DUT ENTRANCE REQUIREMENT

By | June 9, 2017

DUT ENTRANCE REQUIREMENT

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DUT entrance requirements, International students minimum requirements for admission to study at the Durban university of technology in 2009.

Applicants who have passed the General Certificate of Education (GCE) examinations, must comply with the following basic admission requirements:
A levels and 3 – O levels; OR
A levels and 1 – O level; AND
One of the subjects passed must be English language or English literature; AND
The O – levels must be passed with symbols A, B or C except English language which may be passed at symbol D.
(Notwithstanding (i) and (ii) above any applicant from within the SADC region may be considered for admission provided, as a minimum, they have passed 5 – O level subjects and comply with (iii) and (iv) above.

In addition applicants must comply with any further programme specific requirements.

Other International Qualifications

Other international qualifications must be evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) at full Senior Certificate level or higher. Applicants can get forms from this website: www.saqa.co.za

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is promulgated in the South African Qualifications Authority Act No 58 of 1995 and the Employment Equity Act No 55 of 1998 as a transformation strategy in the South African education system. The University via its RPL Policy, strives to build a viable, sustainable and credible system to implement RPL.

RPL means the assessment of an applicant’s previous non-fmral and informal learning and experience to determine the extent to which this meets the required learning outcomes, competency outcomes, or standards for entry or access into a specified level of study at the University. A variety of assessment methods is used to determine the relevance, depth and extent of an applicant’s prior learning.

Applicants are required to contact the University’s RPL Administrator: Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) for full details.

Telephone: 031 373 2904/2386
Fax: 031 373 2811

Mature Age

The University accepts “Mature Age” students who meet the following requirements:
i Are at least 23 years of age in the academic year in which they wish to comment studies.
ii Have worked for at least three years in the field they wish to study.
iii The Council of the University shall be satisfied that the standard of communication skills of the person, and his ability to study successfully are such that he should be able to complete the proposed instructional programme.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND CAREER OPTIONS

Please note that a ranking system will apply

Faculty

Academic Programme

English 1st Language

English add. Language

Maths

Maths literacy

Additional Language

Compulsory Subjects

20 Credit Subject

Career Options

Accounting & Informatics

Office Management &

4

4

3

4

Two sub on 3

Personnel assistant, office co-ordinator, office manager, administrative post

Technology

Two sub on 3 (not

3

4

5

more than one

Accounting

language)

Accounting technician, Bookkeeper,Accounts clerk,Assistant Financial Accountant and Financial Accountant.

3

4

3

5

Accounting (4)

One sub on 3

Cost and Management

3

4

5

Two subs on 3

Diplomats can enter the job market in the Accounting sector or in the public/private sector as Cost Clerks,Assistant Financial Management Accountants, Budget Officers and Finance Officers

Accounting

3

4

3

5

Accounting (4)

One sub on 3

Financial Information

3

4

3

5

Accounting (3)

Two subs on 3

Programmer or a Junior Accountant, Financial Information Systems Specialist or Computer Auditor

Systems

3

4

5

Two subs on 3

Internal Auditing

This qualification serves as the academic component of the membership of the Institute of Internal Auditors

3

4

3

5

Accounting (4)

One sub on 3

IT

3

4

3

5

Two subs on 3

Programmer, junior analyst programmer, analyst. data base administrator, end user support, business analyst

Library and

4

4

3

4

Two subs on 3

This qualification prepares the graduate to become a member of a profession that is active in information and knowledge envrionment

Information Studies

Taxation

3

4

3

5

One sub on 3

This qualification serves as the academic component of the membership of the South African Institute of Professional Accountants

Faculty

Academic Programme

English 1st Language

English add. Language

Maths

Maths literacy

Additional Language

Compulsory Subjects

20 Credit Subject

Career Options

Applied Sciences

Analytical Chemistry

4

4

4

Physical Science. 4

One 20 credit

Analytical chemist, technologist. Opportunities in laboratories, manufacturing industries (e.g. oil refineries) or

subject. 3

research industries, chemical analyst at forensic departments, SAB, Eskom, CSIR, Mintec

Biotechnology

4

4

4

Life Sciences, Physical

Biotechnologist or microbiologist, work in the industry or research laboratory, waste management, beverage production

Science. 4

and food production

And a further 3

Three 20 credit

There are job opportunities for graduates in Garment Technology, Product Development (i.e. – clothing design from an industrial perspective), Production Control,Work Study, Quality, Computers, Industrial Engineering, Merchandising,Training & Education, Sales, etc.

