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Type: Public Institution
Motto: Thinking Beyond
Affiliated to: AAU, HESA
Established: 1981
No of Students: 18,000
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Henk de Jager
Campuses: Bloemfontein; Welkom
Website: https://www.cut.ac.za/
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The Central University of Technology, also known as the Central University of Technology, Free State, is a university of technology in Bloemfontein, in the Free State province of South Africa. It was established in 1981 as Technikon Free State. Following South Africa’s restructuring of its higher education system, it was promoted to a university of technology. The university has two campuses, with the main campus located in Bloemfontein, and.. more

The Central University of Technology, also known as the Central University of Technology, Free State, is a university of technology in Bloemfontein, in the Free State province of South Africa. It was established in 1981 as Technikon Free State. Following South Africa’s restructuring of its higher education system, it was promoted to a university of technology. The university has two campuses, with the main campus located in Bloemfontein, and a number of satellite campuses located in Welkom in the heart of the Free State goldfields, and at Kimberley in facilities managed by the Northern Cape Higher Education Institute.

The Central University of Technology is ranked 20th in South Africa according to Webometrics’ ranking of African universities. The university aspires to excellence that is approached through diligent effort, both individual and collective. As a university of technology, all research programmes are directed at solving problems in business, industry, and government, in what is known as a triple-helix approach. To that end, the university’s Research and Development Office, through the bias of the Technology & Innovation Unit, is responsible for the facilitation of the transfer of new technology, irrespective of the field of application, to business and industry. In recent years CUT has worked on improving the relevance and impact and enhance the quality of its learning, teaching, research and innovation practices. The university counts over 18000 students, with a staff of more than 800.

The Central University of Technology counts several facilities and services that enhance a conducive academic environment for its university community. These facilities are shared across its 2 campuses in Bloemfontein and Welkom. The Science Park in Bloemfontein was established in 1999 to allow community access to the institution’s technology and applied research. It acts as a bridge between CUT’s expertise on the one hand, and the community on the other. The Welkom campus facilities for students include: a library and information services, student cafeteria, computer laboratories, equipped laboratories for programmes offered, a wellness centre supports staff and students with psychological matters, counselling, supplement studies, social services, and a wide range of sports facilities.
Many notable alumni from CUT are South African rugby union players like Ruben de Hass, Jasper Wiese, Chris Dry and Henry Immelman.

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Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology

Programmes

  • Computer networking
  • Engineering: Civil
  • Engineering: Construction
  • Engineering: Construction Management
  • Engineering: Computer Systems
  • Engineering: Electrical (Light .. more

Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology

Programmes

  • Computer networking
  • Engineering: Civil
  • Engineering: Construction
  • Engineering: Construction Management
  • Engineering: Computer Systems
  • Engineering: Electrical (Light Current)
  • Engineering: Electrical (Heavy Current)
  • Engineering: Mechanical
  • Engineering: Quantity Surveying
  • Engineering: Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Engineering: Hydrology and Water Resources Management
  • Information Technology
  • Information Technology (Software Development or Web and Application Development)
  • Engineering: Logistics and Transportation Management

Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Clinical Sciences
  • Department of Health Sciences
  • Department of Life Sciences

Faculty of Humanities

  • Department of Communication Sciences
  • Department of Design and Studio Art
  • Department of Language and Social Sciences Education
  • Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
  • Department of Postgraduate Studies in Education

Faculty of Management Sciences

 

  • Department of Accounting and Auditing
  • Department of Business Management
  • Department of Business Support Studies
  • Department of Government Management
  • Department of Hospitality Management
  • Department of Tourism and Event Management
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Admission Requirements

Minimum statutory requirements for NC(V) 4 Level students

  • Candidates must meet the minimum statutory requirements for students in possession of an NC(V) 4 qualification, as set out in Government Gazette no. 32743 of 26 November 2006, to be eligible for admission to a higher certificate, diploma and bachelor’s degree .. more

Admission Requirements

Minimum statutory requirements for NC(V) 4 Level students

  • Candidates must meet the minimum statutory requirements for students in possession of an NC(V) 4 qualification, as set out in Government Gazette no. 32743 of 26 November 2006, to be eligible for admission to a higher certificate, diploma and bachelor’s degree (See Table 1).
  • Candidates must note that, according to Section 37 (i) of the Higher Education Act (Act 101 of 1997), the decision to admit a student to higher education study is the right and responsibility of the higher education institution concerned. This implies that individual institutions may set additional admission requirements for specific programmes.

