The Department offers three postgraduate enrolment options for local and international students who come from various undergraduate backgrounds, including:
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering (full-time or part-time enrolment),
- Research-based Master’s degree (MEng) in Chemical Engineering (full-time or part-time enrolment), and
- Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Chemical Engineering (full-time enrolment option only).
Our department does not currently offer a taught/structured master’s degree. Further, our department offers access to cutting-edge laboratories and facilities, and research is performed in close collaboration with industry as well as international partners. Research is conducted within any of our six research groups; information about our research groups are detailed here.
South Africa’s academic programme runs according to the calendar year (January – December). Applications for the 2022 intake open 1 June 2021, and the deadlines are as follows:
- PGDip applicants (local): 30 November, (international): 30 September, as the visa application process can take 6 – 8 weeks to complete and all students have to start the programme at the start of the first semester in 2022.
- MEng, international applicants: 30 November, but candidates are encouraged to apply sooner as the visa application process, after formal admission, takes 6 – 8 weeks to complete.
- MEng, South African applicants: 30 November
- PhD applicants (both local and international): Applications open 1 June, and will be considered without any application deadline.
Minimum admission requirements and programme details are discussed below – click on the relevant programme button. All applicants are encouraged to follow the formal application procedure, as explained on the Application Procedure button. We strongly discourage applicants to contact multiple supervisors on their personal email addresses as this does not reflect well on the candidate.