By | June 10, 2021

Mangosuthu University Of Technology Application 2022 : To apply to the Mangosuthu University Of Technology , you need the documents below :

1) A certified copy of the green bar coded ID

2) Proof of payment of any relevant application fees

3) Certified copy of grade 11 results and any latest grade 12 results

For a full list of tips to remember before you apply,  Applicants must check individual further requirements for each course and each tertiary institution. Please also be aware of NBTs and check with your university if you need NBT results to apply.

FYI: South Africans learners wishing to apply online will need a working email address and an ID number. Foreign learners wishing to apply will need to have their passport number.

Important MUT Application Information

MUT Application Dates


Application Open:
All courses are open to applications!

Application Close:

31 May : Faculty of Engineering, Analytical Chemistry

Important 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

Applications submitted after 30 September accumulate a late application fee determined by the CAO.

MUT Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

Each faculty stipulates admission requirements based on points aggregate calculated from the best five subjects presented by the prospective student.  Over and above the points system, some departments administer a compulsory entrance test.  Not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements can be accepted due to limited space. The selection process prioritises the best qualified applicants and those who selected MUT as their first or second choice

Minimum Entrance Requirements

  • National Senior Certificate with a diploma pass or N3 with 50% pass in Mathematics and English
  • A minimum of 5 subjects with level 4 pass for diploma study and level 3 for Access Courses
  • English Home Language or First Additional language, level 4 pass
  • Specific subject combination and pass level relevant to the qualification
  • Minimum points as per faculty requirement and as listed on the CAO handbook

Courses Offered At MUT

Faculty of Engineering

Engineering programmes are about the design and production of useful products and services. Engineers convert scientific knowledge into technology and then technology into successful advancement. At MUT we offer the National Diplomas in Chemical, Civil, Surveying, Electrical, Building (Construction Management & Quantity Surveying), and Mechancial Engineering.  We also offer a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering.

The faculty of Engineering also offers access (bridging programmes) designed to prepare students who could not fulfill all the diploma entrance requirements.

List of Engineering qualifications and CAO codes

QualificationMinimum requirementsCAO codeDuration
Chemical EngineeringMathematics 4Physical Science            4English 1st Additional  4MN-M-CE33yrs
Civil EngineeringMathematics 4Physical Science            4English 1st Additional  4MN-M-CV33yrs
SurveyingMathematics 4Physical Science            4English 1st Additional  4MN-M-SV33yrs
BuildingMathematics 4Physical Science            4English 1st Additional  4MN-M-BU33yrs
Electrical EngineeringMathematics 4Physical Science            4English 1st Additional  4MN-M-EE53yrs
Mechanical EngineeringMathematics 4Physical Science            4English 1st Additional  4MN-M-ME33yrs

Engineering Access (bridging) programmes and CAO codes

QualificationMinimum requirementsCAO codeDuration
Chemical EngineeringPhysical Science      3MN-M-CEB6 Months
Civil EngineeringPhysical Science      3MN-M-CVB6 Months
Electrical EngineeringMathematics 3Physical Science 3MN-M-EEB6 Months
Mechanical EngineeringEnglish 4Mathematics 3Physical Science 3MN-M-MEB6 Months
BuildingEnglish 4Mathematics 3Physical Science 3MN-M-BUB6 Months
SurveyingEnglish 4Mathematics 3Physical Science 3MN-M-SVB6 Months

Career opportunities

National Diploma: Chemical Engineering

The course trains students to be technicians qualified to assist a chemical engineer or plant operator in the control, maintenance and functioning of processes involved in the production of chemicals. The technician’s duties include research, economic evaluation and unit operations.

National Diploma: Civil Engineering

The course qualifies the technician for employment with civil engineering contractors, consultants, Government departments or municipalities, where he/she would form part of a team usually managed by a professional engineer or technologist. The techniciancould be involved in the design and construction of civil engineering structures such as roads, bridges, dams, railways, harbours, buildings and airports.

National Diploma: Surveying

Scaled base maps are essential to any construction planning or development of land. The course qualifies the student as a surveyor who has the ability to prepare maps of various scales set out for the required structures, transportation routes, industrial and residential properties.

