The 4th quadrant - extending the facilities in the Chamber of Mines Building



The School of Electrical and Information Engineering moved into the Chamber of Mines Engineering Building in 1989. This year saw the completion of this landmark building on West Campus, underpinning Wits’ commitment to raise the throughput of engineering graduates from approximately 400 to about 600 per annum and to improve the quality of teaching and learning facilities available to our students. 
The Chamber of Mines Building accommodates shared Faculty facilities as well as the Schools of Mining Engineering and Electrical and Information Engineering, disciplines critical to the South African economy. 
Included in the newly completed sections of the building are the CBI-electric laboratory, an undergraduate teaching facility with more than double the capacity of the previous lab (previously known as the B-lab) and the new senior computer laboratory (the D-lab). The new D-lab has been designed to facilitate group work activities and encourages the use of personal computing devices as well as allowing use of high powered software and simulation tools.