Electrical and Electronic Engineers enable the modern world by moving electrical energy from the source to the point of application. They do this as efficiently as possible, by applying their knowledge of power systems, power conversion, power conditioning, and electrical machines. Training provided by leading experts in power quality, power electronics and electrical machines, sets NWU Electrical and Electronic Engineers apart in industry. Our engineers thrive in power utilities and electrical consulting industries and relate well to the challenges of utilizing renewable energy sources as part of the energy solution of the future.

Electrical and Electronic engineering is the number one scarce skill in South Africa.

Your options as a electrical, electronic or computer engineer in South Africa and abroad are:

  • Telecommunications
  • Energy and electric power
  • Semiconductors
  • Aerospace
  • Bio-engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Education and research
  • Transportation
  • Automotive

Contact details:

  • Prof. George van Schoor
  • School Director: Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • 018 299 1962
  • george.vanschoor@nwu.ac.za
  • NWU, Potchefstroom Campus, Building N1, Room 235


  • Ms. Elzeth Enslin
  • Administrative Officer
  • 018 299 1978
  • elzeth.enslin@nwu.ac.za
  • NWU, Potchefstroom Campus, Building N1, Room 237
  • Dr. Leenta Grobler
  • First years mentor
  • 018 299 4058
  • leenta.grobler@nwu.ac.za
  • NWU, Potchefstroom Campus, Building N1, Room 227
  • Dr. Henri Marais
  • Program manager
  • 018 299 1973
  • henri.marais@nwu.ac.za
  • NWU, Potchefstroom Campus, Building N1, Room 233