Table 1: Minimum statutory admission requirements

Qualification Minimum entry requirement
Higher certificate • All statutory requirements for NC(V) 4 should be met;

• 40% in English;

• 30% in either Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy;
• 40% in Life Orientation; and
• 50% in the other four vocational subjects.

Diploma • All statutory requirements for NC(V) 4 should be met;

• 50% in three fundamental subjects, one of which must be English; and

• 60% in three compulsory vocational modules.

Bachelor’s degree • All statutory requirements for NC(V) 4 should be met;

• 60% in three fundamental subjects, one of which must be English; and

• 70% in three compulsory vocational modules.

 Institutional requirements for NC(V) 4 level students

  • NC(V) 4 candidates must score the minimum admission points on the scoring scale for admission, as prescribed in the CUT admissions policy (See Table 2). Since NC(V) programmes are highly specialised, such applicants will only be considered for admission into programmes of similar specialisation, for example NC(V): Tourism applicants will be considered for the Diploma: Tourism Management only, and no other specialisation, regardless of their performance in the NC(V) examinations. Admission to a particular programme is subject to the requirements of that programme (See Table 3 below).
  • NC(V) 4 applicants are eligible for university admission only if they have obtained a full qualification. No applicant will be admitted based on the completion of certain subjects in a qualification.
  • Life Orientation forms part of the final score, with a maximum value of one.
  • NC(V) candidates are expected to possess a minimum level of proficiency in English, since this is the language of learning and teaching (LoLT) at CUT. A minimum mark of 50% for English as Home Language (vernacular) or First Additional Language is therefore considered to be sufficient, although any proof of proficiency in the English language will also be taken into consideration.

The scoring scale for NC (V) 4 subjects is indicated in Table 2.

Percentage achieved in NCV subject 30-
39%
40-
49%
50-59% 60-
69%
70-
79%
80-
89%
90-100%
Points rating for % value 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Table 2: Scoring scale for NC(V) 4

The programme-specific requirements are indicated in Table 3.

CIVIL ENGINEERING AND BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

NC(V) 4 PROGRAMMES CUT QUALIFICATIONS SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS
Construction Planning National Diploma: Civil Engineering

National Diploma: Building

In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 50% in both Mathematics and Physical Science is required for applicants seeking to pursue their studies in Civil Engineering.
Every applicant must write an access assessment test.
In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 50% in Mathematics or 70% in Mathematical Literacy is required for applicants seeking to pursue their studies in Building.
Physical Science is recommended.
Every applicant must write an access assessment test.
Construction Supervision
Materials
Carpentry and Roof Work
Concrete Structures
Masonry
Physical Science
Plumbing
Roads
Drawing Office Practice
Architectural Graphics and Technology
Civil and Structural Steel work
Mechanical Draughting and Technology
Drawing Office Procedures and Techniques

Education and Development

NC(V) 4 PROGRAMMES CUT QUALIFICATIONS SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS
Art and Science of Teaching Diploma: Design and Studio Art In addition to the general entry requirements, the following subjects are highly recommended: Painting, Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Graphic Processes, Jewellery Design, Jewellery Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship and Business Management (only N4), History of Art (N5 and N6).
Human and Social Development
Learning Psychology

Electrical Infrastructure Construction

NC(V) 4 PROGRAMMES CUT QUALIFICATIONS SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS
Electrical Principles and Practice National Diploma: Electrical Engineering In addition to the general admission requirements, a minimum mark of 50% in both Mathematics and Physical Science is required. Every applicant must write an access assessment test.
Electronic Control and Digital Electronics
Electrical Workmanship
Electrical Systems and Construction
Physical Science

Admission Requirements for Students With N3, N4, N5 And N6 Qualifications

The following admission requirements apply:

  • A candidate with an FET N3, N4, N5 or N6 certificate may qualify for admission to the first year of a diploma qualification, based on his or her seven best subjects for N4/N5 or N5/N6 and a minimum of 50% for English at N3 level. However, a candidate must meet the minimum admission requirements, including the language requirement, on the CUT scoring scale before he/she will be allowed to write an access assessment test (see Table 4 for the CUT scoring scale for N qualifications).
  • A candidate with an N3, N4, N5 or N6 certificate does not qualify for any subject recognition.
  • Subject recognition may be granted to FET students who have successfully completed their FET N6 diplomas. Such subject recognition will only be considered for first-year CUT certificate and/or diploma subjects and will only be based on FET N6 level diploma subjects completed successfully. These subjects must be passed at N4, N5 and N6 level with a score of 50% or above.
  • Programme prerequisites must be met before a candidate will be admitted to a specific programme.
  • An official statement of results must be presented to CUT.