Clothing Management

3

3

subjects (not more

This is an international career where globalization impacts on every element of the business. Employment in South Africa is available in four main industrial areas – Formal Manufacturers (established clothing manufacturers), Informal Sector (Small to Micro Enterprises and Entrepreneurs),

subjects at 3

than one language). 3

Retail (Centralize d Buying and Store Management) and Allied Industries (Footwear,Training, Selling Equipment and Computers). Prospects are increasing rapidly in Retail as the big retailers open their own technical divisions. Opportunities also exist for self-employment

Accounting OR Business

Food Consultant; Nutritionist in Food Retail, Product Developer; Sales consultant; Recipe technologist; Consumer affairs manager ; Food editor/assistant or freelance as food stylist or caterer

Consumer Science

Studies OR Consumer

One 20 credit

3

4

3

4

In food companies as customer development consultant; Brand management and market research, etc. In food retail, diplomats can fill positions in food buying, food product management, and delicatessen management, fresh product development and brand development. In the media as: cookery assistant food journalist, food stylist or co-coordinator of food

Food and Nutrition

Studies OR Life Sciences OR

subject. 3

promotions.As freelancer: food stylist, food consultant or caterer.As a nutritionist implementing, monitoring and evaluating nutritional programmes

Physical Science. 3

Food Technology

4

4

4

Life Sciences, Physical

Food Technologists, Quality Controller, Researcher, Developer of new products, Canning, Food quality and hygiene, Inspectors of factories and food suppliers

Science. 4

Life Sciences, Physical

Horticulture includes producing, processing and marketing fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants (turf grass, flowers, shrubs and trees grown and used for their beauty). Horticulture commodities are high labour and high income commodities

Horticulture

4

4

4

4

The Durban University of Technology has a long experience in preparing young people for entry into the horticulture industry and function of the Durban University of Technology is to provide staff and facilities to enable students to study their particular subject and gain the maximum benefit. It is for this reason that at the Durban University of

Science. 4

Technology all the horticulture sciences are taught in the context of practicalreality

Shipping companies, Ship surveyors, Ship brokers, Shipping Agents and National Ports Authority.The maritime field offers a wide choice of career options, many of which are international by nature. Employers in the following areas may offer opportunities to students successfully completing either programme:

• Shipping Companies – both sea-going and shore based staff

One 20 credit

• Shipbrokers and Charterers

Maritime Studies

4

4

4

Physical Science. 4

• National Ports Authorities

subject. 3

• Ship an Cargo Surveyors

• Ships’ Agencies

• Forwarding Agencies

• Ship building and repair

• Sport Administrator

• Sport Marketer

Two 20 credit subjects

• Sport Promoter

• Sport Organiser

Sport Management

4

4

3

4

Life Sciences. 3

(not more than one

• Sport Agent

language). 3

• Sport Club Manager

• Sport Development Officer

• Sport Commentator

• Provincial or National Team Manager

One 20 credit subject

Textile Technology

4

4

3

Physical Science. 3

(not more than one

Excellent opportunities exist in production, fabric development, marketing and quality control in a range of textile and associated companies

language). 3

Faculty

Academic Programme

English 1st Language

English add. Language

Maths

Maths literacy

Additional Language

Compulsory Subjects

20 Credit Subject

Career Options

Arts and Design

Bachelor of Education

Three 20 credit

4

4

subjects (not more

On completion of the B Ed (FET) you may apply to the Department of Education (DOE) for employment, teaching in private and public schools/institutions

(FET) Specialisation

than one language). 4

Two 20 credit subjects

Students completing the National Diploma: Drama pursues careers predominantly in the theatre, television, film and radio industries.The programme also equips students to create their own work, by starting small companies offering educational as well as community theatre.A diploma in Drama also provides a thorough foundation for any career requiring

Drama

3

3

(not more than one

the basics in communications and life skills, i.e. sales, public speaking, business presentations, entertainment’s officer, corporate workshops, publicists, tourism, theatre reviewing, teaching, etc.

