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 our Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering at SU?

Applications for the 2022 intake opened 6 April and closed 31 July.

Our facilities, current research projects, and students’ experiences

The Department of Process Engineering has excellent facilities for students studying chemical engineering. This video gives you a tour of our facilities, and showcases some of the research projects currently undertaken at the department. Students also share their student experiences studying chemical engineering at SU.

Watch this webinar Q&A for more information about our department and why you should study Chemical Engineering at SU! 

Our department recently hosted a Q&A for prospective students to share info about our chemical engineering in general, possible career paths, our degree and curriculum, and why you should study at SU.

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.

Prospective Undergraduate Student Communication & Marketing

Frequently asked questions about Chemical Engineering in general

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

Kristin shares her experience in the Mineral Processing industry

Annerie shares her experience in the Mineral Processing industry

Watch this video to see our facilities, what we do and who we are