Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

NWU brings Russian coal technology to SA

Water is a scarce commodity in drought-stricken South Africa. One area where water can be saved is in the processing of coal. Large amounts of water are traditionally used in coal washing.

NWU Engineering gives her dreams wings – literally!

She is inspired by the people around her – by friends, family and, in her professional career, by her lecturers. Today Dr Angelique Janse van Rensburg is someone who in turn inspires others by her absolutely unquenchable passion for what she does – being an engineer!

NWU faculties come together to improve postdoctoral fellowship

The eight faculties of the North-West University (NWU) and their postdoctoral fellows, who hail from all over the world, came together on 20 September at Crista Galli in Potchefstroom to discuss different ideas on how to improve the postdoctoral fellowship programme at the NWU.

Getting South Africa ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

South Africa will be part and parcel of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) as the upcoming 6th SA-UNESCO Engineering, Science and Technology Conference (SA-UNESCO-EC) will demonstrate.

New wheels for Snippie

As the car sped away, the Swart family were left aghast at the aftermath of a reckless deed. Their six-year old whippet, Snippie, was the victim of an accident that left her paralysed from the waist down.

Engineers’ community engagement moves into second gear

After many years of commitment to community engagement and development, staff and students of the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Engineering will now turbocharge these initiatives as the saying goes.

Inspiring young female learners to become engineers

As we celebrate the women of South Africa during the month of August, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Engineering has once again launched its very own initiative to take these celebrations to the next level.

Exciting research to be shared at the Femmegineering celebration

The days of men dominating the engineering scene is still an evident and alarming fact. Despite an improvement in recent years, there remains a serious shortage of women pursuing careers in engineering. The North-West University (NWU) aims to change this - one semester at a time…

NWU academic walks away with a Science Oscar

Prof Elvis Fosso-Kankeu from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) School of Chemical and Minerals Engineering walked away with the Engineering Research Capacity Development Award at the recent NSTF-South32 Awards.

Xcel students prove to be innovative

The 2019 group of Xcel students are not only improving their Grade 12 Mathematics and Physical Sciences results, but are also gaining experience in the skill of problem-solving.