Chemistry for Engineers

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Chemistry for Engineers

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3 - 4
  • Overview

    This course is intended to develop an understanding of basic chemical concepts for students in Civil, Electro-mechanical and Mechanical Engineering. The course includes topics in chemical stoichiometry, some systematic inorganic chemistry (particularly metal oxides), atomic structure and chemical bonding, with the emphasis on the structure of solids, chemical equilibrium and aqueous solution chemistry, acids and bases, thermochemistry, electrochemistry and corrosion of metals, polymers.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.