National Diploma: Construction Management & Quantity Surveying (Building)

After completing the course students specialise in either construction management or quantity surveying. The course provides essential skills and knowledge needed in the construction of housing, schools, community facilities and other building projects.

National Diploma: Electrical Engineering

The course equips the students with the knowledge and skills needed for working in electrical power generation and distribution environments, process control environments and electronic communication environments. The course may include design, development and work on computer-based systems.

National Diploma:  Mechanical Engineering

The diploma qualifies students for a wide range of occupations. There are employment opportunities in the manufacturing industry, motor industry, ship building industry, aircraft industry, at power stations and on the mines.

Faculty of Management Sciences

The Faculty of Management Sciences is a diverse, dynamic sector of the campus and home to the Departments of Accounting, Communication, Economics, Human Resource Management, Law, Marketing, Office Technology and Public Management. The faculty of management science offers the following courses;

Diploma in Accounting
Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting
Diploma in Office Management and Technology
Advanced Diploma in Office Management and Technology
Diploma in Human Resource Management
Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management
Diploma in Marketing
Advanced Diploma in Marketing
Diploma in Public Finance and Accounting
Diploma in Public Management

Faculty of Natural Science

The Faculty of Natural Sciences is one of the three faculties at MUT and is made up of eight departments in the various disciplines of the natural sciences. The faculty is located on a separate campus alongside the MUT main campus. The faculty is a progressive and growing one that offers qualifications that are career oriented in the fields of;

  • Agriculture
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Community Extension
  • Environmental Health
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Mathematical Sciences and
  • Nature Conservation

Courses offered at the faculty of natural science

Diploma in Agriculture
Diploma in Analytical Chemistry
Diploma in Agriculture in Animal Production
Diploma in Biomedical Technology
Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences
Diploma in Community Extension
Diploma in Environmental Health
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Diploma in Information Technology
Diploma in Nature Conservation
Advanced Diploma in Nature Conservation
Postgraduate Diploma in Nature Conservation
Master of Nature Conservation

MUT Important Application Documents

mportant Application Documents (FOR SOUTH AFRICAN APPLICANTS)

• National Senior Certificate or Statement of Results
• Senior Certificate
• Identity Document
• Students transferring from other universities should submit an original academic record and a certificate of good conduct


• A valid study permit
• A valid medical aid/health insurance cover
• A valid passport
• GCE, GCSE, IGCSE or Cambridge School Certificate
• Students holding a GCE GCSE IGCSE or the Cambridge School Certificate must have passed five approved ordinary level subjects including English language provided three subjects have been passed at the same examination sitting.

MUT Scholarships

Awards for academic excellence

MUT offers Matric Aggregate Awards to first year students who achieved level 7 on any of their grade 12 subjects with the exception of Life Orientation which is considered to be a non-curriculum subject. The award may be used to finance your first year studies at MUT. This award is administered by the Financial Aid office.

Deans Commendation Award

With the intent to acknowledge excellent academic performance of students, MUT’s executive introduced the Deans’ Commendation Awards. The awards are offered to MUT students who achieve an aggregate of 75% or more in their exams. The incentive is a 100% remission of tuition fees.

National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)

The scheme was established by the government to assist academically deserving students registered at tertiary institutions. Students who qualify for NSFAS receive loans of up to 40% which may be converted into a bursary at the end of the academic year should all courses be passed.


Refers to grant of funds that is offered as an aid to financially needy and academically deserving students. Bursaries, unlike loans, are not repayable

How to Apply to MUT

All first year applications are submitted through the Central Applications Office (CAO). This is a simplified way of applying for more than one programme, using one application form, and paying a single application fee. Use your unique CAO number as a reference when paying the application fee. We advise prospective students to choose MUT as a first choice.

Application forms can be downloaded from the CAO website, You may also apply online by going to, click on the apply tab, then click on apply now, and follow the easy application process. The CAO number appears in tear-off slip on the CAO application form.

When Is Mangosuthu University of Technology Registration Date?

Registration only of Biomedical Technology and Information and Communication Technology students. Saturday, 19 January: Admission and Registration of all new students.

Mangosuthu University of Technology Prospectus

Mangosuthu University of Technology Prospectus 2020

Checking the progress of your application

You can track the progress of your application by going to and enter your CAO number, or sending an email to or call 031 268 4444