Step 1: Choose a qualification
Mastering the technology required to send a satellite into space, saving lives with your specialised knowledge of emergency medical care or designing a fashion collection – the sky is the limit when it comes to choosing a course of study at CPUT.
We offer more than 70 career-focused courses. The documents and links below will help you choose the course that's right for you.
- Faculty Handbooks contain detailed information about each faculty and course.
- The Online Prospectus will show you all our courses, their subjects, and their estimated cost.
Business and Management Sciences
Health and Wellness Sciences
Informatics and Design
The Admission Requirements leaflet contains the admission requirements for all the courses presented at CPUT, as well as general admission information, qualification structures, and details about where each course is presented. Prospective students are encouraged to check the requirements of the course they want to study before applying.
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application. Applications without the additional requirements will not be considered.
Design and Architecture
Students who wish to apply for Architectural Technology, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Jewellery Design & Manufacture, Surface Design, Three-Dimensional Design, or Design Foundation must submit a portfolio with their application.
The portfolio requirements will be available soon.
Film and Video Technology
Students who wish to apply for Film and Video Technology must submit a letter of motivation with their application.
Students who wish to apply for Photography must complete a questionnaire with their application.
Students who wish to apply for the National Diploma Optical Dispensing must complete a separate questionnaire along with application.
Public relations management
Students who wish to apply for Public relations management must complete a portfolio with their application.
Students who wish to apply for Radiography must complete a separate questionnaire along with their application.
Student who wish to apply for Somatology must complete a biographical questionnaire, and must have a medical report completed by a medical practitioner. Both these documents must be submitted with their application.
Tourism and Events Management
Students who wish to apply for Tourism and Event Management must submit a motivational letter with their application.
Students who wish to apply for Sport Management must submit a questionnaire with their application.
Our annual Open Day takes place in May and provides visitors with first-hand information about our various courses.