Are you considering studying engineering?


The NWU Faculty of Engineering hosts Engineering weeks every year during the March and June holidays, giving learners the opportunity to gain practical exposure to the different disciplines of engineering. During the Engineering week, you will eat like an NWU student, live like a NWU student, and have fun like an NWU student. Fun projects, visits to industry and campus tours will help you to learn more about Engineering and the exceptional NWU student life.


The last Engineering week of 2019 will take place in the June holidays from 25 to 28 June


This year the June Engineering week is unique as it coincides with the 10th International Symposium of Microscale Chemistry, specifically targeting teachers in Physical Sciences. The organisers of this symposium managed to arrange a special practical session with the learners attending the Engineering week. This additional hands-on session will be presented by prof. David Katz (USA), as well as Bob Worley and Mary Owen (Great Britain). It promises to be an enriching and fun learning experience.


If you are interested in attending the June Engineering week, please complete the online registration form by clicking on this link.


For any further inquiries, feel free to contact us at (018) 299 1530 or via email at


General inquiries:

When do I receive the program?

The program is emailed to the parents 2 weeks before the Engineering Week takes place.


What is the Engineering Test?

  • Does my child need to write the Engineering 

Only Grade 12 learners, that have already applied to study Engineering, can write the Engineering Test as it is based on Grade 11 knowledge.

  • What is it cost to write the test?

No cost

  • Can my child prepare for the test?


  • Do I have to arrange to come and write the test?

Yes, even if your child is at the Engineering School you have to contact Mrs Sonette Becker to arrange for your child to take the test.

Is my child supposed to stay the extra night and how do we arrange for this?

On the application, you can tick the box if you would like to make use of this facility.

For who is this?

  • Learners coming from far or arriving per bus on the day all the activities commence.
  • Learners undertaking the Engineering Test the day prior to the Engineering Week.

My child has to stay (another) night

If you wish to make use of Dennepark's services outside that of the duration of the Engineering week, you will have to contact them and arrange so accordingly.

Are the children supposed to stay at Dennepark, even if we live in Potchefstroom?

Yes, the program starts very early in the morning and we want to ensure that the learners stay together as a group and partake in all the activities.

 Is there an application process to join the Engineering Week?

No, there is no application process for joining the engineering week, but it is recommended that the learners that do apply have the subjects corresponding to that needed to come and study engineering.

How old does my child need to be to attend the Engineering Week?

16 and older

Contact details for more information:

Engineering week

Angela Danster

018 299 1985

NWU, Potchefstroom Campus, Building N1, Room G28

Engineering test

Sonette Becker

018 299 1318

NWU, Potchefstroom Campus, Building N1, Room G39


Dennepark Guesthouse

018 299 2449

96 Molen Street, Potchefstroom,2520 (click for map)