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CUT has exceptional applied research and innovation projects. From the latest medical innovation prototyping to renewable energy.

Undergraduate and Graduate Programmes 2025


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CUT offers programmes in a wide field of interest

Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology

ProgrammeMinimum Level of Achievement in Subject1 (0-29%) | 2(30-39%) | 3 (40 -49%) | 4 (50-59%) | 5 (60-69%) | 6 (70-79%) | 7 (80-100%)Life Orientation will be given a score of 1 point. See Admission PointsMinimum  Points
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Computer networking3644327
Engineering: Civil4444428
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Engineering: Construction4444444444427
Engineering: Health and Safety Management (Construction)444432
Engineering: Construction Management4444444444432
Engineering: Computer Systems444427
Engineering Technology in Electrical Engineering44432
Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering44327
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Engineering: Quantity Surveying4444444444432
Engineering: Renewable Energy Technologies4427
Engineering: Hydrology and Water Resources Management444428
Information Technology364427
Mathematics for Engineering Technology24327

For prospective students with NC(V) or N4, N5 and N6 qualifications

Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Management Sciences

Postgraduate Programmes

  1. Advanced Diploma in Applied Management
  2. Advanced Diploma in Health Management
  3. Advanced Diploma in Human Resources Management
  4. Advanced Diploma: Agricultural Extension
  5. Advanced Diploma: Computer Networking
  6. Advanced Diploma: Hospitality Management
  7. Advanced Diploma: Human Resources Management
  8. Advanced Diploma: Information Technology
  9. Advanced Diploma: Language Practice
  10. Advanced Diploma: Logistics and Transportation Management
  11. Advanced Diploma: Marketing
  12. Advanced Diploma: Media Studies
  13. Advanced Diploma: Public Management
  14. Advanced Diploma: Tourism Management
  15. Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  16. Postgraduate Diploma in Construction: Construction Management
  17. Postgraduate Diploma in Construction: Health and Safety Management
  18. Postgraduate Diploma in Construction: Quantity Surveying
  19. Postgraduate Diploma in Construction: Urban Development
  20. Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurial Management
  21. Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Management
  22. Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology
  23. Postgraduate Diploma in Language Practice
  24. Postgraduate Diploma in Media Studies
  25. Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management
  26. Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management
  27. Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism Management

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Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.