After successful completion of the National Diploma, candidates may, subject to the applicable programme regulations, register for the Bachelor’s Degree in Technology (Baccalaureus Technologiae –BTech). The BTech requires a minimum of one year’s further study.
A BTech Degree in the relevant field of study will be conferred on candidates after successful completion of all theoretical requirements.
This qualification is intended for Process or Chemical Engineering Technicians working in process-related industries. Students who have obtained this qualification should have the competence to apply existing process technology to chemical engineering-related problems and process design and will illustrate competence, thus contributing to the needs of the chemical industry.
Exit level outcomes:
The qualifying learner will have the ability to:
- Identify, assess, formulate and solve process-related technical and operational problems creatively and innovatively.
- Design process equipment, in order to modify existing sections of the plant or for new additions.
- Plan and implement the production of required chemical products.
- Plan and implement projects, using project management tools and skills.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a variety of audiences, using appropriate language structure, style, and graphical support.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) impact of chemical processing activities, by identifying the impact and measures used to control such impacts.
- Use IT in the application of engineering methods, skills, and tools.
Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria
- A National Diploma: Engineering: Chemical, or an equivalent qualification of an equivalent standard.
- Students are selected on academic merit.
- Also refer to Faculty Regulation EB3.
Conferment of the degree
The Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Chemical will be conferred on students who have completed all the prescribed modules successfully.
Registration and Start Dates
Registration starts in January and lectures in February for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work programmes.
All research programmes for Masters and PhD can register throughout the year.
End Date: Academic starts in January and ends in December. Programme deadline is determined by the duration of the programme.