Skip to content
HomeNews
Faculty of Engineering presents innovative lab projects to MTN South Africa Board and Executive Committee

Faculty of Engineering presents innovative lab projects to MTN SA Board and Executive Committee

By Carla Nel | 5th Aug 2022

[Article by Amber Viviers] The Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University (SU) recently welcomed members of the board of MTN South Africa when they paid a visit to the MTN Mobile Intelligence Lab (MTN MIL). In this multidisciplinary environment, engineering solutions are developed and research contributions are made that apply to everyday challenges. The lab…

Read More
PTV Group and SU strengthen their joint commitment to Intelligent Transport Systems and traffic management

PTV Group and SU strengthen joint commitment to Intelligent Transport Systems

By Carla Nel | 4th Aug 2022

PTV Group, a German company specialising in software and consulting services for traffic and transportation, mobility and logistics, will support research and development at the Stellenbosch Smart Mobility Laboratory with its renowned software solutions for transportation modelling and simulation. The two partners will also collaborate closely on mobility and intelligent transport system projects. PTV Group…

Read More
Chasing the sun: Faculty alumni shares in developing the solar powered electric car

Chasing the sun: Faculty alumni shares in developing the solar powered electric car

By Carla Nel | 1st Aug 2022

[Article by Nane Zietsman] At the age of seven, Chris Vorster vowed to build a solar car one day. Motivated by Captain Planet and the sunny Free State, he enrolled for a degree in Mechatronic Engineering at Stellenbosch University, where he later also obtained an MEng in Electrical Engineering. Today, Chris is realising his dream…

Read More
Spot follows hot on the heels of Lady Skywalker

Spot follows hot on the heels of Lady Skywalker

By Carla Nel | 25th Jul 2022

You’ll be forgiven if you think Spot® is the adorable Beagle pup looking for his friends behind the flaps in a popular children’s book. Our Spot® is a four-legged robotic dog capable of navigating terrain with unprecedented agility. In other words, it can walk through a challenging environment and decide how and where to move…

Read More
Engineering and Science Research Showcase, great success in Sandton

Engineering and Science Research Showcase, great success in Sandton

By Carla Nel | 17th Jun 2022

Academics and industry professionals joined forces at the annual Stellenbosch University (SU) Engineering and Science Showcase, held at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton on Friday, 10 June. “Stellenbosch University appreciates the opportunity to present the research activities to our colleagues in the industry,” said Prof Wikus van Niekerk, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, about…

Read More
First electric minibus taxi is coming to South Africa

First electric minibus taxi is coming to South Africa

By Carla Nel | 9th Jun 2022

As the fuel price hits historic highs, commuters are starting to feel the pinch in increasing transport fares. The typical South African commuter already spends up to 40% of their income on transport and the minibus taxi sector is still struggling from the impact of the last two years on their operations. However, relief could…

Read More
Booysen, Walls and Bekker captivates with inaugural lectures

Booysen, Walls and Bekker captivates with inaugural lectures

By Carla Nel | 8th Jun 2022

[Article by Corporate Communications] The Faculty of Engineering recently hosted a trio of inaugural lecturers. Prof Thinus Booysen from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Prof Richard Walls from the Fire Engineering Research Unit (FireSUN) in the Department of Civil Engineering and Prof Annie Bekker from the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering captivated…

Read More
More sustainable practices needed in construction industry

More sustainable practices needed in construction industry

By Carla Nel | 2nd Jun 2022

[Article by Corporate Communication & Marketing] ​Improving the sustainability of activities in the construction industry is key to mitigating the negative impact of the industry on the environment. But for this to happen, industry stakeholders should be more enthusiastic about adopting and implementing sustainable practices in their projects. This is according to researchers in the…

Read More
New PhD Study Enhances Assistive Technology for the Visually Impaired

New PhD Study Enhances Assistive Technology for the Visually Impaired

By Carla Nel | 20th May 2022

[Article by Nane Zietsman] The Faculty would like to congratulate Rynhardt Kruger on successfully defending his PhD: Technical Document Accessibility. Kruger conducted his PhD under Professors Thomas Niesler and Febe de Wet, both at the Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Research Group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His research developed methods that allow…

Read More
Internet of Things welcomes a new Research Chair

Internet of Things welcomes a new Research Chair

By Carla Nel | 6th May 2022

Professor Thinus Booysen is the Faculty’s newly appointed Research Chair of the Internet of Things (IoT) – a joint position within the Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Industrial Engineering departments. The Internet of Things encompasses how digital technology and connectivity observe, link, and affect the world around us. It is about connecting many things that…

Read More