Where the legal eagles hang out. The law faculty, which also happens to be the oldest law faculty in the country and the smallest on campus, is located in the Wilfred and Jules Kramer Building on middle campus. It prides itself on a law library where you’ll find more than 85 000 books, journals and electronic databases.
Faculty office: 021 650 3086
If you’re studying languages, the performing and creative arts, social sciences or education, you’ll be spending time in one of this faculty’s buildings, spread across UCT’s campuses from Hiddingh, in the city centre to upper campus. It’s the largest of the faculties with some 5 000 undergraduate students and 10 academic departments. The faculty office can be found in the Beattie Building on upper campus.
Undergrad office: 021 686 7469
ENGINEERING & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
This faculty trains chemical, civil, electrical, computer, electro-mechanical and mechatronic engineers, along with architects, planners, quantity surveyors and property valuers.
This faculty office is based in the New Engineering Building, off Madiba
Circle on upper campus.
Faculty office: 021 650 2699
Future botanists, climatologists, astronomers, marine biologists – roll up; this faculty has 12 departments, with a strong focus on all of the aforementioned disciplines. If you’re an undergraduate student, you’ll be one of around 1 500 others registered for a BSc. The faculty office is located in the PD Hahn building on upper campus.
Faculty office: 021 650 3023
Health sciences not only turns out doctors but also a range of health professionals, including speech and audio therapists and occupational therapists. It is organised into 11 departments, with some 2 000 undergraduates. Students in this faculty will be spending most of their time on the health sciences campus and in UCT’s hospitals, including Groote Schuur Hospital in Observatory.
Undergraduate admissions office:
021 406 6328
This is where you can study accounting, actuarial science, economics and finance, but also subjects like marketing and organisational psychology. This is the second-largest of the faculties, with over 4 500 undergraduate students. It is located in the Leslie Commerce Building on Engineering Mall, upper campus.
Faculty office: 021 650 4375
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