School of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering


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 design systems that utilizes nuclear processes for energy.

Ultimately Mechanical and Nuclear Engineers play important roles in all engineering projects to ensure that designs are innovative, well planned, safe, effectively implimented, manufactured and maintained.


Qualifications Where will I work?

The NWU offers one four year undergraduate B.Eng. programme within the School of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering:

As a mechanical engineer you will have great employment prospects in South Africa and abroad. The fields of expertise include:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear engineering subjects can also be taken

  • manufacturing
  • aerodynamics
  • energy technology
  • power generation
  • systems maintenance
  • robotics
  • plant layout and management
  • food processing plants