Graduation: Faculty of Engineering Official start: March 27 @ 9:00 am. Duration: 3h

New Engineering Qualifications

IMPORTANT: Below are departmental letters about the offering of S1&S3 and S2&S4 subjects. As part of the phasing-out of the old National Diploma qualifications, some subjects will be repeated in semesters where they aren't usually offered, to assist students in completing their qualifications before they are phased out.

Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying Letter

Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering Letter

Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering - Mechatronics

 


 

1. What is the purpose of introducing new qualifications?

The new qualifications are introduced to align with the new Higher Education qualification sub-Framework (HEQSF) as Gazetted by the South African Department of Education on 2 August 2013. This is a requirement placed on all Higher Education institutions in the attempt to keep the curriculum relevant.

The new qualifications ensure that the curriculum offered at CPUT can be directly compared to that of other institutions; not only nationally, but also internationally through the benchmarking process that took place during the development of these new qualifications.

Current Qualification
Will be replaced with
Students currently enrolled
Admission
National Diploma
Diploma
Pipeline students will be given a certain period to complete the ND, after which they will be converted to the new Diploma.
From school, TVETs and other higher education institutions
BTech
Advanced Diploma
Pipeline students will be given a certain period to complete the BTech, after which they will be converted to the new Advanced Diploma.
Current ND graduates will be given admission to the new Advanced Diploma
MTech
Masters
Pipeline MTech student will be converted to the new Masters where available and applicable.
Current BTech graduates will be admitted to the new Masters qualifications (with possible additional modules as determined by the department)
DTech
Doctoral
Pipeline DTech students will be converted to the new Doctoral qualification where available and applicable
Current MTech graduates will be admitted to the new Doctoral qualifications

2. When do the new qualifications begin?

 

2016

 

 

Diplomas
Masters
Doctors
 --
Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
Doctor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering
--
Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
Doctor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering

 

2017

 

 

Diplomas
Masters
Doctors
Diploma in Clothing and Textile Technology
 
 
  Master of Construction  
 
Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
Doctor of Engineering in Civil Engineering
 
Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Doctor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Master of Engineering in Quality
 

Qualifications will be added as they are approved.

3. What do the new qualifications mean to you?

If you are:
- an undergraduate student who want to apply to CPUT.
New applicants will have the same opportunity to apply to CPUT and will be subject to an admission and selection process to assess if they meet the minimum requirements to be admitted to their chosen field of study.
- a currently enrolled student at CPUT that has not yet completed your qualification.
Current undergraduate students will be allowed to complete their current ND and BTech qualifications for a certain period, after which, they will be articulated onto to the new qualifications. Current MTech and DTech students will be moved to the new HEQSF aligned postgraduate qualifications.
- a student who is currently on a study break, or a returning student who has not yet completed their qualification.
Students who are returning to complete their qualification will be taken back on the current qualification if it still offered at the time of their return. If the qualification has been phased out, they will be articulated into the new qualification. This is due to the fact that not all qualifications will be introduced at the same time.
For example; the ND, BTech, some MTech and DTech programmes will still exist in 2016 and some in 2017.
- a currently enrolled student at CPUT and are completing the programme at the end of 2015.
Engineering students who are completing their current study at the end of 2015 (BTech and MTech) will be able to apply for the next level qualification, namely the MEng or the DEng if the planned phased in date is 2016.

 4. What are the minimum requirements for acceptance in the new qualifications?

Minimum requirements per qualification:
Master of Engineering
Old NQF: A BTech in a cognitive/relevant field with a minimum aggregate of 60%. Candidates will be required to complete a module in Research Methodology. Additional modules could be prescribed as determined by the department.
New HEQSF: A level 8 qualification with a minimum aggregate of 60% for the:
Postgraduate Diploma; Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Honours) or Professional Bachelor in a cognitive/related field
Doctor of Engineering
Old NQF: An MTech (or equivalent qualification) in a cognitive/related field.
New HEQSF: A level 9 Masters qualification in cognitive/related field

5. What does the new Higher Education Qualification Structure Framework (HEQSF) look like?

Qualification
NEW HEQSF exit level
OLD NQF exit level
 
Level 6
Level 6 (National Diploma)
Advanced Diploma
Level 7
Level 7 (BTech)
Post Graduate Diploma/Honours
Level 8
--
Masters
Level 9
Level 8 (MTech)
Doctoral
Level 10
Level 9 (DTech)

6.  Contact information for enquiries

Undergraduate qualifications: contact details

Faculty office desk
Contact person
Phone
Email
Faculty Office Helpdesk
Reception
021 959 6437
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Construction Management and Quantity Surveying
Andre Burt
021 959 8484
Chemical Engineering
Vuyani Mtshikana
Layaan Van Wyk
021 959 9037
021 959 6572
Civil Engineering and Surveying
Zaheera Rawoot
021 959 8729
Clothing Management
Andre Burt
021 959 8484
Electrical Engineering and Computer Systems Engineering
Vuyani Mtshikana
Layaan Van Wyk
021 959 9037
021 959 6572
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Andre Burt
021 959 8484
Mechatronics
Dianna Marcus
021 959 6653
Maritime studies and Marine Engineering
Melanie Frieslich
(nee Graney)
021 9595771

 Postgraduate qualifications: contact details

Department
Contact person
Phone
Email
Construction Management and Quantity Surveying
Ms C Daniels
021 959 6527
Chemical Engineering
(Cape Town)
Ms E Alberts

021 460 3159

(Bellville)
Ms C Damons
021 959 6083
Civil Engineering and Surveying
Mr S Makaluza
 
Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Ms D de Jongh
 
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Ms S V Ngonda

021 959 6600
Mechanical Engineering
Ms S Momoti
021 953 8655