Bellville, Western Cape
Technikon’s eye-catching architecture
is one of its prominent features.
World-class programmes and state-of-the-art facilities
Peninsula Technikon offers career-specific, world-class
programmes and holistic student development at affordable
fees. The institution’s eye-catching architecture
boasts a new state-of-the-art Information Technology
Centre. The only one of its kind in Africa, the IT
Centre makes provision for up-market Business Faculty
facilities, a video-conferencing facility as well
as structured and instructional informational technology
facilities. To date, the Technikon has a student
complement of 9 000.
Peninsula Technikon is situated in Bellville South,
just five kilometres from Cape Town International
Career-specific programmes at Peninsula Technikon
are offered in three faculties: Engineering
Science and Business. Short courses and further
are offered through the Technikon’s Centre
for Continuing Education. Qualifications are structured
as follows: National Diploma (three years), Bachelor
of Technology, Masters in Technology and Doctorate
Admission of international students
Peninsula Technikon evaluates qualifications of international
students in terms of the standard admission requirements
as determined by the CTP. The Technikon will register
a person from another country with a study permit
issued by the Department of Home Affairs. The closing
dates for applications are 31 July for year and first
semester courses and 15 April for second semester
Support services for students include the Library
and Information Services (LIS), Student Counselling,
Co-operative Education, access to modern IT Centre
facilities, the Citiwise Drivers Programme, Campus
Health Services and various sports and recreational
The Technikon has six residences on campus and one
off-campus residence in Bellville. Residences are
open to international students.
Research and faculties
Peninsula Technikon is at the forefront of efforts
to create a research dispensation fine-tuned to finding
solutions to a host of real-world problems. Peninsula
Technikon’s focus on research covers three
of its key faculties.
- Faculty of Science
Science Education: Development of curricula in
Technology and Environmental Sciences. Health Science:
Environmental Health and Safety Nursing and Radiography
Clinical Radiography Dental Materials and Clinical. Bioscience: Development of inexpensive
Environmental Science: Coastal Resource Management
and ensuring a sustainable livelihood for West
Coast communities. The Faculty of Science is
engaged in high technology research in the development
of biomembranes for pollution control. A Centre
of Cleaner Technologies is being developed in
with the University of Michigan, USA.
- Faculty of Engineering
- Manufacturing Technology including computational
technologies in quality, design and product
development. This encompasses five separate
to the field of manufacturing.
- Control, measurement and signal processing.
This research falls largely within electrical
- Sustainable construction
and development. This is a relatively new
area and aims to address
such as worker health and safety, government’s
construction and procurement policies, affordable
construction and the use of recycled materials.
and sanitation research. This group investigates
ways to improve the quality and provision
and safe drinking water to the broader community,
particularly the informal settlements and rural
areas. The work includes the investigation
of low dosage
sand- and membrane filtration technologies
and their applicability within Southern Africa.
transport systems. This research focuses
on investigating the transport needs
Africa, particularly for the previously disadvantaged
communities, and developing suitable models
for optimum transport usage.
- Faculty of Business
Full Research Masters programmes are offered
in the following disciplines: Human Resource
Marketing, Public Management and Retailing.
also offers a Masters Degree in Business
Administration, which involves course work
and a mini-dissertation.
There is a course-based Masters programme
in Human Resource Management, in which students
to major in either Strategic Human Resource
Management or Labour Relations and Law,
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