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TUT General Information For First Year Enrollment 2024



TUT General Information For First Year Enrollment 2024

TUT General Information For First Year Enrollment 2024. The strategic focus of TUT as a university of technology is on the development of the human resources of South Africa. Learning programmes are developed, in collaboration with industry and professional bodies, around specific cuttingedge work-related competencies and specifications.

The primary focus is thus professional and career-focused education. To promote readiness to practise the career, a system of cooperative education is in place at the institution, which allows the student to be exposed to a period of learning in the labour market.

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TUT General Information For First Year Enrollment 2024

Academic offerings are also designed with the latest technological advances in mind, are student-centred and are aimed at on the development of the student in totality.

At TUT, the emphasis is on

  • Cutting-edge technology
  • Innovation through to commercialisation
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Research and innovation
  • Partnerships and networks
  • Technological incubators, technology stations, centres and institutes
  • Community engagement

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The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) is the largest residential educational institution in South Africa. It is well on its way to becoming one of the most technologically advanced institutions in the country. This unique institution has a student body that is one of the most demographically representative in the country in terms of both race and gender, reflecting the Rainbow Nation in all its diversity

There is a sign of quality

As a dynamic university of technology, the Tshwane University of Technology will provide you with unlimited opportunities for professional and personal development, while equipping you with skills and knowledge to live your life to the fullest and to create your own destiny.

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At TUT, we value the diversity of views, knowledge and abilities each member of the TUT stakeholder community brings to the University’s quest for excellence in advancing and applying knowledge.

Since the University supports progressive thinking and encourages innovation, TUT’s seven faculties offer a broad spectrum of widely recognised programmes, many of which are unique to TUT, to choose from.

With such a choice, you are bound to find a career just for you! While we excel in the cultural and sporting arena and have a vibrant student life, TUT remains an institution focused on academic excellence. We respond to the needs and challenges of our country and continent, thus new market-related courses are developed continuously in close collaboration with trade and industry.

In this way, we can ensure that courses are affordable and that curricula have definite vocational and professional links. A system of cooperative education is in place at the institution. This exposes students to a period of learning in the labour market and promotes their readiness to practise their chosen careers. Academically, TUT is divided into seven faculties:


  • Faculty of Arts and Design
  • Faculty of Economics and Finance
  • Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Information and Communication Technology
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Science, incorporating Natural Sciences, Health Sciences and Agriculture

Programme Information

  • Life Orientation and an achievement level of 1 in a subject are not considered in the calculation of the Admission Point Score (APS).
  • Prospective students will not be admitted to any programme without prior evaluation.

Minimum admission requirements

TUT’s admission requirements for entry-level programmes adhere to national legislation and therefore the following are required:

  • Bachelor’s degrees: at least four subjects at performance level 4.
  • Diplomas: at least four subjects at performance level 3.
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Please verify specific and additional requirements per programme as indicated in the brochure.

Admission Point Score (APS)

Check online if you meet the requirements for consideration for admission into the programme(s) of your choice before you apply. To use this facility, please visit

Alternative and International Qualifications

Alternative and international qualifications (HIGSCE, IGCSE, NSSC A&O Level, IB Higher and Standard Level, etc) are dealt with in a specific manner

  • While there is a legal imperative to submit the certificate of equivalence (issued by SAQA or the CHE) it is recommended that the application process be initiated while the application for certificate is in process.
  • The Tshwane University of Technology cannot obtain this certificate on your behalf.

Conversion of Alternative/Equivalent Recognised Certificates

The following table and accompanying information gives an indication of how the University will evaluate the various certificates that may be offered as equivalent to the National Senior Certificate (SA).

Where possible, the University will evaluate the listed qualifications as indicated. However, the University has the right to refer any application to the formal application processes through the Senate.

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  • NSC                  National Senior Certificate
  • NC-V                National Certificate (Vocational)
  • IGCSE             International General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • HIGCSE         Higher International General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • SAT                 Senior Academic Test/Senior Academic Proficiency Test
  • NSSC              Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate
  • OLEVEL      Ordinary level
  • A-LEVEL      Advanced level
  • IB                   International Baccalaureate Schools (higher and standard levels)
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Please Note

As from March 2005, a minimum score of 1500 is needed for admission to a National Diploma, with a subminimum of not less than 460 for Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing. In accordance with HESA requirements, a minimum score of 1600 is needed for admission to a degree, with a subminimum of not less than 500 for Critical Reading and Mathematics and 550 for Writing.

The percentiles on the SAT certificate can be used to derive scores for Mathematics and English, as indicated in the table above. The student’s college entrance certificate (such as the certificate issued by the ACE School of Tomorrow) or individual SAT subject tests should be used for the scores of any other subjects required.

Recognition of Prior Learning, Status and Equivalence

Candidates may also apply at the Office of the Registrar for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or for admission via the Senate’s discretionary route. The specific relevant documentation will be requested from these applicants, and these cases will be handled on an individual basis (see Chapter 30 of Part 1 of the Prospectus). Tel: 012 382 4672

How to apply for admission

  • To apply for admission, please visit .
  • A valid email address is required before an electronic application can be submitted.
  • An email address can be obtained from any one of the free email providers:

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