Diploma: Food Technology (Extended) at CPUT

Diploma in Food Technology is a Diploma level Food Technology course. ‘Diploma in Food Technology’ empowers the students with knowledge and skills required for quality control and research & development in food industries manufacturing processed foods.

Admission requirements

Consult faculty and prospectus brochures for minimum admission and specific qualification requirements.

Applicants with Senior Certificate subjects on Higher and/ or Standard Grade (pre-2009) are still accepted.

All applicants who comply with the minimum requirements are still subjected to a selection process.

In addition to the minimum requirements, all applicants for the Architectural Technology and Design programmes must submit a prescribed portfolio.

Please ensure that you obtain the portfolio requirements booklet with this Application Form or download it from the CPUT website.

CPUT offers the opportunity for qualifying individuals to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Before applying, please read what the RPL
process entails on the CPUT website, http://www.cput.ac.za/study/rpl. RPL is a qualification-specific process and your work experience should be
relevant to the qualification that you are applying for.

The CPUT RPL requirements are as follows:
Access into first-year studies: You should be 23 years of age or older, have at least five years of relevant work experience, and your work
experience is relevant to the qualification that you are applying for.

Application for re-admission after 10 years: If you studied with CPUT more than 10 years ago, but did not complete your qualification, you
have to apply for permission to continue your studies through the RPL process.

Complete the information as requested on the RPL pages for the qualification you originally did.

Exemptions RPL: If you have detailed experience in a specific field, you may apply for exemptions through RPL. (These exemptions exclude
studies done at another University.) You have to complete the subject-specific information as required for the qualification that you want to

Some qualifications might have additional requirements as listed on the qualification-specific information on the RPL pages.

In order to start the RPL process, you need to submit information about yourself, as specified on the RPL pages, together with the Application Form to the relevant campus in hard copy.

NB: Please submit all required information before or by 30 JUNE 2021. No late applications will be considered.

Documents to be submitted with your Application Form

A certified copy (less than three (3) months old) of the first page of your Identity Document/ Card must accompany your application.

A certified copy (less than three (3) months old) of your National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent qualification must be submitted
with your application. If you are currently in Grade 12, please submit your Final Grade 11 marks obtained.

Also, note that full acceptance to the programme will be based on your Final Grade 12 results.

If you attended any other higher education institution, an original Academic Record and a Certificate of Conduct, or certified copies (less
than three (3) months old) of other certificates/ diplomas/ degrees obtained previously, must also be submitted.

Should the name on the NSC or equivalent qualification differ from the name on the Application Form, proof should be provided to explain
the change in name.

International applicants must also meet the requirements set out in section 4 on page 2.

Consult page 11 for additional requirements for certain qualifications (downloadable from CPUT’s website).

CPUT reserves the right to verify and take legal action if documents are not authentic.

Admission requirements for international applicants

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for the different programmes offered at CPUT can be found under Programmes and fees. You may also be required to complete a series of tests to assist in the placement process.

Students following the Cambridge system should take note of the following requirements:

  • Passes of at least five different subjects of the IGCSE and HIGCSE study levels, of which at least two are HIGCSE level subjects.
  • A pass in the language which is the medium of instruction at the University (English or Afrikaans).
  • Specific pass grades: IGCSE: A, B or C; HIGCSE: 1, 2 or 3.

Other senior school qualifications will be reviewed on merit.

Evaluation of foreign qualifications

All international undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications obtained must first be evaluated and verified by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) before submitting applications for studying at CPUT. It is required to be submitted together with your online and paper-based application form.

The onus is on the student to apply timeously to SAQA, as this may take a bit longer.

Visit SAQA’s website http://www.saqa.org.za

Form, SAQA will only accept online applications for the evaluation of foreign applications.

You should include the following with your application:

  • All qualification documents, i.e. the highest school certificate issued by the official examining body.
  • Complete and legible transcripts of academic records in respect of all degrees or other higher education qualifications, together with the final certificates, preceding qualifications leading to any post-graduate or other advanced qualification when the latter is submitted.
  • Certificates in foreign languages should be submitted with sworn translations into English by an accredited translator.

English language proficiency

To be successful in your studies, you need a certain level of proficiency in English. This includes a pass in English at A-level or O-level; a Test in English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550; or a 6.5 on the International Testing System (IELTS). Other post-school English language qualifications will be evaluated on merit.

The Fundani Centre for Higher Educational Development supports students through a mentorship programme to develop their English Proficiency within their discipline of study.

• Congo-Brazzaville applicants must submit the Liste des Admis au Bac.

• Applicants from DRC CONGO must also submit JOURNAL with their qualifications.

• Applicants with qualifications from the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and the National Examinations Council (NECO)
should submit a scratch card.

• Applicants from Angola, Cameroon, and all the countries not mentioned above, must submit a letter from their respective embassies
CONFIRMING AUTHENTICITY of documents and certificates of the candidate.

For any further inquiries contact the Office of International Affairs (OIA) on +27 (0)21 959 6085 (Bellville Campus) or +27 (0)21 460 8390 (District Six Campus).
• All international applicants are required to submit a SAQA certificate when applying to CPUT for all the programmes.
NB: The closing date is 31 AUGUST.

No late applications will be accepted.

Approved qualifications obtained outside the Republic of South Africa (RSA)

An applicant may qualify for admission on the basis of qualifications obtained outside the RSA, whether they are SA citizens or not. Each
case will be dealt with on an individual basis.

• Your school-leaving certificate should be submitted with the English translation of the certificate.

• An evaluation by SAQA is mandatory for all non-South African qualifications. SAQA can be contacted at Postnet Suite 248, Private Bag
X06, Waterkloof 0145, South Africa. Tel: +27 (0)12 431 5000; Web: www.saqa.org.za

Foreign/ International school-leaving certificates held by SA citizens

SA citizens who are holders of foreign/ international certificates (e.g. Cambridge International Examinations) can be admitted ONLY IF they
meet the minimum requirements for studying at a university in South Africa, and in addition, meet the minimum admission requirements of
the programme they are applying for (according to the faculty-specific requirements). Each case will be dealt with on an individual basis.
• An evaluation by SAQA is mandatory for all non-South African qualifications. SAQA can be contacted at Postnet Suite 248, Private Bag
X06, Waterkloof 0145, South Africa. Tel: +27 (0)12 431 5000; Web: www.saqa.org.za

Application Fee

There is no application fee payable for online applications
A non-refundable R100 application fee (or R150 late applications fee, should CPUT advertise the availability of space in programmes applied
for after the closing application period) must accompany this manual form. Please ensure that you attach the original proof of payment.

The following payment methods are accepted:

• Only crossed postal orders and bank guaranteed cheques will be accepted, and they must be made out to Cape Peninsula University
of Technology.
• Cash payments can be made on or before the closing date, directly to the Cashiers’ Office on the campus where this facility exists.
• Bank deposit:
ACCOUNT NAME Cape Peninsula University of Technology
BRANCH Public Sector Cape Town
SWIFT CODE (FOR PAYMENT OUTSIDE SA) ABSA ZA JJ (for payments outside South Africa)
DEPOSIT REFERENCE SA ID, Student Number, Surname, and Initials OR Passport number.