WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$2,970 /year
Applications Begin:March 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:College of Agriculture, Engineering & Science
Campus:Durban; Pietermaritzburg
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

This involves operation and management of industrial plants in which raw materials undergo physical and/or chemical change, e.g., oil refining, food processing, textile manufacture, mineral processing, water treatment, wastewater treatment and power generation.

The raw materials are converted into products of high economic worth. Chemical engineers model the many common features of these processes mathematically, leading to alternative designs, optimal computer control and improved economics.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
NSC degree pass
– Mathematics and Physical Science Level 6 (70%)
– English and Life Orientation Level 4 (50%)
– 3 other subjects with at least 2 from the designated list

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $28
Application Fees for International Students: $128

How to apply
In order to apply for a BSc in Engineering at UKZN, prospective students must have:
-A National Senior Certificate with a Degree Endorsement
– A minimum of 33 points (excluding Life Orientation)
– A minimum of 70% for Mathematics & Physical Sciences (Mathematical Literacy is not accepted as a replacement or substitute for Mathematics)
– A minimum of 50% for English and Life Orientation

Owing to high application numbers only first choice applicants are considered.
In addition, the School offers the Engineering Access
Programme, which provides an alternative access route to an Engineering qualification at UKZN.

Career Opportunities

Traditional employers such as the:
– mineral,
– chemical,
– plastic,
– fuel,
– pulp,
– sugar,
– fertilizer,
– cement,
– soap and water industries are being joined by manufacturers of fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, the consulting and banking sector and the biochemical industry.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $2,970
Tuition Fees for International Students: $12,747

South African students pay R49253 per year as tuition fees.
Students from SADC countries pay local tuition fees plus a levy of R3400 (R1800 per semester)

Application fee:
All students from SADC and other African countries pay: R470
All students from outside of Africa: U$146

Students from within Africa but outside SADC and from the rest of the world are required to pay US$ 14 535.00 per annum; i.e. U$ 6 895.00 per semester (first or second) inclusive of the international levy, where registration is required for one semester only to complete a qualification.

Relevant Contact

David Lokhat
Academic Leader
Venishree Pillay
Undergraduate Administrator