Undergraduate & honours qualifications

National Diploma: Pulp and Paper Technology

Qualification code: NDPPT
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 62411
APS/AS: 18
Rules:
Students enrolling for the first time in 2018 are required to do MAT1510. Students who registered prior to 2018 are not required to do this module. Students should register for MAT1581 in the 2nd semester, once they have done the first part of MAT1510. The following practical module must be done at Unisa's Muckleneuk Campus in Pretoria: PCH2PRA. The Chemical Engineering practical courses must be done at Unisa Florida Laboratories. Both the theoretical and the practical component of the subject must be passed before credit for the subject can be obtained. The practical component must be done simultaneously or after the theoretical component. Modules can be completed concurrently or in different years. Access to a personal computer is compulsory for the Practical. All study materials and examination papers (except Mathematics III) are available only in English. Students who have done CEM2601 do not need to do CHF1501 and CHF2601. Students who have done CEM311A do not need to do TRP2601 and students who have done CEM321B do not need to do CES2601.
Purpose statement:
To apply integrated technical knowledge/skills and advanced analysis and problem solving to a particular specialised research area in Chemical 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.

First level

Students enrolling for the first time in 2018 are required to do MAT1510 and CHF1501. Students who
registered prior to 2018 are not required to do MAT1510. Students are recommended to register for
MAT1581 in the 2nd semester, once they have done the first part of MAT1510 and CHF1501 and CHF2601
replace CEM2601. Students who have done CEM2601 or CEM211F do not need to do CHF1501 and CHF2601.

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CHE181T - Chemistry I (Theory) Co-requisite:CHE1PRA
CHE1PRA - Chemistry I (Practical) Co-requisite:CHE181T
CHF1501 - Chemical Engineering Fundamentals I Co-requisite:CHE181T & MAT1581
ENN103F - English for Academic Purposes
EUP1501 - Ethical Information and Communication Technologies for Development Solutions
FIC181C - Physics I (Theory) Co-requisite:FIC1PRA
FIC1PRA - Physics I (Practical) Co-requisite:FIC181C
IPM101P - Introduction to Pulp and Paper Making I
MAT1510 - Precalculus Mathematics A
MAT1581 - Mathematics I (Engineering) Recommendation:Students are recommended to register for MAT1581 in the 2nd semester, once they have done the first part of MAT1510

Second level

The following practical modules must be done at Unisa's Muckleneuk Campus in Pretoria: PCH2PRA. The
practical component of this study unit is compulsory. Registration for the practical component is
done at Unisa. The Chemical Engineering practical courses must be done at Unisa Florida
laboratories, and Durban University of Technology or Cape Penesula University of Technology as these
institutions offer the same courses. If the student decides to do the practical component at DUT or
CPUT, the student must register for the module at Unisa and indicate in Assignment 1, where s/he
wishes to do the practical module. Unisa will then make the necessary arrangements, and the
practical dates will be communicated to the student. Both the theoretical and the practical
component of the subject must be passed before credit for the subject can be obtained. The practical
component must be done simultaneously or after the theoretical component. Modules can be completed
concurrently or in different years. Access to a personal computer is compulsory for the practical.
All study materials and examination papers are available only in English. Work integrated learning
is a compulsory component towards the completion of this qualification.

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CEMPRA2 - Chemical Engineering Technology II (Practical) Co-requisite:CHF2601or CEM2601
CHF2601 - Chemical Engineering Fundamentals II Pre-requisite:CHE181T& MAT1581 & (CHF1501or CEM2601)
ENP291Q - Engineering Physics II (Theory) Pre-requisite:FIC181C
Co-requisite:ENP2PRA
ENP2PRA - Engineer Physics II: (Practical) Pre-requisite:FIC181C
Co-requisite:ENP291Q
PCH241P - Physical Chemistry II (Theory) Pre-requisite:CHE181T, CHE1PRA
PCH2PRA - Physical Chemistry II (Practical) Co-requisite:PCH241P
PCY2601 - Pulp and Paper Chemistry II
PTL101P - Pulp and Paper Technology I
PUP1501 - Pulp and Paper Practice I
QUT151Z - Qualitative Techniques I

Third level

Work-integrated learning is a compulsory component towards the completion of this qualification.
TRP2601 replaces CEM311A. Students who have done CEM311A do not need to do TRP2601. Work-integrated
learning is a compulsory component towards the completion of this qualification. CES2601 replaces
CEM321B. Students who have done CEM321B do not need to do CES2601.


Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CEMPRA3 - Chemical Engineering Technology III (Module A) (Practical) Co-requisite:TRP2601 or CEM311A
CHP3601 - Chemical Plant III (Module A) Pre-requisite:CHE181T
EMA2601 - Engineering Management II (Module A)
PTL2601 - Pulp and Paper Technology II
PUP2601 - Pulp and Paper Practice II Co-requisite:CHE181T & CHE1PRA & ENN103F & EUP1501 & FIC181C & FIC1PRA &IPM101P & MAT1581 & CEM2601 or CHF1501
TRP2601 - Transport Phenomena I Pre-requisite:MAT1581 & CHF1501 or CEM2601
Co-requisite:CHF2601 or CPI2601(Only applicable to NDENG)

Fourth level

Work-integrated learning is a compulsory component towards the completion of this qualification.
TRP2601 replaces CEM311A. Students who have done CEM311A do not need to do TRP2601. Work-integrated
learning is a compulsory component towards the completion of this qualification. CES2601 replaces
CEM321B. Students who have done CEM321B do not need to do CES2601.

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CEMPRB3 - Chemical Engineering Technology III Module B (Practical) Co-requisite:CES2601 or CEM321B
CES2601 - Separation Principles I Pre-requisite:MAT1581, CHF1501 & CHF2601
Co-requisite:TRP2601 & CEMPRB3
CHP3602 - Chemical Plant III (Module B) Pre-requisite:CHE181T
EMA2602 - Engineering Management II (Module B)
PCY3601 - Pulp and Paper Chemistry III
PTL3601 - Pulp and Paper Technology III Co-requisite:PTL2601
PUP3601 - Pulp and Paper Practice III Pre-requisite:PUP1501 or PUP101P
TDA3601 - Thermodynamics (Applied III) Co-requisite:PCH241P