University of South Africa Department of Chemical Engineering

University of South Africa (UNISA) Department of Chemical Engineering


Chemical engineers, are widely employed across many sectors which include chemicals, explosives, coal and gas as well as pharmaceutical industries.

Chemical engineering is concerned with the industrial processes involved in the physical or chemical conversion of raw materials into products with a higher economic and/or social value. Chemical engineers also play a key role in the conservation and protection of the environment. Chemical engineers enjoy a wide variety of employment opportunities. There is a shortage of chemical engineering technologists worldwide, and salaries have increased in line with demand.

About UNISA Chemical Engineering Department

Chemical Engineering Programmes

Entry Requirements

Application Guidelines

Contact Details

Career opportunities

Chemical engineers are widely employed in the following employment sectors: Chemicals; Metallurgical; Oil, coal and gas; Pharmaceuticals; Petrochemicals; Plastics and fibres; Explosives; Agriculture; Food processing; Effluent treatment; Water treatment; Power generation; Fertiliser manufacturing; Cement making; Papermaking; Education; Government; Research and Consulting and more.

Contact Information

Departmental Secretary: Mrs Sheila Mahlangu
Tel: 011 471 2048
Fax: 011 471 3054 / 2090
E-mail: civil&
Office: 502, GJ Gerwel Building, Science Campus

WIL (Work Integrated Learning):

Mrs Corina Mateescu
Chemical Engineering
Tel: 011 471 2235
Fax: 011 471 3054/2090
Office: C-568, Science Campus

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