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Tuition Fees:$3,829 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc Eng)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Campus:Upper Campus
Application Deadline: 31 July 2021
Programme Overview

A four-year undergraduate chemical engineering degree is offered which prepares graduates for careers in the chemical, metallurgical, biotechnical and process industries. 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.

There is an opportunity to stream the degree programme with a strong flavour in either minerals processing, bioprocess engineering, catalytic processing, process modelling, or environmental process engineering.

Practical training in the operation of the 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.

Curriculum

First Year

CHE1005W Chemical Engineering I

MAM1020F Mathematics IA for Engineers

MAM1021S Mathematics IB for Engineers

PHY1012F Physics A for Engineers

STA1008S Statistics for Engineers

Second Year

CHE2000X Field Trip

CHE2005W Chemical Engineering II

MAM2083S Vector Calculus for Engineers

MAM2084F Linear Algebra and DEs for Engineers

Third Year

CHE3006F Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering III

CHE3007S Non-ideal systems in Chemical Engineering

CHE3008S Chemical Eng Project Management & Unit Operation Design

CHE3000X Workplace Experience

Fourth Year

CHE4045Z Chemical Engineering Project

CHE4048F Business, Society & Environment

CHE4049F Process Synthesis & Equipment Design

Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate

FPS 510

Mathematics ≥ 80%

Physical Sciences ≥ 70%

NBT scores of Proficient for AL, QL and Maths

International Students
A-level

• at least C for English at IGSCE/O-level; and

• at least C for Mathematics at A-level and C for Physics at A-level

AS-level

• at least C for IGSCE/O-level English; and

• at least B for Mathematics at AS-level and C for Physics at AS-level plus two other AS-level subjects with B symbols

Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC)

At least four Higher level subjects with level 1 passes in Mathematics and Physical Science

International Baccalaureate

full IB Diploma with at least a Grade 6 pass at SL or a Grade 5 pass at HL for each of the subjects Mathematics and Physics

Note: Mathematical Studies is not acceptable

OTHER NON-SOUTH AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS

School-leaving subjects MUST include Mathematics.

Applicants from some countries (eg Angola and DRC) must have completed the first year of a four-year degree programme at a university in their country of origin before applying to UCT.

Applicants with only O-Level and/or IGCSE subjects need to complete the first year of a four-year degree programme at a university in their country of origin, before applying to the UCT.

Applications will be assessed on an individual basis. Meeting the above minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission may be limited due to available capacity.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Apply online

You will need a working email address and your South African identity number. If you are an international applicant, you need your passport number.

Applications close

31 July of the year prior to study for South African and international applicants.

Application status

Check your application status online or follow the directions on your letter from the admissions office in order to log in and determine your application status. Should you not have received your login and password, you may also use your names and birth date.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Chemical Engineering programme can be found:
-Bio-technologist
-Chemical engineer
-Colour technologist
-Energy engineer
-Nuclear engineer
-Petroleum engineer
-Product/process development scientist
-Analytical chemist
-Energy manager
-Environmental engineer
-Manufacturing engineer
-Materials engineer

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,829
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,829

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

South African citizens and South African permanent residents

An initial payment of fees (for tuition and residence) is due by January. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. You will be allowed to register if the initial payment has not been received by the due date.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment),

plus if applicable;

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due 30 June 2020.

International students from the SADC region

An initial payment of fees (tuition and residence and the administrative service fee) is due before registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment), plus

Non-refundable administrative service fee R4,000

plus if applicable

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

International Students

International students must make a minimum initial payment towards the tuition fees, international term fees and residence fees (where applicable), prior to registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

Payment due prior to registration for:

UCT full-time international fee-paying students (except Master’s & PhD students): R95,000

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

plus if applicable:

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full residence cost. Final payment is due in June.

Relevant Contact

 
Miss Celeste Wilson
Undergraduate Manager
 
Miss Carlyn Hewitson
Undergraduate Admin Assistant