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EIE Student Resources

We presume that since you are visiting this page you are a current student at EIE... Welcome! Here you will find a summary of the various non-course related resources available to you. For course related content, see the Undergraduate Programmes page and the various course specific pages on Ulwazi.

We have some non-course specific shared files available online such as timetables, common forms and documents (such as deferred applications), etc. but please contact reception if you don't find what you are looking for in this location.

Common Shared Files

To get you started, here's a short virtual tour of some of the school's labs and some staff whom you are likely to interact with during your time with us. Since a postgraduate qualification is becoming more and more important in the modern world, we plan to make some more videos along similar lines showing off our postgraduate and research activities in future.

Student Chapters

At EIE we have two student chapters that have undergrad and postgrad members. Joining a chapter is an excellent networking experience to connect you to your peers as well as people in the broader community. These chapters periodically host prestigious international and local speakers, career development events as well as social events. Click on their logo's below to go to their respective Facebook pages, where you can contact them to join or find out more...

Academic Development Unit

The Academic Development Unit (ADU) is there to help students who feel that they are in danger of jeopardizing their studies by struggling in one or two subjects.

The ADU can assist with extra tutorials in those subjects you need help with. Contact us as soon as you experience problems.

The AD tutorials are AVAILABLE for all students, even if you are not identified by Blackboard to attend the tutorials. Simply pitch up at the tutorials and introduce yourself to the tutor, even if you are an A-student who just wishes to get extra attention!

We offer Engineering and Built Environment mainstream students support in:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Mechanics
  • Chemistry
  • Language and communication
  • Computer skills

Do you just need to chat with someone regarding:

  • Time management
  • Study skills
  • Feeling overwhelmed by studies

Do you need help with career choices? Career Counselling Services

Contact us:

3rd Floor, East Wing
Chamber of Mines Building (D-Lab Extension, Upper Ground)
Tel: (011) 717 7062 or (011) 717 7035

Other Wits Resources

Wits has numerous support facilities and resources in addition to the ADU. While these facilities have their own pages on the Wits web site, for your convenience we have listed key contacts here. 

Counselling and Careers Development Unit (CCDU)
Tel: 011 717 9140/32

Wits Student Crisis App

The Wits Student Crisis Texting App offers students:

  • Live chat counselling via the ICAS-Wits App
  • Free 24/7 support from anywhere in South Africa with network coverage
  • Real time crisis counselling and support through live chats and confidential sessions, from your smartphone

How to access the Wits Student Crisis Texting App:

  1. Search for ICAS On-the-Go on the Google Play Store or the Apple Store
  2. Fill in the form to register, your company code is: WIT001
  3. Once registered, you can sign in to access the app and proceed as prompted

Campus Health and Wellness Centre (CHWC)

Tel: 011 717 9111

Gender Equity Office (GEO)

For issues relating to gender based harm.

Student Crisis Line: 0800 111 331

Maria Wanyane, Clinical Social Worker: 011 717 9791 or