Welcome to the Department of Chemical Engineering
This website should give you a broad overview of the Department, its staff, its activities, news items, information for prospective students - undergraduate as well as postgraduate, and information for registered students.
About 70 students graduate annually with a BEng-degree in Chemical Engineering. This qualification is fully accredited by ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa) enabling registration of graduates as Candidate Engineer and after the required exposure to industry, for application to register as Pr.Eng. Also, the accredited undergraduate program is recognised internationally by the co-signatories of the Washington Accord.
The Department has a full-time lecturing staff of 17.
The undergraduate programme is presented in English and Afrikaans (separate classes), but postgraduate modules are presented only in English.
It is the aim of the Department to produce graduates who are capable of making a contribution to the growth of the country, who are well-equipped to apply their understanding of chemical engineering principles to the many challenges and opportunities locally, but who can also make significant contributions in the international arena.
We believe that specialisation can only follow on a sound foundation - that is why our undergraduate curriculum ensures that this requirement is met. At postgraduate level, our department specialises in
These focus groups are mutually supportive, address the cutting-edge research questions of the day and put a strong focus on issues related to energy, biotechnology and the environment.