Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing

Chemical engineers design, develop and manage the processes that convert raw materials to useful products on a large scale. From oil to fuel and chemicals, from rock ore to metals, from biomass to fuels, from effluent to clean water – chemical engineers are working to enhance our quality of life in a sustainable way.

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Engineering Open Day
Engineers doing engineering

Come into the lab, and see what’s on the slab. 

You are invited to Engineering Open Day 2017

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25 February 2017
08:00 – 16:00


Banghoek Street, Stellenbosch

You will have the opportunity to talk to our faculty’s dean, departmental lecturers and students, see our department, facilities and some experiments in action, and find out more about what chemical engineering entails!

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Find out more about our exciting research in Chemical Engineering

Process Engineering at IMPC 2016


The XXVIII International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC) was held in Québec City, Canada from 11 – 15 September 2016. Two papers from the Department of Process Engineering were presented at the congress by Prof Steven Bradshaw, Professor Christie Dorfling, Dr Edson Charikinya, and Dr Margreth Tadie presented a poster.

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Student life at the Department of Process Engineering

Riccardo Swanepoel Receives Chancellor’s Medal


Mr Riccardo Swanepoel was awarded Stellenbosch University’s (SU) Chancellor’s Medal for 2016, yesterday (7 December) during the graduation ceremony of the Faculties of AgriSciences and Engineering. This is the highest honour the University bestows on a student.

The Chancellor’s Medal is awarded annually to a final year or postgraduate student who has excelled.

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