language). 3

Three 20 credit

A designer can either work for clothing manufactures or operate privately. Opportunities also exist in performing arts, film and television companies. One can become a senior designer or reach executive level in a fashion house.The possibilities exist for a clothing designer to enjoy recognition at a fairly young age

Starting salaries are good and talented designers can advance rapidly. To cope with modern design development and advanced technology, the industry will require correctly trained designers, technologists and management personnel in ever-increasing numbers. Learners are equipped with entrepreneurial skills to start their own businesses. Design

Fashion

3

3

subjects (not more

graduates can branch out any one of the following areas:

than one language). 3

Assistant Buyer/ Buyer in Fashion and Textiles and/ or Textile industry Fashion/ Textile designer; Merchandiser/ stylist in a Fashion/ Textile company; Self-employed Design/ Colour/ Trend consultant to the fashion and textile industry.

Three 20 credit

On completion of the programme you will be qualified and prepared to embark on a career as a professional artist.The world of art is much diversified, you could be an artist working from your own studio and exhibiting your work in art galleries, or you could be an artist sharing your skills with others by teaching and training.A recent survey found our

Fine Art

3

3

subjects (not more

diplomats in diverse fields such as gallery curating, advertising, television and film, textile design, architectural decoration, community art organization, school teaching, illustration, bronze casting, and screen printing. Many diplomats have set up their own businesses and become employers

than one language). 3

Three 20 credit

Graphic Design

3

3

subjects (not more

Design artist in the public and private sectors, e.g. layout artist, illustrator and package designer. Can also work in the following fields of Communication design, digital design and advertising

than one language). 3

Three 20 credit

Employment opportunities are offered by Interior Design and decorating firms, architectural practices, retail and exhibition designers, shop fitters, office furniture companies and product designers. The graduate may also act as a consultant and establish a private practice.Although the field is highly competitive and the demand is strongly influenced by

Interior Design

3

3

subjects (not more

current trends in the building industry, there is a real need for local Interior Designers

than one language). 3

Three 20 credit

The jewellery industry is experiencing a period of growth due to the relaxation of previous harsh taxation laws and a concerted expansion drive from the industry. Good career opportunities exist for properly trained, highly motivated and talented people. The departmental emphasis on entrepreneurship has led to a number of past students establishing

Jewellery Design

3

3

subjects (not more

their own lines of successful businesses. The internet provides even more opportunities in terms of marketing your products. Diplomats and graduates can open their own businesses, manufacture and design jewellery

than one language). 3

Life Orientation. 4

Three 20 credit

Journalism

5

5

subjects (not more

News and feature writing for newspapers, magazines and current affairs web-sites provide a major source of employment. Developments in radio and television present numerous opportunities. Advertising and public relations companies are also keen to employ good writers

than one language). 3

Another language

Two 20 credit subjects

Language Pratice

4

4

(not more than one

Language facilitator, lexicographers, language practitioners

(Home) 4 (1st add) 4

language). 3

Three 20 credit

Photography

3

3

subjects (not more

Advertising field, magazines, commercial and industrial field, newspapers, freelance and education

than one language). 3

Translation and

Another language

Two 20 credit subjects

4

4

(not more than one

Translator (translating documents and manuals). Interpreter is used in conferences and courts

Interpreting Practice

(Home) 4 (1st add) 4

language). 3

Video Technology

3

3

Three 20 credit

Graduates employed at SABC, MNET, cameraman, writers, production manager

subjects (3)

Faculty

Academic Programme

English 1st Language

English add. Language

Maths

Maths literacy

Additional Language

Compulsory Subjects

20 Credit Subject

Career Options

Engineering & the Built

Environment

Architectural

3

3

3

Technology and Technical

Three 20 credit

Drawing and Arts and

subjects (not more

Most Architectural technologists are employed by private architects, job exist within the Public Service, Local Authorities and Building Drawing offices. Technologists can also become self-employed and register with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession

Technology

Geography

than one language). 3

Building Management &

4

5

4

Coordinator of the production activities on site,Trainee Quantity Surveyor, Building Inspector or Clerk of Works

Quantity Surveying

Engineering: Chemical

4

4

4

Physical Science (4)

