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Welcome to the Chemical Engineering department's server. The main interface is a Wiki, and the links in this paragraph should take you to Wikipedia, the best-known example of what communal editing can achieve. If you want to play, use the Sandbox.

The server is still under construction. The whole thing is editable at the moment, so if you see an error, fix it! If there's something you want but don't know how to do, add it to the WishList.


  • 2016-01-22: Gauteng top student joins ChemEng at UP.
  • 2015-05-05: online with the migrated wiki content.

(Older news)

Topical links

Things that are topical/are being discussed now, discussed on the wiki:

Video Lectures

The following youtube channels/playlists are known to be from the department

Many of these videos use Explain Everything and the Jupyter Notebook.

PC setup

Software tools

Venue bookings

Engineering 2 Access Control Links

Please select from the following options or visit the Engineering 2 Access Control Information page.

Also note that updates to the access control database will only be implemented on Fridays, requests submitted on a Friday will only be processed the following Friday. This includes request for disabling card access doors.

Undergraduate Program


  • For more information on the undergraduate modules go to the Curriculum
  • The current undergraduate assessment schedules is available here: Assessment Schedules

Final year research project (CSC411)

  • CSC 411 design project project allocation
  • CSC411 project assignment website
  • Signing of student's "Red File"
  • Regular (weekly) signing of student logbooks
  • Do not use mark sheets - these have been replaced by rubrics in ClickUP


Automatic reference tracking and quick search of papers you read

Quick Links

Staff Links

Group Websites

These sites are starting points for particular research groups within the department.

Educational links

Research links

Undergraduate tech needs

  • Pocket calculators: Casio fx-991es PLUS or fx-570es PLUS or the newer fx-991ex or fx-570ex or SHARP EL-W516
  • Comparison of non-programmable pocket calculators for undergraduate studies can be found here and here
  • Laptop: 15.6", Intel i5 or i7 CPU, >= 4 GB RAM, > 3 USB ports, a/b/g/n/ac WLAN, 1440 x 900 or above display resolution, > 500 GB HDD or 256 GB SSD
  • Tablet: Preferable 9.7 " display
  • Flash disk: > 8 GB USB Memory Stick
  • Printer (laser preferred)

Telephone Directory

Online telephone lists are also available at the following addresses:

  • Tuks LDAP. To use this you must be connected to the UP network.

Analysis Equipment

Several different analytical equipment is available in the department for use by researched and students. These equipment can be used by all with prior arrangement with the Custodian for the specific units. A list of the available analysis and equipment is listed below:

  • Particle size analysis and Zeta potential analysis (PSA)