Bachelors in Chemical Engineering

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

About this program

The Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa is an education course in the largescale industrial processes which convert raw materials into products of use by chemical engineering.

Wits' 4-year, full-time Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering builds a solid foundation in basic sciences and general engineering during the first 2 years. Practical training is also required for some engineering students during the second year in order to get real-world experience. This experience may be scheduled during the term or also in vacations. 

A mastery of computer knowledge is necessary in chemical engineering and the curriculum of the Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering emphasizes the use of computers. Education courses included in this program are:

  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Reactor Theory
  • Process Control
  • Solid Fluid Systems
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Mass-Transfer Operations
  • Chemical Plant Design

At the end of second and third year, students enrolled in the Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering are required to be employed in industry for a prescribed period. As part of final examinations during the 4th year of study, students must complete a project which includes research and design.

Upon completion of the Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering, graduates are well-prepared to launch a successful career in chemical engineering in such industries as explosives, plastics, detergents, mineral processing, oil refining, fertilisers, and food processing.

Admission requirements

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University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

1 Jan Smuts Avenue
2000 Johannesburg
South Africa


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