Marine, Oil & Gas Academy :: MOGA Department of Chemical Engineering

Marine, Oil & Gas Academy (MOGA) Department of Chemical Engineering


MOGA: The Marine, Oil & Gas Academy serves as a portal for skills development in the identified sectors.

The aim of the virtual Academy is to facilitate coordination of the various skills initiatives from industry, government and training by allowing participants to highlight their initiatives. MOGA will nurture an enabling environment for human capital development in the Marine, Oil & Gas sectors in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

MOGA Values

MOGA affiliates and users agree to subscribe to the following guiding principles and values:

  • Quality
  • Relevance
  • Innovation
  • Accessibility
  • Accountability
  • Integrity

About the Department

The Department of  Chemical Engineering’s tradition of excellence is reflected in the fact that almost a third of South Africa’s chemical engineers graduate from UCT. As the custodian of the largest national research programme, the Department is recognised as the leading academic department of its kind in Africa. UCT chemical engineering graduates are highly sought after in the workplace, and occupy key positions in top companies. UCT’s degree programmes are fully accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa.


The four-year undergraduate degree prepares graduates for careers in the chemical, metallurgical, and process industries. There is a limited amount of specialisation in the areas of minerals processing, bioprocess engineering, catalytic processing, and environmental process engineering. The degree focuses on the development of technical expertise, problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills. For more information, refer to the Undergraduate Faculty Handbook .


The department has dynamic research programmes and students who have obtained satisfactory results in their undergraduate courses are encouraged to return for postgraduate study. Postgraduates may register as Masters or PhD students. The purpose of the MSc degree is to master the scientific method, with emphasis on critical evaluation of all information and data. The purpose of the PhD degree is to develop new insights in the field of Chemical Engineering. Both the MSc degree and the PhD degree incorporate the planning and execution of a research project within a particular time frame. For more information, refer to the Postgraduate Faculty Handbook.

Contact Information

Chemical Engineering Building, South Lane, Upper Campus, University of Cape Town

RondeboschWestern Cape

South Africa
t: +27 21 650 2518