List of Courses Offered at Vaal University of Technology VUT

By | January 18, 2020

Vaal University of Technology VUT Courses Offered

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements.

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General Admission Requirements

The minimum entrance requirements for admission to studies at the Vaal University of Technology is a Senior Certificate or equivalent qualification. A pass mark is required in at least one of the languages of instruction (English) of the University at Higher Grade (HG) or Standard Grade (SG).

If an applicant offers an N3 qualification as an entrance requirement, it should comprise at least four subjects, plus pass marks in two official languages (of which one must be English), at least at Senior Certificate level (SG).

Additional requirements are specified for each course/ instructional programme. Prospective students must please note that in the faculties of Engineering, Applied and Computer Sciences the minimum required symbol for Mathematics, Physical Science, and in certain cases English, are HG (E) or SG(C).

In the other Faculties and pending the course you want to enroll for, the average recommended subjects are: Accounting, Business Economics, Economics, Mathematics, Typing, Biology, Home Economics, Art, Physical Science, Clothing and Needlework.

Degree courses: Admission requirements regarding post diploma and degree studies are available on request.

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All applications will be selected on merit by the department concerned. A candidate who is at least 23 years of age may apply for conditional admission.

The Candidate’s application must be accompanied by the following:

  • Certificate stating formal qualifications.
  • Recommendation from the applicant’s employer stating that he/she has the necessary experience and communication abilities to complete the proposed instructional programme successfully.
  • If an application is conditionally approved, the candidate shall only be admitted to the second semester/year of study, provided that the full first year/semester course has been completed successfully.

Vaal University of Technology VUT undergraduate Courses Offered

Courses available to VUT campuses

Vanderbijlpark Campus

Courses and Requirements

Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences

  • Chemistry
  • Biomedical
  • Biotechnology
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Information Technology

Faculty of Management Sciences

  • Cost & Management Accounting
  • Internal Auditing
  • Financial Information Systems
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Retail Business Management
  • Sport Management
  • Logistics Management

Faculty of Human Sciences

  • Fashion
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Fine Art
  • Hospitality Management
  • Public Relations
  • Tourism Management
  • Ecotourism Management
  • Legal Assistance
  • Policing
  • Labour Law
  • Safety Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education
  • Bachelor of Education

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Computer Systems
  • Electronic Engineering
    • Power Engineering
    • Process Control

Other VUT Campuses

Ekurhuleni Campus

  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Tourism Management
  • Marketing
  • Internal Auditing
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Financial Information Systems (FIS)
  • Cost and Management Accounting

Secunda Campus

  • Safety Management
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
    • Power Engineering
    • Process Instrumentation
    • Information Engineering

Upington Campus

  • Agricultural Management
  • Internal Auditing
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Human Resources Management

Vaal University of Technology VUT Postgraduate Courses Offered

Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences

A postgraduate degree for a course within the Faculty of Applied and Computer Sciences will allow the student to conduct innovative research within a number of specialized fields. Our team of dedicated staff members are committed to providing excellence in teaching, research and community engagement. The Faculty is comprised of six excellent departments and these large and diverse departments welcome applications for postgraduate study from people from SADC, the AU community and all overseas countries. Our courses are constantly recognized amongst the best in South Africa and this is something that we are very proud of. We strive to continue to uphold our exceptional reputation and to always offer our students the best possible education we can provide.

The Faculty of Applied and Computer Science offers the following Masters and Doctorate courses:

Students with a Masters Degree in Information Technology will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to conduct and assist with all IT associated activities and developments, while a Masters in Office Management and Technology will allow students to specialize in successfully running a corporate office suite. A Masters Degrees in Chemistry and Biotechnology will place the student at the forefront of scientific research with an emphasis on sustainability and societal benefits. A Doctorate Degree is the highest possible level of qualification in the intended field and is a powerful acknowledgement of the student’s hard work, discipline, and knowledge of the subject. Achieving this degree is a great achievement for a student.

The following Masters courses are offered:

  • Masters in Information Technology
  • Masters of Applied Sciences in Biotechnology
  • Masters of Applied Science in Chemistry
  • Masters in Office Management and Technology
  • Masters in Information and Communication Technology

The following Doctorate courses are offered:

  • Doctorate in Information Systems
  • Doctorate in Chemistry
  • Doctorate in Biotechnology
  • Doctorate in Information and Communication

Faculty of Engineering And Technology

The engineering field is a highly specialized area of expertise and the reliance on specialists within this field means that those with engineering qualifications are likely to find numerous vacant engineering jobs upon graduating. The Vaal University of Technology Research offers students the opportunity to grasp the necessary skills that they will require in order to work within the engineering field. The Faculty of Engineering and Technology and its programmes are fully accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and our graduates are internationally recognized once they register with ECSA. Using state-of-the-art technology and a collection of specialisations, a post-graduate student with an engineering degree can look forward to a long and fruitful career in South Africa and overseas.

