COURSE BACKGROUND

Chemical Engineering N1 – N6 is an area of engineering that applies physical sciences (physics and chemistry), life sciences (microbiology and biochemistry), together with applied mathematics and economics to produce, transform, transport, and properly use chemicals, materials, and energy. This qualification is designed to provide the theory of Chemical Engineering. You can attain a National Certificate or Diploma once you have worked 24 months.

Chemical engineering contributes to various aspects of human life, ranging from the production of food and energy; to the provision of clean water and sanitation; to the provision of shelter and health care; and other value-added commodities using chemical, biological and Physico-chemical processes. Sadly, unintended by-products of these processes have caused significant damage to human lives and the ecosystem. The training provided in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Greenview college equips our graduates with the required skills that could be directed at eliminating or minimizing the negative ecological footprints of unsustainable chemical engineering activities by closing the material cycles and creating value-added commodities from the waste products of these processes using green and sustainable processes as illustrated below. 

Furthermore, the training is interdisciplinary aiming at developing and producing graduates with critical thinking ability to provide solutions to the societal problems confronting South Africa, Africa, and the world at large. Our lecturers and researchers have excellent academic credentials alloyed with a wealth of knowledge and experience to provide sustainable training to our graduates. The Department is equally equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to support our academic and research programs. 

Theory Subjects

N1 Level        

  • Mathematics
  • Plant Operating Theory
  • Engineering Science
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Practise

N2

  • Mathematics
  • Plant Operating Theory
  • Engineering Science
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Practise

N3

  • Mathematics
  • Plant Operating Theory
  • Engineering Science
  • Wastewater Treatment Practise

N4 Level        

  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Science
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Plant Operations

N5

  • Mathematics
  • Power Machines
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Plant Operations

N6

  • Mathematics
  • Power Machines
  • Chemical Plant Operations
  • Chemical Technology

Admission Requirements

  • N1 Entry Requirement: Grade 9 (Std 7) Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science OR no formal qualification for everyone 23 years or older.
  • N3 Entry Requirement: Grade 11 (Std 9) Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science or N2.
  • N4 Entry Requirement: Matric/Grade 12 (with full mathematics and science 40%+ Pass rate), or N3 Pass (with mathematics and science)

 

NOTE: Proceed to the next level only when the previous level has been successfully completed i.e. N4 for N5, etc

 

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