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Chemical Engineering – Course & Programmes

National Diploma: Engineering: Chemical

Program Structure

Three year full time qualification:

Two years (four semesters S1 to S4) at the Vaal University of Technology

One year (two semesters P1 and P2) Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Purpose of the National Diploma: Engineering: Chemical

The purpose of the qualification National Diploma: Engineering: Chemical is to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills required for the student’s further learning towards becoming a competent practicing Chemical Engineering Technician. It is intended to subsequently empower candidate Engineering Technicians to demonstrate that they are capable of applying their acquired knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and values in the work environments in South Africa. It is designed also to add value to the qualifying student in terms of enrichment of the person, status and recognition.

The qualified technician may find himself / herself as a member of an engineering team which may consist of engineers, scientists, artisans, process personnel, technologists and technicians from other disciplines. Functions may include the commissioning and maintenance of chemical plants, process control, design and development, optimising of chemical processes, quality control over the products of the manufacturing processes, feasibility studies and a variety of tasks related to the chemical process industry.

Career Opportunities

A profession in the field of Chemical Engineering offers a challenging and exciting career in both the private and public sectors. There is a continuous demand for trained manpower in the field of Chemical Engineering. Job designations may vary from production foremen, area superintendents, line managers and various others within several branches of heavy, light and general types of industries where the services and expertise of such persons are required.

The qualified technician may find himself / herself as a member of an engineering team which may consist of engineers, scientists, artisans, process personnel, technologists and technicians from other disciplines. Functions may include the commissioning and maintenance of chemical plants, process control, design and development, optimising of chemical processes, quality control over the products of the manufacturing processes, feasibility studies and a variety of tasks related to the chemical process industry.

Semester 1

Code Subject Name Prerequisite
EHTCI1B Chemical Engineering Drawing None
AMATH1E Mathematics 1 None
APFSG1A Physics 1 None
HKEDL1A EDL None
AEREV1B Computer Skills None
AACHA1C Chemistry 1 None
HKACX1A Applied Communication Skills 1.1 None

Semester 2

Code Subject Name Prerequisite Code
EHCIT2B Chemical Engineering Technology 2 Mathematics 1 AMATH1E
HKACY1A Applied Communication Skills 1.2 None None
AAICC2C Inorganic Chemistry Chemistry 1 AACHA1C
AAOCC2B Organic Chemistry Chemistry 1 AACHA1C
AAFCC2B Physical Chemistry Chemistry 1 AACHAIC
AACPE2A Chemistry Practical Chemistry 1 AACHA1C
AMATH2E Mathematics 2 Mathematics 1 AMATH1E
APPHP2A Physics Theory 2 Physics 1 APFSG1A
APPHT2A Physics Practical Physics 1 APFSG1A

Semester 3

Code Subject Name Prerequisite Code
EHCPA2B Process Industries None None
EEESX1A Entrepreneurial Skills: Module 1 None None
EHTCE3B Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics Chemical Engineering Technology 2 EHCIT2B
EHCIX3C Chemical Technology 3.1 AAFCC2B
EHCAX3D Chemical Plant 3.1 Chemical Engineering Technology 2 EHCIT2B
BHMSX1A Management Skills 1A None None
HKACX2A Applied Communication Skills 2.1 None None
Applied Communication Skills 1.1 HKACX1A
Applied Communication Skills 1.2 HKACY1A

Semester 4

Code Subject Name Prerequisite Code
EHCPB3B Chemical Process Design: Principles 3 Chemical Technology 3.1 EHCIX3C
EEESY1A Entrepreneurial Skills: Module 2 None None
EHTTA3C Thermodynamics: Applied 3 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics EHCTE3B
EHCIY3C Chemical Technology 3.2 Chemical Technology 3.1 EHCIX3C
EHCAY3C Chemical Plant 3.2 Chemical Plant 3.1 EHCAX3C
BHMSX1A Management Skills 1B Management Skills 1A BHMSX1A
EHPBH3B Process Control (S4) Mathematics 2 AMATH2E
Chemical Engineering Technology 2 EHCIT2B
HKACY2A Applied Communication Skills 2.1 Applied Communication Skills 1.1 HKACX1A
Applied Communication Skills 1.2 HKACY1A
Course & Programmes

