UNISA National Diploma: Engineering: Chemical Course, Module and Curriculum



UNISA National Diploma: Engineering: Chemical Course, Module and Curriculum

Qualification code: NDENG
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 360
Rules:
The following practical modules must be done at Unisa’s Muckleneuk Campus in Pretoria: INC2PRA, ORC2PRA and PCH2PRA. The practical component of these study units is compulsory. Registration for the practical component is done at Unisa. The Chemical Engineering practical courses must be done at Unisa Florida laboratories, Vaal University of Technology, Durban University of Technology or Cape University of Technology as these institutions offer the same courses. If the student decides to do the practical component at VUT, DUT or CPUT, then Unisa will make the necessary arrangements and pay the costs involved. Both the theoretical and the practical component of the subject must be passed before credit for the subject can be obtained. The practical component must be done simultaneously or after the theoretical component. Modules can be completed concurrently or in different years. Access to a personal computer is compulsory for the practical. All study materials and examination papers (except Mathematics III) are available only in English. Work integrated learning is a compulsory component towards the completion of this qualification. Students may do CEP101E and CEP201E sequentially (i.e. CEP201E after CEP101E) or simultaneously by registering for both modules in the same year. A student may only select Option A for CEP101E and CEP201E if s/he has a placement.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

Successful applicants and re-registering students must register to study through Unisa in 2016. Applicants can only begin the registration process if they have received an official approval of their application from Unisa. Re-registering students can begin the registration process after receiving their registration details from Unisa. Should you wish to change to an alternative qualification, please apply for the alternative qualification during the next application period.



How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:



  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study;
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester;
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and/or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree/non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.
You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately:



  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules;
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

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Curriculum for this qualification



As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.
Rules:
The following practical modules must be done at Unisa’s Muckleneuk Campus in Pretoria: INC2PRA, ORC2PRA and PCH2PRA. The practical component of these study units is compulsory. Registration for the practical component is done at Unisa. The Chemical Engineering practical courses must be done at Unisa Florida laboratories, Vaal University of Technology, Durban University of Technology or Cape University of Technology as these institutions offer the same courses. If the student decides to do the practical component at VUT, DUT or CPUT, then Unisa will make the necessary arrangements and pay the costs involved. Both the theoretical and the practical component of the subject must be passed before credit for the subject can be obtained. The practical component must be done simultaneously or after the theoretical component. Modules can be completed concurrently or in different years. Access to a personal computer is compulsory for the practical. All study materials and examination papers (except Mathematics III) are available only in English. Work integrated learning is a compulsory component towards the completion of this qualification. Students may do CEP101E and CEP201E sequentially (i.e. CEP201E after CEP101E) or simultaneously by registering for both modules in the same year. A student may only select Option A for CEP101E and CEP201E if s/he has a placement.



First level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CHE181T – Chemistry I (Theory) Co-requisite:CHE1PRA
CHE1PRA – Chemistry I (Practical) Co-requisite:CHE181T
DCE1501 – Drawing: Chemical Engineering I
ENN103F – English for Academic Purposes
EUP1501 – Ethical Information and Communication Technologies for Development Solutions
FIC181C – Physics I (Theory) Co-requisite:FIC1PRA
FIC1PRA – Physics I (Practical) Co-requisite:FIC181C
MAT1581 – Mathematics I (Engineering)

Second level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CEM2601 – Chemical Engineering Technology II Co-requisite:CHE181T & CEMPRA2 or CEM2PRA
CEMPRA2 – Chemical Engineering Technology II (Practical) Co-requisite:CEM2601 or CEM211F
CHF2601 – Chemical Engineering Fundamentals II
ENP291Q – Engineering Physics II (Theory) Pre-requisite:FIC181C
Co-requisite:ENP2PRA
ENP2PRA – Engineering Physics II (Practical) Pre-requisite:FIC181C
Co-requisite:ENP291Q
INC251U – Inorganic Chemistry II (Theory) Pre-requisite:CHE181T & CHE1PRA
INC2PRA – Inorganic Chemistry II (Practical) Co-requisite:INC251U
MAT2691 – Mathematics II (Engineering) Pre-requisite:MAT1581
ORC221F – Organic Chemistry II (Theory) Pre-requisite:CHE181T & CHE1PRA
ORC2PRA – Organic Chemistry II (Practical) Co-requisite:ORC221F
PCH241P – Physical Chemistry II (Theory) Pre-requisite:CHE181T, CHE1PRA
PCH2PRA – Physical Chemistry II (Practical) Co-requisite:PCH241P

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CEM311A – Chemical Engineering Technology III (Module A) Pre-requisite:CEM2601 or CEM211F
Co-requisite:CEMPRA3 or CEM3PRA
CEMPRA3 – Chemical Engineering Technology III (Module A) (Practical) Co-requisite:CEM311A
CEP101E – Chemical Engineering Practice I (Option A: Workplace-Based Learning or Option B: Project-Based Learning) Co-requisite:Option A: CHE181T & CHE1PRA & DCE1501 & ENN103F & EUP1501 & FIC181C & FIC1PRA & MAT1581 Option B: CEM321B & CEMPRA3 & CHP3602 & CPD3601 & EMA2602 & TDA3601
CHP3601 – Chemical Plant III (Module A) Pre-requisite:CHE181T
EMA2601 – Engineering Management II (Module A)
PCT3601 – Process Control III Pre-requisite:MAT1581
Co-requisite:MAT2691
TDC3601 – Thermodynamics (Chemical Engineering III) Co-requisite:PCH241P

Fourth level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
CEM321B – Chemical Engineering Technology III (Module B) Co-requisite:CEM311A & CEMPRB3 or CEM3PRB
CEMPRB3 – Chemical Engineering Technology III Module B (Practical) Co-requisite:CEM321B
CEP201E – Chemical Engineering Practice II (Option A: Workplace-Based Learning or Option B: Project-Based Learning) Co-requisite:Option A: CEP101E Option B: CEM321B & CEMPRA3 & CHP3602 & CPD3601 & EMA2602 & TDA3601
CHP3602 – Chemical Plant III (Module B) Pre-requisite:CHE181T
CPD3601 – Chemical Process Design: Principles III Pre-requisite:CEM2601 or CEM211F
Co-requisite:CEM311A & CEM321B
EMA2602 – Engineering Management II (Module B)
TDA3601 – Thermodynamics (Applied III) Co-requisite:PCH241P

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