A chemical Engineer is employed in chemical plants for the purpose of research, economic evaluation, chemical engineering design, project management and product marketing

Engineering: Civil

4

4

4

Physical Science (4)

Most Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists are employed in industry or Civil engineering industry and may be involved in planning, designing or constructing

Engineering: Computer

4

4

4

Physical Science (4)

The learner who obtains this diploma will be able to perform the following: Install and upgrade hardware, perform maintenance on hardware, repair hardware, install, configure and maintain client interface software

Systems

Engineering: Electrical

4

4

4

Physical Science (4)

Process instrumentation and control communication engineering, computer systems, power electronics, medical instrumentation, avionics

Light Current

Engineering: Electrical

4

4

4

Physical Science (4)

Electrical Power Technician and employed at organisations such as ESKOM, SIEMENS.

Power

Engineering: Industrial

4

4

4

Physical Science (4)

The Industrial engineer was dominant in Manufacturing and has now found positions in hospitals, banks, consulting companies, government departments and in the field of information technology

Engineering: Mechanical

4

4

4

Physical Science (4)

The Mechanical Technician can be found in all manner of industries: those making steel and bricks, building oil rigs and dams, reefing oil and sugar or even hi tech enterprises

Pulp and Paper

3

3

4

Physical Science (4)

Process controllers, supervisors, pulp and paper technologists

Technology

Surveying

4

4

4

Physical Science (4)

Surveying technician, surveyor, GIS and photogram meter. Employment opportunities within the private sector are: Land surveying firms, mining concern, hydro graphic companies, engineering surveying consultants and civil engineering contractors opportunities also exist in the public sector, with municipalities: quasi-government and Government

departments such as: Eskom,Transnet, Provincial Roads Branch,Water Affairs, and Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Town and Regional

Geography 5. History 5.

One 20 credit subject

4

5

4

(not more than one

Surveying tasks, planning surveys, planner, Planning Technician, analysis

Planning

Physics 5. L/S 5.

language). 3

Faculty

Academic Programme

English 1st Language

English add. Language

Maths

Maths literacy

Additional Language

Compulsory Subjects

20 Credit Subject

Career Options

Health Sciences

The qualifying learner will be able to organise and perform laboratory operations in clinical Diagnostic laboratories and related fields in compliance with statutory requirements for ethics, safety and quality assurance. Supervisory, management and research skills are developed. Individuals who want to become registered Medical Technologists will work in

Biomedical Technology

4

4

4

Physical S. L/ Sciences 4

One at 3

a registered Medical training laboratory. After registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), they may work in government, private and research health care laboratories. To practice independent as a Medical Technologist, two (2) years post-registration experience is required. Unregistered Biomedical Technologists may work

in non-diagnostic laboratories

Child & Youth

Three 20 credit

4

4

Life Orientation. 4

subjects (not more

At present, the areas in which learners and graduates work include the following: residential child and youth care/ treatment centres state facilities, Child Protection Unit, Hospitals caring for abandoned children, etc.

Development

than one language). 4

Two 20 credit subjects,

Chiropractic

4

4

4

L/O L/S Physical S. 4

only one of the two

Most of the newly qualified chiropractors will go into private practice on their own or into partnership with existing practitioners.

can be a language

Clinical Technology

3

3

4

L/S Physical S. 4 and L/O 4

One at 3

Assistant Clinical Technologists;Will be able to assist the Anaesthetic Technologists (Critical Care/ Pulmonology), Nephrologists, Neurophysiologists, Cardiovascular Technologists (Cardiology/ Cardiovascular Perfusion), Reproductive Biologists or other health care providers in limited clinical procedures including administrative duties

Dental Assisting

3

3

2

3

L/S Physical S. 3

One at 3, not a

Dental Assistants in private practice, in the public hospitals as well as in the medical division of the defence force, medical aid companies, sales representatives for dental supply companies and dental laboratories. Experienced assistants also rapidly find employment internationally can be employed by a commercial dental laboratory, state health services or

language

a dentist

Dental Technology

3

3

3

6

Physical S. 3

Two at 3 (not more

than one language)

Emergency Medical

3

3

4

Life Sciences Physical S. 4

One at 3

Employment opportunities exist in private and public emergency medical services, fire departments, the military, and a range of support industries

