PHD: Doctor Of Engineering In Chemical Engineering

PHD: Doctor Of Engineering In Chemical Engineering

Doctor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
(Phased in – replacing DTech: Chemical Engineering)

Course Information and Fees

Graduates can conduct independent research in the field of chemical engineering, and contribute significantly to the body of knowledge through the understanding, application and evaluation of existing knowledge.

New qualifications
The new Doctor of Engineering (DEng) has replaced the DTech. The new qualifications ensure that the curriculum offered at CPUT can be directly compared to that of other institutions; not only nationally, but also internationally through the benchmarking process that took place during the development of these new qualifications.

Pipeline DTech students will be able to continue with their DTech, or convert to the new Doctor of Engineering (DEng). For more information go to the “New Qualifications” page on the Engineering website.

Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
This qualification is intended for chemical engineers or technologists working in process related industries. Learners achieving this qualification have the competence to conduct independent research under minimal guidance in the field of chemical engineering, and contribute significantly to knowledge production through the understanding, application and evaluation of existing knowledge. The research problem, its justification, process and outcome is reported in a dissertation which complies with the generally accepted norms for research at that level.


Career Opportunities
Graduates follow a career in research and development in industry and at research institutes. They are also employed in teaching and research positions at Higher Education institutions.


Admission requirements


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

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General admission requirements

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

Additional admission requirements


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

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees
Compulsory subject(s):
For more information on Staff and Research Areas, go to the Chemical Engineering Research Page
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /


Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time /


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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