Engineering students recognised for excellence

At the annual Rector’s Awards ceremony on 30 October 2019, 92 Stellenbosch University students were honoured for excellent achievement in areas ranging from academics, sports and culture to social impact and co-curricular. Top engineering students were amongst the recipients of these prestigious awards.

On the photo with the Rector, Prof Wim de Villiers, is Kurt Coetzer MEng (Electrical) who received the Rector’s Award as top master’s student in 2018 in the Faculty of Engineering with an average of 88%.

Other recipients in the academic category were the top-performing six BEng students who graduated in 2018. They were Stephanus van der Westhuysen (83,3%), Günther Husselmann (84,1%), Johan Ubbink (84,6%), Daniel Jansen (86,4%), Ruan Viljoen (86,4%) and Mari-Alet Smit (86,6%).

Thabani Mtsi received two Rector’s Awards. The awards were in the categories Excellent Service Provision and Excellent Leadership.