North West University Industrial Engineering Department

By | April 7, 2022

North West University NWU Industrial Engineering Department

North West University NWU Industrial Engineering Department – See Details Below:

Industrial engineers optimise systems by creatively designing solutions that integrate people, processes and technology. They enable people, technology, information, materials, methods and money to work together productively and effectively. Industrial engineering originated more than a century ago during 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 among the top 10 scarce skills in South Africa. In order to study Industrial Engineering, the following admission requirements are needed:

70% for Mathematics
70% for Physical Sciences
60% for Home Language (English or Afrikaans)
APS of 34
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As an NWU​ Industrial Engineer you may register with the following professional Bodies:

  • Southern African Institute of Industrial Engineers (SAIIE)
  • Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)

Industrial engineers may work in the following industries:

  • Manufacturing, mining and energy
  • Food industry
  • IT and telecommunications
  • Logistics and supply chain
  • Aerospace and aviation
  • Healthcare
  • Banking and finance
  • Aerospace and aviation
  • Agriculture
  • Service and consulting

NWU Industrial Engineering Department Contact

Undergraduate Programe Manager : Industrial Engineering
Ms Chantelle Du Plesis
018 285 2518/ 018 285 2527
 Building G15, Room 104 Potchefstroom Campus
General Enquiries: Industrial Engineering
Salomien le Roux
018 285
Building G15, Room 101, Potchefstroom campus
Postgraduate Program Manager: Industrial Engineering
Dr Rojanette Coetzee
018 299 1663
Building G15, Room 108 Potchefstroom

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