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Acting Head of School: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Technology
Name: Samuel Loyiso Gqibani
Location: 7228 John Orr Building Doornfontein Campus
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Technology Staff, Engineering and the Built Environment, FEBE Head of Schools  Staff Members

Contact Details:
Tel: 011 559 6795 / 6734


About Dr Samuel Loyiso Gqibani


2011 – 2020 PhD: Curriculum Development University of Johannesburg

2005 – 2006 Master of Science – Advanced Mechanical Engineering

2000 – 2003 Walter Sisulu University of Technology, South Africa Bachelor in Technology (Mechanical Engineering)

1994 – 1997 Walter Sisulu University of Technology, S.A. National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

1991 – 1993 Mthatha Technical College

1981 – 1982 Butterworth Teacher Training College Teachers’ Course

1978 – 1980 Qokolweni High School Matric

Research Interests

Engineering Education (curriculum development, higher education policies and assessment)
Renewable energy
Internal combustion engines
Engine testing


Have developed in the academia field as a teacher and later on changed career to engineering. The advantage of this combination is a cross subsidization of many skills – interpersonal, people skills, transferring knowledge, patience, problem solving, ability to listen and work in a team environment. Now I am equipped to work in a business environment. Engineering studies unleashed the potential of creativity, and to be innovative. Both the education and engineering worlds helped in understanding and respecting the opinions of other people. Have confidence, a self-starter, self-motivator they make me to be able to work independently. My main aim in life is to apply my knowledge and skills in a challenging environment that will give me opportunities to develop. I have passion for education and have been actively involved in curriculum development.

Professional Bodies

Engineering Council of South Africa; 200580069

South African Institute of Mechanical Engineering