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Cape Town, Western Cape

Problem-solving research and technological development

The Cape Technikon is a leading higher education institution where outputs from research and development are aimed at satisfying commerce and industry through local partnerships and international exchange agreements. Cooperative education, the model used by Cape Technikon, prepares students for the job market and makes provision for part of their training – known as experiential learning – to take place in practice. In this way, practical training integrates with the theoretical training.

The Cape Technikon and the Peninsula Technikon will merge to become the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2005.

Brief history and location
The Cape Technikon was first established in 1979 to provide higher education in technology. It has grown from an initial enrolment of some 5 000 students to more than 17 000 in 2004.

Faculties, courses and teaching staff
The six academic faculties are Applied Sciences The Built Environment and Design Business Informatics Education Engineering and Management. These are divided into departments. Postgraduate research is coordinated by the Department of Research Development. The Technikon offers over 50 full-time national diploma courses and bachelor of technology degrees in applied sciences, the built environment, business informatics, design, engineering and management in addition to a number of bachelor of education degrees. It also offers master’s and doctoral degrees in most fields of study offered at bachelor degree level. A wide range of post-graduate courses are offered. The Cape Technikon employs over 800 permanent staff members.

Admission requirements and fees
Undergraduate: The minimum admission requirement for study at the Cape Technikon is a South African Senior Certificate with five subjects, including English or equivalent qualification. All foreign students undergo an evaluation to determine language proficiency in English. Postgraduate: A national diploma or equivalent qualification is required. International students are required to submit an evaluation certificate signifying equivalency in respect of the national diploma offered by the Cape Technikon. An adjusted fee structure applies for international students.

Facilities, services and accommodation
There are 33 sports clubs and 12 social clubs and societies covering a wide range of interests. The library gives access to more than four million books. A health service is available on campus for students. International students qualify for accommodation in any of the Cape Technikon’s twelve residences.

Cape Technikon
The Registrar
P O Box 652, Cape Town 8000
Republic of South Africa
Tel +27 +21 460 3911
Fax +27 +21 460 3695
International Office
Tel +27 +21 460 3397
Fax +27 +21 460 3697

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