We look forward to welcoming our new first-year students in 2024.

You are joining a dynamic faculty with staff who are experts in their fields. Engineers and built environment professionals are vital to our economy and society.

The orientation programme introduces you to the academic, social and cultural environment at UCT. The orientation activities help you meet your fellow students, find your way around campus and introduce you to various services and departments on campus that are important to you as a student studying in the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment.

Some important dates for 2024:

  • 20 January – Final offers will be made to new undergraduate students
  • 27 January – Residences open for first-year students
  • 27 to 29 January – First Year Campus Onboarding programme (students to pre-register, receive student cards, and receive laptops if they have opted into the laptop programme) at the UCT Sports Centre on upper campus. You will need to make an appointment.
  • 30 January to 9 February – Orientation for all first-year engineering and built environment students

Should you require any further information, please email EBEcares

International students

Please visit the International Office website to find out about everything you need to do before arriving at UCT: