CUT Cut Off Points – Admission Points Score

By | September 27, 2019

Central University of Technology, CUT Cut Off Points – Admission Points Score:

This article contains information on Central University of Technology, CUT Cut Off Points – Admission Points Score: . It describes the University’s Cut off Points by using the selection criteria of various courses for the academic year.

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The Office of the Registrar, Central University of Technology, CUT has released the Cut Off Points for Admissions into various degree programme for the academic year.

There are certain criteria to be observed before being admitted to study in any of the courses in Central University of Technology, CUT. One of these which include meeting the required cut-off points for each school as well as the courses itself. It is very easy to obtain admission if one has met the required cut off mark for the admission into a particular course.

The following is the Central University of Technology, CUT to consider before applying for Admission to any academic programme available at the institution for the Academic Year.

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY CUT-OFF POINTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA

How to determine your Admission Point Score (APS)

An Admission Point Score (APS), explained below, has been developed for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) based on the Achievement Rating of each subject. The percentages achieved in National Senior Certificate examinations (preliminary and final examinations) will be allocated an admissions score using the percentage obtained for each subject.

How to calculate your Admission Point Score (APS)

CUT offers programmes in a wide field of interest
Subject codes for tables below

M

Mathematics

ML

Mathematic Literacy

PS

Physical Sciences

LS

Life Sciences

E

English

LO

Life Orientation

L

Languages

A

Accounting

AS

Agricultural Sciences

E

Economics

BS

Business Studies

IT

Information Technology

CS

Consumer Sciences

HS

Hospitality Studies
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

Programme

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

Minimum  Points

M

ML

PS

LS

E

LO

L

A

AS

E

BS

IT

 

Computer networking

3

6

4

4

3

27

Engineering: Civil

4

4

4

4

4

28

4

4

4

4

4

27

Engineering: Construction

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

27

Engineering: Construction Management

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

32

Engineering: Computer Systems

4

4

4

4

27

Engineering: Electrical (Light Current)

4

4

4

4

27

Engineering: Electrical (Heavy Current)

4

4

4

4

27

Engineering: Mechanical

4

4

4

4

27

4

4

4

27

5

4

4

32

Engineering: Quantity Surveying

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

32

Engineering: Renewable Energy Technologies

4

4

27

Engineering: Hydrology and Water Resources Management

4

4

4

4

28

Information Technology

3

6

4

4

27

Information Technology ( Software Development or Web and Application Development)

3

6

4

4

27

Engineering: Logistics and Transportation ManagementA National Diploma/Diploma in either Civil Engineering (or Engineering Technology in Civil) or Management (both at NQF level 6)Relevant sufficient experience in the logistics and transportation sector PLUS any qualification at NQF level 6.  These applications will be considered individually by a panel of the CUT for admission.
Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences

Programme

Minimum Level of Achievement in Subject

4(50-59%) | 3(40-49%) | 5(60-69%) | 6(70-79%)

Life Orientation will be given a score of 1 point. See Admission Points

Minimum  Points

M

ML

PS

LS

E

LO

L

A

AS

 

Agricultural Management

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

4

27

Agricultural ExtensionA National Diploma in Agricultural Management or an applicable 3-year national diploma (classified by SAQA as an M+3 qualification) in Agriculture is a prerequisite for the Advanced Diploma in Agricultural Extension qualification.
Biomedical Technology

4

4

4

4

4

28

Clinical Technology

4

4

4

4

4

30

Dental Assisting

4

4

4

27

Environmental Health

4

4

4

4

4

4

30

Radiography in Diagnostics

4

4

4

4

4

30

Somatology

4

4

4

4

27

Faculty of Humanities

Programme

Minimum Level of Achievement in Subject

4(50-59%) | 3(40-49%) | 5(60-69%) | 6(70-79%)

Life Orientation will be given a score of 1 point. See Admission Points

Minimum  Points

M

ML

PS

LS

E

LO

L

A

 

Design and Studio Art

4

4

27

Studio ArtAccess to the Advanced Diploma in Design Technology qualification is open to learners in possession of a Diploma in Design and Studio Art or equivalent qualification
Design TechnologyAccess to the Advanced Diploma in Design Technology qualification is open to learners in possession of a Diploma in Design and Studio Art or equivalent qualification
Language Practice and Media Studies

