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Programme: BScHons Applied Science Chemical Technology

Code Faculty Department
12243004 Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology Department: Chemical Engineering
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 1 year Total credits: 128 NQF level:  08

Programme information

The BScHons (Applied Science) degree is conferred by the following academic departments:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering

Any specific module is offered on the condition that a minimum number of students are registered for the module, as determined by the relevant head of department and the Dean. Students must consult the relevant head of department in order to compile a meaningful programme, as well as on the syllabi of the modules. The relevant departmental postgraduate brochures must also be consulted.

Admission requirements

  1. Three-year BSc (or equivalent) degree (in Natural Sciences)
    with a cumulative weighted average of at least 60% for the degree
    and
    a full year of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry passed at least at first-year level (modules entitled “Introductory”, “Elementary” or “Basic” will not be regarded as acceptable)
    or
    relevant BTech qualification excluding the National Diploma; i.e. one offered by a department of chemical engineering at a university of technology in South Africa
    with a cumulative weighted average of at least 75% for the degree
    and
    no modules failed in the BTech degree
    or
    four-year engineering-based university degree not recognised by ECSA for registration as a professional engineer
    and
    a full year of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry passed at least at first-year level (modules entitled “Introductory”, “Elementary” or “Basic” will not be regarded as acceptable)
    or
    BEng degree awarded by the University of Pretoria
    or
    relevant four-year bachelor’s degree in engineering that the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) regards as acceptable for registration as a candidate engineer and for eventual registration as a professional engineer and for eventual registration as a professional engineer
  2. An entrance examination may be required
  3. Comprehensive intellectual CV

Other programme-specific information

A limited number of appropriate postgraduate modules from other departments are allowed. Not all modules listed are presented each year. Please consult the departmental postgraduate brochure.

Specialisation in Process Technology is possible by registering for specific modules. (Please note that a candidate selecting this option will not be allowed to register for any modules at 700-level before the modules of the first semester at 400-level had been completed successfully.) Please consult the department.

Minimum credits: 128

Core modules


The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of each student to familiarise himself or herself well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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