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Type: Public Institution
Motto: 'Knowledge is Power'
Affiliated to: AAU; ACU; HESA
Established: 1979
No of Students: 11,600
Vice-Chancellor: Dr Enoch Duma Malaza
Website: https://www.mut.ac.za/
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Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) is a University of Technology situated on the outskirts of Durban, South Africa. The idea of establishing a tertiary educational institution specializing in technical subjects was suggested in 1974. After a study showed that there existed an immediate need and demand for more technicians, the Anglo American and De Beers Groups Chairperson’s Fund decided to provide R5 million to build the necessar.. more

Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) is a University of Technology situated on the outskirts of Durban, South Africa. The idea of establishing a tertiary educational institution specializing in technical subjects was suggested in 1974. After a study showed that there existed an immediate need and demand for more technicians, the Anglo American and De Beers Groups Chairperson’s Fund decided to provide R5 million to build the necessary facilities for a university, with sponsorship coming from companies like Mobil Oil, AECI, the S.A. Sugar Millers’ Association, the Rembrandt and Distillers Corporation, LTA Limited, and Sasol. By 1977 the project was launched for the building of a Technikon in Umlazi. By 1979 teaching had begun and Mangosuthu Technikon moved to its permanent location in 1981. In November 2007 the name changed to Mangosuthu University of Technology. The main campus is located on the outskirts of Durban, in the KwaZulu Natal province.

Mangosuthu University of Technology is ranked 24th in South Africa, according to Webometrics’ ranking of African universities. The university provides students with career-oriented skills through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the workplace. It cooperates closely with commerce and industry to ensure that the curriculum of a particular qualification is completely relevant to the chosen field and that the qualification is market-related. The university programmes demand in-service training alongside theoretical studies. The qualifications of the Mangosuthu University of Technology are recognised by all other Universities of Technology in South Africa and to this end, the institution operates on a system of external moderators drawn from other Universities of Technology, Universities and Industry. The standards of the Mangosuthu University of Technology are closely monitored by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC). The University counts over 11500 students.

Mangosuthu University of Technology offers facilities and services to its university community in a bid to enhance a conducive academic environment. There are subject librarians for each faculty. The Internet laboratory has over 120 computers available. The Library has two discussion rooms, as well as audio-visual aids for studying and research. The Student Housing Unit’s mission is to provide a home-away-from-home environment. The university has a total of 27 residences, with most rooms being double occupancy. All residences have washing/laundry facilities available. The university has equally invested massively in technology infrastructure, including interdepartmental technology transfer, research centres language laboratories and practical centres.

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Faculty of Engineering

  • Department of Construction Management and Surveying
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Management Sciences

Faculty of Engineering

  • Department of Construction Management and Surveying
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Management Sciences

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Office Management
  • Department of Human Resource Management
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of Public Administration & Economics

Faculty of Natural Sciences

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Department of Community Extension
  • Department of Environmental Health
  • Department of Information, Communications & Technology
  • Department of Nature Conservation
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Admission Requirements
Each faculty stipulates admission requirements based on points aggregate calculated from the best five subjects presented by the prospective student. Over and above the points system, some departments administer a compulsory entrance test. Not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements can be accepted due to limited space. The selection proces.. more

Admission Requirements
Each faculty stipulates admission requirements based on points aggregate calculated from the best five subjects presented by the prospective student. Over and above the points system, some departments administer a compulsory entrance test. Not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements can be accepted due to limited space. The selection process prioritises the best-qualified applicants and those who selected MUT as their first or second choice.
Minimum Entrance Requirements
♦ National Senior Certificate with a diploma pass or N3 with 50% pass in Mathematics and English
♦ A minimum of 5 subjects with level 4 pass for diploma study and level 3 for Access Courses
♦ English Home Language or First Additional Language, level 4 pass
♦ Specific subject combination and pass level relevant to the qualification
♦ Minimum points as per faculty requirement and as listed on the CAO handbook

HOW TO APPLY
Prospective students are advised to choose MUT as a first choice on the Central Applications Office (CAO) website. Application forms can be downloaded from the CAO website, www.cao.ac.za. You may also apply online by going to the website www.cao.ac.za, click on the “Apply” tab, then click on apply now, and follow the easy application process.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
**The Application Deadline at MUT for the academic year starting on Jan 2021 semester is September 30th 2020.

