We are big on providing practical, hands-on exposure to our prospective students.

The NWU Faculty of Engineering hosts holiday schools every  year in March and June,  giving scholars the opportunity to gain practical exposure to the different disciplines of engineering – which is kind of cool because it gives you the full picture of what lies ahead for you come graduation day. During this time, you will have the opportunity to live like an NWU student, eat like an NWU student and have fun like an NWU student, all while learning what being an engineer is all about.

We are also pretty clued up when it comes to pioneering initiatives and innovations on an international level. Participating students will get the chance to experience these innovations first hand, and in turn, acquire the practical experience needed to make the best possible career choice.

Engineering weeks to come for 2019: 

26 - 29 March 

25 - 28 June


How do I apply?

  1. Download the application form:
  1. Complete the form
  2. Send the completed form to Angela Danster
General inquiries:

When do I receive the program?

The program is emailed to the parents 2 weeks before the Engineering School 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 School.

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 School?

No, there is no application process for joining the engineering school, 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 School?

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)