Prof Willem den Heijer, (left), the director of the School of Mechanical Engineering, shares a light-hearted moment with alumnus Charl Marais.

Engineering Faculty fires on all cylinders

The Faculty of Engineering was firing on all cylinders during their first alumni dinner for the year, held on 20 January in Sandton, Johannesburg.




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Executive dean Prof Liezl van Dyk welcomed the 24 alumni, saying that she was excited about reconnecting with each one of them through this occasion. She stressed the importance of having a good relationship with alumni and working together in future endeavours.


Prof Marco le Roux, the director for the Centre for Engineering Education, invited the alumni to become involved with the faculty’s community projects.

Aimed at establishing and nurturing relationship with our alumni from industry, the function was attended by alumni from various organisations and companies. These include Sasol, Siemens, CSIR, Afrisam, and Mass and Heat Transfer Technology.


Confirming that the evening was a great success, alumni afterwards said that the event reminded them of a pleasant family gathering.

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