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Vision, Mission and Goals


To be at the heart of Chemical Engineering technology education and innovation in Africa.


The mission of the Department of Chemical Engineering is to develop and sustain an empowering environment. Through teaching, learning, research and scholarship our students and staff, in partnership with industry, are able to create and apply chemical engineering knowledge that contributes to sustainable development in process industries in South Africa, Africa and globally.


  • To provide students in the programs with high quality education and skills that will enable them to contribute positively to the technological advancement in the process industries of South Africa, Africa and globally.
  • To be the preferred provider of technological chemical engineering education in South Africa.
  • To create and maintain an environment that enables staff to actively participate in research in which a variety of current important aspects of the industry are investigated. The emphasis is placed on applied research with technological and commercial value.
  • To maintain and expand contacts with industries in the Western Cape and various other regions of South Africa in order to facilitate work integrated learning, and ensure that the needs of industries are being addressed in the program.
  • To encourage students who have an interest in business to initiate and develop chemical engineering based concerns.
  • To promote the program and achievements of our department and its staff and students.