Undergraduate modules offered by the Process (Chemical) Engineering faculty at Stellenbosch University

The following modules are prescribed for the BEng degree programme in Chemical Engineering or Mineral Processing:

First year (common first year for all disciplines), first semester

  • Engineering Mathematics 115 – Introductory differential and integral calculus
  • Applied Mathematics B124 – Statics
  • Engineering Chemistry 123 – Chemistry for engineering students
  • Engineering Drawings 123 – Orthographic drawings
  • Professional Communication 113 – Professional communication

First year (common first year for all disciplines), second semester

  • Engineering Mathematics 145 – Further differential and integral calculus
  • Applied Mathematics B154 – Dynamics
  • Computer Programming 143 – Computer programming
  • Electro-techniques 143 – Introduction to circuit theory and electrical machines
  • Strength of Materials 143 – Introduction: mechanics of deformable bodies
  • Language Skills (English) 153 – Language skills (English)*
  • Language Skills (Afrikaans) 163 – Language skills (Afrikaans)*

First year (common first year for all disciplines), both semesters

  • Language Skills (Afrikaans) 176 – Language skills (Afrikaans)*

*Exemption may be granted from academic literacy modules [Language Skills (English) 153, Language Skills (Afrikaans) 163 and 176] to students who have performed satisfactorily in the language skills tests which will be taken during the welcoming week before the beginning of the first semester.

Second year, first semester

  • Applied Mathematics B224 – Dynamics of rigid bodies
  • Chemistry C224 – Industrial chemistry I
  • Chemical Engineering 224 – Chemical engineering principles and processes
  • Engineering Mathematics 214 – Differential equations and linear algebra
  • Thermodynamics A214 – Applied thermodynamics
  • Practical Workshop Training 211 – Practical workshop training

Second year, second semester

  • Chemistry C254 – Industrial chemistry II
  • Chemical Engineering 254 – Mass and energy balances
  • Chemical Engineering 264 – Fluid mechanics for chemical engineers
  • Chemical Engineering D244 – Experimental design
  • Engineering Mathematics 242 – Series and differential partial equations
  • Numerical Methods 262 – Numerical methods

Second year, both semesters

Language Skills (Afrikaans) 276 – Language skill (Afrikaans)*

*The academic literacy module [Language Skills (Afrikaans) 276] is only applicable to students who followed the Language Skills (Afrikaans) modules in their first year and are still at a inadequate level by the end of that year.

Third year, first semester

  • Biology 324 – Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering 316 – Reaction engineering I
  • Chemical Engineering 317 – Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer A326 – Heat transfer
  • Particle Technology 316 – Particle technology

Third year, second semester

  • Chemical Engineering 344 – Modelling and optimisation
  • Chemical Engineering 354 – Reaction engineering II
  • Chemical Engineering 367 – Mass transfer operations
  • Chemical Engineering D356 – Pilot plant laboratory
  • Mineral Processing 345 – Mineral processing
  • Vacation Training 361 – Vacation training

Fourth year, first semester

  • Chemical Engineering 412 – Materials engineering for chemical engineers
  • Chemical Engineering 414 – Process design
  • Chemical Engineering 426 – Process control
  • Mineral Processing 415 – Extraction processes
  • Project Management 412 – Project management
  • Philosophy and Ethics 314 – Philosophy and ethics

Fourth year, second semester

  • Environmental Engineering 454 – Environmental engineering
  • Design Project 488 – Design

Fourth year, both semesters

  • Chemical Engineering 478 or Mineral Processing 478 – Final year project

 

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