The Faculty of Engineering and IT hosts its awards

On 29 March 2017, the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology hosted faculty awards in recognition of excellence amongst students and staff within the faculty.  Awards, certificates and trophies were awarded to best achievers for 2016. The categories of the awards include National Diploma, BTech, MTech, and DTech-degree students from all departments in the faculty.  All National Diploma nominations were made based on the best academic achievements of students attained from 2014 until December 2016.

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Students also received cash prizes from sponsors such as Rockwell Automation, Staro Process Control sponsored the best achievers for the Department of Electrical Electronic and Computer Engineering with 5 trophies, book vouchers worth R5 500 and industrial process controllers with variable speed drives plus software worth R37 800. Letaba lab Geotechnical sponsored the best students in Geotechnical Engineering from the Department of Civil Engineering with 2 trophies and prize money to the value of R3 000. Geoplast sponsored the best BTech student from the Department of Civil Engineering with prize money to the value of R3 000. Professional Provident Society Holdings Trust (PPS), represented by Me Madeleine Botha, sponsored the best achievers for the Department of Information Technology with prize money to the value of R2 000, the Department of Built Environment with prize money to the value of R1 400 and sponsored 2 trophies to the Department of Civil Engineering. Coca-Cola sponsored the best achievers for the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering with prize money to the value of R10 000. Cengage sponsored the best achievers for the Department of Information Technology with book prizes to the value of R3 900.

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In his address, Dr Progress Mtshali congratulated the parents, lecturers and students for all the hard work and dedication towards their studies. His presentation was based on the internet of things as one of the areas in technology that’s growing very rapidly across the globe and where technology is leading the world. He referred to Internet of things as scenarios where network connectivity and computing capability extends to objects, sensors and everyday items not normally considered computers, allowing these devices to generate, exchange and consume data with minimal human intervention.

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Images

1: Prof. Seeram Ramakrishna (right) one of the world’s most influential scientist and CUT’s honorary Doctorate in Engineering, handing over award to Prof. Dillip Das, Associate Professor: Civil Engineering for the researcher in the faculty that produced the most research outputs within a particular year

2: Prof. Yali Woyessa, Acting Dean of FEIT handing over The Iscor Steel Head Office Post Graduate Floating Trophy and Certificate to Mr Bokaba for the Best Post-Graduate Student in the Faculty

3: Dr Kanzumba Kusakana, the Acting Head of Department and Senior Lecturer in Electrical, Electronic and Computing Engineering handing over the Rockwell Automation Floating Trophy, Certificate, a book voucher worth R1 100.00, an industrial process controller and variable speed drive plus software worth R12 600.00 from Rockwell Automation to Mr JO Fourie for the Best Baccalaureus Technologiae Student in Electrical Engineering.

 

Uploaded: 04 April 2017

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