Care

Environmental Health

4

4

3

4

Physical S. L/Sciences. 3

Two at 4 (not more

Popular employers are private companies, municipal health departments, state health, para-statals and provincial and national government departments. Others include large food manufacturers, industries, mines, and some hotel groups and environmental consultancies.

than one language)

Homeopathy

4

4

4

Physical S. L/Sciences

3

Private sector as a private practitioner in the industrial sector within multi-disciplinary and hospital-related environments

and L/O 4

Nursing Science

3

3

4

4

L/ Sciences. 4

Two at 4, only one may

The four-year Bachelor of Technology in Nursing Science degree qualifies you as a general nurse and midwife (community, psychiatry) and opens opportunities for working as a general nurse in any clinical setting. Further career prospects are to continue post graduates studies, specialising in clinical nursing, management or academia

be a language

L/ Sciences, Physical S

Any other two 20

Radiography

3

3

4

credit subjects, both

Work may be sought in state, provincial and private institutions as well as in most countries abroad

and L/O 4

not languages

Somatology

3

4

3

3

L/ Sciences. 4

One 20 at 3

Owning, running or working in a salon clinic or health hydro and international and national shipping liners, game lodges and wellness centres, exercise as well as advising clients on nutritionally balanced eating programmes. Marketing and training positions are also available in national and international cosmetic companies, and equipment houses and retail

outlets

Faculty

Academic Programme

English 1st Language

English add. Language

Maths

Maths literacy

Additional Language

Compulsory Subjects

20 Credit Subject

Career Options

Management Sciences

Two at 4 from:

Catering Management

3

4

3

4

Accounting 4

Consumer Studies,

Executive Chef, Manage Kitchens,Travel wolrd wide and find employment

Economics, Business

Economics,Tourism

Ecotourism

4

4

3

4

LO 4 and

One at 3

Various levels of field guides, ecotourism guides or interpreters, ecotourism operators, including small business operators, ecotourism consultants/planners/developers, and ecotourism managers. Career opportunities are connected to the travel industry, tourism boards, parks boards, publicity associations, tour operator companies, game farms, wildlife

Management

Life Sciences 3

resorts, nature reserves and cultural centres

Accounting or

Hospitality

3

4

3

4

Business Studies at level 4,

Two at 4 (not more

Hospitality Management will provide you with the foundation to become a departmental manager in a hotel or other food and beverage outlet, and eventually a general manager, should this be in keeping with your potential

Consumer Studies or

Management

than one language)

Hospitality Studies or

Tourism at level 4

Human Resource

3

4

3

3

LO 3

Two at 3 (not more

Personnel Officer areas to specialise in Personnel Management, Industrial Relations

Management

than one language)

Management

3

4

3

4

Accounting 3

Two at 3 (not more

Entrepreneur, General Manager, Retail Banking,Wholesale and Retail Management, Financial Management,Administration, Government Services, Education Management, Hospital Administration, Consulting, Customer Services, Insurance, Business Analyst,Transportation, Property and Real Estate Management

than one language)

Marketing

3

4

3

5

Two at 3 (not more

Marketing Manager, Sales Manager, Sales Consultant,Advertising Manager, Researcher

than one language)

Operations

3

3

3

3

Two at 3 (not more

Operations Manager, Work- Studdy Officer, Quality Controller, Customer Services, Materials Manager, Production Foreman, Quality Consultant

Management

than one language)

Public Management

4

4

3

4

Two at 3 and 4 (not

more than one

Administrative Officer, administrative assistant, Project Manager, Manager (Human Resource or Supply Chain), Divisional Head,Assistant director

language)

Public Relations

4

4

4

Public Relations Practitioner, Media Officer, Events Manager, Communications Officer, Promotion Officer, Industrial Journalist, Strategist, Fund Raiser.

Management

Retail Business

3

4

3

5

Two at 3, (not more

Store Manager, Buyer, Merchandiser, Retail Executive

Management

than one language)

Tourism Management

3

4

3

4

Accounting 4

Two at 4 (not more

Travel Retailer,Tour Operator,Tour Guide,Tourism Promoter Tourism Educator, Research and Enterprise

than one languag

PLEASE NOTE:

Each department sets specific entrance requirements with which applicants need to comply. These entrance requirements are subject to change.

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