We offer an ECSA accredited Bachelor’s Degree programme in Chemical Engineering. It’s a professional degree, which means that it takes four years minimum to complete and you can apply to qualify as a Professional Engineer after acquiring the relevant experience in practice. This is not the case with all qualifications in this direction in South Africa. It also means that the level of qualification, according to the National Qualifications Framework of South Africa, falls under NQF 8 – equal to an honours-level BSc qualification (or similar).

ECSA is a Washington Accord signatory, which means that our professional Bachelor’s degree is recognised world-wide in such countries as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, to name a few. Read the sections below for more information on our programme offering, the admission criteria for our programme, how to apply, what chemical engineering entails, and what career prospects you can look forward to after studying Chemical Engineering.

Interested in applying for a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering at SU?

Applications for the 2022 intake open 6 April and close 31 July.

Winter Week 2021

The Faculty’s Winter Week will be hosted virtually from 23 to 25 July 2021. Applications are open until 30 June 2021.
SU’s Engineering Winter Week aims to give high-school learners (especially grades 11 and 12) a glimpse into the engineering profession and into the life of an engineering student at one of the country’s best universities. The learners attending will meet and interact with professional engineers in the industry. In addition, the learners will be able to meet some of the faculty’s highly accomplished lecturers, and undertake tours of the faculty’s departments and facilities.

About our Bachelor's (Chemical Engineering) Degree Programme

Contact Lizanda, our departmental liaison officer for prospective undergraduate students, with any queries about your application, admission status, or any other relevant queries.

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Frequently asked questions about Chemical Engineering in general

Prof Tobi Louw explains our BEng (ChemEng) degree curriculum in detail

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