Mangosuthu University of Technology MUT Admission Requirements

Mangosuthu University of Technology Admission Requirements

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Each faculty stipulates admission requirements based on points aggregate calculated from the best five subjects presented by the prospective student.  Over and above the points system, some departments administer a compulsory entrance test.  Not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements can be accepted due to limited space. The selection process prioritises the best qualified applicants and those who selected MUT as their first or second choice.

Minimum Entrance Requirements

  • National Senior Certificate with a diploma pass or N3 with 50% pass in Mathematics and English
  • A minimum of 5 subjects with level 4 pass for diploma study and level 3 for Access Courses
  • English Home Language or First Additional language, level 4 pass
  • Specific subject combination and pass level relevant to the qualification
  • Minimum points as per faculty requirement and as listed on the CAO handbook

Point calculation matrix

National Senior Certificate:

NSC LEVEL RATING

NSC PERCENTANGE

POINTS

90 – 100

8

7

80 – 89

7

6

70 – 79

6

5

60 – 69

5

4

50 – 59

4

3

40 – 4

3

Senior Certificate:

SymbolHigher GradeStandard Grade

A

8

6

B

7

5

C

6

4

D

5

3

E

4

2

FACULTY OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCES                                                                                  

Management Sciences is concerned with developing and applying models and concepts that help to illuminate management issues and solve managerial problems.  The faculty offers National Diplomas in Accounting, Cost and Management Accounting, Public Finance & Accounting, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Office Management & Technology, and Public Management.

Qualifications and CAO codes for the Faculty of Management Sciences      

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QualificationMinimum requirementsDuration
AccountingEnglish Home Language 3

English First Additional Language 4,

Accounting 4

Mathematics 3 OR

Mathematics Literacy 4

3yrs

Cost and

Management

Accounting

English Home Language 3

English First Additional Language 4,

Accounting 4

Mathematics 3 OR

Mathematics Literacy 4

3yrs

Public Finance and

Accounting

English Home Language 3

English First Additional Language 4,

Accounting 4

Mathematics 3 OR

Mathematics Literacy 4

3yrs

Human Resource ManagementEnglish Home Language 3

English First Additional Language  4

Mathematics 3 OR

Mathematics Literacy 4

3yrs

MarketingEnglish Home Language 4

English First Additional Language 5

Mathematics 3 OR

Mathematics Literacy 4

Accounting 3

3yrs

Office Management & TechnologyEnglish Home Language 3

English First Additional Language 4

Any other 5 accredited subjects

25 points

A pass in typing or Computer Studies will be an added advantage

3yrs

Public

Administration

English Home Language 3

English First Additional Language  4

Any other 5 accredited subjects

25 points

3yrs

Career opportunities

National Diploma: Accounting, Cost & Management Accounting

Cost Accounting is part of Management Accounting, which establishes budgets, standard costs and actual costs of operations, processes departments or products in an organisation or enterprise. Cost Accounting includes the analysis of variances, profitability or social use of funds. Costing data provided by the cost accountant serves as a managerial tool for planning, controlling and decision-making.

The National Diploma Cost and Management Accounting is geared to provide students with a thorough understanding of the principles, techniques, methods and practice of Cost Accountancy, as well as the use of cost information for planning, control and decision- making. Cost information is used for the preparation of reports required by management for such purposes as the formulation of policies, planning and controlling activities, decision-making, disclosure of information to external entities and employees.

National Diploma: Human Resources Management

The human resources practitioner or manager has an important role to play in ensuring that an organisation has a suitably skilled and efficient work force. The diploma qualifies students for a range of HR occupations in the areas of recruitment, employee benefits, talent development & management.

 

National Diploma: Marketing

Marketing involves researching consumer needs and formulating means to promote and supply products and services to meet those needs efficiently and effectively. The diploma qualifies students for a wide range of occupations in the areas of marketing, advertising and public relations.

 

National Diploma: Office Management & Technology

The course gives students the business and administrative skills and knowledge to understand how business operates and to administer an office efficiently.  Completing the diploma qualifies a student for administrative positions in any industry.

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National Diploma: Public Management

The government provides many essential services to communities in South Africa, including housing, education, transport and the provision of municipal services through local government. A huge administrative infrastructure employing thousands of public servants organises the delivery of these services through the various government departments. The National Diploma: Public Management equips students with the theory and practical skills needed to administer and manage the provision of government services effectively and efficiently.

