Engineering News

 New NWU centre for children with developmental delays will focus on the whole family

When children have disabilities or developmental delays, the whole family can be affected. This is why the Care2Kids division of the Centre for Health and Human Performance at the North-West University (NWU) is embracing a family-focused intervention.

Continental progress key to everyone’s progress/wellbeing?

The North-West University (NWU) is currently partnering with the Jomo Kennyata University in Kenya and aims to use Kenya’s health facilities to trial and possibly market three of its recently developed Covid-19 solutions.

“We don’t have the luxury of making a difference only in South…

NWU’s partner consortium launches ventilator design competition for students

For many Covid-19 patients who experience breathing problems, the difference between life and death is access to working ventilators. During the Covid-19 pandemic, news reports have often highlighted the shortage of this lifesaving equipment and its related services – not only in South Africa, but also globally. This continues to be an issue of…

NWU researchers look to stochastic programming for best marketing results

In an economy where every sale counts, North-West University (NWU) researchers have been looking at ways to help retailers improve the decision-making process in their marketing campaigns. 

Chanel Bisset and her supervisor Prof Fanie Terblanche from the Faculty of Engineering in the…

NWU’s McTronX is at the forefront of dynamic modelling and control of large-scale industrial systems

 The North-West University’s (NWU’s) McTronX research group has been at the forefront of dynamic modelling and the control of large scale industrial systems since 2003. Led by Prof George van Schoor, the group is multi-disciplinary and comprises four full-time staff members. These staff members include Prof Kenny Uren, who specialises in…

Greig’s career is in the fast lane at Tesla

Working for Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc. is a dream come true for North-West University (NWU) alumnus Greig Swanepoel.

Greig works for electric vehicle and clean energy company Tesla in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, where he is an application engineer for residential energy products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Headquartered…

Calling all prospective engineers to take part in the NWU’s Engineering Saturdays

The North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Engineering understands how the minds of young prospective engineering students work.

To this end, the faculty has established Engineering Saturdays; a programme that allows Grade 10 to 12 learners to visit the faculty to get an idea of the different engineering disciplines that…

NWU rewards exceptional lecturers

​The North-West University (NWU) celebrated the torchbearers of its teaching excellence during a virtual event. The best-of-the-best lecturers of 2020 were acknowledged for their work in taking teaching and learning to higher levels during the annual Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) ceremony, which was streamed online on 25 March. The NWU is…

NWU competition discovers and develops next generation of female engineers

Are you a high school girl looking at the world around you and imagining ways in which you can make it better? You may be part of the next generation of female engineers who, with fresh, innovative ideas, will make a profound impact not only on South Africa and Africa, but also globally!

Whisper’s PhD research could help South African industry embrace digital transformation

Just as offices, shops, classrooms and lecture halls are embracing digital transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, so must the manufacturing industry. Known as Industry 4.0 or I4.0, the transformation is essential for the sustainability of local manufacturing. This prompted a PhD Engineering student at the North-West University (…