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Departments Engineering & the Built Environment
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering and Geomatics (Durban)
- Civil Engineering (Midlands)
- Construction Management and Quantity Surveying
- Electrical Power Engineering
- Electronic and Computer Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Town and Regional Planning
- Urban Futures Centre
All DCT-REES partner institutions have different profiles and specializations, as well as different needs. These profiles are reflected in the skills and knowledge of staff members. The partners agreed on a DCT strategy whereby each partner (in some cases in conjunction with other partners) develops particular sets of the Notes which in turn will serve as building blocks for DC systems or sub-systems. There are several advantages to the DCT strategy with flexible building blocks:
- Every institution can develop notes or short courses suited to its own profile (in the disciplines of electrical power engineering, industrial automation, electronic and computer engineering, etc.). Any user can use these as building blocks to suit their needs in terms of content, skills and knowledge.
- Every partner can contribute new educational content. Updating materials is more sustainable with Notes, as ownership of each Note is clear.
- Students from other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can browse materials (via the educational community) and search for courses tailored to their personal needs. The information required will be provided in ‘Front Pages’, which contain learning objectives and required knowledge. As such, the Project can support every individual institute with implementing curricula for new qualifications.
- Several South African partners are currently refining development of the new Bachelor of Engineering Technology qualification. The needs, identified in 2016, is the emphasis on fundamentals of DC technology and its applications which differ substantially from the AC mains systems currently included in most curricula. DC technology content continues to develop at a rapid pace, notwithstanding the lack of coherent standards, the very limited availability of products, and the very limited experience of professionals and industry with this new technology.
- Building blocks content is being developed in the form of Full Notes and Front Pages. 6) Categories are: Knowledge Notes and Application Notes. Some of these notes are already being implemented in the curriculum by some of the partners, for example, B.Eng. Tech Honours programme DUT.
* 2019/02/07_ Front- Pages Notes All
* 2019/06/06_ Notes Matrix DCT -Rees
DUT Steve Biko Campus DC Lab
General meetings in Durban: 11-15 Feb 2019.
General meetings in Hague/Delft: 01-05 Jul 2019.
General meetings in Cape Town: 11-15 Nov 2019.
General meetings in Port Elizabeth: 23-27 March 2020.
DCT REES Meeting Programme 23-27 March 2020.