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

This page is the Prospectus of CUT.


CUT's Grade 9 -12 subject choice guide for your chosen career (PDF)

Subject codes for tables below

M

Mathematics

E

English

ML

Mathematic Literacy

LO

Life Orientation

PS

Physical Sciences

L

Languages

LS

Life Sciences

A

Accounting

AS

Agricultural Sciences

IT

Information Technology

E

Economics

CS

Consumer Sciences

BS

Business Studies

HS

Hospitality Studies


Tips for reading the CUT programme page

The page has all the faculties in one place! You can browse through our entire selection of programmes.

The tables have 3 elements:

  1. The programmes (what NQF level it is, and the qualification type). How long you will spend studying this and with what type of qualification you will graduate.
  2. Minimum points (APS). Next, it is the minimum points needed to study the programme. Minimum points to study at CUT are 27. Some programmes need more than the minimum. Between 24 and 26 you may be eligible for the selection test but if the programme is full of applicants who meet the minimum and above, you are not going to be given the opportunity. Try to have more than the minimum. It should not be your target number.
  3. Next, we tell you the minimum level of achievement you need per school subject. In the table above the faculties, each subject is given M – Maths, E – English. The points you get for the percentage earned in a subject is at the top of the table. Add those numbers 4 + 3 + 4 to get your APS.

NQF 5 - 1 year full-time
NQF 6 - 2 years full-time
NQF 7 - 3 years full-time

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

Programme

Minimum

Points

Minimum Level of Achievement in Subject

1 (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 Points

 

M

ML

PS

LS

E

LO

L

A

AS

E

BS

IT

NQF 5 (HCert)

NQF 6 (Dip)

27

3

6



4

4







Information Technology

Information Technology

NQF 6 (Dip)

27

3

6



4

4






3

Computer networking

NQF 5 (HCert)

27

4


4










Construction

NQF 5 (HCert)

27

4


4










Renewable Energy Technologies

NQF 7 (BCon)

32

5


5


5








Construction Management

NQF 7 (Bachelor)

32

4


4


4

4







Health and Safety Management (Construction)

NQF 6 (Dip)

NQF 7 (Bachelor)

32


 

4

4

4


4

4







Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

NQF 7 (Bachelor)

32

4


4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

Quantity Surveying

NQF 7 (Bachelor)

28

4


4

4

4








Hydrology and Water Resources Management

NQF 6 (Dip)

27

4


4


4








Electrical Engineering

NQF 7 (Bachelor)

32

4


4


4








Electrical Engineering

NQF 6 (Dip)

27

4


4


3








Mechanical Engineering

NQF 7 (Bachelor)

32

5


4


3








Mechanical Engineering

NQF 5 (HCert)

27

2


4


3








Mathematics for Engineering Technology


NQF 5 - 1 year full-time
NQF 6 - 2 years full-time
NQF 7 - 3 years full-time
NQF 8 - 4 years full-time

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

Programme

Minimum

Points

Minimum Level of Achievement in Subject

1 (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 Points


 

M

ML

PS

LS

E

LO

L

A

AS

NQF 5 (HCert)

27




4

4

4




Dental Assisting

NQF 6 (Dip)

27

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

Agricultural Management

NQF 6 (Dip)

27



4

4

4

4




Somatology

NQF 8 (Bachelor)

30

4


4

4

4

4




Health Sciences in Clinical Technology

NQF 8 (Bachelor)

30

4


4

4

4

4




Medical Laboratory Sciences

NQF 8 (Bachelor)

30

4

4

4

4

4

4




Environmental Health


NQF 5 - 1 year full-time
NQF 6 - 2 years full-time
NQF 7 - 3 years full-time
NQF 8 - 4 years full-time

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

Programme

Minimum

Points

Minimum Level of Achievement in Subject

1 (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 Points


 

M

ML

PS

LS

E

LO

L

A

NQF 6 (Dip)

27





4

4



Design and Studio Art

NQF 6 (Dip)

27


 





5

4

5


Language Practice and Media Studies

NQF 7 (Bachelor)

27





4


4


Foundation Phase Teaching

NQF 7 (Bachelor)

27


 

4

4



4

4


6

(SP & FET): Computer Science

NQF 7 (Bachelor)

27


 

4

4



4

4


6

(SP & FET): Economic and Management Sciences

NQF 7 (Bachelor)

27


 





4

4

4


(SP & FET): Language Education

NQF 7 (Bachelor)

27

4


4


4




(SP & FET): Mathematics

NQF 7 (Bachelor)

27


 

4


4


4

4



(SP & FET): Natural Sciences

NQF 7 (Bachelor)

27

4

4



4

4



(SP & FET): Technology


NQF 5 - 1 year full-time
NQF 6 - 2 years full-time
NQF 7 - 3 years full-time
NQF 8 - 4 years full-time

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

Programme

Minimum

Points

Minimum Level of Achievement in Subject

1 (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 Points


 

M

ML

LO

L

A

AS

E

BS

NQF 5 (HCert)

27


 







4


Community Development Work

NQF 6 (Dip)

27

4


4






Human Resources Management

NQF 6 (Dip)

27

4


4






Marketing

NQF 6 (Dip)

27

4


4






Office Management and Technology

NQF 6 (Dip)

27







4


Public Management

NQF 6 (Dip

27

4


4






Hospitality Management

NQF 8 (Bachelor)

30

3

4



5


4


Accountancy

NQF 8 (Bachelor)

30

3

5



6


4


Internal Auditing

NQF 6 (Dip)

28

4








Tourism Management


Postgraduate Programmes

Note: NSFAS does not fund postgraduate programmes.

Programmes below require an NQF 6 and above.

NQF 7 – 1 year full-time

NQF 8 - 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

NQF 9 - 1 year (minimum - full-time); 2 years (minimum - part-time)

NQF 10 - 2 years (minimum - full-time); 3 years (minimum - part-time)

Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology 

NQF 7 (AdvDip)

NQF 8 (PGDip, Honours)

NQF 9 (Masters)

NQF 10 (Doctorate)

Information Technology

Information Technology

Information Technology

Information Technology

Computer Networking


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Construction Management

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Health and Safety Management


Quantity Surveying


Urban Development


Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Logistics and Transportation Management


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Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Health Environmental Sciences 

NQF 7 (AdvDip)

NQF 8 (PGDip, Honours)

NQF 9 (Masters)

NQF 10 (Doctorate)

Agricultural Extension




Agricultural Management

Agricultural Management

Agricultural Management

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Health Management


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Radiography in Diagnostics

Therapeutic Services


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Faculty of Humanities 

NQF 7 (AdvDip, PGCE)

NQF 8 (PGDip, Honours)

NQF 9 (Masters)

NQF 10 (Doctorate)

Language Practice

Language Practice

Language Practice

Language Practice

Media Studies

Media Studies

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Design Technology


Studio Art



Educational Management

Master of Education

Doctor of Education


Higher Education (Teaching and Learning)

Postgraduate Certificate In Education (PGCE)


Faculty of Management Sciences 

NQF 7 (AdvDip, PGCE)

NQF 8 (PGDip, Honours)

NQF 9 (Masters)

NQF 10 (Doctorate)

Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management

Masters

Doctorate

Marketing

Marketing

Applied Management


Masters

Doctorate


Project Management

Monitoring and Evaluation


Masters

Doctorate


Entrepreneurial Management

Entrepreneurial Management

Doctorate



Management Sciences

Management Sciences

Public Management

Public Management

Masters

Doctorate

Hospitality Management

Hospitality Management

Tourism Management

Tourism Management

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