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BEng (Chemical Engineering) Engage

The Engineering Augmented Degree program (Engage) is an extended degree program with a five-year curriculum. It is designed to enable students who show academic potential but who do not meet the normal entry requirements for the four-year degree program, to obtain an Engineering degree.

Admission requirements

The admission requirements apply to students who apply for admission to the University of Pretoria with a National Senior Certificate (NSC) and Independent Examination Board (IEB) qualifications.

Applicants with qualifications other than the abovementioned should refer to Brochure: Undergraduate program Information 2022: Qualifications other than the NSC and IEB.

Citizens from countries other than South Africa (applicants who are not South African citizens) should also refer to Brochure: Newcomer's Guide 2021.

School of Tomorrow (SOT), Accelerated Christian Education (ACE), and General Education Development Test (GED): The University of Pretoria no longer accepts qualifications awarded by these institutions.

National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) Level 4: The University of Pretoria may consider NCV candidates, provided they meet the exemption for bachelor's status criteria and the program requirements.

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Program content

Curriculum Year 1

Fundamental modules

  • Academic orientation

Core modules

  • General chemistry
  • Physics
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Professional orientation
  • Additional chemistry 1
  • Additional mathematics 1
  • Professional orientation
  • Additional physics
  • Additional mathematics 2
  • Calculus
  • Mathematics
  • Workshop practice

Year 2

  • General chemistry
  • Chemical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Electricity and electronics
  • Community-based project
  • Electricity and electronics
  • Community-based project
  • Additional electricity and electronics
  • Additional graphical communication
  • Additional chemistry 2
  • Additional statics
  • Graphical communication
  • Statics
  • Calculus
  • Numerical methods

Year 3

  • Engineering statistics
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical engineering materials
  • Chemical engineering
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Programming and information technology
  • Strength of materials
  • Mathematics
  • Differential equations

Year 4

  • Engineering management
  • Biochemical engineering
  • Chemical engineering design
  • Chemical engineering
  • Professional and technical communication
  • Kinetics
  • Laboratory
  • Mass transfer
  • Transfer processes
  • Process dynamics
  • Practical training
  • Engineering activity and group work

Final Year

  • Particle technology
  • Process control
  • Design project
  • Chemical engineering practice
  • Process synthesis
  • Process analysis
  • Practical training
  • Reactor design
  • Research project
  • Research project
  • Specialisation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please visit the university website for more information.


For more information about tuition fees, please contact the University.


Total Credits: 691

A graduate in engineering should be able to apply the following skills on an advanced level:

  • Engineering problem solving.
  • Application of specialist and fundamental knowledge, with specific reference to mathematics, basic sciences and engineering sciences.
  • Engineering design and synthesis.
  • Investigation, experimentation and data analysis.
  • Engineering methods, skills, tools and information technology.
  • Professional and general communication.
  • Awareness and knowledge of the impact of engineering activity on society and the physical environment.
  • Work in teams and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • An awareness and ability for lifelong learning.
  • An awareness and knowledge of principles of professional ethics and practice.
  • Awareness and knowledge of engineering management principles and economic decision-making.

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University of Pretoria - Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology

cnr Lynnwood Road and Roper Street
South Africa

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