Industrial Engineers enable people, technology, information, materials, methods and money to work together productively and effectively. Industrial Engineering originated more than a century ago from the industrial revolution when industries started to search for the best, cheapest and fastest way to manufacture products. However, today it is imperative to employ Industrial Engineers in various industries due to advancements in technology and the current demand of the market place.

Industrial engineering is under the top 10 scarce skills in South Africa.

As an industrial engineer you will work in South Africa or abroad in the following industries:

  • Manufacturing, mining and energy
  • Food and beverages
  • IT and telecommunications
  • Logistics and supply chain
  • Aerospace and aviation
  • Healthcare
  • Banking and finance
  • Agriculture
  • Consulting

 


Contact details:

  • Prof. Fanie Terblanche
  • School Director : Industrial Engineering
  • 018 299 1524
  • fanie.terblanche@nwu.ac.za
  • NWU, Potchefstroom Campus, Building G15, Room G101A
  • Ms. Abigale Sebake
  • Administrative Officer
  • 018 285 2527
  • abigale.phasha@nwu.ac.za
  • NWU, Potchefstroom Campus, Building G15,  Room 101
  • Ms. Chantelle Du Plessis
  • Undergraduate Program Manager: Industrial Engineering
  • 018 285 2518
  • chantelle.coetzee@nwu.ac.za
  • NWU, Potchefstroom Campus, Building G15, Room104

 

  • Ms. Rojanette Coetzee
  • Postgraduate Program Manager: Industrial Engineering
  • 018 299 1663
  • rojanette.coetzee@nwu.ac.za
  • NWU, Potchefstroom Campus, Building G15, Room 108