This article is set to give all prospective students looking forward to applying to the Mangosuthu University of Technology a fair idea of what is expected of them, the requirements, the tone in the school, the faculties, and everything that the school concerns itself with. Again, it is to make their decision of selecting a University of choice quite easier since everything has been broken down into simpler terms.
The Mangosuthu University of Technology known by all and sundry as MUT can be found on the outskirts of Durban in South Africa. MUT is a public university established in 1974. It is a one-campus university affiliated with the AAU, ACU, and HESA.
The university has a student population of about 14, 000 fairly distributed at a 50-50 percent ratio between males and females. MUT accommodates about 90% of these students on its campus. The school has a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aid with an academic staff of between 500-599.
The selection of students at MUT is based on examinations and the student’s past academic records, in addition to their grades.
The Mangosuthu University of Technology is accredited to the Department of Higher Education and Training in South Africa and a member of the Universities of South Africa and South African Technology Network.
The Mangosuthu University of Technology thrives on the motto ‘Shape and Own Your Future’ is ranked at 24 in South Africa and 4977 globally.
Faculties at Mangosthusi University of Technology
The MUT has three faculties. These faculties are listed below;
- Management Sciences
- Natural Sciences
Admission Requirements at MUT
Minimum entry requirement
- National Senior Certificate with a diploma pass or N3 with a 50% pass in Mathematics and English
- A minimum pass of 5 subjects with a level 4 pass for diploma study and a level 3 pass for access courses
- English home language or a first additional language, a level 4 pass
- A specific subject combination and a pass level relevant to the qualification
- A minimum point as per faculty requirement as listed in the CAO handbook
Necessary Documents Needed To Apply
All applicants must make sure they have the required documents to be able to apply to the university. These documents include;
South African Students
- National Senior Certificate or a Statement Result
- A Senior Certificate
- An Identity document
- For students transferring from other universities need to submit an original record and a certificate of good conduct
Non-South African Students
- A valid student’s permit
- A valid medical aid or health insurance cover
- A valid passport
- GCE, GCSE, IGCSE or Cambridge School Certificate
- Cambridge school certificate and GCE, GCSE, IGCSE holders need to pass five approved ordinary level subjects including the English language
Courses Offered at MUT
From all of its three faculties, MUT has a wide array of courses they offer streaming through these faculties. From National Diplomas in Chemical, Civil, Surveying, Building, Construction plus more. Below is a PDF list of all the courses offered at MUT under its designated Faculty.
MUT Courses- PDF Download
2022 Application Fee at MUT
All applicants are expected to pay an application fee before their applications will be processed. For South African applicants, a non-refundable fee of R250 is to be paid whiles International applicants are supposed to pay R300, equally non-refundable.
Application Process/How To Apply Online
All applicants applying to MUT for the first time are required to apply through the Central Application Office (CAO) which allows applicants to apply for multiple programmes with a single application form and pay a single application fee for all.
To download your application form, visit https://www.cao.ac.za/
To Apply, you will need;
- An active and valid email address to complete the application process
- Your calculated APS and score
- The latest academic records are scanned and ready to be uploaded
- Applications are through the Central Applications Office
- Visit the CAO portal at: http://www.cao.ac.za/Apply.aspx?content=Apply
- Fill and complete all blank spaces with the required information
- Upload all documents and supporting documents
- Submit after completing
All prospective applicants are advised to apply early enough to avoid late application tension. Many schools in South Africa have their late application deadline a week or two following the opening of the online application portal.
Applicants are expected to take note of that and adhere to it. For the late application deadlines for the 2022/2023 academic year, check the below;
- Undergraduate programmes – not yet announced
- Full Research Masters and Doctoral programmes – not yet announced
- Late approved accredited HEQSF Postgraduate Diploma programmes- open for applications
Registration Fee at MUT
A non-refundable registration fee of R4, 530 to R15, 350 is to be paid by all students. Students are supposed to pay the registration fee before applying to MUT.
How To Register at MUT
- Visit MUT’s website at: https://www.mut.ac.za/
- Click on the Student’s Portal
- Enter details of what has been asked
- Log in and begin registration
- For everything that concerns registration and more details visit the website
The management of the Mangosuthu University of Technology has made available faculty prospectus available for viewing, printing, and downloading.
- Faculty of Engineering Prospectus- Download
- Faculty of Management Sciences- Download
- Faculty of Natural Sciences- Download
Application Dates at MUT
MUT has disclosed the application dates for the 2023/2024 academic year. The application is expected to be opened from May to November 2022.
Here is a list of the closing dates;
- Faculty of Engineering – first semester applications – 30 September
- Faculty of Engineering – second-semester applications – 31 May
- Faculty of Natural Sciences – 30 September
- Analytical Chemistry – second-semester applications – 31 May
- Faculty of Management Sciences – 30 September
- Students have between now and March 11th 2022 to complete their registration
- Lectures start on March 10th 2022
- The number to contact is 031 907 7181/031 907 7180 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- MUT does not accept walk-ins
- Don’t forget to vaccinate
- Check emails and SMS for information on your registration
- The admission call centre is 031 819 9299