What is unique about universities of technology and what are the benefits of studying at these institutions?
Universities and universities of technology offer similar qualifications ranging from Higher Certificates (as the entry into higher education) up to Doctoral degrees. The distinguishing factor is that universities of technology focus on technology innovation and transfer and offer technological career-directed educational programmes. They engage with industry to produce innovative problem-solving research. Many of the programmes offered include work-integrated learning that requires students to complete a structured programme while working in an organisation. This exposure to industry develops additional competencies that are not gained through purely academic programmes and assists graduates to find employment after graduation.
Universities of technology
There are six universities of technology with campuses in all provinces except in the Eastern Cape.
|Universities of Technology||Location & campuses||Website|
|Cape Peninsula University of Technology||Western Cape: Cape Town||www.cput.ac.za|
|Central University of Technology||Free State: Bloemfontein, Welkom
Northern Cape: Kimberley
|Durban University of Technology||KwaZulu-Natal: Durban, Pietermaritzburg||www.dut.ac.za|
|Mangosuthu University of Technology||KwaZulu-Natal: Umlazi||www.mut.ac.za|
|Tshwane University of Technology||Gauteng: Pretoria, Soshanguve, Ga-Rankuwa
Mpumalanga: Mbombela, eMalahleni
A footprint in the North-West Province
|Vaal University of Technology||Gauteng: Vanderbijlpark, Secunda, Kempton Park, Sebokeng
Northern Cape: Upington