Overview

The Faculty of Engineering on the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University continually strives to be a training hub for high-quality, versatile and innovative engineers. We pride ourselves on world class teaching standards, a sound value system, innovative thinking and passion.

Engineers find ways to do things better, faster and more efficient. They make life easier by adding value to and optimising available resources. They reduce manufacturing costs by designing better processes. They are the modern day MacGyvers who improve the quality of people’s lives on a continuous basis. In short? The world would be lost without them.

Fields of Study

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineers are involved in the research, design, development and management of industrial processes where raw materials are converted to products with higher economic value.

 

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering: Minerals Processing

Minerals processing is a specialists field in chemical engineering and deals with the physical and chemical processes used especially to extract metals from ores.

Chemical Engineering: Minerals Processing

Computer and Electronic Engineering

Computer and electronic engineers connect humans and the world we live in with the digital world. They do this by using electronics, embedded computers and the skill of programming to control mechatronic systems and to build the internet.

Computer and Electronic Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineers enable the modern world by moving electrical energy from the source to the point of application. They focus on power systems, power conversion, power conditioning, and electrical machines.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Electromechanical Engineering

Electromechanical engineers ensure the safe and efficient operations of plants and factories by combining elements of electrical and mechanical engineering.

 

Electromechanical Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear

Mechanical engineers are involved with the development, management and maintenance of transport, energy conversion, manufacturing, cooling and heating systems, as well as industry installations, process equipment, manufacturing of machinery and mining equipment. Nuclear Engineers design systems that utilizes nuclear processes for energy.

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineers define, design, deploy and refine physical and conceptual systems that improve efficiency, quality, productivity, job satisfaction, certainty and customer happiness.

Industrial Engineering

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