Engineering News

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 (…

NWU Engineering encourages entrepreneurship in communities through I2P Lab

The Faculty of Engineering on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Potchefstroom Campus recently added an Idea2Product (I2P) Lab to their technology arsenal.

The I2P Lab is a national initiative funded by the Department of Science and…

Covid-19 pandemic expedited adoption of 4IR principles

“A crisis is the birthplace of creativity and innovation. The coronavirus pandemic has challenged us to stop doing things the normal way and move from our comfort zones, especially in our educational system,” says Whisper Maisiri, a PhD student in the Faculty of Engineering at the North-West…

Making great strides in her career as an engineer

“If the dream is big enough, the facts don’t count,” says Alicia Celliers, an alumna of the Faculty of Engineering at the North-West University (NWU).

Alicia completed her Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering studies from 2009 to…

NWU Faculty of Engineering helps schools to utilise electricity and water more effectively

The School of Mechanical Engineering at the North-West University (NWU) is using their energy management expertise to assist schools through its Energy and Water project.

This project forms part of the faculty’s drive and passion to give back to…

Living his dream all the way over in Germany

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. This is true for Mattheus van Niekerk, an alumnus of the NWU Faculty of Engineering.

Mattheus studied for his BEng Mechanical Engineering degree at the NWU from 2009 to 2012 on…

Innovation Hub applauds NWU achievers

Two technology projects recently received honours at this year’s Innovation Hub GAP awards that were held on 10 December 2020.

The Innovation Hub, the innovation agency of Gauteng is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency.  It was…