Durban University of Technology Prospectus 2024/2025

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Durban University of Technology Prospectus 2024/2025

Durban University of Technology Prospectus 2024/2025 – We understand, choosing a University is a huge decision and this will play a major role in what makes or breaks your future. Our university boasts a world-class reputation as a member of the International Association of Universities and the Commonwealth Universities. This reputation has translated into successful and longstanding partnerships with leading universities around the globe.

  • We are committed to offering you a student centred education. At DUT its about you reaching your full potential.
  • We deliver 65 academic courses tailored for optimum employability delivered across five campuses in Durban and two campuses in the Midlands.
  • We have six faculties and they are:
    Accounting and Informatics
    Applied Sciences
    Arts & Design
    Engineering and the Built
    Health Sciences and
    Management Sciences.
  • We offer internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications and courses which have consistently produced award-winning students for over a century

Choosing a career
Career decision-making in the 21st centuary can be a very intimidating, complex and difficult thing to do. Your choice of career largely determines your future life. Not only what you will do but also the kind of people you will associate with, where you will live, the income you will get and most important, how much lasting satisfaction you will get out of your life. When entering DUT you will find that there is a wide range of career options that you can choose from and some of which you may never have heard of.
Your challenge is to find the career that will best suit you. Sometimes matriculants, who appear all set for a specific career, change their minds once they enter University. This may be a result of the real demands of University curriculum, being too optimistic of their own personal qualities, and/or an increase in knowledge as to what the intended career entails. Prospective students, therefore, need to approach their career planning with care.
Career decision making will involve the following stages:

  1. Self assessment
  2. Exploring your options
  3. Making an informed decision
  4. Evaluating your choices

For more detailedinformation on career decision making, you may visit the DUT website, click on the “Prospective Students” icon or contact Student Counselling Department on 031- 3732766.

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  1. Contact the CAO by telephone, email or letter and have your details captured.
  2. Once your details have been recorded, the CAO will send you a package containing the CAO handbook and application forms.
  3. The Admissions Office will also receive your details via the CAO informing them of registration dates and venues and will post you specific career leaflets for your choice of study.
  4. Fill out the application form, pay the CAO application fee and return the form to the CAO as described in your CAO handbook.
  5. Your information will now be available on the CAO and affiliated institutions if you have also chosen another institution.
  6. The selection process now begins and the DUT Student Admissions Office will keep you updated on status.

How to Register
Once you have been selected, Student Admissions will mail you the following documents:

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  • An offer letter
  • Surety form
  • Indemnity form
  • Deposit slip
  • Acceptance of offer form

You will be given a deadline date by when to accept the offer made to you and to pay the deposit to secure your place. NB: Failure to comply with this deadline will result in the offer being withdrawn and the place being offered to another applicant
Student Admissions Offices will send an SMS informing students of registration dates and venues only to those who have paid their deposits and returned all their documentation.
Online Registration will take place at a designated DUT computer lab on one of the DUT campuses.
Once you have registered you will receive your timetable and can proceed to the next stage of registration. NB: If you require accommodation you must proceed to student housing before processing your student card.
Minimum Requirements
Minimum requirements for admission at the Durban University of Technology. A National Senior Certificate (NSC) as certified by Umalusi, provided that a minimum of four recognised NSC 20-credit subjects must be passed. These
four subjects must
(1) include English
(2) not exceed two official languages; and
(3) have an achievement rating
of 3 (moderate achievement 40% – 49%) or better, in accordance with the NSC levels of achievement. Over and above the minimum entrance requirement, each department also sets specific entrance requirements, with which applicants need to comply. These entrance requirements are subject to change, all applicants are required to undergo selection by the particular department. A ranking system applies.
Accommodation at the DUT is limited. Prospective students are encouraged to source their own accommodation and not depend solely on the DUT accommodation, however, you are welcome to apply for accommodation.
Further details can be obtained from the DUT’s Student Housing on 031 373 2494/2492/2218
Student Enquiries and admissions
Tel: Durban +27 (0)31 373-2000
Fax: Durban +27 (0)31 373-2539
Tel: PMB +27 (0)33 845-8800
Fax: PMB +27 (0)33 845-8885
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Apply today via the Central Applications Office: CAO Tel: (031) 268 4444 /
International Office
Tel: +27 (0)31 373-2471

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