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

Engineering programmes are about the design and production of useful products and services. Engineers convert scientific knowledge into technology and then technology into successful advancement. At MUT we offer the National Diplomas in Chemical, Civil, Surveying, Electrical, Building (Construction Management & Quantity Surveying), and Mechancial Engineering.  We also offer a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering.

The faculty of Engineering also offers access (bridging programmes) designed to prepare students who could not fulfill all the diploma entrance requirements.

List of Engineering qualifications and CAO codes

QualificationMinimum requirements

Duration

Chemical EngineeringMathematics 4

Physical Science            4

English 1st Additional  4

3yrs

Civil EngineeringMathematics 4

Physical Science            4

English 1st Additional  4

3yrs

SurveyingMathematics 4

Physical Science            4

English 1st Additional  4

3yrs

BuildingMathematics 4

Physical Science            4

English 1st Additional  4

3yrs

Electrical EngineeringMathematics 4

Physical Science            4

English 1st Additional  4

3yrs

Mechanical EngineeringMathematics 4

Physical Science            4

English 1st Additional  4

3yrs

 

Engineering Access (bridging) programmes and CAO codes

QualificationMinimum requirementsDuration
Chemical EngineeringPhysical Science      36 Months
Civil EngineeringPhysical Science      36 Months
Electrical EngineeringMathematics 3

Physical Science 3

6 Months
Mechanical EngineeringEnglish 4

Mathematics 3

Physical Science 3

6 Months
BuildingEnglish 4

Mathematics 3

Physical Science 3

6 Months
SurveyingEnglish 4

Mathematics 3

Physical Science 3

6 Months

Career opportunities

National Diploma: Chemical Engineering

The course trains students to be technicians qualified to assist a chemical engineer or plant operator in the control, maintenance and functioning of processes involved in the production of chemicals. The technician’s duties include research, economic evaluation and unit operations.

National Diploma: Civil Engineering

The course qualifies the technician for employment with civil engineering contractors, consultants, Government departments or municipalities, where he/she would form part of a team usually managed by a professional engineer or technologist. The techniciancould be involved in the design and construction of civil engineering structures such as roads, bridges, dams, railways, harbours, buildings and airports.

National Diploma: Surveying 

Scaled base maps are essential to any construction planning or development of land. The course qualifies the student as a surveyor who has the ability to prepare maps of various scales set out for the required structures, transportation routes, industrial and residential properties.

National Diploma: Construction Management & Quantity Surveying (Building)

After completing the course students specialise in either construction management or quantity surveying. The course provides essential skills and knowledge needed in the construction of housing, schools, community facilities and other building projects.

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National Diploma: Electrical Engineering

The course equips the students with the knowledge and skills needed for working in electrical power generation and distribution environments, process control environments and electronic communication environments. The course may include design, development and work on computer-based systems.

National Diploma:  Mechanical Engineering

The diploma qualifies students for a wide range of occupations. There are employment opportunities in the manufacturing industry, motor industry, ship building industry, aircraft industry, at power stations and on the mines.

FACULTY OF NATURAL SCIENCES

Natural science is about studying anything that involves subjects such as Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Those subjects are a discipline in studying the physical and natural world or the events that happen in nature. The Faculty of Natural Sciences offers National Diploma: Agriculture, Biomedical Sciences, Analytical Chemistry, Community Extension, Environmental Health, Information Technology and Nature Conservation.

QualificationMinimum requirementsDuration
AgricultureAgricultural Science 4 OR

Life Science 4

English Home Language 4  OR

English First Additional Language 4 Mathematics 3 OR

Mathematics Literacy 4

Physical Science 3

3yrs

Biomedical ScienceEnglish Home Language 4

English First Additional Language 4

Mathematics 4

Life Sciences  4 OR

Physical Science 4

Compulsory entrance test

3yrs

Analytical ChemistryEnglish Home Language 4

English First Additional Language 4

Mathematics 4

Physical Science 4

3yrs

Community ExtensionEnglish Home Language 4

And level 4 in one of these subjects;

Agricultural Science,  Consumer Studies, Life Science, Geography, Economics

3yrs

Environmental HealthEnglish Home Language 4

English First Additional Language 4

Mathematics 3 OR

Mathematics Literacy 4

Physical Science 3 OR

Life Science 3

(Geo and Agric Science 4 recommended)

3yrs

Nature ConservationEnglish First Additional Language 4

Agricultural Science  4 OR

Life Science 4

Mathematics 3

3yrs

Information TechnologyEnglish Home Language 4

English First Additional Language 3

Mathematics 3 OR

Mathematics Literacy 4

Compulsory entrance test

3yrs