Welcome to the website of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme. We are affiliated to the Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment at the University of Cape Town. A team of dedicated staff organise short courses, workshops and small conferences. The events provide a means for the ongoing education of professionals and technical staff, outside of the formal academic courses offered at UCT for degree purposes.

 COVID-19 Announcement

Please note that due to current limitations as a result of COVID-19, many of our courses have been postponed or will be offered in distance-learning formats. If you would like information regarding a specific course, please email us at ebe-cpd@uct.ac.za

GetSmarter online courses will continue as scheduled. Please visit the website www.getsmarter.com


Online learning

Due to popular demand, find here all our online learning offerings in one place. 

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UCT EBE Online Learning

Topic areas

Our courses cater for a range of interests:

Architecture, Planning and GeomaticsArchitecture, Planning and Geomatics

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Construction Economics and Management

Construction Economics and Management

Chemical EngineeringChemical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical EngineeringMechanical Engineering

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What others say

Feedback from our course participants:

I am new to the housing finance market and this course was very useful in helping me understand the basics and the more slightly complicated stuff. Fantastic delivery of the course which will help me join the conversations.

Housing Finance for Sub-Saharan Africa, 2021. Dept. of Construction Economics and Management, partnership between the UCT Nedbank Urban Real Estate Research Unit, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, supported by the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa

The lecturer was well organised and encouraged participation. His input was very helpful.

Introduction to Design Computing, 2021. School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics

Every aspect of the online course experience worked well. It felt more personal instead of just being a face in a classroom which made it easier to interact. The lecturer welcomed comments and conversation about a variety of topics which was much appreciated. His knowledge is awesome and listening to these lectures, viewing the slides and interacting online from any location made attendance very convenient and easy.

Design of High-Rise Buildings, 2020. Department of Civil Engineering