UNISA Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Chemical Course

UNISA Baccalaureus Technologiae: Engineering: Chemical Course

Qualification code: BTENC
NQF level: 7
Total credits: 120
SAQA ID: 62319
APS/AS: 50
Maximum time to complete this qualification:  3 years

Admission and re-admission requirements

Qualification admission requirements

Your admission to Unisa is dependent on you meeting the specific admission requirements for your chosen qualification.
National Diploma: Engineering (S4) in the relevant discipline OR National Higher Diploma in Chemical Engineering (T4), PLUS the following bridging subjects: Process Control III (PCT3601 or PCT381H), which is the prerequisite for PCT401C; National Diploma: Chemical Engineering (T3 diploma: 3 semesters Uot training plus 3 semesters work integrated learning service training) PLUS the following 4 bridging units: Process Control III (PCT3601 or PCT381H); Chemical Engineering Technology III (Module B) (CEM321B and CEMPRB3 or CEM3PRB); Thermodynamics: Chemical Engineering III (TDC341P or TDC3601 ); Chemical Process Design: Principles III (CPD371S or CPD3601); Foreign Chemical Engineering qualifications are considered but subject to SAQA evaluation and departmental approval or a minimum of 50% of the completed qualification that satisfy the vocational requirement of the specific B-Tech qualification.

Student fees and funding your studies

Application fee

Pay the application fee once you’ve received your student number:

  • R105 for online applications
  • R160 for hard copy applications

Please note that this application fee is non-refundable even if you decide not to study through Unisa or do not qualify for admission to Unisa.

Student fees

Click here to find out more about Unisa’s student fees, and the bursaries and loans for Unisa students.

Apply for admission

Applications for admission to undergraduate higher certificates, diplomas & degrees, advanced certificates, advanced diplomas, the Postgraduate Certificate in Education & BTech degrees will be open from August – September 
Applications will however close earlier on August for the following two qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Social Work (90088)
  • Higher Certificate in Social Auxiliary Work (90011)

Please note:

  • Everyone wanting to start a new qualification must apply for admission.
  • Unisa will inform you of the outcome of your application. If successful, Unisa will indicate for which qualification you have been accepted and will offer you a space for the period for which you have applied (ie either semester 1 or semester 2).
  • You must accept or decline Unisa’s offer within the prescribed period of time.
  • If you accept Unisa’s offer, you must register for the period for which you have been granted admission (ie semester 1 or semester 2). Should you not register for the relevant semester of study, you will need to re-apply for admission during the next application period.

Additional support for this qualification via TVET colleges

Unisa has an agreement with various Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges to offer classes in a selected number of qualifications. These classes have proved to generally improve the throughput rate of students who enrol for them.
Take note of the following:

  • Make sure that your TVET college of choice offers support in your qualification.
  • Apply for admission during Unisa’s application period via your TVET college or via Unisa.


Unisa will send the necessary information about registration dates and the registration process to all successful applicants who have confirmed their acceptance of Unisa’s offer. Visit www.unisa.ac.za/register for registration information