Chemical Engineering is an area of study which prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes, such as chemical reactors, kinetic systems, electrochemical systems, energy conservation processes, heat and mass transfer systems, and separation processes, and the applied analysis of chemical problems such as corrosion, particle abrasion, energy loss, pollution and fluid mechanics.
The Chemical Engineering programme is concerned with the manufacturing of chemicals on an industrial scale. It also involves processes that convert raw materials into various products that we use every day through physical, thermal or chemical changes.
With this qualification, successful learners could pursue a career in:
Process Plant Construction
Research and Development Chemistry
Program Composition (subjects)
National N3 Certificate (Engineering Studies: Chemical Engineering)
Engineering Science N3
Plant Operation Theory N3
National N4 Certificate (Engineering Studies: Chemical Engineering)
Engineering Science N4
Chemical Plant Operations N4
National N5 Certificate (Engineering Studies: Chemical Engineering)
Power Machines N5
Chemical Plant Operations N5
National N6 Certificate (Engineering Studies: Chemical Engineering)
Power Machines N6
Chemical Plant Operations N6
Chemical Technology N6
A senior certificate or an appropriate National Certificate (N3), or a National Senior Certificate, or an equivalent qualification.
The programme duration is 18 months full time and tuition is face to face. A further 18 months of in-service attachement is required to earn your National Diploma.