Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Engineering celebrates exceptional alumni

He is an alumnus of the North-West University (NWU), an entrepreneur and a professional engineer whose expertise and experience are recognised in the international arena of distillation, heat exchange, absorption, gas scrubbing and related process operations.

Expose yourself to as much as possible

Christoff Briers is only one of the many success stories of North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Engineering. Today he is at the head of production planning at Simmer Engineering, an engineering company in Alberton that specialises in manufacturing.

NWU gives his dreams wings

Speed, technology, adrenalin and the scent of rubber are all part of the dream of Shaun Botha, a master’s-degree student in mechanical engineering at the North-West University (NWU).

Phoenix tackles a new challenge

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) solar car Phoenix is at it again! The “glider"-based design car with a sun tracking solar array on its roof, will be chasing the sun once more during the 36-hour Endurance Challenge.

Engineers at Deloitte? Yes! 

Do you think an engineer pursuing a job opportunity within what is typically known as an auditing and financial institution is preposterous? Well, think again… 

Why do we not grow new businesses?

Prof LJ Grobler, a research professor at the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Engineering and Director of CFAM Technologies, shares his opinion on the importance of research for business, and business from research.

Rely on engineers for your baby's health

Those who have the privilege of bringing a child into this life want to ensure that their baby receives the best possible healthcare and that abnormal health issues are diagnosed and addressed as soon as possible if this occurs.

NWU's Engineering still at the forefront

A great honour was recently bestowed upon the North-West University's (NWU’s) Faculty of Engineering when their programme in mineral processing has been named under the top 100 best programs in the world in this field.

NWU researcher impresses with engineering excellence

Prof Jan de Kock is an engineer that excels and who makes a difference. His excellence and involvement in the engineering industry was rewarded during the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers’ (SAIEE) recent 107th Annual Banquet.

NWU keeps its teaching environment relevant

The only thing that is constant is change. To keep up with change, the NWU often updates the content of its academic programmes.