FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
The Bachelors degree awarded in the Faculty of Engineering is recognised by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). This means that our graduates are entitled to register as professional engineers (PrEng) (in terms of the Engineering Profession Act, Act nr 46 of 2000).
A BEng degree obtained at the NWU Faculty of Engineering also entitles you to register as a professional engineer in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Hong Kong.
(In terms of the Washington Accord, reached in June 2000, of which South Africa is a signatory.)
The following South African Engineering societies can also be joined for membership:
• SA Institute of Chemical Engineering (SAChE)
• SA Institute of Electrical Engineering (SAIEE)
• SA Institute of Mechanical Engineering (SAIMI)
• SA Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM)
• SA Institute for Industrial Engineering (SAIIE)
ECSA requires that a graduate engineer has to undergo in-service training for a period of three years under the guidance of a professional engineer before registration as a Professional Engineer is possible. This period may be shortened with one year after obtaining an advanced university degree. (In terms of the Engineering Profession Act.)