Doctor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering

VUT Research offers postgraduate students from South Africa and other International countries the opportunity to complete a Doctor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering. We offer this qualification at the Vanderbijklpark campus only. The purpose of this qualification is to enable our graduates to further develop into researchers and be able to successfully take up these positions upon completion of the Doctorate.

Masters of Engineering in Chemical Engineering

Build Your Future In Chemical Engineering

  • International Focus -VUT Research’s degrees and academic programmes are internationally recognised
  • Focus On Chemical Processes – use, produce, transform, and transport chemicals, materials and energy
  • Facilities -At VUT Research we have world-class research facilities and resource access.

Chemical Engineering Course Requirements

In order for students to gain admission to complete a Doctor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering they need to have achieved the following:

Ad hoc cases will be treated on merit.

A Doctor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering is the highest possible level of qualification in the Chemical Engineering field and is a powerful acknowledgement of the student’s hard work, discipline, and knowledge of the subject. Achieving this degree is a great achievement and sets a biotechnologist in good stead in their future endeavours.

  • The proposed topic must be appropriate for higher degree research and it must be consistent with the academic aims and objectives of the student.

  • The student must have access to the necessary resources, facilities and the necessary budget in order to complete the degree within the timeframe.

  • There must be a qualified staff member holding confirmed, continuous or fixed-term appointments of sufficient length for the purposes of supervision of the proposed research and student.

  • The proposed program of work must be able to be completed within the maximum period of submission for the degree.

  • A suitable level of contact with the university supervisors must be maintained.

  • Where the applicant is currently employed, capacity to meet the timelines and other requirements must be considered.

  • The proposed research cannot reproduce research that has previously been submitted for the award of a degree or diploma.

  • Where the intellectual property rights of the applicant may be a consideration, a suitable agreement protecting the rights of the student needs to be signed. If the student is unwilling to sign an agreement, the research proposal may not be approved and the student may be required to choose another topic in an area that is not commercially sensitive.

  • The applicant should have no outstanding financial obligation with the University and in the case of international applicants, they should be able to verify the necessary financial capacity to undertake the program.

  • The applicant must possess sufficient English language proficiency.

Career Opportunities

Chemical engineers are involved with designing and testing processes that are used for the production of chemicals, fuels, food, pharmaceuticals and other products we use in our everyday lives and in the environment around us. Students who have completed a Doctor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering are able to take up research roles within the Chemical Engineering industry and carry out very important research that will aid in the creation of new processes and technologies being made as well as new products. It will also help to improve existing technologies, processes and products we are already using. The outcomes of research done will contribute to knowledge production within the specialized field and research work within the Chemical Engineering field is vitally important in our modern-day lives and in terms of creating a better world for future generations to come.