Course Information and Fees

MEng Chemical Engineering master of engineering

Chemical Engineering

MEng (master of engineering)

Graduates 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.

New qualification
The new Master of Engineering (MEng) has replaced the MTech. 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 MTech students 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.
For more information go to the "New Qualifications" page on the Engineering website.

Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
This qualification is intended for chemical engineers or technologists working in process related industries. Learners achieving this qualification have the competence to conduct independent research in chemical engineering, and contribute significantly to knowledge production through the understanding, application and evaluation of existing knowledge. The research problem, its justification, process and outcome is reported in a thesis, which complies with the generally accepted norms at that level.

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.

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

Sixth Year

640 ZAR
For more information on Staff and Research Areas, go to the Chemical Engineering Research Page

Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time /

Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time /

Course is offered on Bellville Campus.

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.