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B.Eng. On Campus

Chemical Engineering

University of Pretoria

48 months
7956 USD/year
3978 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Chemical Engineering programme from University of Pretoria is aimed at producing graduates who can develop new and innovative processes, ensuring continued growth to satisfy the abovementioned needs.

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The Chemical Engineering programme from University of Pretoria provides you with the necessary foundation to ensure that once you graduate, you will be able to make creative contributions to the world’s ever-increasing needs by:

  • converting natural resources into efficient and useable forms
  • of energy;
  • developing more durable, lighter and renewable materials;
  • designing more efficient, environmentally friendly processing
  • plants;
  • applying biotechnology to convert raw materials into products in a sustainable way;
  • designing processes to ensure that limited natural resources, such as water, can be reused; and
  • leaving a clean and sustainable environment behind for future generations.

A solid foundation in chemistry, physics, mathematics and biology is combined with the principles of the conservation of mass, energy and momentum, followed by the application of  the economic tenets when designing equipment so as to ensure lucrative processes that will contribute to economic and industrial growth.

Career Opportunities

Chemical engineers are involved in industrial processes that convert raw materials into products with a higher economic value. This is achieved by means of physical, thermal, chemical, biochemical and mechanical changes and processes. Chemical engineers apply their specialised knowledge in the petroleum, food, minerals processing, power generation, and the paper and pulp industries, water and effluent treatment, as well as environmental engineering activities, including air pollution control. Like other engineering disciplines, chemical engineers are involved in research and development, techno-economic evaluation, equipment and plant design, process control and optimisation, construction, commissioning, operation and management as well as marketing and distribution of final products.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General chemistry
  • Chemical engineering 
  • Electricity and electronics
  • Physics 
  • Humanities and social sciences 
  • Graphical communication
  • Mechanics 
  • Calculus 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


608 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants from countries other than South Africa must meet various admission requirements of which the most important ones are: the academic admission requirements and the equivalent certificate called the Exemption Certificate issued by the organisation: Universities South Africa (USAf).  
  •  School Qualification Certificate from the country of origin
  • Subjects passed on an exit-level

  • Certificate of Complete Exemption or Foreign Conditional Exemption obtainable from Universities South Africa (USAf)
  •  National Benchmark Test (NBT), if requested by the relevant faculty and/or South African Scholastic Aptitude Test
  •   (SAT) results, if requested by the relevant faculty

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7956 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    3978 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3978 USD per year during 48 months.

1st year SA and SADC countries citizens: R 58 000

Living costs for Pretoria

8592 - 10309 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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