Chemical Engineering



It is the aim of the Department to produce graduates who are capable of making a contribution to the growth of the country, who are well-equipped to apply their understanding of chemical engineering principles to the many challenges and opportunities locally, but who can also make significant contributions in the international arena. Our accredited undergraduate program is recognised internationally  by the co-signatories of the Washington Accord. About 100 students graduate annually with a BEng-degree in Chemical Engineering. This qualification is fully accredited by ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa) enabling registration of graduates as Candidate Engineer and after the required exposure to industry, for application to register as Pr.Eng.

We believe that specialisation can only follow on a sound foundation - that is why our undergraduate curriculum ensures that this requirement is met.  Our focus groups are mutually supportive, address the cutting-edge research questions of the day and put a strong focus on issues related to energy, biotechnology and the environment. At postgraduate level, our department specialises in





Advanced and Applied Materials





Bio-reaction Engineering 





Bioprocess Engineering





Water Utilisation





Environmental Engineering





Process modelling, control and Optimization


All modules presented by the Department are are presented only in English, in line with the policy of the University of Pretoria in this regard.


A short document capturing the departmental highlights can be downloaded here


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