Diploma: Analytical Chemistry
3 Year Course
Advanced Diploma in Chemistry
- Admission Requirements
|Subjects||Diploma: Analytical Chemistry||D11500|
|NSC endorsement||Eligibility for Diploma|
|Life Orientation||Max 3|
|Any other 3 subjects||11|
Diploma: Analytical Chemistry (D11500)
|Semester 1 (S1)||Prerequisite||Semester 2 (S2)||Prerequisite|
|Chemistry 1 (AACHE1A)||Analytical Chemistry 1 (AAACH1A)||AACHE1A|
|Physics 1 Applied(APHYA1A)||Analytical Chemistry Practical 1 (AAANP1A)||AACHE1A|
|Mathematics 1 Applied (AMMAA1A)||Inorganic Chemistry 2 (AAICH2A)||AACHE1A|
|Applied Communication skills 1.1 (HKCOX1A)||Mathematics 2 Applied(AMMAA2A)||AMMAA1A|
|ICT skills 1 (ASCT1A||Organic Chemistry 2(AAOCH2A)||AACHE1A|
|Semester 1 (S3)||Prerequisite||Semester 2 (S4)||Prerequisite|
|Analytical Chemistry 2 (AAACH2A)||AAACH1A||Analytical Chemistry 3 (AAACH3A)||AAACH2A|
|Analytical Chemistry Practical 2 (AAANP2A)||AAANP1A||Analytical Chemistry Practical 3(AAANP3A)||AAACP2A|
|Physical Chemistry 2(AAPCH2A)||AACHA1C||Physical Chemistry 3 (AAPCH3A)||AAPCH2A|
|Organic Chemistry 3 (AAOCH3A)||AAOCH2A||Chemical Quality Assurance (AACQU3A)||AAACH2A|
|Inorganic Chemistry 3 (AAICH3A)||AAICH2A|
|Semester 1 (S5)||Semester 2 (S6)|
|Chemical Process Industries 2(AACPI2A)||S4||Chemical Project P2 (AACPR2A)||AACIP1A|
|Physics Theory (APHYT2A)||S4||OR|
|Entrepreneurship 1 (BBENA1A)||S4||Chemical Industry Practical I (AACIP1A)||S4|
|Applied Communication skills 1.2(HKCOY1A)||S4|
|Industrial Chemical Analysis (AAICA1A)||S4|
|Chemical Industry Practical P1 (AACIP1A)||S4|
2.1 Advanced Diploma in Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry IV, Inorganic Chemistry IV, Research Methodology IV, Physical Chemistry IV, Organic Chemistry IV, Introduction to Chemistry Project. Admission Requirements: Diploma or National Diploma Analytical Chemistry or equivalent and a 60% average in final year chemistry subjects and mathematics 2/equivalent.
2.2 MAPPSc: Chemistry
Research Project by dissertation. Admission Requirements: B Tech Chemistry/BSc. Hons Chemistry/Postgraduate Diploma in Chemistry or equivalent with an average of 60%.
2.3 PhD: Chemistry
Research project by thesis. Admission Requirements: M Tech/MSc (Chemistry) or equivalent.
- What are the functions of an Analytical Chemistry Technician?
Analysis of samples by the wet methods or using analytical instruments, writing reports on analysis, developing methods for analysis, writing requisitions for purchasing instrumentation, managing of a laboratory.
- Career Opportunities
A career in chemistry offers challenging and exciting opportunities in both the private and public sectors. There is a continuous demand for trained analytical technicians. Position on entry level: Laboratory assistant. Middle level: Laboratory technician. Top level: Laboratory manager. Research opportunities are also available at the University. Researchers and development scientists opportunities exists in the Science councils. Opportunities also exist in the academic environment to become lectures and professors.
Enquiries may be addressed to:
Head of Department: Chemistry
Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences
Vaal University of Technology
Private Bag X021
Tel: (016) 950-9603 or (016) 950 9648; Fax: (016) 950-9794