|Bachelor of Engineering (BIng)
Chemical Engineering with Mineral Processing
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Computer and Electronic Engineering
- NS(C) with full matriculation exemption
- Mathematics level 6
- Physical Sciences level 6
- Home OR First Additional Language at least Level 5
- Additional entry route: students with 50% in both Mathematics and Physical Sciences may have the opportunity to write a test as additional point of entry
- DURATION: 4 years
||Chemical Engineering and Chemical Engineering with Minerals Processing
Chemical Engineers are involved in the research, design, development and management of industrial processes where raw materials are converted to products with higher economic value. For instance, turn corn to cornflakes, hops to beer, coal to petrol and algae to electricity. The chemical industry is one of the greatest gross domestic product contributors in South Africa. Chemical engineering is one of the top 10 scarce skills in South Africa.
Minerals Processing is a specialist field in Chemical Engineering and deals with the physical and chemical processes used especially to extract metals from ores. The chemical industry is one of the greatest gross domestic product contributors in South Africa. Chemical engineering is one of the top 10 scarce skills in South Africa.
- Chemical manufacturers and other industries, such as: petroleum refining, synthetic fuel manufacture, food processing, brewing, minerals processing, paper and pulp, pollution control, manufacture of synthetic fibres, fertilizers and explosives
- Consulting firms
- Government departments
Electrical and Electronic Engineers enable the modern world by moving electrical energy from the source to the point of application. They do this as efficiently as possible, by applying their knowledge of power systems, power conversion, power conditioning, and electrical machines. Training provided by leading experts in power quality, power electronics and electrical machines, sets NWU Electrical and Electronic Engineers apart in industry. Our engineers thrive in power utilities and electrical consulting industries and relate well to the challenges of utilizing renewable energy sources as part of the energy solution of the future. Electrical and Electronic engineering is the number one scarce skill in South Africa.
Your options as an electrical, electronic or computer engineer in South Africa and abroad are:
- Energy and electric power
- Education and research
Computer and electronic engineers make the world a more efficient place by connecting humans and the world we live in, to the digital world of computer systems and the internet. They do this by using electronics, embedded computers and the skill of programming to control mechatronic systems and to build the internet. Computer and electronic engineering is the number one scarce skill in South Africa.
As a computer and electronic engineer you will have great employment prospects in South Africa and abroad. Industries include:
- Energy and electric power
- Education and research
Electromechanical engineers ensure the safe and efficient operations of plants and factories by combining elements of electrical and mechanical engineering. Their knowledge of electrical machines, power electronics, strength of materials and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems, together with legal knowledge with respect to occupational health and safety make them invaluable to industry. Electromechanical engineering is under the top 10 scarce skills in South Africa.
Any mine or manufacturer in South Africa and abroad will greatly benefit from your skills.
Mechanical Engineers are involved with the development, manufacturing, management and maintenance of transport, energy conversion, manufacturing, generator, weapon and cooling and heating systems, as well as industry installations, process equipment, manufacturing machinery and mining equipment. (Nuclear Engineers (post grad studies) design systems that utilizes nuclear processes for energy.) Mechanical and nuclear engineering is under the top 3 scarce skills in South Africa.
As a mechanical engineer you will work in South Africa or abroad in the following industries:
- Energy technology
- Power generation
- System maintenance
- Plant layout and management
- Food processing plants
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
- Banking and finance