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InnoVenton and The Downstream Chemicals Technology Station

The course is currently the only one of its kind in South Africa. The curriculum has been designed around a comprehensive competency profile for a chemical process technician that provides for training in and across seven competency fields including personal effectiveness, academic knowledge, professional skills, regulatory knowledge, technical skills, organisational skills and management competencies.

Hands-on practical training includes training in the only working pilot chemical production facility at a South African university which provides for seamless integration into a real-life working environment.

Much emphasis is placed on communication skills and teamwork in view of the criticality of many of the tasks of the chemical process technician in mega production facilities.





Do you have what it takes to become a Chemical Process Technician?

If you have:

  • a high motivation to be involved in technology;
  • a proven aptitude for technology;
  • above average communication skills;
  • strong problem solving skills; and
  • the ability to deal with unique novel situations,

then consider a career as a Chemical Process Technician. 

Nelson Mandela University offers you the opportunity to follow a career in Chemical Process Technology.

Our 2018 first year Chemical Process Technology students with their Process Technology lecturer Mr Bothwell Nyoni (far right in blue jacket)

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Contact information
Dr Shawn Gouws
Programme Coordinator: Diploma Chemical Process Technology
Tel: 27 415043178

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