Damelin Chemical Engineering Programme

Damelin Chemical Engineering Programme

Damelin College, South Africa

National N Diploma: Chemical Engineering*

*Only offered at DHET registered exam centre campuses
Full- Time and Part-Time I N3, N4, N5, N6 I  Course Type: National Nated Diploma


Discover ground-breaking research and evoke your inner scientist with a National N Diploma (Engineering Studies: Chemical Engineering)


Why this course is perfect for you?

Ever wondered how materials like nylon and polyester are made? How hair products can alter the look of our hair or how it’s possible to make food stay fresh for longer? These are just some examples of topics you will get to experiment with when you study Chemical Engineering.

Chemical engineering is all about turning basic raw materials into useful, everyday products. The clothes we wear, the food and drink we consume and even the power we use all depend upon this sector. Chemical engineers work out the processes to make all these products, while also helping to manage the world’s natural resources, protecting the environment and ensuring that health and safety standards are met.

With this diploma, you will be equipped with the skills in design, manufacturing, and operation of plants and machinery, as well as learning techniques to aid in the development of new or adapted substances and materials using various products that we use every day, through physical, thermal or chemical changes.

Why study with Damelin?

As soon as you join the Damelin family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave Damelin with an unforgettable campus experience.

How to get in?

Registering for the National N Diploma (Engineering Studies: Chemical Engineering) is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an online enquiry form, or pop into one of our 17 campuses nationwide, where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.


One of the following:

  • N2 National Certificate
  • Grade 11
  • Senior Certificate
  • NSC (Maths or Maths Literacy required)

Time you will spend on the course

  •  Full Time: Minimum 2 Years
  •  Part Time: Minimum 4 Years
  •  In-Service Training: 18 – 24 Months

Course content and modules

You will cover these modules during the duration of your diploma.

National N3 Certificate (Engineering Studies: Chemical Engineering)

1st year 1st Semester Subjects 

  • Mathematics N3
  • Engineering Science N3
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Plant Operation Theory N3

National N4 Certificate (Engineering Studies: Chemical Engineering)

1st year 2nd Semester Subjects 

  • Mathematics N4
  • Engineering Science N4
  • Chemical Plant Operations N4
  • Chemistry N4

National N5 Certificate (Engineering Studies: Chemical Engineering)

2nd year 1st Semester Subjects 

  • Mathematics N5
  • Power Machines N5
  • Chemical Plant Operations N5
  • Chemistry N5

National N6 Certificate (Engineering Studies: Chemical Engineering)

2nd year 2nd Semester Subjects 

  • Mathematics N6
  • Power Machines N6
  • Chemical Plant Operations N6
  • Chemical Technology N6

Click here for quick access to the fact sheet for more info.

Materials to stay ahead

All study material is excluded.

Careers you’d be great at

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Environmental Protection Officer
  • Biotechnologist
  • Research and Development Engineer
  • Quality Control Manager
  • A Laboratory Assistant

The strength in your qualification

This certificate is awarded by the Department of Higher Education and Training. All qualifications are nationally recognised by industry and universities.

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a National Certificate at each level N3, N4, N5 and N6.

Take your education to the next degree

Please enquire at the nearest Damelin campus for the prospectus containing post-certificate studies.




For all prospective and current student enquiries:
General Queries: +27 860 532 887
Registration Queries: +27 (11) 796 2000
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