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Survey, Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, Electrical Power Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Town and Regional Planning, Architectural Technology and Mechanical Engineering.
FEBE will offer new degree programmes in 2018. The National Diploma and BTech qualifications will be phased out accordingly. Further information on the new degree programmes can be obtained from each department webpage. Masters and Doctoral courses are also available.
Focused research in areas including Membrane Technologies for Water Purification, Chemical Thermodynamics, Applied Computational Intelligence, Bio-composites/Nano-materials, Technology Station in Reinforced and Moulded Plastics, the Indlebe Radio Telescope, Real Time Power System Simulation, Renewable Energy, Transportation, Engineering Education, Sustainable Development and Human Settlement.
Professor Theo Andrew
Executive Dean: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
031 373 2762
031 373 2668
Professor Theo Andrew qualified and worked, lectured, and consulted in the field of Electrical Engineering for over 25 years. He is a Fellow of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), and served as its KZN Branch Chair and Honorary Vice-President, and as one of its Vice-Presidents. He is also a member of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) and a founding member of the Board of the South African Society for Engineering Educators (SASEE). Professor Andrew is a member of the Higher Education Quality Council of South Africa.
Professor Paul Musonge
PhD(Lond), DIC, FSAIChE, MCSE
Position: Deputy Dean: Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Telephone: 031 373 2762
Fax: 031 373 2668
Professor Paul Musonge joined the Durban University of Technology in 2012, after an international academic career across a wide range of English and French institutions; Ahmadu Bello University (Nigeria), University of Ngaoundere (Cameroon), University of Karlsruhe (Germany), University of London (UK), Willis College of Technology (Canada), Cape Pennisula University of Technology (South Africa) and the University of Cape Town (South Africa). He is a recipient of a number of Prestigious Research Fellowships and Visiting Academic status including the British Council Research Fellowship, Royal Society of London Research Fellowship, Rolls Royce (UK) Senior Research Fellowship, DAAD – German Research Fellowship at the Institute for Hydromechanics, University of Karlsruhe and the African Visiting Academic Fellowship at UCT.
Current interest is in the training of Postgraduate students in order to build capacity for the next Generation of Academics and Industry Leaders in developing countries. Research interests are in the areas of water treatment, renewable energy and engineering education. Current Grant Holder of a South African NRF Collaborative Post Graduate Supervision Grant of R2.685 million awarded in 2017. Collaborates with the Universities of Wits, Mangosuthu University of Technology, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Vaal University of Technology, Cape Penisula University of Technology, the CSIR, The Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and Dharmsinh Desai University in India . Presently supervising over Postgraduate students. Published a combined total of over 50 Journal articles, book chapters, conference papers and technical reports.
Secretary Ms P Nadar
Tel: 031 373 2762
Fax: 031 373 2668
Please feel free to contact the relevant departments for further information.
|Department||HOD||Secretary||Tel Number||Fax Number|
|Executive Dean||Prof T. Andrew firstname.lastname@example.org||Ms Prenita Nadar email@example.com||031-373 2762||031-373 2668
086 685 3541
|Deputy Dean||Prof P. Musonge firstname.lastname@example.org||Ms Prenita Nadar email@example.com||031-373 2762/2415||031-373 2668
086 685 3541
|Architecture||Mr L. du Plessis LoiusD@dut.ac.za||Ms Nomthandazo Sibsi firstname.lastname@example.org||031-373 2857/6532||031-373 2006|
|Chemical Engineering (incl. Pulp & Paper Tech)||Dr Y. Isa YusufI@dut.ac.za||Ms Khanyisile Ntuli email@example.com||031-373 2218||031-373 2285|
|Civil Engineering & Surveying (Durban)||Mr G. Hoosen firstname.lastname@example.org||Mrs Pauline Steel email@example.com||031-373 2224||031-373 2816|
|Civil Engineering (Midlands)||Mr T. McKune firstname.lastname@example.org||Mrs Nicky Erasmus email@example.com||033-845 9000 (Pmb)||033-845 8941
|Construction Management & Quantity Surveying||Mrs E. Hefer firstname.lastname@example.org||Mrs Anisha Pirthiraj email@example.com||031-373 2143||031-373 2610|
|Electrical Power Engineering||Mr T. Akindeji firstname.lastname@example.org||Mrs Regina Naidoo email@example.com||031-373 2062||031-373 2063|
|Electronic Engineering||Dr S. Reddy (acting) firstname.lastname@example.org||Mrs Premi Chetty email@example.com||031-373 2932||031-373 2744|
|Industrial Engineering||Mr A. Naicker firstname.lastname@example.org||Mrs Kershni Dhavraj email@example.com||031-373 2445||031-373 2014|
|Mechanical Engineering||Mr B. Graham (acting) firstname.lastname@example.org||Mrs Adele van Wyk email@example.com||031-373 2115||031-373 2139|
|Town & Regional Planning||Ms R. Hansmann firstname.lastname@example.org||Mrs Vashna Rabbiechun email@example.com||031-373 2673||031-373 2806|
|Faculty Officer||Mrs N. Singh firstname.lastname@example.org||031-373 2718||031-373 2719|
|Computer Lab||Mr L. Dlamini email@example.com||031 -373 2129||086 674 0704|
|Faculty office desk||Contact person||Phone|
|Faculty Assistant||Mr Vusumuzi Mazibuko||031-373 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Faculty Assistant||Ms Thandeka Zindela||031-373 email@example.com|
|Faculty Assistant||Mr Saziso Mntolo||031-373 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Faculty Assistant||Ms Fathima Bi Bi Ally||031-373 email@example.com|
|Faculty Officer||Ms Neetha Singh||031-373 firstname.lastname@example.org|