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. Today, Industrial Engineers are found in all kinds of industries.

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:

  • Automotive manufacturers
  • Food and beverages
  • Information and communications
  • Mining, oil and energy
  • Logistics and supply chain
  • Healthcare
  • Banking
  • Aerospace and aviation

Contact details:

  • Prof. Liezl van Dyk
  • School Director: Industrial Engineering
  • 018 299 4283
  • liezl.vandyk@nwu.ac.za
  • NWU, Potchefstroom Campus, Building G15, G03
  • Dr. Hasan Darwish
  • First year mentor
  • 018 299 4025
  • hasan.darwish@nwu.ac.za
  • NWU, Potchefstroom Campus, Building G15, Room G104