5

4

5

27

Teacher Education: Computer Science

4

4

4

4

6

27

Teacher Education: Economic and Management Sciences

4

4

4

4

6

27

Teacher Education: Languages

4

4

4

27

Teacher Education: Mathematics

4

4

4

27

Teacher Education: Natural Sciences

4

4

4

4

27

Teacher Education: Technology

4

4

4

4

27

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)The applicant must hold at least a bachelor’s degree or three-year diploma evaluated at NQF level 6 (old structure) or NQF level 7 (new structure).
Education ManagementA four-year education degreeA three-year degree/diploma and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Faculty of Management Sciences

Programme

Minimum Level of Achievement in Subject

4(50-59%) | 3(40-49%) | 5(60-69%) | 6(70-79%)

Life Orientation will be given a score of 1 point. See Admission Points

Minimum  Points

E

LO

L

A

AS

E

BS

 

Business Administration

4

4

4

4

27

Community Development Work

4

27

Cost and Management Accounting

4

4

4

27

Financial Information Systems

4

4

5

27

Hospitality Management

4

4

27

Human Resources Management

4

4

27

Internal Auditing

4

4

4

27

Marketing

4

4

27

Office Management and Technology

4

4

27

Project Management

4

4

4

4

27

Public Management

4

4

27

Tourism Management

4

28

  • A candidate for a university of technology degree, diploma or certificate must be in possession of at least the NSC or equivalent qualification approved by Senate.
  • A candidate must score at least 27 or more points on the CUT scoring scale, for admission to CUT. (See the CUT scoring scale in section below for the appropriate weights according to which the above-mentioned totals are calculated.) However, admission to a particular programme is subject to the requirements of that programme (see section 4.1.5.8 below for the regulations pertaining to learning programmes).
  • Life Orientation forms part of the final score, with a maximum value of one.
  • A candidate is expected to possess a minimum level of proficiency in English, since this is the language of learning and teaching (LoLT) at CUT. A 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.
  • If a candidate meets the minimum subject requirements for the certificate, diploma or degree, but scores fewer than the minimum points on the CUT scoring scale for the NSC examination, CUT will consider the following aspects:
  • There must be a place available for the candidate in the particular learning programme.
  • There must be a place available for the candidate in the particular learning programme.
  • If an applicant fails to qualify for admission to CUT in terms of these regulations, he/she may be subject to the testing of potential, refer to CUT calendar for more information.
Regulations pertaining to the testing of potential

The candidate must meet the necessary subject requirements for the learning programme in question.

The following measuring instruments are used to test the potential of a candidate:

  • RPL, with admission to be approved before a candidate may register;
  • Assessment of the prior experience of mature learners;
  • GSAT and English Proficiency Test results;
  • NSC results; and
  • Any other measuring instrument as determined by the Senate or Council.

The results of the above-mentioned measuring instruments are used in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • The results are arranged in sequence of achievement.
  • The best candidates are accepted in accordance with the need and vacancies in the specific learning programme.
  • A candidate who is not selected may be reconsidered at a subsequent selection opportunity, where the same procedures as those described above will be followed.
  • The candidate must deliver proof that he/she is able to express himself/herself well in English, both verbally and in writing, so that he/she can benefit fully from the learning programme of his/her choice. Some departments, however, set higher requirements with regard to language proficiency. A candidate will be offered a place in a postgraduate programme on condition that he/she possesses a minimum level of proficiency in English.

For candidates who completed the NSC in 2008 and thereafter, CUT awards academic weights for achievement according to the following scoring scale:

Percentage achieved in NSC subject

30 –

39%

40 –

49%

50 –

59%

60 –

69%

70 –

79%

80 –

89%

90 –

100%

Points rating for % value

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Please note: A candidate scoring 21 points or less on CUT’s scoring scale will not be admitted. A candidate scoring 22 – 26 points on CUT’s scoring scale must undergo a selection test. A candidate must obtain an achievement level of at least 4 (50 – 59%) in Life Orientation in the NSC. Even if a higher mark is achieved in Life Orientation, the value will still only be awarded as 1 on the CUT scoring scale.

