Diploma in Chemical Engineering

3 years duration

The Diploma in Chemical Engineering prepares students for careers in engineering, providing the necessary knowledge and skills to become competent engineering technicians. It meets the standards set by the Engineering Council of South Africa and allows for further education and registration as a professional engineering technician. The qualification is primarily vocational and can be completed through online and distance learning.

The specific purpose of the Diploma in Chemical Engineering is to build the necessary knowledge, understanding, abilities and skills required for further learning towards becoming a competent practising professional engineering technician. This qualification provides: Preparation for careers in engineering and areas that potentially benefit from engineering skills, for achieving technical proficiency and competency to contribute to the economy and national development. The educational base required for registration as a candidate or a professional engineering technician with ECSA (Refer to qualification rules). Possible admission to an appropriate Advanced Diploma NQF Level 7 qualification, or equivalent. The qualification reflects the new standard for engineering technologists as required by the Engineering Council of South Africa based on the new HEQF (ECSA document E-02-PN rev.3, 26 November 2015: Qualification Standard for Diploma in Engineering: NQF Level 6). This qualification is primarily vocational, or industry-oriented, characterised by the knowledge emphasis, general principles and application or technology transfer. The qualification provides learners with a sound knowledge base in a particular field or discipline and the ability to apply their knowledge and skills to specific career or professional contexts while equipping them to undertake more specialised and intensive learning. Programmes leading to this qualification tend to have a strong vocational, professional, or career focus and holders of this qualification are usually prepared to enter a specific niche in the labour market. Engineering learners completing this qualification will demonstrate competence in all the Exit Level Outcomes contained in this standard. This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

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UNISA, short for the University of South Africa, is a distance education institution based in South Africa. It is the largest university on the African continent and offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various fields of study. UNISA provides flexible learning options, allowing students to study at their own pace and from anywhere in the world. The university is known for its commitment to providing accessible and affordable education to a diverse student population. UNISA also conducts research and collaborates with other institutions to contribute to the development of knowledge and skills in South Africa and beyond.
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