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
Professor Bhekisipho Twala
Position: Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Dr Bhekisipho Twala is also a Professor in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science at the Durban University of Technology (DUT), South Africa. Twala came to DUT after spending two years as the Director of the School of Engineering (University of South Africa). He also held several prestigious positions at the University of Johannesburg, including Director of the Institute for Intelligent Systems and Head of its Electrical and Electronic Engineering department. Twala was formerly a Principal Research Scientist at the Council for Science and Industrial Research (CSIR) within the Modelling and Digital Science Unit. Besides, Twala did his post-doctoral research fellowship at Brunel University in the UK, mainly focussing on empirical software engineering research and further looking at data quality issues in software engineering. ReadMore
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.
To be known for excellence in producing relevant professionals, who use engineering, technology and design, for societal development in South Africa.
Please feel free to contact the relevant departments for further information.
|Faculty office||Contact person||Phone|
|Faculty Assistant||Mr V Mazibuko||031 373 email@example.com|
|Faculty Assistant||Ms T Zindela||031 373 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Faculty Assistant||Mr S Mntolo||031 373 email@example.com|
|Faculty Assistant||Ms F.B.B Ally||031 373 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Faculty Officer||Mrs N Singh||031 373 email@example.com|
|Architecture||031 373 2857/6532|
(incl. Pulp & Paper Tech)
|031 373 2218|
|Civil Engineering & Geomatics (Durban)||031 373 2224|
|Civil Engineering (Midlands)||033 845 9000|
|Construction Management & Quantity Surveying||031 373 2143|
|Electrical Power Engineering||031 373 2062|
|Electronic and Computer Engineering||031 373 2932|
|Industrial Engineering||031 373 2445|
|Mechanical Engineering||031 373 2115|
|Town & Regional Planning||031 373 2673|