Stellenbosch University Department of Process Engineering [Chemical Engineering]

Stellenbosch University Department of Process Engineering [Chemical Engineering]


The Department of Process Engineering is housed in the Process Engineering Building and its new Annexe which together include three lecture halls and well-equipped pilot and laboratory-scale teaching and research facilities.

The pilot-plant scale facilities include distillation columns, supercritical fluid extraction columns as well as a distillation characterisation set-up. The Department has equipment for measuring binary and multicomponent phase equilibria, transport properties and mass transfer characteristics at pressures ranging from atmospheric to several hundred atmospheres.

Computer facilities include a dedicated, industry-sponsored computer centre with high-end processing power and various process simulation and extensive data analysis packages. The extractive metallurgical laboratories house a variety of fully instrumented furnaces with gas cleaning and analysis capabilities as well as equipment for hydrometallurgical processing.

The bioprocess engineering facility comprises pretreatment equipment, pilot-scale fermentation vessels, fully instrumented bioreactors, shaking incubators and peripheral equipment. The Department has extensive analytical facilities to support its range of research and teaching activities.

About the Department

Programmes offered

Entrance Requirements

Application Guide

Contact Information

Kindly contact the University Client Service Centre at +27 21 808 9111 or send an email to

Faculty-specific queries:

Please contact the Faculty Secretary:

Ms Nicole Hartzenburg