A four-year undergraduate chemical engineering degree is offered which prepares graduates for
careers in the chemical, metallurgical, and process industries. There is a limited amount of
specialisation in the areas of minerals processing, bioprocess engineering, catalytic processing,
crystallisation and process modelling, and environmental process engineering. The degree focuses
on the development of technical expertise, problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills,
and is accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa.
Practical training in the operation of laboratory and pilot scale equipment is given during the second
and third years, while the fourth year research project emphasises chemical engineering
fundamentals. Chemical Engineering Design is addressed in all years of study, culminating in an
integrated plant design in the final year.