National N Diploma in Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering is the branch of Engineering that is concerned with the manufacturing of chemicals on an industrial scale. It also involves processes that convert raw materials into various products that we use every day through physical, thermal or chemical changes. 


SAQA ID: 67043
NQF Level: N4 - N6

Admission Requirements

N2: Engineering Studies or a Grade 11 or a Senior Certificate or NSC. 

Study Guides Provided.

Course Duration

The programme duration is 2 years full time and tuition is face to face. Programmes are offered during the week on a full time basis. Minimum 2 Years + 2 Years in-service Training. 


First Year - Semester One

  • Mathematics N3
  • Engineering Science N3
  • Industrial Orientation N3
  • Plant Operations Theory N3 

First Year - Semester Two

  • Mathematics N4
  • Engineering Science N4
  • Chemical Plant Operations N4
  • Chemistry N4 

Second Year - Semester One  

  • Mathematics N5 
  • Power Machines N5
  • Chemical Plant Operations N5

Second Year - Semester Two 

  • Mathematics N6 
  • Power Machines N6 
  • Chemical Plant Operations N5

Career Opportunities

Once you have completed Chemical Engineering N6 at Central Technical College, you will be equipped to apply for career jobs in the following fields: 

  • Process Plant construction 
  • Chemical Engineering 
  • Environmental Protection 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Research and Development Chemist 
  • Quality Control 
  • Laboratory 

Course offerings are subject to the Department of Higher Education and Training’s examination timetable for the current year. Not all courses are available at all campuses.

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