Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Chemical

Qualification code: BTENC
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 62319
APS/AS: 50
Rules:
Important: A student may only register for BTech: Engineering: Chemical if he or she: (a) can identify and complete a research project for Project: Chemical Engineering IV (PCE401C),(b) has access to a computer simulation design programme/package for Chemical Process Design IV : Plant Design (Module B) such as ASPEN,CHEMCAD,PROII, etc. and (c) can provide a mentor for each of the above study units respectively. Students who register for PCE401C and CPD4702 will be required to do an oral presentation at Unisa's Science campus in Florida, Johannesburg, as part of the assessment for these modules. The practical component must be done at Unisa's Science campus in Florida, Johannesburg. Access to a personal computer is compulsory for the Practical.CEM4703 has been replaced with SEP4701, students who have completed CEM4703 may not register for SEP4701. PCT401C has been replaced with PRC4701, students who have done PCT401C do not need to do PRC4701
Purpose statement:
Chemical engineering is concerned with the manufacturing of chemicals on an industrial scale as well as with the industrial processes that convert raw materials into products that have higher economic value. In a particular manufacturing environment, there is usually a chemical engineering team. This team is usually led by a degreed Chemical Engineer, usually assisted by a Chemical Engineering Technologist or a Chemical Engineering Technician. They all obtain their qualifications from a university of technology or a university. The technologist has obtained a BTech degree and the technician a National Diploma. The team is qualified to research, develop, design, construct and operate the plants required to make any processed product. A qualified person with sufficient experience will be able to register with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a Professional Technologist in this field of Engineering
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2019 academic year once the registration period opens.


Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.


How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CEM4701 - Chemical Engineering Technology IV: Fluid Flow (Module A)
CEM4702 - Chemical Engineering Technology IV: Heat and Mass (Module B)
CHE4PRA - Chemical Engineering IV (Practical) Co-requisite:CPD4701, CEM4701, CEM4702 & CEM4703 or SEP4701
CPD4701 - Chemical Process Design IV: Equipment Design (Module A) Co-requisite:CEM4702 & CEM4703 or SEP4701
CPD4702 - Chemical Process Design IV: Plant Design (Module B) Co-requisite:CPD4701& RTE4701
MAT3700 - Mathematics III (Engineering) Pre-requisite:MAT2691
PCE401C - Project: Chemical Engineering IV Co-requisite:CEM4701 & CEM4702 & CPD4701 & CEM4703 or SEP4701 & PCT401C or PRC4701 & RTE4701
PCI401C - Production Engineering: Chemical Industry IV
PRC4701 - Process Control IV Co-requisite:MAT3700
RTE4701 - Reactor Technology IV Co-requisite:CEM4702
SEP4701 - Separation Principles II Co-requisite:CEM4702
Group B. Optional Study Unit
ENT401I - Entrepreneurship IV (Option I)