Engineering News

HySA showcases groundbreaking exhibition at Green Hydrogen Summit

In a world grappling with the effects of pollution and global warming, hydrogen is a viable alternative in generating cleaner, “greener” energy to not only benefit humankind, but also the environment.

Hydrogen South Africa (HySA), a national flagship programme approved by the Cabinet, is at the forefront of hydrogen technologies in…

NWU lecturer walks away with prestigious engineering award

Meelan Roopa, a lecturer in the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Engineering, received the award for Best Industrial Engineering Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering’s (SAIIE’s) 2022 awards ceremony.

Meelan received this prestigious award in recognition of his…

NWU attends launch of initiative for digital health innovation in Kenya

The North-West University (NWU) attended the recent launch of a new initiative to promote digital health innovation in Africa. This initiative aligns with the strategies of the WHO and national governments across the world in promoting universal access to quality, affordable healthcare to all people.

The launch of the Grace Onyango…

NWU’s engineering is number one in South Africa

The North-West University (NWU) is the best choice among local universities for studies in the field of engineering. The latest subjects ranking by Times Higher Education (THE) places the NWU at the top of the ladder in this field, and highlights the NWU’s other quality subject offerings.

According to THE’s…

NWU's Intelligent Systems Research Group is developing intelligence to solve transportation problems

Computers are becoming essential in modern society with a tremendous influence on how humans create and solve problems. The North-West University's (NWU’s) Intelligent Systems research group is on a mission to develop next-generation solutions that will help solve transportation problems using technology.

Within the School of Electrical…

NWU engineering students' innovative vending machine secures a win in SAIIE competition

The South African Institute of Industrial Engineers (SAIIE) held its first annual student competition this year, and two students from the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Faculty of Engineering walked away with the spoils.

The competition was open to all tertiary students in industrial engineering who are members of the SAIIE. Nine…

Solar training a priority at the NWU

Renewable energy constitutes an increasingly important part of our country’s energy package while we move away from fossil fuels. This, together with an attitude of becoming more environmentally friendly, means that renewable energy like solar and wind power will definitely continue to play a bigger role in power generation.  

That is…

NWU's solar car wins Structural Design Award in Sasol Solar Challenge 2022

Naledi 2.0, the North-West University’s (NWU’s) solar car won the Structural Design Award presented by Euro Steel during this year’s 2022 Sasol Solar Challenge. 

The challenge took place from 9 to 16 September, covering an estimated distance of 2 500 km from Johannesburg to the finish line in Cape Town. 

Engineers from around…

Naledi: Forever chasing the sun

As with all endeavours earmarked to better society and to save that which is precious, it starts with innovation in renewable energy, and the Sasol Solar Challenge promotes this. The key word is “challenge”, and the Engineering team at the North-West University (NWU) has proven itself time and again to be up to the task. 

This challenge…

Hard at work advancing the world of language technology

Prof Febe De Wet, an associate professor in the School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the North-West University (NWU), has more than three decades of experience in her field, and her passion is the driving force in making a meaningful contribution to her industry.

She is working on several projects that deal with…