Transport Engineering programme soon a reality on NWU Mafikeng Campus

Koos Degenaar -- Tue, 06/16/2015 - 19:40

Transport Engineering programme soon a reality on NWU Mafikeng Campus

A fully-fledged Transport Engineering programme will soon be a reality on the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU). 

Plans are underway to establish such a programme after a two-day seminar was held by the faculties of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Commerce and Administration and Human and Social Sciences to develop a curriculum for a Transport Engineering programme with a view to introduce it in 2017. 

This unique programme, which will be one of its kind in the country, will be offered in the Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology and forms part of the measures taken to continuously improve the quality of teaching-learning. Students will be able to register for a four-year Bachelor of Science Engineering in Transport degree. Currently the campus offers a three-year degree in Transport Economy and Logistics in the Faculty of Commerce and Administration.  

Different stakeholders in the transport industry such as the Passengers Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL), the National Department of Transport and Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) formed part of the discussions.

“We invited these role players in the transport industry to discuss ways in which they can assist our students with placement for experiential learning once the programme commences,” said Prof Lumkile Lalendle, the vice-rector.