Colleges and Universities Offering Diploma in Analytical Chemistry in South Africa

  • Course Name: Diploma in Analytical Chemistry(Analytical Chemistry)
  • Major Subject: Analytical Chemistry
  • Course Category: Diploma Courses

Diploma in Analytical Chemistry program equips students with a solid understanding of chemical analysis methods and techniques. This program covers essential topics such as;
-Instrumental analysis
-Quality control
-Chemical instrumentation
-Laboratory safety.
Students gain hands-on experience through practical lab work, enabling them to develop essential skills in analyzing and interpreting data accurately.

Career opportunities for Diploma in Analytical Chemistry graduates include:
1. Laboratory analyst
2. Quality control chemist
3. Research assistant
4. Chemical technician
5. Pharmaceutical analyst
6. Environmental analyst
7. Food and beverage analyst
8. Forensic chemist
9. Petrochemical analyst
10. Product development scientist

These diverse career paths offer ample opportunities for graduates to contribute to various industries by employing their expertise in analytical chemistry and ensuring the quality and safety of products, environmental sustainability, and scientific research.

Institutions Offering Diploma in Analytical Chemistry

  • Nelson Mandela University  Nelson Mandela University , Port Elizabeth   
    Course content

    (i) Analytical Chemistry 1

    (ii) Analytical Chemistry 2

    (iii) General Chemistry 1

    (iv) Inorganic Chemistry 2

    (v) Organic Chemistry 2

    (vi) Physical Chemistry 2

    (vii) Physics For Chemistry

    (viii) Analytical Chemistry 3a

    (ix) Analytical Chemistry 3b

    (x) Analytical Chemistry 3a Practical

    (xi) Analytical Chemistry 3b Practical

    (xii) Inorganic Chemistry 3a

    (xiii) Inorganic Chemistry 3b

    (xiv) Organic Chemistry 3a

    (xv) Organic Chemistry 3b

    (xvi) Physical Chemistry 3a

    (xvii) Physical Chemistry 3b

    (xviii) Principles Of Quality Assurance

    (xix) Computer Skills 2

    (xx) Statistics For Analytical Chemists

    (xxi) Mathematics Ii

    (xxii) Chemical Industry-Practical

    (xxiii) Chemistry Project Iii

    Admission requirements for current grade 12 learners

    (i) Minimum NSC statutory requirements for diploma entry must be met.

    (ii) An applicant with NSC Grade 12 Mathematics requires a minimum Applicant Score of 350.

    (iii) NSC achievement rating of at least 55% for Mathematics.

    (iv) NSC achievement rating of at least 50% for Physical Sciences

    Admission requirement for applicants who matriculated prior to 2008

    (i) Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification with Mathematics and Physical Science (minimum SG=D) and English (minimum HG=D).

    (ii) Learners must score at least 28 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.

    Mode of study: full time

    Course duration: 3 years
  • INTEC College INTEC College, Cape Town  
    Duration: 24 months

    Minimum entry requirement:
    Grade 12 (Std. 10) or equivalent, or the INTEC Chemical Laboratory Assistant Certificate, or minimum 3 years relevant work experience.
  • Vaal University of Technology Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark  
    Duration: 3 years

    Minimum entry requirement:
    1.NSC endorsement
    2.Compulsory subjects:
    -English 50%
    -Mathematics 50%
    -Physical Science 50%
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town  
    Duration: 3 years
  • Mangosuthu University of Technology Mangosuthu University of Technology, Umlazi  
  • Berea Technical College Berea Technical College, Durban  

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