Click here for the information on CSS 420 Specialisations for 2021. The UG Administrator must have communicated the same information to you via the ClickUP communication. You are expected to indicate your choice on the spreadsheet provided by the UG Administrator for this purpose. Please contact the HoD via the UG Administrator for any query or clarification"
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DATES AND SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO REVISION DUE TO Covid-19 Continuity plans.
NB: Changes to the UP Calendar are published on: https://linus.up.ac.za/calendars/
Finalists qualify to apply to write a special exam when:
They have a maximum of 2 modules (excluding CSC or CPJ) outstanding before they can graduate
Must have had exam entrance for the modules for which they apply.
Apply for a special exam with Admin, Level 6 Eng I. (Mr Makhasa) ([email protected])
Inform the relevant lecturer that you have applied for a special exam & find out about the required preparations.
PRACTICAL TRAINING (CPY311 AND CPY411)
All students have to comply with the requirements for CPY311 and CPY411 before they can graduate.
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PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT STUDENTS WILL HAVE TO START EARLY TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS IN THIS REGARD - THE EARLIER YOU START, THE BETTER.
Chemical Engineering students must do two compulsory periods, each of six (6) weeks' duration, of industrial experiential training (Practical Training CPY 311 and CPY 411) at the end of their 2nd and 3rd years of study, respectively. The purpose of this is to gain practical exposure with regard to the application of engineering principles in the industry while at the same time experiencing the interaction between disciplines and also experiencing the importance of human relations and the need for the application of safety regulations.
At the end of each of these periods, students have to write and submit a report according to standard guidelines on their Practical Training. The purpose of this is twofold:
(i) The student gets an opportunity to write a technical report and
(ii) The employer, as well as the Department, has a document that can be used to evaluate the nature and quality of the work of the student during this period.
Please note that, before the report is submitted to the Department via ClickUP, the student has to make sure that the report does not contain any information that might be in breach of confidentiality between the employer and the student.
Also note that, although it is preferred to do the entire practical training period of 6 weeks with one employer and in one period, it will be acceptable to do the required time with more than one employer, spanning over more than one time period, for example, 2 weeks in April/July and 4 weeks in Dec/Jan. The final submission on ClickUP may be a single, combined report, or it may be in the form of separate reports on the work done for different employers.
The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) specifically requires this type of experience in the training of engineering students. Please take note that, should a student not comply with the requirements of CPY 311 and CPY 411, he/she is not eligible for graduation. It is the responsibility of the student to comply with these requirements. Please consult the Yearbook Eng 10(b).
Please note that ALL students who are eligible to register for CPY 311 or CPY 411 and who may need a letter of introduction to inform their envisaged employer about the objectives of doing compulsory Practical Training, may collect such a signed letter from the Departmental Administrator by mid-October of the current year:
Second-year students :
The prerequisite required to do CPY311 is exam entrance for CIR 211. If you comply, then you are eligible to do practical training in the current year, in order to be able to register in the next year for CPY 311 Practical Training 311 and submit your report on ClickUP.
Third-year students :
If you have already passed CPY 311 and if you have had exam entrance for CMO 310 (or have already passed this module), you are eligible to do practical training in the current year, in order to be able to register in the next year for CPY 411 Practical Training 411 and submit your report on ClickUP.
Students preparing for CPY Practical Training must download the following documents:
Answers to questions that are frequently asked by different students are given in: Practical training - Frequently asked questions. Please note that all CPY 311 / CPY 411 reports on Practical Training, together with the completed "CPY Practical Training Daily Logsheet", should be submitted electronically (using ClickUP) before the submission deadline that will be published on ClickUP. Submission can be made one week after commencement of lectures for the new year and after a student has formally registered for CPY311/CPY411 to gain access to the module on ClickUP.
Please click here to see information regarding postgraduate lecturing schedules. Note not all groups publish a schedule. In cases where a schedule is not listed, please contact the relevant lecturers.