Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

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.

NWU challenging the gender gap in engineering

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

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.