M.Eng. On Campus

Chemical Engineering

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

12 months
809 EUR/year
809 EUR/year
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Graduates in the Chemical Engineering programme at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology develop the knowledge and skills required to conduct independent research in chemical engineering and environmental problems, and to contribute significantly to knowledge production through the understanding, application and evaluation of existing and new knowledge.


The new Master of Engineering (MEng) is being offered from 2016. The new qualifications ensure that the curriculum offered at CPUT can be directly compared to that of other institutions; not only nationally, but also internationally through the benchmarking process that took place during the development of these new qualifications.

Pipeline Chemical Engineering students  at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology will be able to continue with their MTech, or convert to the new Master of Engineering (MEng). BTech graduates who want to register for the MEng may be required to complete additional modules as determined by the department. 

Career Opportunities

  • Graduates play an important role in the development of new products, new applications for existing products or raw materials, or cheaper ways of making existing products.
  • Concern for the environment, the development of cleaner production technologies, waste minimisation and recycling have become major fields of research in chemical engineering. Research relates to the technical methods of assessing environmental impacts, including the preparation of emission inventories, air pollutant dispersion modelling, ambient air and water monitoring.
  • Graduates are employed in research and development in industry, as well as in teaching positions at Higher Education institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A pass in the language which is the medium of instruction at the University (English or Afrikaans).
    • Specific pass grades: IGCSE: A, B or C; HIGCSE: 1, 2 or 3.
    • Complete and legible transcripts of academic records in respect of all degrees or other higher education qualifications, together with the final certificates, preceding qualifications leading to any post-graduate or other advanced qualification when the latter is submitted.
    • Certificates in foreign languages should be submitted with sworn translations into English by an accredited translator.
    • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    809 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 809 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • National

    809 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 809 EUR per year during 12 months.

Estimated fee: 14075 ZAR

Living costs for Cape Town

9088 - 15529 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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