Student Projects

Exposing our students to multicultural, multidisciplinary innovation projects is key to helping them become responsible citizens with the global mindset to drive real change in the world.

Projects that Impacts the Industry and Community

Everything that can be created has been created. These words ring true for many industries and we are seeing patterns in fashion, trends and other elements in our daily lives reappear only to fade into obscurity again. 

 

This ebb and flow is true for almost every sector except for the ICT sector. The ICT sector is at the forefront of creating solutions, products and services that have never existed before. This is what makes CT so alluring and fascinating. One’s limitations are only as wide as one’s imagination. Essentially, if you can dream it you can make it happen with IT.

The Mega Project Programme is a simulation of working within an international, multi-disciplinary team where I.T. students navigate cultural differences, language barriers, and time differences.
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Do you have a global mind-set? Do you consider yourself a global citizen? Are you interested in international I.T. aspects and other cultures? Would you like to experience this abroad in projects and international classrooms? Then you might be interested in this new minor Global Acting in I.T.
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The Mega Project Programme is a simulation of working within an international, multi-disciplinary team where I.T. students navigate cultural differences, language barriers, and time differences.
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Horizon Signal Technologies provides portable traffic signals to construction companies to use during road construction. These trailers utilize solar power to keep them running for as long as they are needed at the project.
Our team designed a system of components to unload 100 sheets of glass from a fully-loaded harp rack. The platform was designed to support and move a harp rack in a straight line as the pusher unloads glass.
A linear Actuator is a mechanical device that converts energy to create motion in a straight line, this stands in contrast to a conventional electric motor that creates circular motion. Linear actuators can be used to apply force to any given object, these types of motion include: blocking, clamping, ejecting, lifting, descending, pushing or pulling.
Use of drones to detect and attack targets has already been employed by militaries around the world, but the cutting edge use of intra-drone communication for rapid detection will help put Lockheed Martin in the forefront of defense electronics.
The goal of this project is to help the average greenhouse farmer monitor plant health, in order to maximize their crop production, by pinpointing the specific problem so they can implement a solution. Due to the multifaceted nature of this project, the solution incorporated three major areas, which were a robot, camera system and sensor applications.
The design of this probe has entered Phase II, which seeks to improve the electrical system of this device. This includes improving the sensors currently present, adding new sensors, and modifying the design to allow the circuit to be more durable. Throughout this process, the sponsors possessed strong control over the progression of the design.
Smart Connect is a system that enhances effective communications between citizens and government to maximise service delivery.
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Together with students, Botlhale Village and head lecturer Francois Venter are working on a project called Solar Monitoring or Solmon.
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Technology has become a defining benchmark of our evolution as a species.
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Tshwane E-government app is meant to strengthen the fostering of participatory democracy, accountability and responsive (Batho Pele principles).
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Stip Stap Sprong is a digital instrument for toddlers to be observed, assessed and guided by any liable party (school, parent or guardian).
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Student Project Awards

BMW Project

DRIVING INNOVATION WITH BMW
Our students collaborate with international students from Penn State University and the University of Sydney to develop software for BMW.
The software they develop serves to improve passenger safety and increase the efficiency of motor vehicles.

Boeing Project

REMOTELY CONTROLLED MARS ROVER
With a budget of $1000 from Boeing, our students collaborated with students from Melbourne University to design a safe, internet-based control system for a Mars Rover.
The system enabled ‘pilots’ from Belgium Campus to remotely control the Mars Rover to pick up surface samples.

Lockheed Martin Project

Lockheed Martin Project Intra-drone communication for collision-free flying

Our students teamed up with electrical engineering students from Penn State University to design and build custom, lightweight drones for Lockheed Martin. The software our students developed allowed the drones to scan a crowd of people/surface area whilst freely flying and navigating.

RESNA

THE HOPE PROJECT DISABILITY APP
EXPRESSING EMOTION THROUGH AAC
Our students, in partnership with Electrical Engineering students from Penn State University, won the 2016 RESNA Student Design Competition.
They designed a device that allows individuals with motor neurone disease, who use Augmented Alternative Communication (AAC), to express their emotions.
an award winning idea