Entry Requirements For Central University of Technology (CUT) 2019/2020

University of the Central University of Technology, CUT Admission Requirements: 2019/2020 for all the courses at the undergraduate, diploma and postgraduate level is updated every year.  

Therefore, this article contains the full list of all the undergraduate and Postgraduate courses coupled with their general requirements.

For admission into programmes of study at the Central University of Technology, CUT for any first degree or second degree, an applicant must have the following requirements for a successful admission.

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Below is the 2019 CUT admission information that contains the admission requirement needed for admission into Central University of Technology, CUT.

 SECTION 1: ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR FET COLLEGE NC(V) 4 STUDENTS TO UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES AT CUT

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

QualificationMinimum 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 subject30- 
39% 
40- 
49% 
50-59% 60- 
69% 
70- 
79% 
80- 
89% 
90-100% 
Points rating for % value 

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 PROGRAMMESCUT QUALIFICATIONSSUBJECT REQUIREMENTS
Construction PlanningNational 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 PROGRAMMESCUT QUALIFICATIONSSUBJECT REQUIREMENTS
Art and Science of TeachingDiploma:Design and Studio ArtIn 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 PROGRAMMESCUT QUALIFICATIONSSUBJECT REQUIREMENTS
Electrical Principles and PracticeNational Diploma: Electrical EngineeringIn 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
SECTION 2: 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 

 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.

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