Masters of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
VUT Research invites students to complete a Masters of Engineering in Chemical Engineering within our Faculty of Engineering and Technology. We offer this qualification at our Vanderbijlpark campus only and accept postgraduate candidates from South Africa and other countries throughout the world. The programme consists of one year of full-time research which is then concluded with a Masters Dissertation. The purpose of this qualification is to develop the student into a researcher who is able to conduct independent research with minimum guidance in a chosen field of Chemical Engineering. It also promotes a lifelong learning approach and an aptitude for training other students in similar fields.
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 complete a Masters of Engineering in Chemical Engineering they need to have achieved the following:
- Baccalaureus Technologiae in Chemical Engineering with a minimum average of 60% required
- Proof of successful completion of a Vaal University of Technology approved course in Research Methodology
Ad hoc cases will be treated on merit.
A Masters of Engineering in Chemical Engineering 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.
As well as working as a qualified and practising Chemical Engineering Technologist, students who have completed their Masters of Engineering in Chemical Engineering can enjoy a career as a researcher within their chosen field in Chemical Engineering. Research is vital within this industry and having graduates who are fully qualified to complete successful research is extremely important when it comes to developing and improving technologies. Chemical engineers are known for developing economic ways of using energy and materials for the benefit of the communities and students with a Masters qualification will be valuable when it comes to providing research. Upon graduation students will be capable and ready to apply their acquired knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes to various work environments within South Africa and globally.