Mathematics and Physics

The Department of Mathematics and Physics at the CPUT is the meeting place of students and staff interested in sharpening their analytical thinking and problem solving skills.  These are essential skills for the workplace and for contributing meaningfully to the South African economy.   We promote a Mathematics and Physics environment where people can work together and grow.

We offer a three-year diploma in Mathematical Technology, the first of its kind in South Africa.  This qualification empowers you to acquire valuable theoretical knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving skills as well as attitudes and values necessary to operate confidently in the workplace. Graduates become skilled in applied mathematics, statistics, programming and numerical methods, and are helped to pursue their career choices in business or applied science or chemistry.

The department’s research activities are in diverse fields, including Mathematical Modelling, Statistical Analysis of Astronomical Data, Nuclear Physics, Mathematics Education and Physics Education.

Contact us

Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Mathematics and Physics Department
PO Box 1906

Tel:  +27 21 959 6224
Fax:  +27 21 959 6165