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Important message to Maties Engineering students from the Dean

By Liesel Koch | 7th Apr 2020

Dear Stellenbosch Engineering Students, We trust that you are all safe and “locked-down” in this challenging period. The last three weeks we worked hard and considered various options to assist you to successfully complete the first semester of 2020. The most important arrangements we decided on are: As previously communicated by the University we will…

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TygerMaties 3D print protective gear in fight against COVID-19

By Liesel Koch | 7th Apr 2020

Article by Sue Segar When the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stellenbosch University (SU) started a 3D printing laboratory about two years ago to assist surgeons in planning and rehearsing surgical procedures, they had no idea the lab would be put to use in a pandemic. Yet that is what’s happening as staff and students…

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Another international FLAIR grant for SU engineering researcher

By Liesel Koch | 19th Mar 2020

Article by: Corporate Communication [Rozanne Engel] A Stellenbosch University researcher and lecturer has managed to secure more research funding through the FLAIR (Future Leaders – African Independent Research) Collaboration Grant after she was selected by the Royal Society as one of 30 scientists in Africa for the international FLAIR  research fellowship in 2019. “I am…

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Informal settlements can benefit from SU fire research

By Liesel Koch | 11th Mar 2020

Article by: Corporate Communication [Alec Basson] Shack fires usually spread very quickly and lead to loss of life and property in informal settlements. And although there’s no magic bullet to preventing these devastating fires, erecting shacks at the right distance from each other and lining them with the correct material could help curb the spread…

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New collaboration will boost water and energy research in Africa

By Liesel Koch | 4th Mar 2020

Article by Media and Communication, Faculty of Science. Germany’s Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, one of Europe’s leading applied research organisations, have joined forces with Stellenbosch University (SU) to address the water, energy and food security challenges facing southern Africa. The newly established Fraunhofer Innovation Platform (FIP) involves SU’s Faculties of Engineering, Science and AgriSciences, under the auspices of the SU Water Institute and the Centre for…

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Popular Open Day successful thanks to Faculty team effort

By Liesel Koch | 2nd Mar 2020

Another well attended and successful Open Day! The Faculty of Engineering is well-known for the wonderful team effort by students and staff during this important annual marketing event held on 29 February this year. Amidst renovations and construction at the Engineering building complex, the show went on without any hiccups. Students and staff went out…

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Class of 1964 celebrates close relationship cherished over six decades

By Liesel Koch | 2nd Mar 2020

“Engineering students – support each other and keep in contact!” said Martin Petrick at the 55-year reunion breakfast of the Stellenbosch Mechanical Engineering Class of 1964 held at Devonvale on 29 February 2020. Six members of this group and their spouses celebrated their group’s close relationship cherished over six decades. Mr Petrick continued: “We have…

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Expert in Advanced Manufacturing joins Industrial Engineering

By Liesel Koch | 27th Feb 2020

The Department of Industrial Engineering is thrilled to have an eminent expert in Advanced Manufacturing on its team. Prof Natasha Sacks, who joined the Department of Industrial Engineering in October last year, is the first women to be appointed a full professor in this department. Before moving to Stellenbosch, she worked at the University of…

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First intake of Data Engineers welcomed at Faculty

By Liesel Koch | 27th Feb 2020

“In 2012 the buzz word was Data Science – in 2020 it is Data Engineering.” These words were uttered by the President of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Prof José Moura, at Stellenbosch University in October 2019 during a combined SAIEE/IEEE lecture on the topic of Data (Big), Computing (Fast), and Algorithms…

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Two top learners choose Stellenbosch for Engineering studies

By Liesel Koch | 24th Feb 2020

The two matric learners who came second and third overall amongst Quintile 5 schools in South Africa in the 2019 National Senior Certificate (NSC) have chosen Stellenbosch for their Engineering studies. Gary Allen from Rondebosch Boys’ High School (2nd) and Anuoluwa Makinde from Milnerton High School (3rd) are studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Mechatronic…

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