A candidate who scores fewer than 22 points on the CUT scoring scale in the July or subsequent NSC examination is considered to be a candidate who does not possess the necessary skills to successfully pursue a course of study at CUT under the prevailing circumstances. Such a candidate will not be admitted to CUT.

A candidate is expected to possess a minimum level of proficiency in English, as this is the LoLT at CUT. A mark of 50% for English as Home Language (vernacular) or First Additional Language is therefore considered to be sufficient, although any sufficient proof of proficiency in the English language will also be taken into consideration. In this regard, see section 4.1.5.4.6.3.4 above and the general language policy of CUT.

A candidate may be expected to attend an interview, undergo a selection test, and/or make a written presentation to the relevant Head of Department. Candidates who have not recently been engaged in study and who apply for admission to postgraduate studies are normally invited for such an interview or are requested to undergo a selection test and/or make a written presentation. No offer of admission to CUT will be made during such an interview or selection opportunity. Any offer of admission to CUT will be in writing, and will be mailed to the candidate.

Applications of foreign candidates are considered in accordance with the same regulations as those applicable to other candidates, provided that the foreign qualifications of such candidates are considered equivalent by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Foreign candidates must complete and submit an application form for international students, and must also meet any and all requirements that may be set for higher education studies in South Africa.

A candidate for a university of technology degree, diploma or certificate must be in possession of at least a Grade 12 Certificate or equivalent qualification approved by Senate.

A candidate for a CUT degree, excluding the Baccalaureus Technologiae degree and higher qualifications, must be in possession of a Matriculation Exemption Certificate or Conditional Exemption Certificate.

Prospective/aspirant students already in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate or equivalent may apply for admission to a degree, diploma or certificate. In this case, the application is assessed using the assessment criteria published on the applicant’s Grade 12 Certificate or equivalent results.

In the cases specified, the general minimum score qualifying the candidate for acceptance as a student is as published for that year. The admission criteria applicable to each programme of study are as specified in the CUT Calendar.

Only a person holding a Grade 12 Certificate or equivalent may be admitted as a student for a post-secondary qualification. However, CUT may exempt a person from this criterion on the basis of the outcome of an individual recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment. Applications for such an RPL assessment may be submitted to the Assessment and Graduation Unit.

 

If a candidate meets the minimum subject requirements for a degree, diploma or certificate, but scores fewer than the minimum points on the CUT scoring scale for the July Grade 12 examination or a subsequent examination, CUT will consider the following aspects:

  • There must be a place available for the candidate in the particular learning programme.
  • The candidate may be subject to selection in the case of a learning programme where this is a requirement (see the chapter pertaining to the relevant faculty in the CUT Calendar).

If an applicant fails to qualify for admission to CUT in terms of these regulations, he/she may be subject to the testing of potential in terms of section above.

Candidates must meet the necessary subject requirements for the various learning programmes.

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The following measuring instruments are used to test potential:

  • Assessment of prior experience of mature learners.
  • Results achieved in the General Scholastic Aptitude Test (GSAT), which determines the potential of a candidate, as well as the English Proficiency Test, which measures a candidate’s understanding of and proficiency in English.
  • Grade 12 results.
  • Any other measuring instrument as determined by Senate or Council.

The results of the above-mentioned measuring instruments are used in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • The results are arranged in sequence of achievement.
  • The best candidates are accepted in accordance with the needs and vacancies in the specific learning programme.
  • A candidate who is not selected may be reconsidered at a subsequent selection opportunity, where the same procedures as those described above will be followed.
  • The candidate must deliver proof that he/she is able to express himself/herself in English, both verbally and in writing, so that he/she can benefit fully from the learning programme of his/her choice, provided that some departments set higher requirements with regard to language proficiency. A candidate will be offered a place in a postgraduate programme on condition that he/she possesses a minimum level of proficiency in English.

For candidates who matriculated in 2007 or before, CUT awards academic weights for achievement according to the following scoring scale:


Symbol obtained in subject in

Grade 12

Grade of subject in Grade 12

Higher Grade (HG)

Standard Grade (SG)

A86
B75
C64
D53
E42
Disclaimer: In order to be considered for selection for a programme, an applicant is required to comply with the programme’s minimum admission criteria in respect of the total APS as well as subject specific requirements (as determined per programme).

You can also check out CUT admission requirements to get the specific requirement of the course of interest and how to apply.