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Depending on previous courses/degree completed, several routes exist to enter the Chemical Engineering Programme. These are outlined below.

Three-Year Programme for Transferees into Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Chemical Engineering [EB001CHE01]

This programme is available only to students who have completed at least one year of a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science in Engineering programme. The entrance requirements are: 70% or above in each of Mathematics I, Chemistry I and Physics IA (PHY1012 or equivalent).  Applications from students who have completed Mathematics I, Chemistry I and Physics IA but have not met the 70% requirement, will be considered on their merits.   Students who are provisionally accepted into the three-year transferee programme must first complete the course CHE1001Z Introduction to Chemical Engineering (HEQSF credits 22, HEQSF Level 5), which takes place over the four weeks prior to registration. If this course is successfully completed, students will be registered for the second year of the degree. 

In addition to completing Mathematics I, Chemistry I, Physics IA and CHE1001Z, students on the three-year transferee programme are required to complete 464 credits. This requirement needs to be fulfilled by completing STA1008S (if not granted exemption with credit for a previously taken course), all second, third and fourth year core courses, as well as meeting the rules for elective credits. 

 In addition, since CHE1001Z Introduction to Chemical Engineering (22 credits) carries fewer credits than CHE1005W Chemical Engineering I (44 credits), students are required to take up at least 8 (Chemical Sciences elective) or 14 (Biotechnology and Mineralogical Sciences electives) additional elective credits to meet the required number of credits for graduation. Students may apply for exemption with credit for MAM2083S and MAM2084F and elective courses, if equivalent courses have been completed previously.

Three Year Conversion Programmes for Bachelor of Science Graduates to Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Chemical Engineering [EB001CHE06]

The entrance requirements are: a BSc degree in minimum time with Mathematics I, Chemistry I and Physics IA (PHY1012 or equivalent).   BSc graduates who are provisionally accepted into the three-year conversion programme must first complete the course CHE1001Z Introduction to Chemical Engineering (HEQSF credits 22, HEQSF Level 5), which takes place over the four weeks prior to registration. If this course is successfully completed, students will be registered for the second year of the degree

In addition to completing Mathematics I, Chemistry I, Physics IA and CHE1001Z, students on the three-year conversion programme are required to complete 464 credits. This requirement needs to be fulfilled by completing STA1008S (if not granted exemption with credit for a previously taken course), all second, third and fourth year core courses, as well as meeting the rules for elective credits.

In addition, since CHE1001Z Introduction to Chemical Engineering (22 credits) carries fewer credits than CHE1005W Chemical Engineering I (44 credits), students on the three-year transferee programme are required to take up at least 8 (Chemical Sciences elective) or 14 (Biotechnology and Mineralogical Sciences electives) additional elective credits to meet the required number of credits for graduation.

 

Students may apply for exemption with credit for MAM2083S and MAM2084F and elective courses, if equivalent courses have been completed in their initial degree.

 Access Programme for University of Technology Transferees [EB001CHE01]

The entrance requirements are: a National Diploma in Chemical Engineering achieved in minimum time, with a 70% overall average and 75% in each of the two Mathematics courses. It is also necessary to have qualified for matriculation exemption or the NSC endorsed for degree studies before commencement of the National Diploma programme.   Students accepted on to this programme will be exempted from CHE3000X. This leaves the majority of each year's core courses to complete, and is therefore nominally a four year programme.   Students may choose however to register as occasional students in the year prior to entering the programme, and to attend classes and write the examinations for MAM1020F, MAM1021S, CEM1000W, PHY1012F and STA1008S (or any equivalents of these courses). Should these courses all be passed, students will be provisionally accepted into the three-year conversion programme, i.e. they must first complete the course CHE1001Z Introduction to Chemical Engineering (HEQSF credits 22, HEQSF Level 5), which takes place over the four weeks prior to registration. If this course is successfully completed, students will be registered for the second year of the degree. In addition to completing the abovementioned courses, students on the three-year conversion programme are required to complete 452 credits. This requirement needs to be fulfilled by completing all second, third and fourth year core courses (except for CHE3000X), as well as meeting the rules for elective credits.   In addition, since CHE1001Z Introduction to Chemical Engineering (22 credits) carries fewer credits than CHE1005W Chemical Engineering I (44 credits), students are required to take up at least 8 (Chemical Sciences elective) or 14 (Biotechnology or Mineralogical Sciences electives) additional elective credits to meet the required number of credits for graduation.   Students may apply for exemption with credit for elective courses, if equivalent courses have been completed in their initial diploma.