Course Information and Fees

MTech: CHEMISTRY (No new intake for 2022. Returning students only) magister technologiae

CHEMISTRY (No new intake for 2022. Returning students only)

MTech: (magister technologiae)

The aim of this programme is to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct independent research in chemistry and environmental sciences, and to contribute significantly to knowledge production through the understanding, application and evaluation of existing and new knowledge. The research problem, its justification, process and outcome are reported in a dissertation, which complies with the generally accepted international norms at this level.

Career Opportunities
The need for new products, new applications of existing products or raw materials is increasing at a rapid rate. An exponential growth in the human population is putting increasing pressure on agricultural land for food production, which results in an increase in the use of fertilizers and pesticides that can be harmful to the environment. Concern for the environment and the effects of chemical and related process industries means that the monitoring of effluent discharges and remediation strategies have become more important. The medicinal value of plants is being recognised on a larger scale, which results in a need for a better understanding of the chemical composition of these plants and their pharmacology.

Graduates play an important and direct role in these fields and are employed in the research and development as well as the health and safety departments of companies. They are also employed in teaching positions at Higher Education institutions.

Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Syllabus and fees

Fifth Year

640 ZAR
Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / Minimum of one year

Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / Minimum of two years

Course is offered on Bellville Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Mrs D Petersen
Telephone: +27 21 9538443
Fax: -

Contact: Mrs L van Wyk
Telephone: +27 21 9596818
Fax: -

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2021 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.



This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.