Engineering R&O

Message from our Executive Dean:

"At the NWU Faculty of Engineering, we change the world for the better. We do this, first, by educating and developing exceptional engineers who can and want to change the world and, secondly, by finding answers to current and future real-life challenges of our industries and communities through our cutting-edge and applied research. We value our industry, academic, and community partners, who enable us to develop relevant, sustainable, multi-disciplinary solutions.

You are now one of the prospective exceptional engineers who will change the world together with us, in the long exciting student life journey ahead of you. It is your journey, and you alone can complete it. However, you are not alone. There are 350 other first-year engineering students, more than 1000 other engineering students, and many lectures and mentors with you.

Use this Registration & Orientation (R&O) to its fullest in the first step of your journey! Embrace every moment".

Regards, Prof Liezl


Welcome and congratulations to all our first years! Your journey to becoming an engineer starts now!


As you prepare to embark on your university journey, it's essential to familiarize yourself with R&O. This phase serves as a pivotal introduction to both the dynamic student life at NWU and the streamlined registration procedures for your chosen degree. Throughout R&O, guided campus tours and numerous other activities will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of our university environment.

Each faculty also conducts its own dedicated R&O day. This day ensures not only that you're well-oriented but also ready to dive into your academic pursuits. Our faculty's Registration & Orientation program is taking place on February 9, 2024. Explore our program, as well as other key information below:




Mathematics Refresher Course

The Mathematics Refresher Course (MRC) serves as a crucial support system for first-year students, aiding them in adjusting to the fast pace of introductory engineering mathematics. Given the demanding nature of the coursework and the substantial volume of material to cover, the MRC plays a pivotal role in facilitating a smoother transition. It involves revisiting content covered in school, reinforcing foundational knowledge, and introducing new concepts. The significance of this lies in the fact that these concepts resurface frequently throughout the academic year, making it easier for students to grasp them when initially presented during the MRC. 

More information on the Mathematics Refresher Course can be found here.

Something to look forward to: "The Engineering Final-year Project"

Embarking on your journey towards an engineering degree culminates in the final-year project – a practical showcase of your acquired skills and knowledge to address real-world engineering challenges. It's not just a requirement; it's a chance to demonstrate your abilities, applying theory to solve practical problems and leaving a meaningful impact in the professional world of engineering.

Curious to see what these projects look like? Watch the video for a glimpse of what your own engineering journey could entail. Get ready for the hands-on, real-world experiences waiting for you!


Additional information

The sections below provide supplemental resources relevant to the R&O process and your first-year engineering journey. 

Registration information

Classes and Timetables

Workshop Practice safety induction and preparation

All first-year engineering students are required to complete a Workshop Practice safety induction and preparation assessment, as outlined in the 2024 Engineering R&O Program.