BTech: Engineering: Chemical

BTech: Engineering: Chemical

Course Information and Fees

The aim of the course is to broaden and deepen the knowledge base acquired at diploma level and to consolidate concepts and theories through substantive experimental and design projects. The projects emphasise the development of students, including knowledge acquisition, presentation and research skills.

Graduates can apply their knowledge and skills to chemical engineering problems, chemical process design, process operations management and relevant environmental issues, contributing to the needs of the chemical industry and society at large.

Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
This qualification is intended for process or chemical engineering technicians working in the process related industries. Learners achieving this qualification have the competence to apply existing process technology to chemical engineering related problems, process design and will illustrate competence thus contributing to the needs of the chemical industry.


Career Opportunities

Graduates may be involved at any stage of a chemical engineering project, from its conception to sale of the final product. These stages include: research and development, economic evaluation, design, equipment manufacture, plant construction and commissioning, plant operation, product sales and service.Employment is found in industries such as pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, fertilisers, fuel technology, oil refining, minerals processing, chemical manufacturing, and synthetic fibres. Opportunities also exist in environmental consultancy, and in government and Higher Education.


Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


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For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Professional Registration
The BTech: Engineering: Chemical is accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). Graduates will comply with the academic requirements for registration as a Professional technologist.


Syllabus and fees
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / One year


Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / Two Years


Course is offered on Bellville Campus.


For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Ms Elizma Alberts
Telephone: +27 21 460 3657
Fax: +27 21 460 3706
Contact: Ms Siyasanga Nqwazi
Telephone: +27 21 959 6083
Fax: +27 21 959 6118

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