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Tuition Fees:$3,747 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering
Campus:Stellenbosch
Application Deadline: 30 June 2021
Programme Overview

Chemical engineering relates to the design, management and optimization of processes used to produce valuable products from raw materials. These products are crucially important to almost every sphere of modern society, be it in the form of basic consumables, commodities, or environmental services.

The chemical engineer therefore plays a pivotal role in society and has the opportunity to improve the everyday lives of people.

Stellenbosch University boasts both the highest student success rate in the country and the highest weighted research output per full-time academic staff member in South Africa. It ranks among the top 300 universities in the world and the top 20 in BRICS countries (per the Times Higher Education World University rankings).

The Department of Process Engineering is home to 18 full-time academic staff members. Besides being active researchers in their fields, the academics are also dedicated to continuously improving the teaching and learning environment.

The Faculty of Engineering awarded the “Lecturer of the year” prize to Process Engineering staff members two years in a row (Prof. Burger in 2015 and Prof. Bradshaw in 2016), and a number of staff members frequently present educational research at the University’s annual “Scholarship of Teaching & Learning” conferences.

Curriculum

First Year

Applied Mathematics B 124

Engineering Chemistry 123

Engineering Drawings 123

Engineering Mathematics 115

Engineering Physics 113

Professional Communication 113

Second Year

Applied Mathematics B 224

Chemical Engineering 224

Chemistry C 224

Engineering Mathematics 214

Practical Workshop Training 211

Thermodynamics A 224

Chemical Engineering 254

Chemical Engineering 264

Chemistry C 254

Engineering Mathematics 242

Engineering Statistics 243

Numerical Methods 262

Third Year

Chemical Engineering 316

Chemical Engineering 317

Complementary Studies (Eng) 311*

Heat Transfer A 326

Particle Technology 316 Philosophy and Ethics 314*

Chemical Engineering 344

Chemical Engineering 354

Chemical Engineering 367

Chemical Engineering D 356

Mineral Processing 345

Vacation Training 361

Fourth Year

Final-year Project (C) 478

Chemical Engineering 424

Chemical Engineering 426

Environmental Engineering 414

Mineral Processing 415

Project Management 412

Design Project 488

Admission Requirements

– The National Benchmark Tests AL, QL and MAT must be written

– A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with admission to bachelor’s studies, or an exemption certificate by the Matriculation Board

– An average of at least 70% in the NSC

– An NSC Mathematics mark of at least 70%

– An NSC Physical Sciences mark of at least 60%

– NSC language marks that meet one of the following:

– English Home Language 40%, with no Afrikaans requirement OR

– English First Additional Language 60%, with no Afrikaans requirement OR

– English First Additional Language 50% AND Afrikaans Home Language 40% OR

– English First Additional Language 50% AND Afrikaans Second Additional Language 60%

American High School Diploma

To obtain a certificate of foreign conditional exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires the High School Graduation Diploma accompanied by a certificate of eligibility for admission to study at any US university with a valid senior college accreditation issued by any of the following accreditation bodies: ACICS, DETC, MSA, NASC, NCA, NEASC – CIHE, SACS – CC, WASC – Sr

O/GCSE Levels:

A candidate who only holds O/GCSE-levels (only symbols A, B and C are acceptable) and no other school-leaving examination is not eligible for admission to the University, unless he/she has attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration and meets the subject combination and grade requirements for mature age exemption.

(Not all Faculties consider mature age applicants for admission).

A-Levels:

To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires two recognised A-level passes (symbols A to E are acceptable) and three O/GCSE-level passes (symbols A to C are acceptable) including English Language and an approved second language.

A foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in two approved A-level subjects and three approved O/GCSE–level subject credits, including English or English Language.

AS-Levels:

To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires four recognised AS-level passes (symbols A to D are acceptable) and one O/GCSE-level pass (symbols A to C are acceptable) including English Language and an approved second language.

A foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in four approved AS-level subjects (symbols A to D are acceptable) and one approved O/GCSE–level subject credit (symbols A to C are acceptable), including English or English Language but no second language.

Please Note: it is important to establish that the A-level, AS-level and O/GCSE-level subjects that are taken are recognised by HESA. Subjects like Psychology, Sociology, Physical Education, etc. are not recognised by HESA for matriculation exemption purposes.

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has obtained the International Baccalaureate Diploma with twenty four (24) points (grades 4 to 7 are acceptable).

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has obtained the International Baccalaureate Certificate (grades 4 to 7 are acceptable) with two higher level and three standard level subject passes including English.

Namibian H- and O-levels

To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires four recognised Higher-level subject passes (grades 1 to 3 are required) and one Ordinary-Level pass including English Language on first or second language Higher Level, and approved Higher or Ordinary Level language on first language level (if English had been taken on the second language level) or a foreign language (if English had been taken on first language level) accompanied by pass marks in two Higher Level subjects selected from two of the following groups:

Group 3: A third language, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Physical Science or Biology

Group 4: Art, Economics, History, Geography or a subject from Group 3 excluding third languages provided offered for one group only

Group 5: Accounting, Computer Studies or Design and Technology provided the subject must be accompanied by a pass mark in Mathematics on at least OL

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in four approved HL subjects and one approved OL subject credit, including English or English Language but no second language.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $0

You can apply quickly and easily using the e-application available on the university’s website (https://web-apps.sun.ac.za/eAansoek2/alg.jsp?Tl=1)

Paper application forms are available on campus for those without internet access.

Before you apply
Make sure that you understand the University’s Admission Policy, and the admission and selection criteria of the different faculties before you apply. The policy, criteria and guidelines are available at the Undergraduate Prospective Student website at www.maties.com, or you can contact Client Service on +27 21 808 9111 or info@sun.ac.za. For postgraduate studies, please visit the Prospective Postgraduate Student website at www.sun.ac.za/pgstudies.

Closing dates for financial assistance:
31 August: Applications close for Stellenbosch University financial assistance.

Closing dates for applications
International students: Apply by 14 September of the previous year.
South African students: Apply by 31 January of the year in which you wish to study

Career Opportunities

Chemical engineers can specialise in many areas of expertise. Some of the different sectors that they work in include:
– petroleum;
– mining and minerals;
– fertilisers;
– food and beverages;
– pharmaceuticals;
– paper and pulp;
– biotechnology;
– energy and environment;
– water;
– consultancy;
– business and finance

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $3,747
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,062

*South African students pay R62140 per year as tuition fees.
*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries, as well as Rwanda and Namibia, pay R60000 without an international tuition fee

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

*Students from Africa (Non-SADC) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R23940
*Students from the rest of the World (outside of Africa) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R50700

MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (SADC) – R60000
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Africa) – R83940
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Rest of the World) – R110700

Relevant Contact

 
Prof. André Burger
Departmental Chairma
 
Miss Samantha Starling
General Undergraduate Enquiries