APPLICATION FEES
The Application fees at Mangosuthu University of Technology is as follows;
**South African Applicants: R220
**Late applications from South Africans: R400
**Applications from International Students: R250
**Late applications from International students: R500

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Durban is a city in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. It is the third most populous city in the country, after Johannesburg and Cape Town. It is located on the east coast of South Africa, looking out upon the Indian Ocean. It lies at the mouth of the Umgeni River. Durban has been inhabited since 100000 BC, home to communities of hunter-gatherers throughout the area of present-day KwaZ.. more

Durban is a city in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. It is the third most populous city in the country, after Johannesburg and Cape Town. It is located on the east coast of South Africa, looking out upon the Indian Ocean. It lies at the mouth of the Umgeni River. Durban has been inhabited since 100000 BC, home to communities of hunter-gatherers throughout the area of present-day KwaZulu-Natal. European settlement began with a band of Cape Colony traders led by Francis G. Farewell, who charted the port in 1824 and named the site Port Natal. The land was ceded to the group by Shaka, the Zulu king, and the Old Fort was built. Durban was founded in 1835 on the site of Port Natal, named after Sir Benjamin D’Urban, the governor of the Cape Colony. In the late 1830s and early ’40s, the Boers clashed with the British over control of Durban, with the Boers eventually accepting British annexation under military pressure. It became a borough in 1854, and it was established as a city in 1935. The city has a humid subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers and pleasantly warm and dry winters. The average temperature in winter is 17 degrees Celsius and in the summer 24 degrees Celsius. Durban is home to about 3.4 million people, making it one of the largest cities in the country. It is an ethnically diverse city of mixed beliefs and traditions, with Zulus forming the largest ethnic group. After apartheid, there was an African population boom, with the number of Black Africans increasing while the number of people in other groups decreased. The city’s demographics indicate that 68% of the population is of working age, and 38% of the people in Durban are under the age of 19. It is home to the highest number of dollar millionaires added per year in any South African City, with the number rising 200% between 2000 and 2014.

Durban is home to a natural harbour, one of the world’s major commercial ports. Development of the port began in 1855. It serves the Witwatersrand industrial region, and it is a major container port and point of entry for bulk raw materials, capital goods and industrial equipment. After World War I, Durban changed from a typical Victorian town to a modern metropolis with skyscrapers and storey buildings. The city id the headquarters of South Africa’s sugar industry. It is equally a centre of diversified manufacturing activity. The city’s proximity to KwaZulu-Natal’s game and nature reserves renders it a prime touristic destination. Some of these parks and reserves include the Durban Botanical Gardens, Hawaan Forest, Umgeni River Bird Park, Mitchell Park Zoo. The city is equipped with several stadiums and sports facilities, like the Durban Ice Arena, the Moses Mabhida Stadium and the Kingsmead Cricket Ground; these facilities support activities like Sky car rides, bungee jumping, ice skating, birthday parties, school excursions, and sporting events. The Greyville Racecourse is a country club with a golf course, and Kings Park Stadium hosts the internationally renowned Sharks Rugby Team. The city was one of the host cities of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Because of its pleasant climate along with beaches, markets, cuisine, art districts, and hotels, Durban has earned the name “new darling of South Africa”. Transport in Durban relies on air, sea, rail and roads. The King Shaka International Airport handles both domestic and international flights. The city has a long tradition as a port city, and it is the busiest port in South Africa. Metrorail operates a commuter rail service in Durban and its surrounding areas. Buses and Taxis handle road transport within and without the city. Durban is equally a hotbed of educational activity, being the home to several private and public schools, from secondary to tertiary institutions. It is home to the Durban University of Technology, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Mangosuthu University of Technology.
The city, therefore, provides a natural appeal to students considering further education in one of its many tertiary institutions.

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Motto: 'Knowledge is Power'
Affiliated to: AAU; ACU; HESA
Established: 1979
No of Students: 11,600
Vice-Chancellor: Dr Enoch Duma Malaza
Website: https://www.mut.ac.za/
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