Diploma in Analytical Chemistry | CPUT

APS Required

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3 year(s)







  • English (HL or FAL): 4
  • Maths: 4
  • Tech Maths: 5
  • Physical Sciences: 4

For ECP (Extended), 28 APS with Maths, 29 APS with Tech Maths, and 30 APS with Maths Literacy
For Mainstream, 30 APS with Maths, and 31 APS with Tech Maths, and 32 APS with Maths Literacy

45% or above in Maths or Physical Sciences if the other one is 50% or above

Career Prospects

  • Laboratory Technician: Work in laboratories conducting chemical analyses of samples in industries such as pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, environmental testing, and cosmetics. Laboratory technicians prepare and test samples, operate analytical instruments, and ensure the accuracy and reliability of test results.
  • Quality Control Analyst: Ensure that products meet quality and safety standards by conducting rigorous chemical tests and analyses. Quality control analysts work in manufacturing industries, such as pharmaceuticals, food processing, and chemicals, to test raw materials, intermediates, and final products to ensure compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Environmental Analyst: Monitor and analyze environmental samples, such as air, water, and soil, to assess pollution levels and ensure environmental safety. Environmental analysts work for government agencies, environmental consulting firms, and research institutions, helping to enforce environmental regulations and protect public health.
  • Chemical Process Technician: Assist in the development and optimization of chemical processes in industrial settings, such as petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing. Chemical process technicians monitor and control chemical production processes, troubleshoot issues, and ensure efficient and safe operations.
  • Research Assistant: Support scientific research projects by conducting experiments, analyzing data, and maintaining laboratory equipment. Research assistants in analytical chemistry may work in academic institutions, research organizations, or private industry, contributing to the development of new materials, products, or technologies.
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