National Diploma: Engineering: Chemical

Program Structure

Three year full time qualification:

Two years (four semesters S1 to S4) at the Vaal University of Technology

One year (two semesters P1 and P2) Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Purpose of the National Diploma: Engineering: Chemical

The purpose of the qualification National Diploma: Engineering: Chemical is to develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills required for the student’s further learning towards becoming a competent practicing Chemical Engineering Technician. It is intended to subsequently empower candidate Engineering Technicians to demonstrate that they are capable of applying their acquired knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and values in the work environments in South Africa. It is designed also to add value to the qualifying student in terms of enrichment of the person, status and recognition.

The qualified technician may find himself / herself as a member of an engineering team which may consist of engineers, scientists, artisans, process personnel, technologists and technicians from other disciplines. Functions may include the commissioning and maintenance of chemical plants, process control, design and development, optimising of chemical processes, quality control over the products of the manufacturing processes, feasibility studies and a variety of tasks related to the chemical process industry.

Career Opportunities

A profession in the field of Chemical Engineering offers a challenging and exciting career in both the private and public sectors. There is a continuous demand for trained manpower in the field of Chemical Engineering. Job designations may vary from production foremen, area superintendents, line managers and various others within several branches of heavy, light and general types of industries where the services and expertise of such persons are required.

The qualified technician may find himself / herself as a member of an engineering team which may consist of engineers, scientists, artisans, process personnel, technologists and technicians from other disciplines. Functions may include the commissioning and maintenance of chemical plants, process control, design and development, optimising of chemical processes, quality control over the products of the manufacturing processes, feasibility studies and a variety of tasks related to the chemical process industry.

 

Semester 1 & 2

Code Subject Name Prerequisite Code
EHPBH4A Process Control 4 Done or enrolled for AMISS3A
EHCIX4A Fluid Flow 4 None
AMISS3A Mathematics 3 None
EHPIC4A Production Engineering 4 None
EHCPX4A Equipment Design 4 None
EHCIP4A BTech Project None
EHCIY4A Heat and Mass Transfer 4 None
EHCPY4A Plant Design Equipment Design 4 EHCPX4A
EHRTN4A Reactor Technology 4 None
EHCIZ4A Unit Operations 4 None

Magister Technologiae: Engineering: Chemical

This qualification is offered at the Vanderbijlpark campus only.

Programme Structure

At least one year full time research, concluded with a Masters Dissertation.

Purpose of the Magister Technologiae: Engineering: Chemical

The purpose of this qualification is to develop a student into a researcher, able to conduct independent research with minimum guidance in a chosen field of Chemical Engineering. The outcomes of the research will contribute to knowledge production in the specialisation field. It is also promotes a lifelong learning approach and an aptitude for training other students in similar fields. (also see paragraph 4.3)

Admission Requirements

Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Chemical.

Proof of successful completion of a Vaal University of Technology approved course in Research Methodology.

Ad hoc cases will be treated on merit.

Assessment

The department follows the assessment strategy of formal written examination. The year mark is compiled from a series of not less than three tests and / or a practical mark. The year mark for admittance to the formal examination is 50%. Weights for calculating the year mark as well as the final mark will be reflected in the Learning Guide. All tests, assignments and practical work done during a particular semester, will help learners learn and understand the work.

Some subjects follow the assessment strategies of Continuous Assessment (CASS). All marks obtained during the semester will make up the learner’s final mark. Each Learning Guide will indicate which tests and activities will contribute according to a pre-determined weight, to the final mark.

Work Integrated Learning

The National Diploma: Engineering: Chemical has a formal Work Integrated Learning component of twelve months. This takes place at a Vaal University of Technology accredited employer (company). The student has the responsibility of finding suitable placement after which the student will register for the two semesters of practical. In co-operation with a mentor, the learner will provide progress reports at regular intervals.

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