The Baja team at the NWU consists of third and fourth year Mechanical Engineering students. Under the guidance of expert faculty members, they have to design, build and test an off road vehicle to race in the SAE Baja event at the end of the year. This event creates the unique opportunity for the student team to apply their theoretical knowledge, obtained during their studies, to a real engineering project.

Needless to say, it’s awesome!         


Achievements during the SAE Baja competition:


  • 1st in Endurance Race
  • 2nd Overall​


  • 5th Overall
  • 1st in Static Evaluation
  • 3rd in Engineering Design


  • 10th Overall
  • 4th in Acceleration Event
  • 4th in Mechanical Engineering Design


    Baja team members:

Bartlo van der Merwe

Andre Fourie

Jan Janse van Rensburg

Werner Kaiser







Contact person: Werner Kaiser
Telephone number: (018) 299 1319
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