New Engineers Get Geared Up!
UKZN’s aspirant crop of new engineers were put through their paces during the School of Engineering’s annual Orientation Week.
Buzzing with enthusiasm, the new students were confident they had what it takes to tackle the challenge of this notoriously difficult degree.
After being warmly welcomed by the Dean and Head of the School of Engineering, Professor Cristina Trois, outgoing academic leader of teaching and learning, Dr Jon Pocock, told the recruits about the job satisfaction awaiting a competent and creative engineer, emphasising that a mountain of work lay ahead of them.
School of Engineering graduate, Mr Roger Tshibangu, hammered home the message of the rewards of hard work and perseverance when he spoke about his experiences as a student at UKZN.
The new students were also briefed on relevant topics such as campus safety, student support services, how to use the library, student housing, student funding and student governance.
Options available to students of UKZN’s School of Engineering include civil, mechanical, chemical, electronic, electrical, computer and agricultural engineering, as well as the related degrees of land surveying and property development.
After formal procedures, the class of 2015 were split into groups and dispersed to the respective disciplines for which they had registered so that they could see their new academic homes and be introduced to the staff.
Competition for places in Engineering at UKZN is stiff with demand far outweighing availability, The new first year students had the satisfaction of knowing that they had been offered a place based on their excellent matric results.
Now it is up to them to prove that they can maintain their upward trajectory!