Vaal University of Technology Research’s Faculty of Engineering and Technology offers the following Masters and Doctorate courses:

Electrical Engineering focuses on the application, installation and maintenance of electronic and electromagnetism systems. Electronic engineer graduates focus on electronic circuits and devices. Our civil engineering postgraduate degrees specialize in a number of ancillary fields which include transport, structures, water, geotech, construction, management and urban engineering. A Doctorate qualification for the Vaal University of Technology if the highest qualification a student can achieve within the engineering and technology field and stands them in good stead for their future. It shows their hard work and dedication to this field and makes them experts in it. While scientists study the world as it is, engineers are responsible for creating a world that has never been.

The following Masters’ courses are offered:

  • Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
  • Masters of Engineering in Electronic Engineering
  • Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Masters of Engineering in Metallurgy Engineering
  • Masters of Engineering in Industrial Engineering
  • Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Masters of Engineering in Chemical Engineering

The following Doctorate courses are offered:

  • Doctor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
  • Doctor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
  • Doctor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
  • Doctor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Human Sciences

The Faculty of Human Sciences offers postgraduate courses to students who are seeking to extend their humanities studies and specialize in a chosen field within this subject. The social sciences cover a range of different fields that make up our communal and interconnected societies. Amidst the ongoing international campaign to gain credibility within the Humanities, the Faculty of Human Sciences at VUT Research has managed to position itself as a credible and prosperous academic institution of choice for students who want to pursue a qualification and career within this field. This Faculty is committed to the development, education and empowerment of the communities around us through the sharing of knowledge, skills and resources within the fields of Visual Arts and Design, Hospitality, Public Relations, Tourism, Education, Communication and Legal Services.

The Vaal University of Technology Research offers the following Masters and Doctorate courses within the Faculty of Human Sciences:

Postgraduate degrees in Ceramic Design, Fine Art, Photography and Fashion stimulate growth and foster knowledge in the fields of aesthetic and practical arts, while Graphic Design and Multimedia encourage the digital application of art into marketing practices. Our Management courses, with an emphasis on hospitality, help students gain skills that will help them adapt to work within any field of management that they choose to go into. These courses will further advance the student’s academic qualifications and personal skills to the optimum point in their chosen field of study. We receive international support and recognition of research done by the Institute of Sustainable Livelihoods, which make this Faculty an excellent research and knowledge partner for postgraduate students. Let your creativity guide you and follow your passion when choosing a course and career for yourself. VUT Research will be behind you the entire way.

The following Masters courses are available:

  • Master of Visual Arts in Ceramic Design
  • Master of Visual Arts in Fine Art
  • Master of Visual Arts in Graphic Design
  • Master of Visual Arts in Multimedia
  • Master of Visual Arts in Photography
  • Master of Visual Arts in Fashion
  • Master of Management in Food Service Management
  • Master of Management in Food and Beverage Management
  • Master of Management in Public Relations Management
  • Master of Management in Travel and Tourism Services Management

The following Doctorate courses are available:

  • Doctor of Visual Arts in Fine Art
  • Doctor of Visual Arts in Photography
  • Doctor of Management in Food Service Management
  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Visual Arts

Faculty of Management Sciences

The Faculty of Management Sciences offers courses for postgraduate students that focus on developing leadership skills that are intended for use within the corporate field. The management courses at VUT Research are structured in such a way that they enable the student to acquire the skills necessary to engage and work within business effectively. With a combination of expertise, innovation and in keeping with the national priorities of the country, this faculty thrives within the fields of Accountancy, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Sport, and Logistics. We are committed to the scholarship of teaching and learning and of research and community engagement. The faculty offers quality programmes that prepare our students to meet national and international priorities.

The Vaal University of Technology Research offers the following Masters and Doctorate courses:

A Masters degree in Business Administration will aid the student in excelling in an office environment. Human Resources and Labour Relations will help the student to succeed in situations that are related to employment. A Marketing Masters student will excel at selling resources, that a Logistics Masters student is adept at controlling. A Cost and Management Accountant graduate has the monetary know how to aid the other departments in business practices. Our faculty staff members are completely devoted to teaching our students and share a goal of enabling each and every one of our students to succeed. We pride ourselves in producing students that are sought after and are placed in high-quality jobs upon graduating, especially in today’s challenging job market. The Vaal University Of Technology Research is committed to continuing to grow and develop the programmes that we have to offer, enhancing them and maintaining national eminence.

The following Masters courses are offered:

  • Master of Management in Business Administration
  • Master of Management in Human Resource Management
  • Master of Management in Labour Relations Management
  • Master of Management in Logistics Management
  • Master of Management in Marketing
  • Masters in Cost and Management Accounting
  • Masters of Management in Supply Chain Management

The following Doctorate courses are offered:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Business
  • Doctor of Commerce in Marketing
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