The scoring scale for candidates in possession of N3, N4, N5 and N6 qualifications is indicated in Table 4.

 Table 4: CUT scoring scale for N qualifications

Symbol achieved N3 N4/N5/N6
A 6 8
B 5 7
C 4 6
D 3 5
E 2 4

 If you do not qualify on the scoring scales, do not despair. CUT offers an Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP), a bridge year(s) that will give you various options before continuing on your true career path.

Postgraduate Admission Requirements

Postgraduate Diplomas Requirements

  • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree  OR
  • Attained a level of competence
  • Some Schools/College may accept and Advanced Diploma for entry into a Postgraduate Diploma if HEQF  (Higher Education Qualification Framework) requirements are met.

Bachelor of Honours Degrees Requirements

  • An appropriate Bachelor’s degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree OR
  • Attained a level of competence

Masters by Coursework and Masters by Research Requirements

  • A relevant prerequisite degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree OR
  • Attained a level of competence

Doctor of philosophy or supervised Doctor degrees by research 

Requirements

  • A relevant prerequisite degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree

How to Apply

Application to CUT is basically online OR offline depending on your preference by following the following steps stated below. To become a student at the Central University of Technology, CUT, you have to note the following:

Any person applying for admission to the CUT must request an application form from the Assistant Registrar: Academic Structure and Student Enrolment Services at the following address:

Assistant Registrar:
Academic Structure and Student Enrolment Services

Private Bag X20539

Bloemfontein

9300

South Africa

Intake Cycles

  • Applications for the following year will open in May/June of each year; closing date is end of August.
  • Applications for the second semester will open in March/April of each year; closing date is end of May. Please note only selected programmes have a second semester intake.
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Bloemfontein is a city in the Free State Province of South Africa. It is the judicial capital of the nation and the seventh-largest city in South Africa. The city is part of the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality. Bloemfontein was officially founded in 1846 as a British outpost in the Transoranje region, because of its proximity to the main route to Winburg, the spacious open country, and the a.. more

Bloemfontein is a city in the Free State Province of South Africa. It is the judicial capital of the nation and the seventh-largest city in South Africa. The city is part of the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality. Bloemfontein was officially founded in 1846 as a British outpost in the Transoranje region, because of its proximity to the main route to Winburg, the spacious open country, and the absence of horse sickness. With colonial policy shifts the region changed into the Orange River Sovereignty in 1848, and eventually the Orange Free State Republic in 1854, with Bloemfontein serving as the capital of the Orange River Colony and the provincial capital of Free State from the very beginning. In 1910 it became the Judicial capital of the Union of South Africa. Bloemfontein experiences a semi-arid climate with hot summer days and cooler, dry winters, often with frosts. Average temperatures vary between 7.5 degrees Celsius to 24.4 degrees Celsius. Bloemfontein has a population of about 256000 people, with black Africans being the majority at 56.1%, followed by Whites at 29.8%. Afrikaans is the most spoken first language at 42.5%, followed by Sotho (33.4%) and English (7.5%). Bloemfontein’s economy is driven by the government sector, with some of the nation’s largest retail companies headquartered in the city. The economic development of the city was spurred by the exploitation of the Free State goldfields and by the Orange River multipurpose irrigation and power project.

Bloemfontein is known for its natural and manmade beauty. It is famously referred to as “the city of roses” for its abundance of roses, as well as the annual rose festival held there. The Bloemfontein Rose Festival is held every October, with the majority of events happening at the Loch Logan Waterfront in the city. It attracts rose enthusiasts from all over South Africa and the world, making Bloemfontein a popular tourist destination. The city is also home to several shopping centres and malls, as well as casinos and theatres. The King’s Park and the Franklin Game Reserve on Naval Hill are some of the attractive landmarks of the city. The city also contains the Supreme Court of Appeal. It equally hosts sub-Saharan Africa’s first digital planetarium, the Naval Hill Planetarium, as well as the Boyden Observatory, an astronomical research observatory erected by Harvard University. Bloemfontein’s transport network is served by several national and regional roads, a rail line that acts as an important junction between Johannesburg and Cape Town, and an airport with scheduled flights to all of South Africa’s major cities.
The city is the seat of the University of the Free State and the Central University of Technology, but also of several primary and secondary schools, making it a conducive environment for education.

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Motto: Thinking Beyond
Affiliated to: AAU, HESA
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