Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

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Academic Development Unit

The Academic Development Unit (ADU) is a component within the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (EBE) tasked with three main mandates

  • Contribute to improved faculty through-put,
  • Coordinate and oversee the Engineering common first year (CFY) programme, and
  • Provide student and staff support at all strata’s [Academic (student & staff), Eco-social support and Psycho-social support].

We like to think of the ADU as a home for all the students in the faculty, a safe space to be heard, and a solid foundation for achieving academic potential in a holistic (all rounded) way. This philosophy enables the ADU to impact over a thousand engineering and built environment undergraduate and postgraduate students every year.